Thursday, 18 January 2018

Politics

Poll: Most Czechs approve of coalition talks' termination by Babiš

ČTK |
4 Dec 2017

More than a half (53 percent) of Czechs believe it was pointless for the election-winning ANO head Andrej Babis to negotiate on forming a coalition government longer than he did, while 38 percent share the opposite view, according to the Kantar TNS agency's poll released by Czech Television on Sunday.

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Pirates would end second if elections held in November

ČTK |
4 Dec 2017

The ANO movement would win the Czech general election with 30 percent of the vote again, if held in November, while the runner-up would be the Pirates with 14 percent, the party that came third in the election in October, according to Kantar agency's election model released on Sunday.

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Plaga to be education minister, whole Babiš gov't lineup revealed

ČTK |
4 Dec 2017

Robert Plaga (ANO), deputy education minister for universities, will be the education minister in the new Czech cabinet to be appointed in mid-December, its head Andrej Babis (ANO) said on Czech Television on Sunday, confirming the name of the last still officially unknown minister.

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Právo: Pirates want to limit MPs' perks

ČTK |
1 Dec 2017

Czech Pirates deputy group chairman Jakub Michalek is planning a draft amendment to limit Czech MPs' allowances, which he considers excessive, and to make MPs' pay dependent on their attendance at work, the Pravo daily wrote on Thursday.

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Presidential candidate Topolánek says yes to EU, no to euro

ČTK |
1 Dec 2017

Czech presidential candidate Mirek Topolanek insists on the country's membership of the European Union, but he strongly opposes the adoption of the euro as the single currency, he told journalists within a presentation of his views of foreign policy on Thursday.

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Parties divide posts of heads of lower house commissions

ČTK |
1 Dec 2017

Czech parties have agreed on the division of seats of chairpersons of all lower house commissions except for one, ANO deputies' group head Jaroslav Faltynek said on Thursday and added that ANO, the government-forming party, will head none of the commissions that supervise security forces.

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Lower house postpones decision on release of three MPs

ČTK |
1 Dec 2017

The lower house of the Czech parliament postponed on Thursday its decision on the release of ANO chairman Andrej Babis, ANO first deputy chairman Jaroslav Faltynek and ODS MP Bohuslav Svoboda for criminal prosecution until the mandate and immunity committee has given its standpoint on the matter.

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Businessman Milek to be agriculture minister

ČTK |
1 Dec 2017

Jiri Milek, 54, the owner and general director of the Usovsko food processing company, will be agriculture minister in the new Czech government, ANO movement leader and the next prime minister Andrej Babis told daily Pravo.

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Schillerová, Hüner, Němcová to be new ministers

ČTK |
1 Dec 2017

Alena Schillerová will be finance minister, Tomáš Hüner industry and trade minister and Jaroslava Němcová will head the Labour and Social Affairs Ministry in a new minority government, ANO chairman Andrej Babiš confirmed on Thursday.

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Tomáš Portlík is new leader of Prague ODS branch, Klaus Jr fails

ČTK |
30 Nov 2017

Tomas Portlik was elected chairman of the Prague branch of the Civic Democratic Party (right-wing opposition ODS) on Tuesday evening and Vaclav Klaus Junior, known for his aggressive political style, failed to be elected to the narrow leadership of the branch.

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