Saturday, 11 February 2017

Politics

Minister Babiš says bill aims to push him out of politics

ČTK |
20 Dec 2016

Billionaire businessman Andrej Babiš, finance minister and ANO movement head, welcomed yesterday President Miloš Zeman's decision to veto the amendment to the law on conflict of interest with which he said all other parties want to push him out of politics.

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President Zeman vetoes conflict of interests bill

ČTK |
20 Dec 2016

President Miloš Zeman has vetoed an amendment to the law on conflict of interest, his spokesman Jiří Ovčáček wrote on Twitter yesterday, and Zeman said he considers the amendment, referred to as "lex Babiš," being at variance with the country's constitutional order.

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Things to think about (by Pepper de Callier)

Prague Connect |
19 December 2016

The difference between smart, average, and stupid people

Former Ustí governor implicated in fraud scandal remains in Social Democrat party

Radio Prague |
19 December 2016

The former regional governor, or hejtman, of the Ustí region, Jana Vaňhová, remains a member of the leader government party, the Social Democrats, in spite of the prime minister’s call for all those implicated in a major fraud case involving European funds to resign.

KDU, STAN to debate cooperation in 2017 general election

ČTK |
19 Dec 2016

The leadership of the Czech junior government Christian Democrats will launch talks with the Mayors and Independents (STAN) on possible cooperation before the autumn 2017 general election, the party's national conference decided Saturday, KDU-ČSL chairman Pavel Bělobrádek told reporters.

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LN: President Zeman needs Babiš, not ČSSD for own re-election

ČTK |
20 Dec 2016

President Miloš Zeman has allied with Finance Minister and popular ANO movement chairman Andrej Babiš recently in order to prevent Babiš from thwarting his re-election as president in 2018, Petr Kamberský writes in daily Lidové noviny (LN) Saturday.

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PM, health minister welcome anti-smoking legislation

ČTK |
12 Dec 2016

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) and Health Minister Miloslav Ludvík (ČSSD) welcomed the passage of the "anti-smoking bill" in the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Czech parliament, Friday.

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Prague embassies of US, UK, Canada back corruption fight

ČTK |
12 Dec 2016

The U.S., British and Canadian embassies in Prague Saturday supported the fight against corruption in the Czech Republic and they appreciated that the country improved its position in the ranking of the Transparency International (TI) anti-corruption organisation.

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ANO, ODS protest against Social Democrats' tax plans

ČTK |
12 Dec 2016

The tax changes the Social Democrats (ČSSD) want to implement would force out successful people and companies from the Czech Republic, the ANO leader, Finance Minister Andrej Babiš, told journalists Saturday.

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Social Democrats insisting on progressive taxation

ČTK |
12 Dec 2016

The Social Democrats (ČSSD) do not want to make any cosmetic changes in the tax system, but a basic reform towards progressive taxation, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (ČSSD) said Saturday, adding that the current system suited the big and the rich.

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