Friday, 31 October 2014

Politics

President Miloš Zeman begins France visit

Radio Prague |
9 September 2014

Czech President Miloš Zeman on Monday began a three-day official visit to France, the first trip to the country by a Czech head of state in ten years.

Coalition ANO party maintains lead in new election poll

Radio Prague |
8 September 2014

The coalition ANO party would win around 25.5% of the vote, 5.5% less than two months ago, according to a new poll by the TNS Aisa agency released on Sunday.

President warns MPs he will file constitutional complaint over civil service bill

Radio Prague |
4 September 2014

Addressing the lower house on Tuesday President Miloš Zeman made it clear he has no intention of allowing a new civil service bill which is near winning approval, to come into law.

Campaigning starts for Senate and local elections

Radio Prague |
3 September 2014

With elections to local councils and a third of the Senate just six weeks away, politicians are once again taking to the streets in a bid for voter support.

Opposition parties want special session of Parliament on sanctions issue

Radio Prague |
2 September 2014

The opposition centre-right parties TOP 09 and the Civic Democrats say they are outraged by the prime ministers stance and are demanding a special session of Parliament to "restore the dignity of the Czech Republic and defend its reputation as a country which respects freedom, democracy and international law".

Attendance of top Chinese official at Prague forum reflects reset in relations

Radio Prague |
29 August 2014

Over a thousand delegates from China, the Czech Republic and other European states gathered at Prague Castle on Thursday for the start of a China Investment Forum, the biggest event of its kind ever held in this country.

MPs return civil service bill to second reading

Radio Prague |
28 August 2014

The Chamber of Deputies has returned a government civil service bill to a second reading after the coalition agreed to adopt changes demanded by the opposition.

President Zeman highlights need for economic diplomacy

Radio Prague |
27 August 2014

President Miloš Zeman on Tuesday received Czech ambassadors from around the world at Prague Castle.

Right-wing opposition agrees with civil service law draft

Radio Prague |
26 August 2014

The right-wing opposition parties TOP 09 and the Civic Democrats are ready to support the draft of a new civil service law, TOP 09 deputy Martin Plíšek told the CTK news agency on Monday.

President discusses approach at September NATO summit with foreign affairs and defence ministers

Radio Prague |
25 August 2014

The Czech president, Miloš Zeman, discussed a NATO summit planned for next month with the country’s minister of foreign affairs, Lubomír Zaorálek, and minister of defence, Martin Stropnický, at his Lány summer residence near Prague on Saturday.

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