Thursday, 25 April 2019

Politics

MPs pass resolution rejecting EP vote against Hungary

Prague Daily Monitor |
3 Oct 2018

The Chamber of Deputies passed a resolution on Tuesday that criticized the European Parliament's vote which could lead to Article 7 proceedings against Hungary. The resolution was proposed by ODS MP Jan Skopeček, and received multi-party support from ANO and SPD amongst others.

Petříček says Poche will finish at Foreign Ministry

Prague Daily Monitor |
3 Oct 2018

Tomas Petricek of the CSSD who was officially nominated to the post of Foreign Minister by the PM Andrej Babis (ANO) within the ruling coalition, said that his mentor and former CSSD nominee for the post, MEP Miroslav Poche will finish at the Foreign Ministry shortly.

Ivan Bartoš: English-speaking city staff, better facilities for foreign residents

By Hrishabh Sandilya | Prague Daily Monitor |
2 Oct 2018

In an interview with Prague Daily Monitor, Ivan Bartoš, the leader of the Pirate Party, explained what the Pirates have in store for Prague's many foreign residents and the party's agenda for the upcoming communal elections.

ČSSD has much to lose in this weekend's elections

Prague Daily Monitor |
2 Oct 2018

Hospodarske noviny reports that the Social Democrats (CSSD) have the most to lose from amongst the major political parties at the upcoming communal and senate elections, as the party has failed to attract any new voters.

Ex-minister Stropnický resigns as MP and quits ANO

Prague Daily Monitor |
2 Oct 2018

Actor and Diplomat Martin Stropnický who served as defence and foreign minister in the previous government for ANO, resigned as MP on Monday and gave up his vice president's position in ANO. ANO's parliamentary leader, Jaroslav Faltýnek, confirmed this to Novinky.cz. Stropnický did this in preparation for his departure to Israel, where he is expected to take up the post of ambassador shortly.

KSČM chief criticizes Zeman, says gov't is fulfilling Communist’s demands

Prague Daily Monitor |
1 Oct 2018

Communist party chief Vojtech Filip told television host Vaclav Moravec on Czech Television over the weekend that President Milos Zeman's invitation to Czech-German right-wing AFD MP Petr Bystron to visit Prague castle with Steve Bannon was against Czech national interest. Filip said that this was due to the AFD's rejection of the Benes Decrees.

ANO would win polls, TOP 09 wouldn't make it to parliament

Prague Daily Monitor |
1 Oct 2018

The latest Kantar TNS polls for Czech Television once again confirm ANO's dominance on the Czech political scene as 29.5% of voters indicate that they would vote for PM Andrej Babis' party, if polls were held now.

City Hall race is tight in Prague

Prague TV |
26 September 2018

The Civic Democrats (ODS) would win in the municipal elections, followed by the Pirates and ANO, according to a recent STEM / MARK poll. A different resent poll by SANEP had a much closer race with ANO winning, the Pirates second and ODS third.

Parliament committee doesn't recommend lifting MP Zdeněk Ondráček's immunity

Prague Daily Monitor |
26 Sep 2018

On Tuesday, the Mandate and Immunity Committee of the Chamber of Deputies voted against lifting Communist MP Zdeněk Ondráček's immunity in the defamation case filed against him by former Presidential candidate Michal Horáček. Ondráček accused Horáček of being a collaborator with the secret police (STB) under the previous Communist regime.

Pirates win student mock city elections

Prague Daily Monitor |
26 Sep 2018

The Pirate Party won mock city elections held at various Prague middle schools, on Monday and Tuesday. The elections were organised by the One Word in Schools project, which is part of People in Need, the largest Czech NGO.

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