Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Politics

Respekt: Czech minister uses mistrust to boost own political career

ČTK |
7 Mar 2017

Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec (Social Democrats, ČSSD) does not hesitate to stir up the atmosphere of mistrust and danger and make populist proposals for his own benefit and political rise, Petr Třešňák writes in weekly Respekt out yesterday.

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TOP 09 wants to gain 12% at least in Czech Oct election

ČTK |
7 Mar 2017

The Czech opposition right-wing TOP 09 wants to defend its election result from 2013, when it gained 12% of the vote, in the October general election, its chairman Miroslav Kalousek said when presenting the party's long-term programme Vision 2030 yesterday.

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Christian Democrats may not re-enter government over EET

ČTK |
6 Mar 2017

Christian Democrat (KDU-čSL) deputy chairman and Czech Agriculture Minister Marian Jurečka told Czech Television yesterday that he did not want to be in a government that would approve the introduction of electronic sales registration (EET) for some more professions.

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HN: Environment minister biggest surprise of Czech government

ČTK |
3 Mar 2017

Environment Minister Richard Brabec (ANO), who has substantially helped push through a national parks bill which puts environmental and economic interests in harmony, is perhaps the most pleasant surprise of the Czech coalition government, Petr Honzejk writes in Hospodářské noviny (HN) yesterday.

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LN: Economists not joining Czech parties over their populism

ČTK |
3 Mar 2017

Czech political parties are trying to win over economic experts before the general election, but top economists are reluctant to join politics because they fear becoming contaminated with populism, daily Lidové noviny (LN) reported yesterday.

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ČR and Weizmann Institute in Israel agree to cooperate

ČTK |
3 Mar 2017

Pavel Bělobrádek, Czech deputy prime minister for science, research and innovations, signed a declaration on cooperation between the Czech Republic and the Weizmann Institute of Sciences (WIS) in Řehovot yesterday, his office has said.

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HN: Civic Democrats are no longer ideological leaders

ČTK |
2 Mar 2017

The times when the politicians of the Czech Civic Democratic Party (ODS) were the ideological leaders of the country, who pulled the economic transformation and were pushing the country forward belong deep in the past, Petr Honzejk writes in daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) yesterday.

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Kmoníček is to be new Czech ambassador to USA

ČTK |
2 Mar 2017

Hynek Kmoníček, head of Czech Presidential Office foreign affairs section, will become the new Czech ambassador to the United States as the Presidential Office.

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Party of Zeman's fans to run in general election separately

ČTK |
2 Mar 2017

The Czech extra-parliamentary Party of Citizens' Rights (SPO), known as loyal fans of President Miloš Zeman, will run in the October general election separately, it announced on its website yesterday, though Zeman earlier recommended that the SPO ally with the Freedom and Direct Democracy movement (SPD).

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Czech, Maltese PMs differ on migrant quotas

ČTK |
1 Mar 2017

PM Bohuslav Sobotka and his Maltese counterpart, Joseph Muscat, agreed that their countries differ on the question of the compulsory redistribution of migrants in the EU at their meeting in Prague yesterday, and they discussed ways to reach consensus in this area.

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