Saturday, 18 November 2017

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HN: Cardinal backed SPD that seeks new tax for church now

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16 Nov 2017

Cardinal Dominik Duka, the Czech Catholic primate, may be regretting having sided with Tomio Okamura's Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) movement that is now calling for a new tax to be imposed on churches, Petr Honzejk writes in Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Wednesday.

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Ministry rejects 11 Czech presidential candidates

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16 Nov 2017

Eleven contenders for the Czech presidential post have not met the legal requirements either because their bids are not supported by signatures of enough lawmakers or people or because they submitted their bid too late, the Interior Ministry wrote on Wednesday.

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ODS, KDU, STAN, TOP ally ahead of first lower house session

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16 Nov 2017

ODS, TOP 09, KDU-ČSL and STAN parties have formed a Democratic Bloc alliance for acting jointly at the Chamber of Deputies' constituent session, they said on Wednesday, adding that they will not back ANO's nominee for lower house chairman and want two seats of deputy chairpersons.

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Pirates, ČSSD not part of opposition bloc in parliament

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16 Nov 2017

Neither the Czech Pirates nor the Social Democrats (CSSD) will join the Democratic Bloc that four rightist and centrist parties founded on Wednesday to act jointly in the new lower house, the Pirates and the CSSD have told media, each presenting its own reasons for shunning the project.

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Ruth Bondy, Israeli translator of Czech literature, dies

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16 Nov 2017

Ruth Bondy, an Israeli writer and translator of Czech literature into Hebrew and a Holocaust survivor of Czech origin, died at the age of 94 in Ramat Gan, Israel, on Tuesday, the Czech Federation of Jewish Communities writes in its online press and information service on Wednesday.

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Czechs join 2018 European Cultural Heritage Year project

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16 Nov 2017

A better awareness of the roots of European culture, its diversity and specific national features is the aim of the 2018 European Cultural Heritage Year project whose Czech programme was launched by Culture Minister Daniel Herman on Wednesday.

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Kolovratník is head of lower house electoral commission

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16 Nov 2017

The constituent session of the lower house of Czech parliament that opens on Monday will last at least three days, MP Martin Kolovratnik (ANO), who was elected head of the lower house electoral commission on Wednesday, told CTK.

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Babiš: Opposition's Democratic Bloc is defence of old system

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16 Nov 2017

The formation of the Democratic Bloc by four Czech right-wing and centrist parties in the Chamber of Deputies is an effort to defend the system of traditional parties, ANO leader Andrej Babis told CTK in reaction to the Bloc's creation on Wednesday.

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Czech delegation brings Prague bid to host 2022 event to Pope

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16 Nov 2017

Pope Francis met a Czech delegation, including Prague Mayor Adriana Krnáčová and Prague Archbishop Dominik Duka and promoting Prague's bid for hosting the World Youth Days in 2022, during the papal audience on Wednesday.

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Czech diplomacy to raise donation for humanitarian aid next year

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16 Nov 2017

The Czech diplomacy will donate 180 million crowns for humanitarian aid in 2018, which is 23 million more than this year, according to the Foreign Ministry's 2018 strategy for humanitarian aid released on Wednesday.

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