Monday, 1 September 2014

Politics

Prague drops fine against PM for appointing cabinet member without clearance

Radio Prague |
26 June 2014

Prague City Hall has thrown out a fine against Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka who had been accused by the Prague 1 authority of a misdemeanour for naming Andrej Babiš to his government despite the latter’s lack of a security clearance.

Babiš: New EC president should choose Czech commissioner from list put forward by Prague

Radio Prague |
26 June 2014

The head of the second biggest party in the coalition government, Andrej Babiš of ANO, says the next president of the European Commission should choose from a list of candidates for the Czech commissioner’s post put forward by Prague.

Central Bohemian governor resigns amidst party infighting

Radio Prague |
24 June 2014

The governor of the Central Bohemian Region, Social Democrat Josef Řihák, has stepped down, after a year and a half in his post.

President slams human rights minister

Radio Prague |
24 June 2014

Czech President Miloš Zeman has criticized the human rights minister, Social Democrat Jiří Dienstbier over his refusal to lead his party’s ballot in the European elections.

Ambassadors without diplomatic passport - Tomáš Jelínek

Prague Leaders Magazine |
23 Jun 2014

An interview with Tomáš Jelínek, Executive Director of the Czech-German Fund for the Future.

Pospíšil gives up Parliamentary mandate

Radio Prague |
23 June 2014

Former justice minister Jiří Pospíšil has given up his post as an MP in the Czech Chamber of Deputies.

Czech PM: Leftists will back Juncker nomination

Radio Prague |
23 June 2014

Leftist European leaders have agreed to back the nomination of former Luxembourg prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker to head the European Commission.

Sobotka: Justice minister's disputes bad for government's image

Radio Prague |
18 June 2014

minister of justice, Helena Válková, and her subordinates are causing negative publicity for the government, Prime Minister Bohoslav Sobotka said on Tuesday.

Civic Democrats nominate ex-mayor as ballot leader in Prague

Radio Prague |
16 June 2014

Former Prague mayor Bohuslav Svoboda has been nominated the leader of the Civic Democrat ballot in October's local elections.

President appoints as Constitutional Court judge

Radio Prague |
13 June 2014

President Milos Zeman has appointed Vojtěch Šimíček as a Constitutional Court judge. Justice Šimíček, who previously served at the Supreme Administrative Court, was approved by the Senate at the end of last month.

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