Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Politics

President Zeman sacks Industry Minister Mládek

ČTK |
1 Mar 2017

President Miloš Zeman dismissed yesterday Industry and Trade Minister Jan Mládek (Social Democrats, ČSSD) and entrusted Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (ČSSD) with heading the office as of March 1, Zeman's spokesman Jiří Ovčáček has told journalists.

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Babiš, Chovanec to accompany Zeman in USA

ČTK |
1 Mar 2017

The finance and interior ministers, Andrej Babiš (ANO) and Milan Chovanec (Social Democrats, ČSSD) will accompany Czech President Miloš Zeman during his April visit to the USA where he will meet his counterpart Donald Trump. Zeman will fly to the United States in the second half of April. Zeman says he and Trump have similar views and that he was one of the few supreme politicians to openly support Trump during his election campaign, which contributed to the invitation to the White House.

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France replaces ambassador to Czech Republic after half year

ČTK |
28 Feb 2017

France has replaced its ambassador Charles Malinas to the Czech Republic, who held the post from last August, with Roland Galharague, who was appointed on February 10, according to the embassy's Internet page.

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Gov't disunited about arms possession amendment

ČTK |
28 Feb 2017

The Czech government did not agree on its stance on an amendment to the constitutional law to enable legal arms holders to ensure state security, and consequently the parliament will decide on the bill, government spokesman Martin Ayrer tweeted yesterday.

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Czech PM wants EC's representative at V4 summit on food

ČTK |
28 Feb 2017

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka proposes that a European Commission's representative attend the forthcoming planned Visegrad Four's (V4) summit on the different quality of food supplied to shops in West and East Europe initiated by Slovakia, he wrote in a press release yesterday.

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PM to take over Industry Ministry from Mládek on Wednesday

ČTK |
28 Feb 2017

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka will meet outgoing Industry and Trade Ministry Jan Mládek (Social Democrats, ČSSD) and his deputies on Wednesday, March 1, to temporarily take over the ministry from him, Sobotka told journalists after a cabinet meeting yesterday.

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Czech anti-Islam group to promote Zeman's presidential candidacy

ČTK |
28 Feb 2017

The Bloc Against Islam group will start collecting signatures supporting the candidature of incumbent President Miloš Zeman in the Czech direct presidential election due next year on March 10 when Zeman is to announce whether he will be defending his post, the group said yesterday.

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STAN cooperates with businessman prosecuted in Krejčíř case

ČTK |
28 Feb 2017

The Czech Mayors and Independents (STAN) movement discusses its affairs with entrepreneur Michal Redl, who was previously prosecuted in two cases involving Radovan Krejčíř, an infamous businessman who escaped abroad but has received a high prison sentence in South Africa, Czech Radio reported yesterday.

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Deputy PM Babiš eyes foreign democracy systems, elements

ČTK |
27 Feb 2017

Czech Deputy PM and ANO chairman Andrej Babis believes that the Czech Republic should follow foreign examples of state administration, he says in an interview in Saturday's issue of Denik daily, adding that he would like the Czech Republic to have German parliamentary democracy, the U.S. majority system and the Swiss direct democracy.

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ANO re-elects Faltýnek its first deputy chairman

ČTK |
27 Feb 2017

The Czech ANO movement deputies' group head Jaroslav Faltynek was re-elected ANO first deputy chairman at ANO's national congress on Sunday, gaining support of 142 of the 210 delegates present and beating Central Bohemia Region Governor Jaroslava Pokorna Jermanova in a secret ballot.

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