Saturday, 16 December 2017

Politics

Babiš' government to ask for confidence on January 10

ČTK |
14 Dec 2017

The new government will ask the Chamber of Deputies for confidence on January 10, new Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) told journalists after President Milos Zeman appointed the minority one-colour government on Wednesday.

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Pelikán to head Legislative Council in new government

ČTK |
14 Dec 2017

Justice Minister Robert Pelikan (ANO) became the head of the Czech Government Legislative Council at the cabinet's first meeting on Wednesday, while PM and ANO chairman Andrej Babis will head the Science and Research Council, Babis told reporters Wednesday.

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New Czech government led by Andrej Babiš sworn in at Prague Castle

Radio Prague |
14 December 2017

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš' new minority government has been sworn in at Prague Castle and will now have a maximum 30 days to find backing in a confidence vote. The prime minister made clear earlier his government was wasting no time getting to work. First up: getting things up and running at the ministries and then a two-day summit in Brussels.

Golden hockey goalie Hnilička to be gov't sport commissioner

ČTK |
13 Dec 2017

Former Czech ice-hockey goalie and ANO MP Milan Hnilička, a gold medalist from the Nagano Olympics, will fill a new post of the government commissioner for sports, which Prime Minister-designate Andrej Babiš plans to establish, Lidové noviny reported.

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Babiš's gov't to have highest share of women in Czech history

ČTK |
13 Dec 2017

The minority cabinet of Andrej Babis (ANO) that will be appointed on Wednesday has been the government with the highest share of women (26.7 percent), four out of 15 members, in the 25-year history of the independent the Czech Republic.

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Babiš's gov't to lay wreath to first Czechoslovak president's tomb

ČTK |
13 Dec 2017

The members of the future minority government of Andrej Babiš (ANO) will lay a wreath to the grave of the first Czechoslovak president Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk in Lány before their appointment on Wednesday.

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Zeman to appoint Babiš's one-colour cabinet on Wednesday

ČTK |
13 Dec 2017

Czech President Milos Zeman will appoint a one-colour cabinet of PM Andrej Babis (ANO) at the Prague Castle on Wednesday afternoon, after which it will hold its first meeting.

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Zeman meets remaining three candidates for ministers

ČTK |
12 Dec 2017

Czech President Milos Zeman met the remaining three candidates for ministers in the nascent government, Robert Plaga (education), Jiri Milek (agriculture) and Ilja Smid (culture), to discuss their plans in office on Monday, the Presidential Office has tweeted.

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ODS not to back minority government headed by ANO

ČTK |
12 Dec 2017

The board of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) passed a resolution that it will not support a minority Czech government of Andrej Babiš's ANO on Monday, party leader Petr Fiala told journalists.

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The explainable rise of Czech fake news

World Policy Institute |
12 December 2017

Radek Koten, a man with an appetite for fake news, now has a role in combating it, as one of his responsibilities is working closely with Czech intelligence services and the Czech government's efforts to fight disinformation.

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