Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Politics

The Trump-like figures popping up in Central Europe

The New York Times |
27 February 2017

Political outsiders across Central Europe, preaching a populist message and promising to overturn the establishment, have felt the wind at their backs since the election of the new American president. Undoubtedly the best-known businessman-turned-politician in Central Europe, Mr. Babis transformed an agribusiness conglomerate into a diversified corporate behemoth that includes major media properties.

ANO MPs lodge constitutional complaint against Lex Babiš

ČTK |
24 Feb 2017

Deputies for Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babiš's ANO movement are asking the Constitutional Court to abolish three paras of the conflict of interest law, which restrict access to subsidies for ministers' companies and ban media ownership by ministers, they told reporters yesterday.

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PM Sobotka wants to temporarily head Industry Ministry

ČTK |
24 Feb 2017

President Miloš Zeman accepted Industry and Trade Minister Jan Mládek's (Social Democrats) dismissal today, PM Bohuslav Sobotka (ČSSD) said, adding that he will manage the ministry for the time being and will only propose a replacement after the ČSSD's congress in March.

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Political parties' heads agree on Czech priorities for Brexit

ČTK |
23 Feb 2017

The preservation of Czech citizens' rights, economic ties and alliance in the military sphere are the Czech Republic's priorities for negotiations about Britain's departure from the EU, representatives of the parties in parliament agreed yesterday. They discussed the matter at a meeting Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats) convoked.

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ANO movement to elect new leadership at weekend congress

ČTK |
23 Feb 2017

The Czech ANO movement of Finance Minister and Deputy PM Andrej Babiš, which is the country's most popular party, will hold its national election congress in Prague this weekend, at which Babiš's smooth re-election as chairman is expected.

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LN: Communists in govt would weaken Czech ties with West

ČTK |
22 Feb 2017

The Social Democrats (ČSSD) will probably lose the remnants of their liberal voters and cause the ties between Prague and the West to weaken by their latest trend of embracing the Communists (KSČM) as a potential government partner, Josef Mlejnek writes in daily Lidové noviny (LN) yesterday.

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ODS to run with Freeholder Party in general election

ČTK |
22 Feb 2017

The rightist opposition Civic Democratic Party (ODS) has reached agreement with the Freeholder Party on cooperation before the October general election, ODS chairman Petr Fiala said after his party's executive council supported it yesterday.

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HN: Communists' rehabilitation inevitable, task for ČSSD

ČTK |
21 Feb 2017

Rehabilitation of Communists (KSČM) has been an inevitable trend in the Czech Republic since the 1989 fall of communism, and it has made the Social Democrats (ČSSD) admit the possibility of forming a government with the KSČM now, David Klimeš writes in Hospodářske noviny (HN) yesterday.

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Respekt: French letter backs sacked head of Czech Centre in Paris

ČTK |
21 Feb 2017

A high number of French historians, scientists and writers protested against the dismissal of Jean-Gaspard Palenicek from the post of head of the Czech Centre in Paris, weekly Respekt writes yesterday.

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Industry Minister Mládek ends in late February

ČTK |
21 Feb 2017

Industry and Trade Minister Jan Mládek (Social Democrats, ČSSD), 56, will leave the post as of the end of February, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (ČSSD) told reporters yesterday.

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