Articles for category: Politics

Matt Atlas

Czech foreign minister unveils priorities for EU presidency

Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsk detailed his ministry’s priorities for the Czech Republic’s impending EU Presidency. He emphasized the importance of continuing to assist Ukraine, strengthening the EU’s military and security mechanisms, and promoting democratic institutions and the rule of law. The Czech foreign minister stated that his country is prepared to take on the ...

Matt Atlas

Former Czech prime minister, Andrej Babiš to face trial on fraud charges 

Allegations involve a farm that received subsidies after its ownership was transferred to Babiš-owned Agrofert Former Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babi will stand trial after being indicted in a European Union subsidy fraud case. The Czech parliament had earlier voted to remove Babi’s immunity, prompting the public prosecutor in Prague to charge the populist billionaire. ...

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STAN Calls on Racist Mayor to Drop Out of Race

The “Mayors and Independents” (STAN) movement in the Czech Republic has called on the Mayor of Poděbrady, Jaroslav Červinka to withdraw as a candidate in the local elections this September because of racist remarks he recently made. During a local assembly meeting, Červinka indicated his support for the idea that Romani people should be shot dead.   “We have ...

Petr Dubinsky

Second Covid-19 Boosters Approved to Protect Vulnerable Population

A second booster vaccine against COVID-19, effectively a fourth jab, is being made available to all adults in the Czech Republic from Monday. During an announcement on Monday in Prague, the Health Ministry said the booster can be obtained from doctors or hospitals without pre-registering, under conditions only that the third jab was administered at ...

Matt Atlas

Zeman To Appoint Fiala Prime Minister On Sunday

President Milos Zeman should appoint ODS chairman Petr Fiala prime minister on Sunday, even though the president is infected with coronavirus. Prague Castle is still preparing the ceremony, the director of the presidential office Vratislav Mynář wants to consult with Zeman after his return from the Central Military Hospital (ÚVN) to the chateau in Lány. Chief Hygienist ...

Matt Atlas

New COVID Variant Prompts Global Travel Restrictions

Several countries in Asia and Europe today restricted entry to their territory due to a new coronavirus variant, which was announced by the Republic of South Africa (South Africa) on Thursday. The version marked B.1.1.529 carries an extraordinary number of mutations, and could thus be more aggressive than previous variants. In Belgium, meanwhile, the first case of ...

Matt Atlas

Petr Fiala

Coalition Urges Fast Transfer Of Power

The five parties of the Coalition Together (ODS, KDU-ČSL, TOP 09) and Pirates with Mayors and Independents (STAN) are ready to immediately take responsibility for the government in the Czech Republic, Prime Minister Petr Fiala (ODS) told reporters after today’s meeting of the leaders of the emerging cabinet . He will present a list of candidates ...