Saturday, 20 January 2018

Politics

Babiš's gov't to have highest share of women in Czech history

ČTK |
13 Dec 2017

The minority cabinet of Andrej Babis (ANO) that will be appointed on Wednesday has been the government with the highest share of women (26.7 percent), four out of 15 members, in the 25-year history of the independent the Czech Republic.

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Babiš's gov't to lay wreath to first Czechoslovak president's tomb

ČTK |
13 Dec 2017

The members of the future minority government of Andrej Babiš (ANO) will lay a wreath to the grave of the first Czechoslovak president Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk in Lány before their appointment on Wednesday.

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Zeman to appoint Babiš's one-colour cabinet on Wednesday

ČTK |
13 Dec 2017

Czech President Milos Zeman will appoint a one-colour cabinet of PM Andrej Babis (ANO) at the Prague Castle on Wednesday afternoon, after which it will hold its first meeting.

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Zeman meets remaining three candidates for ministers

ČTK |
12 Dec 2017

Czech President Milos Zeman met the remaining three candidates for ministers in the nascent government, Robert Plaga (education), Jiri Milek (agriculture) and Ilja Smid (culture), to discuss their plans in office on Monday, the Presidential Office has tweeted.

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ODS not to back minority government headed by ANO

ČTK |
12 Dec 2017

The board of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) passed a resolution that it will not support a minority Czech government of Andrej Babiš's ANO on Monday, party leader Petr Fiala told journalists.

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The explainable rise of Czech fake news

World Policy Institute |
12 December 2017

Radek Koten, a man with an appetite for fake news, now has a role in combating it, as one of his responsibilities is working closely with Czech intelligence services and the Czech government's efforts to fight disinformation.

Next FinMin Schillerová wants to simplify tax system

ČTK |
11 Dec 2017

Alena Schillerova (for ANO), who will be finance minister in Andrej Babis's (ANO) government to be appointed next week, wants to focus on simplifying the tax system and drafting balanced state budgets, she said after meeting President Milos Zeman on Friday.

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Next interior minister wants ČR to remain safe country

ČTK |
11 Dec 2017

Lubomir Metnar (for ANO) wants to do his best for the Czech Republic to remain one of the world's safest countries as interior minister in the minority cabinet of Andrej Babis (ANO) that will be appointed on December 13, he said after his talks with President Milos Zeman on Friday.

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Candidate for health min. against fines over e-prescription

ČTK |
11 Dec 2017

Doctors should not be punished for violating the duty to release e-prescriptions in the first year if the system is not postponed, Adam Vojtech (ANO), proposed for the post of Czech health minister, told President Milos Zeman on Sunday.

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Augustin to head Government Office

ČTK |
11 Dec 2017

The new head of the Czech Government Office under the forthcoming government of Andrej Babis (ANO) will be Radek Augustin, current director of the Czech Presidential Office's analytical department, Babis told Lidovky.cz server on Friday.

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