Monday, 16 September 2019

Politics

Czech politicians broadly positive on Čaputová's election as Slovak president

Radio Prague |
2 April 2019

A number of leading politicians in the Czech Republic have hailed the historic election of the pro-European Zuzana Čaputová as president of Slovakia. Some others, however, have been cooler on Čaputová's ascent to Bratislava's Grassalkovich Palace.

Marek Výborný elected Chair, as KDU-ČSL votes for new leadership

Prague Daily Monitor |
1 Apr 2019

The Christian Democrats at their internal party congress over the weekend, elected a new leadership team, replacing Pavel Bělobrádek and Marian Jurečka who have run the party since 2010. Marek Výborný was elected as the new Chairman of KDU-ČSL on Friday.

Petříček to visit Latvia for V4-NB8 meeting

Prague Daily Monitor |
1 Apr 2019

Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek (CSSD) will visit Latvia on Monday for the annual meeting of Foreign Ministers from the Visegrad 4 (V4) and Nordic-Baltic (NB8) groupings. According to MZV.cz, the ministers will discuss security issues including Transatlantic cooperation, cyber security and hybrid threats.

Czech politicians congratulate Čaputová on her win

Prague Daily Monitor |
1 Apr 2019

A number of Czech politicians congratulated Zuzana Čaputová on winning the Slovak Presidential elections over the weekend. Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček (ČSSD) tweeted that her win confirmed Slovakia's pro-European direction.

Another March opinion poll shows ANO winning

Prague Daily Monitor |
29 Mar 2019

Novinky.cz reports based on a political opinion poll by Median, in March 2019 that the ruling ANO party, continues to enjoy mass support across the country.

PM Babiš: Holding EU presidency is just 'blathering with sandwiches'

Politico.eu |
28 March 2019

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš suggested scrapping his country's turn with the EU's rotating Council presidency because it is a waste of money and nothing more than "blathering with sandwiches," according to local media. The daily Deník N reported that Babiš told Cabinet ministers in a meeting on Monday that the country's six months running the presidency of the Council of the EU, in the second half of 2022, would cost a lot of money and bring no benefits, and therefore he suggested they should skip their turn.

Czech PM Babiš meets Minister President of Saxony-Anhalt

Prague Daily Monitor |
27 Mar 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) met with Rainer Haseloff, the Minister President of the German state of Saxony-Anhalt, on Tuesday. According to Vlada.cz, the two discussed bilateral relations and economic cooperation, including the state of negotiations of the German Coal Commission and its impact on the Czech Republic.

ODS to nominate Baxa to replace Klaus Jr. on parliamentary committee

Prague Daily Monitor |
27 Mar 2019

The Civic Democrats will nominate Martin Baxa, who is currently one of the party's vice chairs to replace Vaclav Klaus Jr. as the Chair of the Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, in the Chamber of Deputies.

ANO still strong in the country

Prague Daily Monitor |
26 Mar 2019

The latest political opinion polls from the Public Opinion Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (CVVM AVCR) show that Prime Minister Andrej Babis' ANO party continues to dominate the Czech political scene.

Čaputová wins first round of Slovak Presidential elections

Prague Daily Monitor |
18 Mar 2019

Lawyer, anti-establishment activist and the only major female candidate in the race, Zuzana Čaputová comfortably won the first round of the Slovak Presidential elections, held over the weekend. With 41% of the vote, she will face off against European Commission Vice President and diplomat Maroš Šefčovič who got only 19%, in the second round of the elections.

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