Articles for tag: ANO, Czechia, Magnitsky Act

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 ...


Protesters Call For Babis To Resign Over Communist Alliance

Prague, May 9 (CTK) – About 500 people protested against Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) and his plan to rule the country with support from the Communist Party (KSCM) in Prague’s central square today.   The protesters called on President Milos Zeman to entrust somebody else than Babis with forming a government.   The organisers ...


May Day Rally: Trade Unions Demand Shorter Hours

Bratislava/Zilina, Central Slovakia, May 1 (CTK) – The working hours should be shortened without any loss in salaries, Josef Stredula, chairman of the Czech CMKOS trade union umbrella, said at the joint Czech-Slovak May Day celebrations today.   The trade unions in the Czech Republic want to exert pressure on ending cheap labour because the ...


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KKCG To Bid On innogy Groups Czechia Assets

Prague, April 27 (CTK) – KKCG investment group of entrepreneur Karel Komarek plans to submit a bid for all assets of innogy group in the Czech Republic, the group’s spokeswoman Dana Dvorakova told CTK today.   According to information of media from the past week, Australian investment group Macquarie is also interested in innogy’s Czech ...


Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis Meets US House Speaker Paul Ryan in Prague

PM Babis Hosts U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan

Prague, March 26 (CTK) – Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis met U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, who is on a private visit in the Czech Republic, at the Government Office and they talked about economic, trade and scientific cooperation today.   Ryan with his family is supposed to stay in the Czech Republic ...


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The Rise And Fall Of Former PM Bohuslav Sobotka

Prague, March 25 (CTK) – The story of Bohuslav Sobotka, former Czech prime minister and Social Democrat (CSSD) chairman, can serve both as an inspiration and a warning to his successors in the CSSD, Lukas Jelinek writes in the Saturday issue of daily Pravo.   Sobotka, 46, the CSSD chairman in 2011-17, PM in 2014-17 ...


US House Speaker Paul Ryan Arrives In Prague To Meet PM Andrej Babis

Prague, March 25 (CTK) – Paul Ryan, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, probably arrived in Prague this afternoon for a private visit during which he would meet Czech PM Andrej Babis (ANO) on Monday and visit both houses of parliament on Tuesday.   A meeting with President Milos Zeman is not on Ryan’s ...


Czech Ministers Reject ‘Absurd’ Russian Nerve Toxin Origin Claim

Prague/Brno March 17 (CTK) – The Czech foreign affairs and defence ministers, Martin Stropnicky and Karla Slechtova (both ANO), rejected today the Russian diplomacy statement that the Novichok poison used against former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain may come from the Czech Republic. According to several sources, the nerve agent developed ...