Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Politics

Čižinský says there is corruption at Prague City Hall

Prague Daily Monitor |
21 Sep 2018

Jan Čižinský the leader of the citizen's movement Praha sobe which is contesting the communal elections in Prague told DVTV on Thursday that there was a lot of corruption at city hall in Prague. He added that change would not be possible with the ODS and ANO, and Praha sobě would not form a coalition with them if it were given the option.

Poche: Either Babiš broke the coalition agreement or Zeman subverted the constitution

Prague Daily Monitor |
20 Sep 2018

MEP Miroslav Poche (CSSD) who is currently a Political Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told Czech TV in a hard-hitting interview on Monday night, that both PM Andrej Babis and President Milos Zeman were wrong in not appointing him as Minister, after he was nominated by the CSSD for the role.

TOP 09 fails with Syrian orphan resolution

Prague Daily Monitor |
20 Sep 2018

TOP 09 failed in parliament on Wednesday to pass a resolution in the lower house requesting the government to accept 50 Syrian orphans.

Hamáček suggests Tomáš Petříček as Foreign Minister to Babiš

Prague Daily Monitor |
19 Sep 2018

Deputy Prime Minister and acting Foreign Minister Jan Hamáček, who leads the Social Democrats in the governing coalition, wrote to PM Andrej Babiš on Tuesday, and asked him to nominate Tomáš Petříček as Foreign Minister.

Czech PM accuses Pirate Party of mining Bitcoin

Bitcoinist |
19 September 2018

Bitcoin mining became the subject of an unexpected political clash in the Czech Republic. The Prime Minister accused his opposition, the Czech Pirate Party, of doing nothing useful in the IT sector other than mining Bitcoin.

Voting requirements for expats

Prague TV |
18 September 2018

Municipal elections are coming up Oct. 5 and 6. Expats from European Union countries can vote, provided they have a temporary or permanent residence in the Czech Republic and they are 18 years of age by the last day of the elections.

MEPs put pressure on Commission to take position on Czech PM fraud case

EurActiv/Aktuálně.cz |
17 September 2018

MEPs have urged the European Commission to investigate Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš for possible conflicts of interest involving EU funds, after being persuaded by the Czech branch of Transparency International and the Czech Pirate Party.

Court cancels verdict against ex Prague mayors Hudeček and Svoboda

Prague Daily Monitor |
14 Sep 2018

Czech Television and Novinky.cz reported that the Prague higher court cancelled a verdict issued against former Prague mayors Tomáš Hudeček and Bohuslav Svoboda in the Opencard case, and returned the case to the lower courts.

Vondráček distances himself from ANO MEPs who voted against Hungary

Prague Daily Monitor |
14 Sep 2018

Radim Vondráček (ANO), the Speaker of the Czech Parliament, distanced himself from ANO's four MEPs, who broke with party ranks and voted against Hungary in the controversial vote in the European Parliament on Wednesday.

Vaclav Klaus Jr. wants to prevent Facebook from blocking posts

Prague Daily Monitor |
11 Sep 2018

Lidové noviny reports that politician Václav Klaus Jr., intends to submit a draft law to parliament later this year that upholds the freedom of expression, and will prevent Facebook from blocking posts that it deems contrarian.

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