Wednesday, 17 January 2018

ČTK

Committee recommends to release PM Babiš for prosecution

ČTK |
17 Jan 2018

The lower house mandate and immunity committee recommended on Tuesday that the Chamber of Deputies plenary session release PM and ANO leader Andrej Babiš and ANO first deputy head Jaroslav Faltýnek for prosecution in the Čapí hnízdo case, according to ČTK sources.

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LN: Zeman pushed into defensive before second round

ČTK |
17 Jan 2018

Incumbent President Miloš Zeman is pushed to the defensive, for which he is unprepared, Jaroslav Veis wrote in Lidové noviny, commenting on the outcome of the first round of the presidential election in which Zeman received 38.6 % of the vote, less than he expected.

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Czech ROP Programme not to exempt Čapí hnízdo from funding

ČTK |
17 Jan 2018

The committee of the Regional Operational Programme Central Bohemia did not approve the removal of Capi hnizdo project, implicating Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO), from the EU financing on Tuesday.

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HN: Czechs belong to Innovation Champions

ČTK |
17 Jan 2018

The Czech Republic ranks tenth in an Innovation Scorecard study published by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which organises CES, the world's biggest consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) wrote on Tuesday.

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Highly corrosive acid leaks in Děčín shop

ČTK |
17 Jan 2018

Czech firefighters intervened over a leak of the highly corrosive peracetic acid at a department store in the town of Decin on Tuesday and rescuers drove seven people to hospital, but their health condition does not seem serious, the head of the firefighters' intervention told CTK.

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Opposition leader: Lost confidence vote is Babiš's defeat

ČTK |
17 Jan 2018

The leaders of the Czech right-wing and centrist opposition parties sharply criticised Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) after his minority government lost the confidence vote in the Chamber of Deputies on Tuesday when no MP from any of the eight other parties voted in its support.

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SPD movement is ready to talk with Babiš about coalition gov't

ČTK |
17 Jan 2018

The Czech Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) movement is ready to negotiate about the programme, ministries and a ruling coalition within the second attempt to form a government, SPD deputy head Radim Fiala said after ANO's minority cabinet lost the confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday.

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Drahoš to have two TV duels with Zeman, wants to meet voters

ČTK |
17 Jan 2018

Czech presidential candidate Jiri Drahos will take part in two TV duels with President Milos Zeman before the runoff, and Zeman will be alone on TV if he wants to go to four debates, Drahos told CTK during his visit to his home town Jablunkov on Tuesday.

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Greenpeace activists climb up industry ministry building

ČTK |
17 Jan 2018

Two Greenpeace activists climbed a several-metre-long ladder up to the balcony of the Czech Industry and Trade Ministry on Tuesday where they unfurled a banner saying "The Coal and Smog Industry," after which the police arrived, took down the banner and drove away the activists.

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Protest held against Babiš, Communist MP Ondráček

ČTK |
17 Jan 2018

More than 200 people gathered to protest against Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) and the nomination of Communist (KSCM) MP Zdenek Ondracek to the post of a parliamentary body supervising police inspectors near the parliament building in the city's historical centre on Tuesday.

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