Monday, 23 April 2018

Politics

Filip: KSČM may reconsider readiness to tolerate Babiš's gov't

ČTK |
7 Mar 2018

The Communists (KSČM) may reconsider their readiness to tolerate the second government of the ANO movement because their partner does not seem trustworthy enough, their leader Vojtěch Filip said after KSČM MP Zdeněk Ondráček was forced to resign from a senior parliamentary post on Tuesday.

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ANO members for government cooperation with Communists, ČSSD

ČTK |
7 Mar 2018

Most members of Prime Minister Andrej Babis's ANO prefer one of the forms of the government cooperation with the Social Democrats (CSSD) and Communists (KSCM), according to an internal party poll released by Czech Television on Tuesday.

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Communist-era cop quits Czech police oversight post after protests

Reuters |
7 March 2018

A Czech Communist lawmaker resigned on Tuesday as chair of a parliamentary commission overseeing police internal affairs, after thousands protested the appointment because of his past in a communist-era special unit. Zdeněk Ondráček was narrowly elected by the lower house of parliament last Friday to head the commission - the first Communist lawmaker to hold such a post since the fall of communism nearly three decades ago.

Poll: Gov't without confidence should rule for three months at most

ČTK |
6 Mar 2018

Forty-four percent of Czechs believe that a cabinet without parliament's confidence should not govern for more than three months, while some 25 percent admit a six-month deadline and 20 percent would not mind such governance exceeding one year, if needed, a Kantar TNS poll has shown.

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Slovak press: Fico fails to grasp that crisis is serious

ČTK |
6 Mar 2018

Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-Social Democracy) has failed to see how serious the situation in Slovak society after the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his partner is, major Slovak dailies wrote on Monday.

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Const.Court rejects senators' proposal to change party financing

ČTK |
6 Mar 2018

The Czech Constitutional Court (US) rejected on Monday the proposal to change the law on the financing of political parties, submitted by a group of 18 senators criticising the current law for extending the gap between established mainstream parties and minor parties.

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Respekt: Babiš plunges Czech politics into chaos, challenges rules

ČTK |
6 Mar 2018

The until recently widely accepted facts that the Czech Republic is closely connected with West Europe and that the totalitarian Communist Party is unacceptable, have been challenged due to PM Andrej Babiš (ANO), Erik Tabery wrote in Respekt.

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Babiš remains most popular of party leaders

ČTK |
6 Mar 2018

Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) continues to be the clearly most popular of the heads of the nine parties in the Czech Chamber of Deputies, despite a continuing decline in his popularity, according to a February public opinion poll the STEM agency released on Monday.

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Young Social Democrats complain about Babiš's blacklisting

ČTK |
6 Mar 2018

Czech Young Social Democrats (MSD) filed a complaint about Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) over a list of the Social Democrats working in the civil service with the Office for the Protection of Personal Data (ÚOOÚ) on Monday.

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ANO to discuss Babiš's proposal to sack Ondráček

ČTK |
6 Mar 2018

The ANO MPs will talk about the proposal to sack Communist (KSCM) deputy Zdenek Ondracek as head of the lower house commission for the General Inspection of Security Corps (GIBS) on Tuesday, ANO leader Andrej Babis told journalists on Monday.

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