Monday, 29 May 2017

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Deputy FinMin Schillerová considers taking legal steps

ČTK |
22 May 2017

Deputy Finance Minister Alena Schillerová is considering taking legal steps against Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek who, she said, disparaged her person and professional career with his words yesterday, she has written in a statement for ČTK. "I am doing so being fully aware of my being in a subordinate position, which, however, does not and cannot stand above man's right to defend their human honour from an unprecedented lie, even if expressed by a minister of this government," Schillerová wrote.

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Poll: Many women want to have first child after turning 30

ČTK |
19 May 2017

Almost one third of Czech women plan to have their first child after turning 30, according to a STEM/MARK agency's poll presented in daily Hospodářské noviny on Thursday.

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Havel bench unveiled in Horní Počernice

ČTK |
19 May 2017

The bench of late Czech president Václav Havel has been unveiled outside the theatre in Horní Počernice, a Prague suburb that premiered his play The Beggar's Opera in 1975.

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PM: Hybrid threats may have fatal impact on democracy

ČTK |
19 May 2017

Hybrid threats may have fatal impact on democracy unless enough attention is paid to them, and the Czech Republic is ready to fight these threats, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka told the Stratcom Summit on disinformation that the European Values think tank organises on Thursday.

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Report: Czech anti-migration movement falls apart in 2016

ČTK |
19 May 2017

The Czech anti-migrant forces totally disintegrated in 2016 due to a decline in the public interest in migration affairs and to disputes between various groups rejecting Islam and immigrants, according to the annual report on extremism that the cabinet is to discuss next week.

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PM calls on president to replace Babiš with Pilný

ČTK |
19 May 2017

The Presidential Office has received the proposal for the appointment of MP Ivan Pilny (ANO) as finance minister and President Milos Zeman should take action in line with the constitution, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) said on Twitter on Thursday.

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MEP: EP's debate on threat of Czech media misuse is unnecessary

ČTK |
19 May 2017

The EP's planned debate on the threat of political misuse of the media in the Czech Republic is unnecessary, but on the other hand, Prague has nothing to conceal, Czech MEP Michaela Sojdrova told CTK after the issue was put on the agenda of the EP's plenary session on Thursday.

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Zeman to meet Babiš within few days, his spokesman says

ČTK |
19 May 2017

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) asked President Milos Zeman to meet him and this meeting is to be held within a few days, Zeman's spokesman Jiri Ovcacek told CTK on Thursday, adding that Babis wants to be dismissed as minister as of the end of May.

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MEP holds event on different food taste across Europe

ČTK |
19 May 2017

Czech MEP Michaela Sojdrova hosted tasting foodstuffs of the same brands bought in the West and East of the European Union in the seat of the European Parliament (EP) within a meeting at which MEPs asked the European Commission questions about the issue on Thursday.

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European commissioner is for "more efficient" scenario

ČTK |
19 May 2017

The EU should select from the five scenarios of its future development the one which it will follow jointly and more efficiently, Czech European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Vera Jourova said in Czech parliament when a White Paper on the EU future was presented on Thursday.

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