Saturday, 27 August 2016

Politics

Social Democrats buy creditor's debt

ČTK |
28 Jun 2016

Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) bought a five-million debt of lawyer Zdenek Altner, whom they themselves owe 338 million crowns under a recent court ruling, demanding his distraint, party's lawyer Jiri Chvojka said on Saturday.

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Alternative for Czech Republic established

ČTK |
27 Jun 2016

Sociologist Petr Hampl was elected leader of the new party Alternative for the Czech Republic 2017 (ACR) at its constituent national congress on Sunday.

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LN: Cartel of same politicians has ruled EU for 40 years

ČTK |
24 Jun 2016

The problem of the European Union is that it has been governed by a cartel of the same politicians with the same opinion for almost 40 years and there exists no relevant opposition, Roman Joch writes in Lidové noviny (LN) on yesterday's British Brexit referendum.

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Poll: ČSSD is most popular party, ANO keeps losing support

ČTK |
24 Jun 2016

The Social Democrats (ČSSD) are the most popular Czech political party and the support for the ANO movement, which kept ahead of the ČSSD in the past two years, has dropped to the lowest level since the general election in late 2013, according to the CVVM opinion poll released yesterday.

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Parliament’s Security Committee fails to hear elite police chiefs

ČTK |
24 Jun 2016

The lower house security committee did not approve the agenda of its meeting yesterday that was to debate a planned police reform, and therefore police anti-mafia unit's officers, Robert Šlachta and Jiří Komárek, and state attorney Ivo Ištvan could not talk to the MPs.

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HN: EU's anti-Russian sanctions still meaningful

ČTK |
23 Jun 2016

The EU's sanctions against Russia are still meaningful, Adam Černý writes in Czech daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) yesterday, referring to Tuesday's approval of the prolongation of the sanctions by EU states' ambassadors, which the foreign ministers are expected to confirm later this week.

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Lawmakers not to be in state-run companies

ČTK |
23 Jun 2016

Lawmakers from both houses of parliament should not represent state in the boards and managements of state-owned companies under the legislation approved by the Czech government yesterday, Agriculture Minister Marian Jurečka (Christian Democrats, KDU-ČSL) has told ČTK.

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Cabinet rejects deputies' bill allowing euthanasia

ČTK |
23 Jun 2016

The Czech centre-left cabinet rejected yesterday a deputies' bill enabling to perform euthanasia in strictly defined cases, two ministers have written on Twitter.

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Zeman recommends that lawmakers discuss Armenian genocide

ČTK |
23 Jun 2016

President Miloš Zeman recommended that lawmakers discuss a resolution denouncing the Armenian genocide in his meeting with Jan Hamáček, Chamber of Deputies chairman, yesterday, Zeman's spokesman Jiří Ovčáček has written on Twitter.

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Coalition agreement to change only minimally

ČTK |
23 Jun 2016

The coalition agreement of the three government parties will change only minimally, the modifications will in fact be additions and they will not be principal, Social Democrat deputy head Lubomír Zaorálek told journalists after a meeting of Czech coalition leaders tonight.

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