Thursday, 23 November 2017

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Number of Slovaks in Czech Republic doubled in ten years

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20 Nov 2017

The number of Slovaks living in the Czech Republic with a population of 10.5 million has doubled in the past ten years to some 110,700, while about 10,500 Czechs lived in Slovakia as of the end of September, according to both countries' statistics.

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Experts: Zeman's health may become campaign issue

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20 Nov 2017

The health condition of Czech President Milos Zeman, 73, who will seek re-election, may become one of the topics of the campaign before the January presidential election, marketing experts have told CTK.

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Most candidates not for strengthening president's powers

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20 Nov 2017

Most Czech presidential candidates consider the current powers of head of state sufficient, unlike President Milos Zeman, and they would not change the constitution over them, they said in a CTK poll released on Saturday.

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Foreign translators from Czech, writers to stay in Prague, Brno

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20 Nov 2017

The Czech Literary Centre, which was opened in January, will bring six foreign translators from Czech and Bohemian studies scholars to Prague and Brno within residential programmes, Adela Galova, from the centre, has told CTK.

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Spiegel Online: Czech Republic has problems with extremism

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20 Nov 2017

Czech politicians are courting ultra-right extremist parties to gain majority in parliament now, while in the 1990s, the Czech Republic reacted to racist incidents by "a revolt of decent people," the Spiegel Online German site wrote.

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Zeman would gain 42, Drahoš 31 % in presidential polls now

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20 Nov 2017

President Milos Zeman, who seeks re-election in January, would gain 41.5 percent of the vote if the election were held now, followed by former Science Academy head Jiri Drahos with 30.5 percent and lyricist Michal Horacek with 16.5 percent, according to a poll released by Czech Television.

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Zeman opposes anti-Russia sanctions

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20 Nov 2017

President Miloš Zeman, who starts a visit to Russia on Monday, is known for his positive approach to Russia and its President Vladimir Putin, but on some occasions the Czech cabinet warned that Zeman's views on events involving Russia go counter to Prague's official foreign policy.

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Half of Czechs approve of Babiš, Zeman's post-election steps

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20 Nov 2017

Almost a half of Czechs approve of the post-election steps taken by the victorious ANO movement's chairman Andrej Babis and President Milos Zeman, a poll the Median agency conducted for Czech Radio has shown.

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ČSSD to hold congress Feb 18 to react to election flop

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20 Nov 2017

The Czech Social Democrat (CSSD) extraordinary national congress reacting to the party's failure in the October general election will be held in Hradec Kralove on February 18, the CSSD broad leadership decided on Sunday, the party has tweeted.

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Court: Ministry, parliament must react to election flaws

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20 Nov 2017

The Czech Interior Ministry and parliament must react to the flaws in the October general election that the Supreme Administrative Court (NSS) found while checking the election result in Central Bohemia, NSS judge Tomas Langasek said when presenting the verdict following the check on Sunday.

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