Saturday, 21 January 2017

Politics

PM Sobotka hits back at party critics

ČTK |
23 Nov 2016

Prime Minister and Social Democrat (ČSSD) chairman Bohuslav Sobotka called yesterday on his critics in the party to run for the ČSSD's head at the congress where he would be defending his post.

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Czech president meets next human rights minister Chvojka

ČTK |
23 Nov 2016

Lawmaker Jan Chvojka, who will replace Jiří Dienstbier (both Social Democrats) in the post of minister for human rights, minorities and legislation affairs on November 30, had talks with President Miloš Zeman yesterday.

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PM: Justice minister should speed up drafting of bills

ČTK |
22 Nov 2016

Justice Minister Robert Pelikán (ANO) should rapidly submit an insolvency bill, a distraint order and a free legal aid bill to the government, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats) said after meeting Pelikán yesterday.

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Klaus supports Austrian presidential candidate Hofer

ČTK |
21 Nov 2016

Former President Václav Klaus supported the candidature of rightist populist Norbert Hofer for president at a conference on mass migration to Europe organised by Austrian Free Party (FPO) on Friday.

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Tomio Okamura’s SPD targets 10% in parliamentary elections

ČTK |
21 Nov 2016

The opposition Party of Direct Democracy (SPD) would like to gain up to 10 percent of the vote in the next general election due in October 2017 tot be able to participate in the talks on a new government, SPD chairman Tomio Okamura told ČTK during its national conference Friday.

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Gov't coalition to debate "lex Babiš" before key vote

ČTK |
21 Nov 2016

Deputy PM and ANO chairman Andrej Babiš will debate the approach to an amendment to the conflict of interest law called "lex Babiš" with the coalition partners from the Social Democrats (ČSSD) and Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) on Wednesday before the key vote.

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TOP 09 to complain against president defamation law

ČTK |
21 Nov 2016

The opposition right-wing TOP 09 would file a complaint against the reinstatement of a president defamation bill with the Constitutional Court if parliament approved it, is head Miroslav Kalousek said in the Questions of Václav Moravec programme on public Czech TV yesterday.

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Zeman's spokesman rejects German magazine's criticism

ČTK |
21 Nov 2016

Der Spiegel German magazine describes Czech President Miloš Zeman as a politician who is loyal to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and who is heading eastwards rather than westwards, which Zeman's spokesman Jiří Ovčáček has categorically rejected as nonsense.

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Senate re-elects Štěch as its chairman

ČTK |
18 Nov 2016

Milan Stech (Social Democrats, CSSD) was re-elected Czech Senate chairman as expected on Wednesday, though some senators did not back him due to his support for a recent pro-China statement of four constitutional officials.

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LN: Regional polls make ANO nervous before 2017 election

ČTK |
16 Nov 2016

Czech regions reflect national sentiments and Finance Minister Andrej Babiš's ANO movement has a reason for being nervous before the general election next year, Josef Mlejnek Jr writes about the situation after the October regional elections in daily Lidové noviny (LN) yesterday.

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