Articles for tag: Andrej Babiš, CSSD, Jan Hamacek, Miloš Zeman

Social Democrats Ultimatum To Babis Lacks Deadline

The Social Democrats’ party leadership on Monday set a final condition for remaining in the minority government of Andrej Babiš – that his ally President Miloš Zeman appoints their nominee for culture minister. But while urging the prime minister to use his constitutional power to ensure the appointment, the party’s ultimatum did not include a ...

Matt Atlas

CSSD Gives Hamacek Mandate To Exit Government

The Social Democrat leadership agreed on Monday to support party chairman Jan Hamáček’s mandate to negotiate whether to remain in the minority government of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO). They also confirmed their choice for culture minister.   Some Social Democrats have been calling to exit the government due to a long-running dispute over replacing ...

Matt Atlas

Foreign Minister Petricek Says He Is Prepared To Resign

Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček iodf the Social Democratic party said he was ready to resign, following the meeting of top officials at the Lány Chateau on Thursday concerning the replacement of Culture Minister Antonín Staněk.   Mr. Petříček told the Czech News Agency he was disappointed by the outcome of the meeting between President Miloš ...


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Babis: Poche Will Not Be Appointed Foreign Minister

Prague, Sept 2 (CTK) – Social Democrat (CSSD) nominee for the post of foreign minister Miroslav Poche works negatively in the office and he will not receive the post, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) told the Prima television station today.   Babis said he perceived the complicated situation among the Social Democrats. Their Friday ...


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Social Democrats Stand Behind Poche For Foreign Minister

Prague, Aug 31 (CTK) – Czech Social Democrat (CSSD) leader Jan Hamacek pledged to resolve the dispute over the nomination of Miroslav Poche as foreign minister, rejected by President Milos Zeman, by mid-October, Social Democrat sources told CTK today.   Interior Minister Jan Hamacek is now also the acting foreign minister.   Zeman has refused ...


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Social Democrats Push For Bill Increasing Pensions

Prague, Aug 3 (CTK) – Deputy Prime Minister Jan Hamacek (Social Democrats, CSSD) asked the head of the lower house of Czech parliament, Radek Vondracek (ANO), to call a lower house session on a bill increasing pensions as soon as possible, CSSD spokesman Petr Vurbs told CTK today.   Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) said ...


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Social Democrats Support 10% Pay Raise For Public Sector Salaries

Prague, July 30 (CTK) – The Social Democrats (CSSD) will support the demand of trade unions that salaries in the public sector go up by 10 percent next year, which would cost the state about 4.5 billion crowns, CSSD leader Jan Hamacek told journalists after a meeting of his party’s leadership today.   Hamacek, who ...


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Krcal’s Resignation Was Only Solution: Babis

Prague, July 17 (CTK) – Petr Krcal’s (Social Democrats, CSSD) resignation as labour and social affairs minister today was the only possible solution to the emerged suspicion of plagiarism on his part in his thesis from 2007, Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) has told reporters.   He said he is leaving the choice of Krcal’s ...


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Babis Presents ANO-CSSD Programme To Deputies

Prague, July 11 (CTK) – The policy statement of the new Czech cabinet of ANO and the Social Democrats (CSSD) is very good and corresponds to the situation in the country, PM Andrej Babis (ANO) told the Chamber of Deputies before its vote of confidence in his cabinet today.   He mentioned and highlighted six ...