Monday, 20 February 2017

Politics

HN: PM allows for cooperation with KSČM on gov't level

ČTK |
20 Feb 2017

Prime Minister and Social Democrat (ČSSD) chairman Bohuslav Sobotka for the first time allowed for cooperation with the Communists (KSČM) on the government level in an interview with daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) published Friday. If the ČSSD succeeded in the October general election and formed a new government, the Czech Republic might have the first Communist ministers since the collapse of the communist regime in November 1989.

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KDU-ČSL coalition with STAN can still collapse, MP says

ČTK |
20 Feb 2017

The prepared election coalition of the Czech junior government Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) and the opposition Mayors and Independents (STAN) movement may collapse, MP Jiří Čunek (KDU-ČSL), Moravian Zlín regional governor, said in an interview for Friday's issue of daily Lidové noviny (LN)

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Zeman ready to appoint government with Communists

ČTK |
20 Feb 2017

President Miloš Zeman said Friday it could not be ruled out that he would appoint a government along with Communists.

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ČSSD leader against debate on old ban on alliance with Communists

ČTK |
20 Feb 2017

Social Democrat (ČSSD) leader Bohuslav Sobotka can see no sense in opening a debate on the party's old resolution banning cooperation with the Communists (KSČM) at the forthcoming ČSSD election conference next month, he told journalists Friday.

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Zeman, minister Chvojka debate legislation, social housing

ČTK |
20 Feb 2017

Human Rights and Legislation Minister Jan Chvojka debated the position of the Government Legislative Council, which he has chaired since December, and the bill on social business with President Miloš Zeman and his advisers Saturday, Chvojka has told reporters.

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PM Sobotka asks Babiš whether fiscal authority checked bonds

ČTK |
17 Feb 2017

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) has asked Finance Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) whether the Financial Authority dealt with the cases of the issue and purchases of one-crown bonds in a letter dated February 15 and released to CTK on Thursday.

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MfD: Rightist parties lack courage for change like ČSSD

ČTK |
16 Feb 2017

Voter preferences' polls are not practically changing, repeatedly showing that the Czech rightist opposition is unable to rise again because it lacks courage for change, the same as the senior government Social Democrats (CSSD), Jaroslav Plesl writes in Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD).

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TOP 09 launching election campaign

ČTK |
16 Feb 2017

The opposition TOP 09 starts the first part of its election campaign in Pardubice, east Bohemia, on Wednesday within which it will invite the population of all regional capitals and Prague to a debate on its recently published Vision 2030 medium-term strategy, party leader Miroslav Kalousek has told journalists.

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Czech presidential candidate presents his advisers

ČTK |
13 Feb 2017

Czech presidential candidate Michal Horacek, 64, lyricist and former businessman, on Friday presented his advisers in the campaign, including Slovak diplomat, politician and former actress Magda Vasaryova, State Office for Nuclear Safety (SUJB) head Dana Drabova and lawyer Karel Elias.

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Experts: Christian Democrat-STAN coalition risky

ČTK |
13 Feb 2017

Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) and the Mayors and Independents (STAN) are taking a risk if they want to contest the autumn election to the Chamber of Deputies in a two-member coalition for which they must gain at least 10 percent to enter it, analysts told CTK on Friday.

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