Thursday, 23 May 2019

Politics

Czechs eye 'symbolic' Pirate breakthrough in Europe

Balkan Insight |
22 May 2019

The Czech Pirate Party hopes to ride a wave of support at home to a European Parliament breakthrough for the 'alternative' movement.

Czech arts minister Staněk quits after mounting pressure

Radio Prague |
17 May 2019

The Czech Republic's embattled minister of culture, Antonín Staněk, is stepping down. Mr. Staněk had come under mounting pressure following divisive high-profile sackings and damning performances in the media. He is the seventh cabinet member to depart the governing coalition since its appointment less than 11 months ago.

ANO and Pirates lose some support in April opinion polls

Prague Daily Monitor |
13 May 2019

The latest political opinion polls for the month of April, created by Kantar CZ for Czech Television, suggest that ANO and the Pirates, the two largest parties in the country, have lost some support.

ČSSD asks Culture Minister Staněk to fix the problem

Prague Daily Monitor |
10 May 2019

Czech Television reports that the leadership of the Social Democrats has asked Culture Minister Antonín Staněk to address the chaos at the National Gallery in Prague and at the Museum of Arts in Olomouc. Staněk had earlier fired Jiri Fajt the Director of National Gallery, leading to a huge international outcry.

Staněk explains why he fired Fajt

Prague Daily Monitor |
9 May 2019

Czech Television reports that Culture Minister Antonín Staněk (ČSSD) responded to a critical letter from the heads of several prominent international galleries and explained why he removed Jiří Fajt, as the Director of National Gallery, in Prague.

New Czech justice minister wants a three-tier court system

Radio Prague |
3 May 2019

On her first day in office as the new Czech justice minister, Marie Benešová, unveiled her plans for reforming the Czech judiciary. In an interview for the daily Lidové noviny, Benešová said she would like to introduce a three-tier court system, which would make the country's two high courts and their state attorneys redundant.

New ministers and deputy PMs appointed

Prague Daily Monitor |
2 May 2019

President Miloš Zeman appointed three new ministers to the cabinet on Tuesday. According to Hrad.cz, Karel Havlíček was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Industry and Trade, Vladimir Kremlík was appointed Minister of Transport and Marie Benešová was named the Minister of Justice, in a ceremony at Prague Castle.

Zeman to appoint new ministers on Tuesday

Prague Daily Monitor |
30 Apr 2019

President Miloš Zeman will appoint three new ministers to the cabinet on Tuesday. In addition, Alena Schillerová, the current Finance Minister, will also be appointed a Deputy Prime Minister.

Onderka would ask minister Staněk to resign

Prague Daily Monitor |
29 Apr 2019

Vice Chairman of the Social Democrats Roman Onderka told television host Václav Moravec, on his show on Czech Television, on Sunday that he would ask Culture Minister Antonín Staněk (ČSSD) to resign, if he had the choice.

ANO would win elections

Prague Daily Monitor |
24 Apr 2019

The latest political opinion polls released by the Public Opinion Research Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic for April 2019, indicate that ANO would win the elections, with 32% of the vote.

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