Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Politics

Deputy PM: Babiš is entitled to chair government's anti-corruption council

Radio Prague |
20 July 2018

Deputy Prime Minister Jan Hamáček of the Social Democrats has said he will not challenge the fact that Prime Minister Andrej Babiš is to chair the government's council for coordinating the fight against corruption.

ČSSD ex-governor Hašek is external aide to agriculture minister

ČTK |
20 Jul 2018

Social Democrat (CSSD) Michal Hasek, former South Moravia Governor and a former MP, has become an external aide to Agriculture Minister Miroslav Toman (for the CSSD), joining his team of advisers, Hasek told CTK on Thursday, adding that he otherwise remains working with a lawyer's firm.

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Supreme attorney: Local politicians commit mere fraction of crime

ČTK |
20 Jul 2018

Criminal activities of local and regional politicians make up a negligible fraction of 0.03 percent in the total volume of crime in the Czech Republic, Supreme State Attorney Pavel Zeman told reporters on Thursday.

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Krčál ends as minister over plagiarism

ČTK |
18 Jul 2018

Labour and Social Affairs Minister Petr Krčál said he has handed in his resignation to ČSSD head Jan Hamáček over plagiarism allegations, which Hamáček accepted and proposed Labour Ministry senior official Jana Maláčová for Krčál's successor. On Monday, news site Seznam Zpravy.cz reported that the thesis Krčál defended at the Baťa University in Zlín in May 2007 contained a number of pages evidently copying older texts by other authors.

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KDU wants to prevent authoritarian parties from dominating Senate

ČTK |
18 Jul 2018

It is important for democratic forces to prevail in the Czech Senate elections so that the upper house of parliament remains a watchdog of constitutionality, Christian Democrat (KDU-CSL) leader Pavel Belobradek said after a meeting of the party leadership discussing the election plans on Tuesday.

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Chamber of Deputies head starts visit to USA

ČTK |
17 Jul 2018

The chairman of the Czech Chamber of Deputies, Radek Vondracek (ANO), will meet the Czech community and see the U.S. Congress and the United Nations headquarters during his official ten-day visit to the USA he started Monday.

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News site: Labour minister's thesis copies other authors to an extent

ČTK |
17 Jul 2018

The thesis of Petr Krčál, the new Czech labour and social affairs minister, from 2007 contains many pages with the text identical with older texts by other authors, Seznam Zprávy.cz wrote on Monday, shortly after Taťána Malá's departure as justice minister amid a plagiarism scandal.

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Stuchlík proposed for ANO's new leader in local polls in Prague

ČTK |
17 Jul 2018

Czech PM and ANO chairman Andrej Babis and ANO's Prague branch agreed on Monday on replacing Patrik Nacher with entrepreneur Petr Stuchlik as the movement's leader in the autumn local elections in Prague, followed by Nacher in the second position, Nacher has told journalists.

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Okamura re-elected SPD leader for another three years

ČTK |
16 Jul 2018

Czech lower house deputy chairman Tomio Okamura defended his post of the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) chairman at the election conference on Saturday and he will lead the movement for another three years, SDP deputy chairman Radim Fiala has said.

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Poll: ANO would win elections in June

ČTK |
13 Jul 2018

PM Andrej Babiš's ANO would win the elections with 31 percent of the vote, if held in June, and the Civic Democrats (ODS) and the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) would see their gains slightly rise as against the May election model, according to a CVVM public opinion poll released on Thursday.

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