Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Politics

ČSSD should cancel govt pact, start talks about new one, Babiš says

ČTK |
10 May 2017

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) should terminate the present coalition pact of the three government parties and then negotiate about a new pact if he wants to dismiss Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO), ANO said in a press release issued yesterday.

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Major events around Czech government crisis

ČTK |
10 May 2017

A roundup of major events of the Czech government crisis since May 2 when Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) announced that he would offer resignation.

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Senators to propose lawsuit against Zeman unless he sacks Babiš

ČTK |
10 May 2017

President Miloš Zeman's critics in the Senate will propose to discuss filing a constitutional lawsuit against the president next Tuesday unless he sacks Andrej Babiš as finance minister within a week, Senate chairman Milan Štech (ČSSD) told reporters yesterday. If Zeman failed to comply with the prime minister's proposal and did not dismiss Babis within ten to 14 days, the filing of the lawsuit would be justified

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PM breaches gov't agreement, sides with opposition, Babiš says

ČTK |
9 May 2017

PM Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) has been permanently breaching the coalition agreement and has a pact with rightist opposition leader Miroslav Kalousek, Deputy PM Andrej Babiš (ANO) said Saturday in reaction to Sobotka's words about a pact between Babiš and President Miloš Zeman.

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Právo: ČSSD diverting from President Zeman

ČTK |
9 May 2017

The Czech senior government Social Democrats (ČSSD) have declared a war on President Miloš Zeman, their former popular chairman, definitively diverting from him due to his behaviour in the current government crisis, Alexandr Mitrofanov writes in daily Právo Saturday.

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Babiš shuns TV debate of Czech parties' leaders

ČTK |
9 May 2017

Deputy PM, Finance Minister and ANO Chairman Andrej Babiš did not turn up at a debate of the parliamentary parties' leaders broadcast by Czech Television (ČT) Sunday, and he explained on Facebook that the five leaders and the ČT moderator would all stand against him in the debate.

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President Zeman to discuss mainly economic cooperation in China

ČTK |
9 May 2017

Economic cooperation is the main motive of Czech President Miloš Zeman's upcoming visit to China, and he will promote Prague's participation in the Silk Road project in a speech he will give at a conference on it.

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Babiš releases answers to ČSSD's questions about his deals

ČTK |
9 May 2017

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) released today his answers to 22 questions the senior ruling Social Democrats (ČSSD) recently asked him about his controversial business deals, but he did not give direct answers to many of them.

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Zeman congratulates Macron on victory

ČTK |
9 May 2017

President Miloš Zeman sent a telegram of congratulations to Emmanuel Macron, the winner of Sunday's French presidential election runoff yesterday, and invited him to visit the Czech Republic.

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Opposition wants Babiš to resign over scandalous recording

ČTK |
9 May 2017

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) should apologise for lying and he should resign, opposition parties said today in reaction to the emergence of another audio recording with Babiš discussing the content of planned media articles with a journalist.

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