Articles for category: Politics

Matt Atlas

U.S. CDC Raises COVID-19 Travel Warnings For Czech Republic

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised Americans not to travel to the Czech Republic, Hungary and Iceland due to the sharp increase in coronavirus infections in those countries. As for the necessary route, the CDC recommends that American citizens be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before visiting these countries. The CDC now ...

Matt Atlas

Uyghur World Congress Meets In Prague

The Uyghur World Congress will elect a new leadership at the General Assembly in Prague this weekend. Today, a conference is being held at which, according to the congress, prisoners and re-education camp survivors, academics, experts, diplomats and politicians will meet. According to Lidové noviny, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, Pavel Fischer (independent), should speak. The mayor of ...

Matt Atlas

Andrej Babis Prime Minister Czech Republic

Government Approves Babis’s Resignation

President Miloš Zeman accepted today’s resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš’s government. At the same time, the ANO and CSSD cabinets commissioned them to temporarily hold office until the appointment of a new government. Prague Castle informed about it in a press release today. Zeman commissioned ODS chairman Petr Fiala, the Spolu coalition (ODS, KDU-ČSL, TOP 09) and ...

Petr Dubinsky

Andrej Babis

Prosecutor Seeks To Strip Babis Of Immunity

On Tuesday, Attorney General Jaroslav Šaroch sent a request to the Chamber of Deputies for the extradition of the outgoing Prime Minister and re-elected MP Andrej Babiš (ANO) for criminal prosecution in the Stork’s Nest case. This was stated today by the spokesman of the Prague City Public Prosecutor’s Office, Aleš Cimbala. Babiš’s prosecution was interrupted because ...

Petr Dubinsky

Five Parties Sign Deal To Form Government

The chairmen of the Spolice coalitions (ODS, KDU-ČSL, TOP 09) and Pirates with Mayors and Independents (STAN) today signed a government coalition agreement in the Chamber of Deputies. The current opposition coalitions agreed on the document last week, and planned the ceremonial signing on the day of the opening of the inaugural meeting of the new ...

Petr Dubinsky

Zeman Confirms Babis To Step Down

President Milos Zeman said today that the appointment of ODS chairman Petr Fiala as chairman of the new cabinet will not be a problem. He stated this in a telephone interview on Frekvenci 1. The current Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (YES) is not interested in becoming prime minister, he noted. Zeman will do everything in his power ...

Minister Havlíček Files Criminal Complaint Against Bohemia Energy

The Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlíček (YES) filed a criminal complaint against Bohemia Energy, the reason being the suspicion of committing a crime against property. Havlíček filed a criminal complaint on suspicion of offering services at the time of termination of activities, purposeful transfer of assets between companies and efforts to transfer private assets. The ...

Budget Deficit Hits 335 Billion Crowns

The state budget deficit at the end of October rose to 335 billion crowns from 326.3 billion crowns in September. The Ministry of Finance informed about it today. This is the worst October result since the establishment of the Czech Republic. Last year, at the end of October, the deficit was 274 billion crowns. At the end of ...

Matt Atlas

Babis Calls For Unity, Urges Jabs For Unvaccinated

The outlook for the future is not optimistic, but Czechs have overcome worse, said Prime Minister Andrej Babiš in a speech on today’s national holiday. According to him, in the darkest times, the nation has always stuck together. He hopes that the new government will fight for Czech interests. He again urged people to get vaccinated. He also thanked ...