Saturday, 25 March 2017

Politics

Czechs vow to train Iraqi diplomats

ČTK |
9 Feb 2017

Iraqi diplomats will be trained in the Czech Republic under one of the two memorandums signed by Czech and Iraqi foreign ministers, Lubomír Zaorálek and Ibrahim al-Jaafari, yesterday.

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PM: Czech Republic to help Iraq until it is needed

ČTK |
9 Feb 2017

The Czech Republic will provide aid to Iraq until the country needs it, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said after a meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari yesterday, the Government Office has announced.

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HN: Czech businessmen reject ANO's offers due to Lex Babiš

ČTK |
8 Feb 2017

Czech entrepreneurs are unwilling to accept attractive political offers from billionaire Andrej Babis, whose ANO movement is the most popular party in the country, due to the new restriction on business activities of cabinet members, daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) reported yesterday.

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Saxon prime minister praises police cooperation with Czechs

ČTK |
8 Feb 2017

Czech-German police cooperation is successful, the number of crimes committed in the borderland has been decreasing, Saxon Prime Minister Stanislaw Tillich said after yesterday's talks with his Czech counterpart Bohuslav Sobotka.

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STAN to debate KDU-ČSL election coalition offer on Thursday

ČTK |
7 Feb 2017

The broader leadership of the Czech opposition Mayors and Independents (STAN) movement will discuss the junior government Christian Democrats' (KDU-ČSL) offer to form a coalition for the October general election, the movement's spokesman Karel Kreml told ČTk yesterday.

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FinMin Babiš's bonds deal is hypocrisy, PM says

ČTK |
6 Feb 2017

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) behaves as a hypocrite by drawing revenues from his Agrofert Holding's bonds without subjecting them to taxes, and simultaneously pretending to fight tax evasion, PM Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) has written on Facebook.

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KDU-ČSL-STAN coalition may succeed in elections, analysts say

ČTK |
6 Feb 2017

To form an election coalition of two parties, which must win more than 10 percent of the vote, is daring, but not unfeasible, political analyst Kamil Švec told ČTK on the Czech Christian Democrats' (KDU-ČSL) decision yesterday to cooperate with STAN.

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Interior minister says will introduce gun use bill himself in parliament

ČTK |
6 Feb 2017

Interior Minister Milan Chovanec (Social Democrats, ČSSD) said yesterday he will submit a constitutional bill giving the owners of legally held arms the right to intervene to ensure the country's security as a deputy's initiative.

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President Zeman's aides recommend to him to seek re-election

ČTK |
6 Feb 2017

President Miloš Zeman's closest aides recommended to him on Tuesday to seek re-election in 2018 and he told public Czech Television (CT) yesterday that the recommendation was made by all seven of his collaborators, which will influence his decision-making.

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Leaks from Czech Foreign Ministry's e-mails not dangerous, Zeman says

ČTK |
6 Feb 2017

Information leaks from e-mails as the recent ones at the Foreign Ministry are not dangerous, Czech President Milos Zeman said in an interview with Czech Television (CT) broadcast yesterday and added that the talk about them can justify more money for defence against cyber attacks.

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