Monday, 30 March 2015

Politics

Zeman would name Babiš PM if gov't fell and he had majority

ČTK |
9 Feb 2015

President Milos Zeman does not expect early polls to be held before the end of the regular election term, and if the cabinet fell he would name ANO head Andrej Babis prime minister if he formed a coalition with the rightist TOP 09 and Civic Democrats (ODS), Zeman says in Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) Saturday.

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Sobotka for all in ČSSD to choose candidate for Czech president

ČTK |
9 Feb 2015

Czech PM and Social Democrat (CSSD) chairman Bohuslav Sobotka will push for a change in the party statutes to enable all CSSD members to choose the party's candidate for president, he said after a meeting of the CSSD Central Executive Committee Saturday.

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Trafficking in "lost" passports seems to flourish in CzechRep

ČTK |
9 Feb 2015

The foreigner police registered 105 cases of the forgery or illegal changing of Czech passports in the past three years and found out that many of them were probably sold by their holders to the criminal underworld and resold mainly to African and Middle East clients, Hubert Lang has told CTK.

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Gov't may still protest against judges' pay rise

ČTK |
6 Feb 2015

The government only sees a single way with which to turn to the Constitutional Court (US) as there is a discrepancy between the recent ruling of the Supreme Court (NS) on the rise in judges' salaries and an earlier verdict by the US, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka told journalists yesterday.

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Kalousek to run for TOP09 leader if Schwarzenberg leaves post

ČTK |
6 Feb 2015

TOP 09 first deputy chairman Miroslav Kalousek will run for the conservative party's leader when the present chairman Karel Schwarzenberg decides not to be defending his post, Kalousek said yesterday.

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Babiš does not rule out replacement of justice minister

ČTK |
5 Feb 2015

Deputy PM and ANO chairman Andrej Babiš did not rule out yesterday that he might dismiss Helena Válková as justice minister.

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TOP 09: Gov't boosts corruption with orders without tenders

ČTK |
4 Feb 2015

The government placed more than 3000 state orders for over 30 billion crowns without a tender in 2014, by which it encourages corruption, Helena Langšádlová, deputy chairwoman of the opposition TOP 09, said yesterday, but Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) dissmised the criticism.

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LN: Zeman may propose Dlouhý as his successor

ČTK |
3 Feb 2015

President Miloš Zeman may propose Czech Chamber of Commerce (HK) President Vladimír Dlouhý as his successor if he decides not to seek re-election when his term of office expires in 2018, daily Lidové noviny (LN) reported yesterday.

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ČSSD senator Škromach wants to run for president

ČTK |
3 Feb 2015

Senate deputy chairman Zdeněk Škromach (senior government Social Democrats, ČSSD), 58, takes his possible presidential candidature seriously now, though in the past he was rather joking about it, he told reporters in Brno yesterday.

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ForMin, president differ on armed action against IS

ČTK |
3 Feb 2015

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek insists on its negative stance on a united armed action against Islamic State (IS) for which President Miloš Zeman has called, Zaorálek told reporters yesterday.

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