Sunday, 17 December 2017

Politics

Vondráček says his words on Babiš's release by MPs misinterpreted

ČTK |
29 Nov 2017

Chamber of Deputies chairman Radek Vondracek (ANO) protested on Tuesday against media and observers interpreting his Sunday words on whether the Chamber should release ANO leader Andrej Babis for prosecution as his opposing the release because Babis is the next prime minister.

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Zeman to appoint Babiš PM on Dec 6, his cabinet on Dec 13

ČTK |
29 Nov 2017

President Miloš Zeman will appoint Andrej Babiš prime minister-designate on December 6 and the new cabinet on December 13, Babiš said after their meeting on Tuesday, adding that at Zeman's request he would not release the new ministers' names for now.

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Communist Vostrá to head lower house budget committee

ČTK |
29 Nov 2017

The budget committee in the newly constituted Czech lower house will be headed by Miloslava Vostra (Communists, KSCM), it decided in a secret ballot at its first meeting on Tuesday, and the decision is yet to be approved by the house's plenary session.

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Committee asks officials to attend meeting over Babiš's release

ČTK |
29 Nov 2017

Czech lower house mandate and immunity committee asked the investigator and the state attorney in the case of a suspected fraud by ANO head Andrej Babis and deputy head Jaroslav Faltynek to attend its meeting dealing with their release for prosecution, Stanislav Grospic said on Tuesday.

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Šlechtová confirms she is candidate for defence minister

ČTK |
29 Nov 2017

Outgoing Regional Development Minister Karla Šlechtová (for ANO) has confirmed that she is a candidate for defence minister in the minority cabinet prepared by the election-winning ANO leader Andrej Babiš, Czech Television reported on Tuesday.

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MPs establish commissions amid protests by ANO's opponents

ČTK |
29 Nov 2017

The Czech Chamber of Deputies established its control and other commissions on Tuesday, with lineups based on parties' proportional representation, a system that was pushed through by ANO, the SPD and the Communists (KSCM), while others wanted each party to have one seat in each commission.

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State to give half billion to parties for election result

ČTK |
29 Nov 2017

The ten parties and movements that fared the best of all in the October 20-21 general election, are to receive a total of 482 million crowns worth a state subsidy to help them cover their election costs, according to a resolution the Chamber of Deputies passed on Tuesday.

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Babiš to present his gov't draft lineup to Zeman today

ČTK |
28 Nov 2017

Andrej Babis, chairman of the election-winning ANO and next PM, will present the proposals for ministers in his nascent minority cabinet to President Milos Zeman at their meeting at Prague Castle, the presidential seat, on Tuesday afternoon.

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Pirates to choose new board, Bartoš to defend chairmanship

ČTK |
28 Nov 2017

The Pirate Party, a newcomer to Czech parliament, will elect its new leadership in early January with Ivan Bartos defending the post of chairman, the party's spokeswoman Karolina Sadilkova told media on Monday.

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PM: ČSSD should refrain from signs of intolerance

ČTK |
28 Nov 2017

Social Democrats (CSSD) will lose the voters who still support them after the October general election if they continue to send out signals of intolerance, Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka (CSSD) said on Monday, reacting to the CSSD South Moravian branch's call on him to resign as a deputy.

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