Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Politics

Luzar wants change in Communists' top ranks, favours MEP Konečná

ČTK |
13 Apr 2018

Leo Luzar, a candidate for the chairman of Czech Communists (KSCM) and a deputy for the Moravia-Silesia Region, anticipates the party's congress next Saturday to bring about a radical personnel change of the current leadership, he said in an interview with CTK on Thursday.

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Prague Mayor Krnáčová for ANO MP Nacher to be her successor

ČTK |
13 Apr 2018

Prague Mayor Adriana Krnacova (ANO) minds it that the mayor bears responsibility even for things he or she cannot influence and that some politicians shun work, she has written in a letter explaining why she would not seek re-election in the autumn municipal polls.

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Ministers differ on ANO's cooperation with Communists, SPD

ČTK |
12 Apr 2018

The ministers of the Czech ANO minority government considerably differ about ANO's possible cooperation with the Communists (KSCM) and the far-right anti-EU Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD), they told reporters during the government meeting on Wednesday.

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EU commissioner hopes that Babiš gov't will not rely on SPD

ČTK |
12 Apr 2018

Vera Jourova, the Czech EU commissioner for justice, customers and gender equality, hopes that Czech ANO leader Andrej Babis will not decide to form a government relying on support of the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) movement, she told reporters on Wednesday.

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KSČM ready to talk about gov't cooperation with Okamura, Babiš

ČTK |
12 Apr 2018

The Communists (KSCM) are prepared to negotiate with the ANO movement of Andrej Babis and the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) movement of Tomio Okamura about government cooperation, their leader Vojtech Filip said after talks with Czech President Milos Zeman on Wednesday.

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Czech centrist, rightist opposition parties debate latest affairs

ČTK |
12 Apr 2018

The five Czech centrist and right-wing opposition parties represented in parliament discussed the current political affairs and the negotiations about a possible future government on Wednesday, Mayors and Independents (STAN) head Petr Gazdik told CTK.

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Billionaire's quest for power tests strength of Czech democracy

Bloomberg |
12 April 2018

A Czech billionaire's ambition may decide whether his nation remains anchored to European democratic values or slides into the ranks of countries embracing an increasingly euroskeptic, illiberal model.

Týden: Eight alternatives of future cabinet open up for Czechs

ČTK |
11 Apr 2018

There are eight alternatives of a new Czech cabinet after the negotiations between the ANO movement of Andrej Babis and the Social Democrats (CSSD) about their possible coalition government foundered last week, weekly Tyden has written in its latest issue.

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KDU-ČSL proposes minority cabinet of six democratic parties

ČTK |
11 Apr 2018

A minority government of the Civic Democrats (ODS), Pirates, Social Democrats (ČSSD), Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL), TOP 09, and Mayors and Independents (STAN) would be a solution to the Czech government crisis, KDU-ČSL head Pavel Bělobrádek said on Tuesday.

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Ex-minister Ruml seeks political comeback, may run for Senate

ČTK |
11 Apr 2018

Jan Ruml, former Czech post-communist interior minister and senator, seeks political comeback after a 14-year pause, wanting to run in the autumn Senate elections on behalf of the Pirate party, he told CTK on Tuesday.

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