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Politics

PM calls on president to replace Babiš with Pilný

ČTK |
19 May 2017

The Presidential Office has received the proposal for the appointment of MP Ivan Pilny (ANO) as finance minister and President Milos Zeman should take action in line with the constitution, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) said on Twitter on Thursday.

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Zeman to meet Babiš within few days, his spokesman says

ČTK |
19 May 2017

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) asked President Milos Zeman to meet him and this meeting is to be held within a few days, Zeman's spokesman Jiri Ovcacek told CTK on Thursday, adding that Babis wants to be dismissed as minister as of the end of May.

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Finance Minister Babiš says government crisis is resolved

ČTK |
18 May 2017

Deputy Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) has said he considers the government crisis resolved now that Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) agreed on Wednesday with ANO's nomination of Ivan Pilny as replacement for him at the head of the Finance Ministry.

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Czech prince call Soros best hope for eastern Europe democracy

Bloomberg |
18 May 2017

Eastern Europe still needs people like George Soros to prevent a slide back into the authoritarianism of the past, said Karel Schwarzenberg, a diplomat prince who's known the financier for 30 years.

Czech PM accepts new finance minister to end government split

Politico.eu |
18 May 2017

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka on Wednesday accepted the nomination of former Microsoft executive Ivan Pilný to be the new finance minister. Pilný belongs to the centrist ANO party, the ruling Social Democrats' coalition partner. He was the head of Microsoft's Czech operations in the 1990s and now leads the economic affairs committee in the lower house of parliament.

PM: ČSSD may field presidential candidate

ČTK |
17 May 2017

The Social Democratic Party does not see any leftist presidential candidate and that is why it is considering fielding its own one who would stand up to the power pact between President Miloš Zeman and Finance Minister Andrej Babiš, PM Sobotka said.

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PM: Gov't would survive no-confidence vote if taken

ČTK |
17 May 2017

The Czech government would most probably survive a no-confidence vote if it were pushed through by the opposition Communists (KSCM), Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka told CTK on Tuesday, adding that the KSCM's call for it as a solution to the government crisis is absurd.

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ANO leadership has three candidates for finance minister

ČTK |
17 May 2017

The ANO leadership is considering three candidates for the post of Czech finance minister, including ANO's MP Ivan Pilný, Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO), whose sacking was proposed by PM Bohuslav Sobotka (ČSSD), said on Tuesday.

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PM rejects Schillerová as FinMin, wants another candidate

ČTK |
16 May 2017

Deputy Finance Minister Alena Schillerová doesn't have the necessary preconditions for becoming finance minister, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (ČSSD) said on Monday and asked ANO to propose another candidate to replace Andrej Babiš (ANO) if he is fired.

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Christian Democrats, STAN unveiling election logo

ČTK |
16 May 2017

The Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) and the Mayors and Independents (STAN) unveiled the logo of their coalition with which they will run together in the autumn general election, a triangle created by four growing yellow stripes.

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