Monday, 18 June 2018

Politics

MEP Svoboda to lead Christian Democrats in EP election

ČTK |
21 May 2018

MEP Pavel Svoboda will lead the Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) in the election to the European Parliament (EP) to be held in May 2019, followed by MEPs Tomas Zdechovsky and Michaela Sojdrova on the candidates' list, KDU-CSL chairman Pavel Belobradek told CTK on Saturday.

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Central Bohemian ČSSD supports coalition with ANO

ČTK |
21 May 2018

The Social Democrat (CSSD) regional branch in Central Bohemia, which was headed by new party leader Jan Hamacek, supports the CSSD's entry into a coalition government with ANO of PM Andrej Babis, CSSD spokesman Peter Vurbs told CTK on Saturday.

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Pirates want transparent Prague City Hall, better services

ČTK |
21 May 2018

The Czech Pirate Party will run in the autumn elections to the Prague Assembly with demands for a transparent City Hall, better services for families and a healthier city, its candidates told reporters on Sunday when the party launched its election campaign.

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Czech Michal Berg elected to European Greens' leadership

ČTK |
21 May 2018

Michal Berg, from the Czech Green Party, was elected to the leadership of the European Greens at their congress in Antwerp on Sunday. Berg wants to develop green politics and unite the Greens in Europe, he said.

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Babiš wants congruence with president in foreign policy

ČTK |
21 May 2018

It is important for the future government to concur with the president in foreign policy, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) said on Sunday, commenting on the nomination of Social Democrat (CSSD) Miroslav Poche for foreign minister, which President Milos Zeman opposed.

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Babiš demands costs of ministers' trips, representation

ČTK |
18 May 2018

Czech PM Andrej Babis has called on ministers in a letter to calculate the costs of their foreign and domestic trips at Defence Minister Karla Slechtova's request, as well as representation and external advisers, government spokeswoman Barbora Peterova confirmed to CTK on Thursday.

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Zeman tells Social Democrats to support cabinet in referendum

ČTK |
18 May 2018

President Milos Zeman recommended to the Social Democrat (CSSD) members that they support the coalition government of their party and Prime Minister Andrej Babis' ANO in the intra-party referendum on Thursday.

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No clear conclusion from meeting of three party leaders

ČTK |
18 May 2018

No clear conclusion arose from the talks between Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, Jan Hamacek and Vojtech Filip, leaders of ANO, the Social Democrats (CSSD) and the Communists (KSCM), on the government policy statement on Thursday, Hamacek told journalists after the meeting.

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Czech PM faces ministerial haemorrhage from ANO veterans

Radio Prague |
18 May 2018

Czech prime minister and ANO leader Andrej Babiš has had an uphill battle but now appears on the verge of sealing a coalition government deal more than six months after elections. But as talk turns to the composition of a possible ANO-Social Democrat Cabinet, the ANO leader is facing the prospect that many of his veteran ministers quitting the political scene.

Tok may leave post of Czech transport minister

ČTK |
17 May 2018

Transport Minister Dan Tok (for ANO) is considering leaving his post and he will announce his decision by the end of the week, he told journalists before the cabinet meeting Wednesday morning.

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