Thursday, 13 December 2018

Politics

MEPs put pressure on Commission to take position on Czech PM fraud case

EurActiv/Aktuálně.cz |
17 September 2018

MEPs have urged the European Commission to investigate Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš for possible conflicts of interest involving EU funds, after being persuaded by the Czech branch of Transparency International and the Czech Pirate Party.

Court cancels verdict against ex Prague mayors Hudeček and Svoboda

Prague Daily Monitor |
14 Sep 2018

Czech Television and Novinky.cz reported that the Prague higher court cancelled a verdict issued against former Prague mayors Tomáš Hudeček and Bohuslav Svoboda in the Opencard case, and returned the case to the lower courts.

Vondráček distances himself from ANO MEPs who voted against Hungary

Prague Daily Monitor |
14 Sep 2018

Radim Vondráček (ANO), the Speaker of the Czech Parliament, distanced himself from ANO's four MEPs, who broke with party ranks and voted against Hungary in the controversial vote in the European Parliament on Wednesday.

Vaclav Klaus Jr. wants to prevent Facebook from blocking posts

Prague Daily Monitor |
11 Sep 2018

Lidové noviny reports that politician Václav Klaus Jr., intends to submit a draft law to parliament later this year that upholds the freedom of expression, and will prevent Facebook from blocking posts that it deems contrarian.

Pirates and ODS have highest election potential in Prague

Prague Daily Monitor |
11 Sep 2018

The latest Kantar TNS / Median poll for Czech Television indicates that the Pirate Party and the Civic Democrats (ODS) have the highest election potential in Prague, with over a third of voters considering voting for either party. They are followed by the Spojené síly pro Prahu alliance (TOP09, KDU-CSL & STAN) with 25%, ANO at 23.5% and Praha sobě at 15.5%.

29 parties running for Prague City Hall

Prague TV |
10 September 2018

Prague City Hall drew numbers for the ballot positions for the municipal elections that will be held Oct. 5–6. Expats from EU countries can vote in the municipal elections if they register in advance at their local district office, but not the Senate elections.

War of words continues over Poche

Prague Daily Monitor |
10 Sep 2018

Deputy PM and Foreign Minister, Jan Hamacek, who is also the head of the junior CSSD partner in the governing coalition, told TV Prima that PM Andrej Babis had yet to specifically give proof of Miroslav Poche's negative behaviour at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Confusion over Poche affects Czech diplomacy

Prague Daily Monitor |
7 Sep 2018

Hospodarske noviny reported that both Czech and international diplomats in Prague are dissatisfied with the current situation at Cernin Palace, and the lack of clarity over Miroslav Poche's role at the ministry.

Pirates leading in Prague poll

Prague TV |
6 September 2018

The Czech Pirates say they hope to win the municipal elections in Prague. One poll shows them in the lead, but far from an outright majority so they would need to find coalition partners to form a city government. They also hope to succeed in other regional cities.

Babiš says Communist Party should have been banned

Prague Daily Monitor |
6 Sep 2018

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš told Czech journalists assembled in Berlin, that the Communist Party in the Czech Republic, should have been banned in the country after the fall of communism. Babiš visited the Berlin Wall memorial to offer a wreath in memory of the victims of the wall and communism.

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