Monday, 29 May 2017

Politics

PM welcomes Zeman's decision to sack Babiš

ČTK |
24 May 2017

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) welcomes President Miloš Zeman's decision to dismiss Andrej Babiš from the government and appoint Ivan Pilný (both ANO) as a new finance minister, he told reporters yesterday.

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Zeman to sack Babiš, appoint Pilný today

ČTK |
24 May 2017

President Miloš Zeman will dismiss Deputy PM and Finance Minister Andrej Babiš from the government and appoint Ivan Pilný (both ANO) as a new finance minister on Wednesday, Zeman's spokesman Jiří Ovčáček told reporters yesterday.

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Babiš threatens to take PM to court over slander

ČTK |
24 May 2017

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) today threatened Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) with a lawsuit unless he ceases to publicly suspecting him of tax evasion and abuse of the Financial Administration, with which he justified Babiš's dismissal.

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ANO did not accept donation from accused businessman, Babiš says

ČTK |
24 May 2017

The ANO movement has not accepted the donation worth 1.1 million crowns from businessman David Rusňák, who was remanded in custody today within suspected leaks of information from Czech police files, ANO leader Andrej Babiš told the website of the public broadcaster Czech Radio.

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MfD: Horáček is richest presidential candidate

ČTK |
23 May 2017

Pop lyricist and former businessman Michal Horáček is the richest Czech presidential candidate with CZK 232 million, far before President Miloš Zeman and scientist Jiří Drahoš, out of the trio standing a real chance of succeeding in the contest, daily Mladá fronta Dnes (MfD) reported yesterday.

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Czech Pirates want to gain 10% in general election

ČTK |
23 May 2017

The Czech Pirate Party would like to gain at least 10% of the vote in the October general election, its leader Ivan Bartoš said today when the party launched its election campaign.

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Zeman to meet candidate for finance minister Pilný on Tuesday

ČTK |
23 May 2017

President Miloš Zeman will receive ANO's MP Ivan Pilný, candidate for finance minister, at Prague Castle, the presidential seat, at 16:30 on Tuesday, Zeman's spokesman Jiří Ovčáček told ČTK yesterday.

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Social Democrats standing by PM Sobotka in cabinet crisis

ČTK |
22 May 2017

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) told journalists Friday that the presidium of the Czech senior governing Social Democrats (ČSSD) unanimously supported the steps he and the party political committee had taken during the ongoing government crisis.

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U.S. Congressman unlikely to be ambassador to Prague, news server reports

ČTK |
22 May 2017

Iowa Congressman Steve King will not probably be the U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic, server Aktualne.cz, which originally wrote that he will represent the United States in the country, wrote Friday adding that another Steve King will gain the post.

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Businessman Rusňák terminates ANO membership

ČTK |
22 May 2017

Businessman David Rusňák, whom the police detained and questioned in the case of leaks of information from police databases and criminal proceedings, will end his membership of the ANO movement of Andrej Babiš as from Saturday, he has said in a statement for ČTK.

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