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Politics

Gov't approves ambitious policy programe

Radio Prague |
14 February 2014

Government on Wednesday approved its policy programme for the coming four years, outlining a vision on the basis of which it will seek a vote of confidence in the lower house next Tuesday.

Satirical group now aiming to change Brno council from within

Radio Prague |
13 February 2014

Next month's local elections should be particularly interesting in the Moravian capital, where the protest group Žít Brno have just announced that they will stand.

President defends right to host Uzbekistan's Karimov

RFE / RL |
12 February 2014

The president of the Czech Republic, Miloš Zeman, has come out swinging in a heated battle over an official visit next week by the autocratic leader of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov.

Transport Ministry to select new team to head ŘSD

CIAnews.eu |
10 February 2014

Transport Minister Antonín Prachař has set up an audit committee that will on Monday 10 February 2014 start working on choosing new management for the Road and Motorways Directorate (ŘSD).

Questions about Babiš's past

The Economist |
6 February 2014

The pending court case about Andrej Babiš's past provides lots of insights into how espionage was conducted by a crumbling Communist regime.

New center-left coalition gov't gets down to business

Radio Prague |
31 January 2014

The appointment of a new center-left coalition government to office on Wednesday has ended a six- month power vacuum during which the country was ruled by an interim administration handpicked by the president. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka's three party coalition has promised to boost economic growth, streamline state administration, raise pensions and bring the country back to the EU mainstream.

New centre-left government sworn in

Radio Prague |
30 January 2014

A new coalition government has assumed office after being sworn in by President Miloš Zeman at Prague Castle on yesterday. The centre-left cabinet, formed by the Social Democrats, ANO and the Christian Democrats, comes to power 95 days after the general election, promising to ease austerity, boost economic growth, and return the country to the EU mainstream.

President to receive Armenian counterpart on Thursday

Prague Post |
29 Jan 2014

President Miloš Zeman will on Thursday receive his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan, re-elected in 2012, who will visit the Czech Republic at Zeman's invitation from Wednesday until Friday, the Presidential Office told ČTK yesterday.

On eve of appointment, coalition still at loggerheads over deputy ministers

Radio Prague |
29 January 2014

A new three-party government is just about to be sworn in. However, even before it takes up office, coalition leaders are already butting heads. The Social Democrats want their choice to be a deputy under ANO chief Andrej Babiš at the Ministry of Finance, in line with long-standing tradition. He insists he alone will decide on who gets the job.

President Zeman elected year ago

Prague Post |
28 January 2014

He has made some controversial actions and had some health issues

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