Thursday, 24 April 2014

Politics

Coalition government approves its legislative plan

ČTK |
13 Mar 2014

The coalition government yesterday approved its legislative plan that counts with the priorities that it previously set out in its coalition agreement and policy statement, Human Rights and Legislation Minister Jiří Dienstbier (Social Democrats), has told journalists.

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MfD: Straser quits as auditor for EU assistance at FinMin

ČTK |
12 Mar 2014

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) removed Václav Straser from the post of director of the ministry's department auditing EU funding, the daily Mladá fronta Dnes (MfD) reported yesterday.

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Foreign minister to discuss Ukraine with V4, German counterparts

ČTK |
12 Mar 2014

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek and his counterparts from the Visegrad Four (V4) countries will meet German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at Germany's initiative in Budapest on Thursday to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

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President Zeman meets former British PM Blair

ČTK |
10 Mar 2014

President Miloš Zeman and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair held a meeting in Lány chateau on Saturday.

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NATO intervention in Crimea out of question, defense minister says

ČTK |
10 Mar 2014

A possible intervention by NATO in Crimea, which has been allegedly occupied by Russian soldiers, is out of question, Czech Defence Minister Martin Stropnický (ANO) said on Prime television yesterday and he came out in favour of a diplomatic solution to the "Crimea crisis."

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Obama proposes Schapiro as new ambassador to ČR

ČTK |
10 Mar 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday proposed Andrew Schapiro as the new ambassador to the Czech Republic, a White House press release passed to ČTK says.

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PM: Zeman has improved international image of ČR

ČTK |
10 Mar 2014

President Miloš Zeman helped improve the Czech Republic's image abroad during his first year in office, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats) said Friday, on the eve of the first anniversary of Zeman's inauguration as the head of state.

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Political analyst: Europe would feel the backlash from stiffer sanctions against Russia

Radio Prague |
10 March 2014

At an emergency summit in Brussels on Thursday EU leaders suspended talks on visa-free travel with Russia and threatened far-reaching action should Moscow take further steps to destabilize Ukraine.

ANO wants to limit MPs' speeches, ban alcohol in parliament

ČTK |
5 Mar 2014

The Czech government ANO's deputy group wants to limit the MPs' appearances at plenary sessions to twice ten minutes per point and ban the sale of alcohol in the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of parliament, its deputy head Jaroslava Jermanova (ANO) said Tuesday.

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PM: No godfathers among Social Democrats

ČTK |
3 Mar 2014

There are no godfathers among Czech Social Democrats (CSSD), Prime Minister and CSSD leader Bohuslav Sobotka told the Prima commercial television station Sunday.

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