Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Politics

ANO and Pirates lose some support in April opinion polls

Prague Daily Monitor |
13 May 2019

The latest political opinion polls for the month of April, created by Kantar CZ for Czech Television, suggest that ANO and the Pirates, the two largest parties in the country, have lost some support.

ČSSD asks Culture Minister Staněk to fix the problem

Prague Daily Monitor |
10 May 2019

Czech Television reports that the leadership of the Social Democrats has asked Culture Minister Antonín Staněk to address the chaos at the National Gallery in Prague and at the Museum of Arts in Olomouc. Staněk had earlier fired Jiri Fajt the Director of National Gallery, leading to a huge international outcry.

Staněk explains why he fired Fajt

Prague Daily Monitor |
9 May 2019

Czech Television reports that Culture Minister Antonín Staněk (ČSSD) responded to a critical letter from the heads of several prominent international galleries and explained why he removed Jiří Fajt, as the Director of National Gallery, in Prague.

New Czech justice minister wants a three-tier court system

Radio Prague |
3 May 2019

On her first day in office as the new Czech justice minister, Marie Benešová, unveiled her plans for reforming the Czech judiciary. In an interview for the daily Lidové noviny, Benešová said she would like to introduce a three-tier court system, which would make the country's two high courts and their state attorneys redundant.

New ministers and deputy PMs appointed

Prague Daily Monitor |
2 May 2019

President Miloš Zeman appointed three new ministers to the cabinet on Tuesday. According to Hrad.cz, Karel Havlíček was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Industry and Trade, Vladimir Kremlík was appointed Minister of Transport and Marie Benešová was named the Minister of Justice, in a ceremony at Prague Castle.

Zeman to appoint new ministers on Tuesday

Prague Daily Monitor |
30 Apr 2019

President Miloš Zeman will appoint three new ministers to the cabinet on Tuesday. In addition, Alena Schillerová, the current Finance Minister, will also be appointed a Deputy Prime Minister.

Onderka would ask minister Staněk to resign

Prague Daily Monitor |
29 Apr 2019

Vice Chairman of the Social Democrats Roman Onderka told television host Václav Moravec, on his show on Czech Television, on Sunday that he would ask Culture Minister Antonín Staněk (ČSSD) to resign, if he had the choice.

ANO would win elections

Prague Daily Monitor |
24 Apr 2019

The latest political opinion polls released by the Public Opinion Research Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic for April 2019, indicate that ANO would win the elections, with 32% of the vote.

Hamáček warns ANO over Supreme State Prosecutor

Prague Daily Monitor |
24 Apr 2019

Jan Hamáček, Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the ČSSD, the junior partner in the current governing coalition, warned ANO and Prime Minister Andrej Babiš that his party would leave the coalition, if the government attempted to remove Supreme State Prosecutor Pavel Zeman from his position. Hamáček said any vote on Zeman's future, would be the last vote that the government would take, according to Czech Television.

Justice minister's resignation raises concerns about possible political pressure on judiciary

Radio Prague |
24 April 2019

The unexpected resignation of Justice Minister Jan Kněžínek late last week, coming just one day after police investigators proposed charging the prime minister with EU subsidy fraud has raised an outcry from opposition politicians, who say the move gives serious cause for concern about the independence of the Czech judiciary.

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