Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Politics

Respekt: Czech migration section head to be ambassador to Kosovo

ČTK |
28 Mar 2017

Tomáš Haisman, a long-term director of the Interior Ministry's migration and asylum policy section who took an uncompromising stance on war refugees, is likely to head the Czech embassy in Kosovo, the country that has become a symbol of refugeeism in Europe, weekly Respekt out yesterday writes.

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Czech diplomacy calls on Russia, Belarus to release demonstrators

ČTK |
28 Mar 2017

The Czech Foreign Ministry called yesterday on Russian and Belarussian authorities to release the people who had been detained during the weekend demonstrations in these countries.

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KDU-ČSL/STAN would gain 8.5% in Feb

ČTK |
28 Mar 2017

The coalition of the Czech junior government Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) and the opposition Mayors and Independents (STAN) would gain 8.5% of the vote in February and it would not enter the Chamber of Deputies, according to the Focus election model released yesterday.

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President Zeman to appoint Havlíček industry minister next week

ČTK |
28 Mar 2017

President Miloš Zeman will appoint Jiří Havlíček (Social Democrats, ČSSD) to the post of industry and trade minister next week, Havlíček told journalists after meeting Zeman yesterday.

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Gazdík defends post of Czech STAN movement's chairman

ČTK |
27 Mar 2017

Petr Gazdík, 42, was re-elected the Czech Mayors and Independents (STAN) movement's chairman receiving 135 out of the 145 votes or 93 percent at its congress Saturday.

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STAN to run in Czech general election in coalition with KDU-ČSL

ČTK |
27 Mar 2017

The Mayors and Independents (STAN) movement wants to run in the Czech October general election in a coalition with the Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL), a crushing majority of the delegates to its congress decided Saturday.

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Former Czech ForMin criticises Austrian diplomacy head in press

ČTK |
27 Mar 2017

Former Czech foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg has criticised Austrian diplomacy head Sebastian Kurz for taking populist steps in an interview with the Austrian Sunday paper Die Presse am Sonntag.

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TOP 09 changes logo, will present manifesto in May

ČTK |
24 Mar 2017

The Czech rightist opposition TOP 09 has changed its logo adding a motif of the bow tie which its honorary chairman Karel Schwarzenberg wears, party chairman Miroslav Kalousek said on Thursday, adding that the party wanted to enliven its logo before the autumn general election.

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KDU-ČSL - STAN coalition can prevent ANO from dominance

ČTK |
24 Mar 2017

The formation of an election coalition of the junior ruling Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) and the opposition Mayors and Independents (STAN) movement will help prevent the ANO movement from gaining control of Czech politics, KDU-CSL head Pavel Belobradek wrote to party members on Thursday.

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MPs want court to abolish part of parties' financing law

ČTK |
23 Mar 2017

A group of Czech senators, headed by representatives of the Mayors and Independents (STAN) movement, sent a proposal to abolish a part of the law on financing political parties to the Constiutional Court (US) on Wednesday, MEP and STAN deputy head Stanislav Polcak has told CTK.

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