Articles for tag: Andrej Babiš, ANO, CSSD, Czech Republic, Jan Hamacek, KSCM, Prague, Praha, Vojtech Filip


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Can PM Andrej Babis Pacify Communist Unease Over Minister Picks?

Prague, March 24 (CTK) – The Czech Communists (KSCM) have serious reservations about three up to four ministers in the government of Andrej Babis (ANO), which keeps working after its resignation, KSCM chairman Vojtech Filip told reporters during a meeting of the party’s broader leadership today.   He did not elaborate on these ministers’ names. ...


‘Unwise’ To Split Up CEZ Group: Trade Minister Huner

Prague, March 23 (CTK) – Splitting up energy utility CEZ due to the planned construction of a new nuclear source would be unwise, as it is necessary to assess its impacts on shareholders first, Industry and Trade Minister Tomas Huner said in today’s issue of daily Hospodarske noviny (HN).   In addition, the preparations for ...


Silvana Jirotkova Named CEO Of CzechInvest

Prague, March 22 (CTK) – Silvana Jirotkova will be new CEO of state-run agency CzechInvest as of March 26, she is now director of internal projects department at the agency, the Industry and Trade Ministry told CTK, and minister Toms Huner signed her letter of appointment today.   “After a long time, CzechInvest has a ...


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President Zeman: CEFC’s Ye Jianming Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Prague, March 22 (CTK) – Czech President Milos Zeman does not know why his adviser and CEFC company head Ye Jianming is being investigated in China, he would not interfere in Chinese internal affairs, respects the presumption of innocence and will wait for the result of the enquiry, he says in Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) ...


PM Andrej Babis: Russian Nerve Agent Allegation ‘Absolute Lie’

Prague, March 21 (CTK) – “An absolute lie”, Czech PM Andrej Babis said today about Moscow’s allegation that the poison used to attack former double agent Sergei Skripal in Britain might have come from the Czech Republic, and he dismissed speculations about his cabinet taking a sluggish approach to the affair.   The cabinet has ...

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Council Of Europe: Czech Prisons Rank Among Most Crowded

The Czech Republic ranks among states with a high number of prisoners, according to an international study based on data from 2016 released on Tuesday. According to the latest Council of Europe Annual Penal Statistics, the country had 213 prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants the year before last.   Incarceration rates grew 7.6% year over year ...


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Zeman’s China Envoy Confirms CEFC’s Ye Jianming Arrested

Prague, March 19 (CTK) – China Energy Company Limited (CEFC) board chairman Ye Jianming, an adviser of President Milos Zeman, is being investigated in China, Zeman’s spokesman Jiri Ovcacek told journalists today.   Representatives of Shanghai confirmed this to Czech Presidential Office head Vratislav Mynar.   The CEFC representatives said Ye would leave his post. ...


CEZ Groups 2017 Net Profit Up 29% Year Over Year

Prague, March 18 (CTK) – Net earnings of Czech energy group CEZ increased by 29 percent yr/yr to Kc18.8bn last year, its sales staying at the 2016 level of Kc203.7bn, according to analysts polled by CTK.   CEZ will make public its business results for last year on Tuesday.   The net profit rose by ...