Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Politics

People In Need launch Instagram campaign to release Sentsov

Radio Prague |
14 August 2018

Czech humanitarian organisation People in Need has launched a campaign to release the Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov from Russian prison. Oleg Sentsov, who is 39, was arrested in 2014 during a protest against Russia's annexation of Crimea. He was sentenced to 20 years in jail by a Russian military court in 2015 on charges of terrorism, and is now on a hunger strike in the prison.

Czech Communists confront bitter legacy of Prague Spring

The Guardian |
13 August 2018

The ghosts of the past are returning to haunt the Czech Republic’s communists just as they become closer to gaining power than at any time in the past 30 years. A month after agreeing to prop up a minority coalition government led by the country’s second-richest person, Andrej Babis, the once all-powerful Communist party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM) is being confronted with one of its most baleful legacies: the brutal crushing in 1968 known as the Prague Spring.

Some expats can vote in Prague elections

Prague TV |
3 August 2018

Many expats in the Czech Republic can participate in the municipal elections, scheduled for Oct. 5–6. The local elections are not only in Prague but across the country and the same rules apply. European Union citizens with residence permits can vote, and they can also run for some local offices including City Council, but not mayor.

Migration will shift political landscape, says Czech PM Babis

Devdiscourse/Reuters |
3 August 2018

Europe's migration problems will be the top voter concern in European Union elections next May, drawing out a silent majority of anti-immigration voters, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said. Babis said the problems in the bloc's border-free Schengen zone were more urgent than those in the eurozone currency group.

Poll: PM Andrej Babiš remians most popular politician

Prague TV |
2 August 2018

A June poll by the STEM agency shows Prime Minister Andrej Babiš remains the country's most popular politician, with 47 per cent of eligible voters giving him a favourable rating. Jaroslav Faltýnek, the deputy chairman of the ANO movement which Mr Babiš founded, ranked second at 38 per cent.

Deadline for candidates for senators expires, 233 get registered

ČTK |
1 Aug 2018

The number of candidates running for Czech senator in the autumn election is the same as in the previous elections to one third of the Senate two years ago, 233, according to information that CTK received from the 27 wards on Tuesday.

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Zeman appoints Maláčová as new labour and social affairs minister

ČTK |
31 Jul 2018

President Milos Zeman appointed Social Democrat (CSSD) Jana Malacova the new Czech labour and social affairs minister on Monday.

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ČSSD backs 10-percent pay rise in public sector

ČTK |
31 Jul 2018

The Social Democrats (CSSD) will support the demand of trade unions that salaries in the public sector go up by 10 percent next year, which would cost the state about 4.5 billion crowns, CSSD leader Jan Hamacek told journalists after a meeting of his party's leadership on Monday.

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KSČM leader dismisses Ukrainian criticism of visit to Crimea

ČTK |
31 Jul 2018

Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's sharp reaction to a trip of several Czech politicians to Crimea proves that the present Ukrainian regime is undemocratic, Czech Communist (KSCM) leader Vojtech Filip told CTK on Monday.

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Convicted former health minister Rath running for Senate

ČTK |
31 Jul 2018

Former Czech regional governor and ex-minister David Rath, who was sent to prison for corruption, will run for senator for the Czech Sovereignty (CS) party, Rath told journalists on Monday.

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