Sunday, 19 April 2015

Politics

President and gov't representatives to streamline foreign policy views

Radio Prague |
18 February 2015

President Miloš Zeman is set to meet with Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, the foreign and defence ministers and other state representatives at Prague Castle to streamline their foreign policy views.

Dawn deputies to found new party after conference

ČTK |
18 Feb 2015

Dissatisfied lawmakers from the deputy group of the opposition Dawn of Direct Democracy will not take any steps towards founding a new party before the movement's conference to be held next Tuesday, deputy chairman Petr Adam said after the group's meeting yesterday.

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ODS suspects Babiš of attempting to control judiciary

ČTK |
18 Feb 2015

The opposition Civic Democrats (ODS) suspect Deputy PM and Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO chairman) of attempting to gain control of the judiciary, ODS Chairman Petr Fiala told reporters yesterday.

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Právo: Minister says she was pressured to leave

ČTK |
17 Feb 2015

Justice Minister Helena Válková (ANO) respects that the movement no longer wants her at the head of the Justice Ministry, but she does not want her departure to be presented as her own decision, she told yesterday's issue of daily Právo.

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Babiš: ANO would dismiss Válková unless she resigned

ČTK |
17 Feb 2015

The ANO movement of Finance Minister Andrej Babiš was ready to propose Helena Válková's dismissal as justice minister unless she resigned herself, Babiš wrote to ČTK yesterday.

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Zeman to visit Vatican in April

ČTK |
16 Feb 2015

President Miloš Zeman will visit the Vatican in April of this year at the invitation of Pope Francis.

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ANO presents pro-American, anti-Russian policy

ČTK |
13 Feb 2015

The ruling party ANO had no clear stances on the developments outside the Czech Republic, but its leader Andrej Babis ordered a change and ANO has started to promote ties to the United States and criticism of Russia, daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) writes Thursday.

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Dawn lawmakers agree on founding new political party

ČTK |
11 Feb 2015

The lawmakers and leadership of the opposition movement Dawn of Direct Democracy have agreed to set up a new political party that would be a platform to defend national interests. Dawn leader Tomio Okamura has been excluded from the talks.

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Justice Minister Válková to resign by March 1

ČTK |
11 Feb 2015

Czech Justice Minister Helena Válková (for ANO) has handed in her resignation as of March 1, Deputy Prime Minister and ANO leader Andrej Babiš said at a press conference on Tuesday. Babiš said Válková was a good teacher and expert but not a manager. He said joining the state administration was a big shock for her. Babiš is proposing Deputy Justice Minister Robert Pelikán as her replacement.

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Válková meets with president to discuss possible resignation, situation at Justice Ministry

Radio Prague |
10 February 2015

Justice Minister Helena Válková met with the president on Monday to discuss the option of resignation as well as the future direction of the Justice Ministry.

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