Friday, 23 June 2017

Politics

Czech Pirates promise to facilitate communication with offices

ČTK |
23 Jun 2017

The Czech Pirate Party, which is one of the strongest extra-parliamentary parties, promises in its election manifesto to facilitate and speed up citizens' communication with authorities, its chairman Ivan Bartoš said yesterday.

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ODS says ANO's presence in future gov't unacceptable

ČTK |
23 Jun 2017

Andrej Babiš as well as his ANO movement is unacceptable in the incumbent and in any future government, Petr Fiala, chairman of the rightist opposition Civic Democratic Party (ODS), told ČTK yesterday.

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Zeman to leave politics if not re-elected Czech president in 2018

ČTK |
23 Jun 2017

President Miloš Zeman, 72, will leave politics if he loses the direct presidential election to be held next year, he said, answering a question from the audience at the Žofín Forum on the Czech National Interest yesterday.

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ČSSD to present new election manager next week

ČTK |
23 Jun 2017

The Czech senior government Social Democrats (ČSSD) will present their new election manager and the leadership will discuss details of the campaign before the October 20-21 general election on Friday next week, election leader Lubomír Zaorálek told journalists yesterday.

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Ivana Trump annoys Czech President by not being US ambassador

ČTK |
23 Jun 2017

President Miloš Zeman "was furious" when Ivana Trump, the Czech-born ex-wife of U.S. President Donald Trump, told him that she would not become U.S. ambassador to Prague, although her former husband offered it to her, Zeman said in an interview on TV Barrandov last night.

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Zeman signs pension, social welfare, cyber security bills

ČTK |
22 Jun 2017

President Miloš Zeman today signed into law amendments to laws on pensions, more advantageous benefits for families with children, cyber security, health nurses and the ombudsman, the Presidential Office has told ČTK yesterday.

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Právo: Finance Minister Pilný to leave politics in autumn

ČTK |
22 Jun 2017

Finance Minister Ivan Pilný (ANO), 72, wants to end in politics after the October general election in which he decided not to run, daily Právo reported yesterday.

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Štech is new Czech education minister shortly before election

ČTK |
22 Jun 2017

President Miloš Zeman appointed Stanislav Stech (for Social Democrats) new education minister at Prague Castle yesterday, two days after he accepted the resignation of Kateřina Valachová (ČSSD) from the post.

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Valachová supports idea of independent sports minister

ČTK |
21 Jun 2017

Outgoing Czech Education, Youth and Sports Minister Kateřina Valachová (Social Democrats, ČSSD) supported today the idea of establishing the independent post of minister of sports, but said she is sceptical about a new ministry or sports agency.

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KDU/STAN alliance wants to simplify Czech tax system

ČTK |
21 Jun 2017

The Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) and the Mayors and Independents (STAN) want the Czech tax system to be simplified, the tax burden for families with children to be lowered and the electronic registration of sales not to apply to small businesses, their leaders told journalists yesterday.

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