Articles for tag: ANO, Czech Republic, ODS, STAN

Matt Atlas

Czechia is drafting its own version of the US Magnitsky Act

Czechia may soon have its own version of the 2012 US Magnitsky Act, which would allow the country to impose national sanctions on individuals and legal entities who are not on the EU sanctions list for egregious violations of international law. The government may, for example, deny them admission into the nation or seize their ...

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Michal Semin

ANO Backs Anti-Semitic Candidate For News Council

The Czech branch of the International Press Institute has called on MPs to exercise maximum responsibility in the choice of two new members of the council overseeing the Czech News Agency wire service. Respekt reported that in a first round of voting ANO backed an anti-Semitic candidate who looks likely to win a place in ...

EU Election Results: ANO Wins, Opposition Parties See Gains

The centre-right ANO party of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, as expected, won the European Parliament elections.   ANO got 21.2% of the vote (6 seats), the Civic Democrats 14.5% (4 seats), the Pirates 13.95% (3 seats), the alliance between TOP 09 and Mayors and Independents 11.6% (3 seats), and the Christian Democrats 7.2% (2 seats). ...


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Communists Push Through Debate On UN Migration Pact

Prague, Sept 14 (CTK) – The Czech Chamber of Deputies will discuss the UN global compact for migration on Wednesday, it decided on the proposal of the Communists (KSCM) today, though their previous proposal to put the compact on the agenda failed to make it through on Thursday.   The global compact was approved by ...


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Vondracek Distances Himself From ANO MEP’s Hungary Vote

Prague, Sept 13 (CTK) – Czech lower house head Radek Vondracek (ANO) distanced himself today from the ANO MEPs’ position in the EP when they voted for the EU to launch a procedure against Hungary over a serious threat to EU values on Wednesday.   Today’s session of the Czech Chamber of Deputies touched on ...


ODS Seeks To Create Safeguard Against ‘Semi-Communist’ Coalition

Prague, Sept 10 (CTK) – Czech opposition Civic Democrats (ODS) offer experienced local politicians as candidates in the October 5-6 elections to municipal bodies, ODS head Petr Fiala said during the launch of the party’s hot election campaign today, and compared the government ANO’s offer to a communist-era soap opera.   Fiala presented his party’s ...