Sunday, 22 October 2017

Politics

ANO board standing by Babiš in EU subsidies scandal

ČTK |
1 Sep 2017

The Czech ANO board sees no reason to release for prosecution Andrej Babis, leader of ANO, and ANO deputy Jaroslav Faltynek over a scandal with EU subsidies for Babis' Stork Nest resort, ANO deputy chairman Richard Brabec told journalists on Thursday.

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Businessman Boštík running for Czech president

ČTK |
31 Aug 2017

Entrepreneur and former village mayor Vladimír Boštík announced his candidacy for Czech president on Wednesday and said he has gathered more than 50,000 people's signatures that are required for a candidate to be registered in the presidential race due in January.

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Minister insists Babiš release request aims at elections

ČTK |
31 Aug 2017

Czech Justice Minister Robert Pelikan (ANO) insists that the police's recent request for the release of ANO MPs Andrej Babis and Jaroslav Faltynek for prosecution is aimed to influence the October 20-21 general election, he told the lower house's constitutional and legal committee on Wednesday.

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Party of Free Citizens head leaves EP to focus on Czech elections

ČTK |
31 Aug 2017

Petr Mach, chairman of the Czech extra-parliamentary Party of Free Citizens, has resigned as an MEP as of August 31 in order to fully concentrate on his party's campaign ahead of the October 20-21 general election, he told journalists on Wednesday.

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Office: Collection of signatures is part of presidential campaign

ČTK |
31 Aug 2017

The collection of signatures of voters in support of one’s presidential candidacy is part of the campaign, Jan Outly, from the new Office supervising the financing of political parties, said on Wednesday.

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Právo: Social Democrats ready to cooperate with ANO

ČTK |
30 Aug 2017

Social Democrats (ČSSD) are of the view that ANO leader Andrej Babiš' criminal prosecution is an obstacle to cooperation with the party, but most Social Democrat leaders are ready to form a coalition with it after the October election, daily Právo reported yesterday.

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Lawmakers' commission completes questioning on info leaks

ČTK |
30 Aug 2017

Czech lawmakers' commission for the investigation of leaks of information from police files completed the hearing of witnesses today, its head Martin Plíšek said, adding that Supreme State Attorney Pavel Zeman and former reporter Marek Přibil were among those questioned yesterday

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HN: ODS may choose Kubera as its presidential candidate

ČTK |
29 Aug 2017

Senator Jaroslav Kubera, the mayor of Teplice, north Bohemia, may become the presidential candidate of the opposition Civic Democratic Party (ODS), although the decision will only be made after the October general election, daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) reported yesterday.

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ČSSD: Babiš may have abused state body against business rival

ČTK |
29 Aug 2017

A Czech state body seems to have been abused for the elimination of a business rival in case of the declared insolvency of the FAU fuel-trading firm, Social Democrat (ČSSD) election leader Lubomír Zaorálek said yesterday, referring to ANO head Andrej Babiš's possible role in the case.

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Presidential election campaign officially begins

ČTK |
29 Aug 2017

The campaign before the Czech direct presidential election, due next January, officially started today when the decision on the election's date was promulgated in the Digest of Laws.

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