Articles for tag: rule of law

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Foreign Minister: Civil Society Key To Human Rights

Czech foreign minister Tomáš Petříček on Monday addressed a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, his first address to the assembly since the Czech Republic became a member of the Council in January of this year.   The Czech foreign minister, who has made human rights a cornerstone of Czech foreign policy, ...


Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis

Babis To Remain Corruption Chairman Under Draft Amendment

Prague, Aug 22 (CTK) – The prime minister will always chair the Czech government council coordinating corruption fight in the future, under a draft change in its status that the government approved today.   PM and ANO chairman Andrej Babis is chairing the council now.   Under the approved draft, the council will have another ...


Andrej Babis and Monika Babis

Deadline Extended For Return Of Capi Hnzido Funds

Prague, June 5 (CTK) – The deadline for the Imoba firm, from the Czech Agrofert holding formerly owned by PM Andrej Babis, to return the 50-million-crown EU subsidy that went to the Capi hnizdo recreational and conference centre was extended until June 29, the Central Bohemia authorities told CTK today.   The original deadline expired ...


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Poll: 94% Say Politicians Accused Of Crimes Must Resign

Prague, May 25 (CTK) – Nine in ten Czechs believe that a politician should step down if accused or found guilty of a crime, while less than one fourth believe that adultery is a reason for a politician to resign, according to a CVVM public opinion poll results released today.   People view a proved ...


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Visegrad Four To Debate EU Funding Link To Rule Of Law

Brussels, May 24 (CTK) – The Visegrad Four countries (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland) are ready for a debate in the EU linking its funds with the quality of rule of law in its next budget, Slovak EU envoy Peter Javorcik and Hungarian EU affairs state secretary Szabolcs Takacs said today.   However, ...


EU Draft Budget: Members Must Observe Rule Of Law

Prague, May 21 (CTK) – European Commissioner Vera Jourova, who represents the Czech Republic in the EC, supports the principle according to which member states would receive money from the EU budget provided that they observe the rule of law, she said at the conference Challenges for Europe in Prague today.   The EU draft ...


Andrej Babis

Repayment Of Babis’s Illegal EU Subsidy Ordered

Prague, May 10 (CTK) – The Central Bohemia office in charge of EU subsidies has called on the Imoba firm, the successor of the recipient of a subsidy granted to the Capi hnizdo (Stork Nest) project, over which PM Andrej Babis and others face prosecution, to return the 50-million-crown subsidy voluntarily, it said today.   ...


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Zeman’s Shock Claims Danger To Nation: Senate Chairman Stech

Prague, May 4 (CTK) – The Czech parliament should deal with President Milos Zeman’s interpretation of the information from secret services on the production of the Novichok agent in the Czech Republic, some senators told journalists today.   Zeman said on Thursday that he preferred the view of the military intelligence that the Novichok nerve ...


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Babis’s Prosecution To Continue: State Attorney Throws Out Complaint

Prague, May 3 (CTK) – The prosecution of Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) over the EU subsidy of 50 million crowns for the construction of the Stork Nest conference centre and farm will continue, state attorney’s office spokeswoman Stepanka Zenklova told journalists today.   State attorney Jaroslav Saroch has rejected Babis’s complaint about his ...