Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Politics

Babiš says Communist Party should have been banned

Prague Daily Monitor |
6 Sep 2018

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš told Czech journalists assembled in Berlin, that the Communist Party in the Czech Republic, should have been banned in the country after the fall of communism. Babiš visited the Berlin Wall memorial to offer a wreath in memory of the victims of the wall and communism.

Pirates want to win Prague

Prague Daily Monitor |
5 Sep 2018

Pirates Chairman Ivan Bartos told Pravo, that he sees the Pirate Party winning the municipal election in Prague and other regional cities, on a platform of transparency, digitisation, and family services.

With poll placing them second on 15%, what are Pirates doing right?

Radio Prague |
4 September 2018

A freshly published opinion poll suggests the Czech Pirate Party are currently the second most popular political grouping in the country, with 15 % support. That's four percent more than the pro-transparency party received in October when they entered the lower house for the first time. So what are the Pirates doing right? That's a question for political scientist Jiří Pehe.

Brno local party adopts :mafia" image

Radio Prague |
3 September 2018

A political grouping fielding candidates in forthcoming municipal elections in Brno is using mafia references in a bid to win support, Lidovky.cz reported. The leader of Maffie.cz, Lubor Pospíchal, appears on its candidates list as "capo di tutti capi" while other nominees have nicknames such as "the big fish" and "the gun", the news site said.

Babiš: Poche will never be foreign minister

Radio Prague |
3 September 2018

The Social Democrats' nominee for foreign minister, Miroslav Poche, has been a very negative force at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, says PM Andrej Babiš. Mr. Babiš said on a TV discussion show on Sunday that Mr. Poche, who is currently a political secretary at the ministry, would never head the government department. Mr. Poche described the PM's words on Sunday as an attack. He said if Mr. Babiš was cooperating with the likes of Hungary's Viktor Orban he would be hard pressed to find a similarly minded foreign minister within the Social Democrats.

Christian Democrats pledge to fight to preserve Senate

Radio Prague |
29 August 2018

The leader of the opposition Christian Democrats, who is himself standing for the upper chamber later this year, says his party will fight for the Senate's continued existence. Pavel Bělobrádek said opponents of the the upper house of Parliament were out to destroy democracy, didn't wish to hear conflicting points of view and had a tendency to regard the Czech Republic as a conquered land.

Poche still Social Democrats' sole candidate for foreign minister

Radio Prague |
28 August 2018

Miroslav Poche remains the Social Democrats' only candidate for foreign minister, the party's leader, Jan Hamáček, told journalists on Monday. Mr. Hamáček, who is minister of the interior, has also been acting minister of foreign affairs since President Miloš Zeman rejected Mr. Poche's nomination when he appointed a coalition government of ANO and the Social Democrats.

Poll: ANO set to dominate municipal elections, lose in Prague

Radio Prague |
27 August 2018

The Ano movement of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš is set to dominate municipal elections in October nationwide while the opposition Civic Democrats (ODS), the Pirates and far-right Freedom and Direct Democracy Party (SPD) also have a great chance of success, according to polling agency SANEP.

Zeman and Babiš will meet to consider appointing foreign minister

Radio Prague |
27 August 2018

President Miloš Zeman will meet Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (Ano) for a working lunch on Monday at which they are expected to discuss filling the post of foreign minister, now temporarily held by Social Democrat leader Jan Hamáček, who is also interior minister.

Zeman to honour interwar politician Antonín Švehla

Radio Prague |
24 August 2018

President Miloš Zeman says he will bestow the highest state honour in memoriam on interwar politician Antonín Švehla on October 28, the centenary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia. Speaking at an agricultural trade fair in České Budějovice on Thursday, Mr. Zeman said he wished to honour Švehla as the founder of the Agrarian Party and a supporter of Czechoslovak agriculture.

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