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Ex-minister Stropnický resigns as MP and quits ANO

Prague Daily Monitor Actor and Diplomat Martin Stropnický who served as Defence and Foreign Minister in the previous government for ANO, resigned as MP on Monday and gave up his vice president’s position in ANO. ANO’s parliamentary leader, Jaroslav Faltýnek, confirmed this to Novinky.cz. Stropnický did this in preparation for his departure to Israel, where […]

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200 people protest appointment to Radio and TV Council

Prague Daily Monitor Lidovky.cz reports that over 200 people demonstrated on Prague’s Malostranské Square on Monday against the nomination of Petr Štěpánek to the Czech Council for Radio and Television Broadcasting. The protesters argue that Štěpánek would not pursue a politically independent agenda, and would impact the independence of Czech Television. read more Read full […]

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KSČM chief criticizes Zeman, says gov’t is fulfilling Communist’s demands

Prague Daily Monitor Communist party chief Vojtech Filip told television host Vaclav Moravec on Czech Television over the weekend that President Milos Zeman’s invitation to Czech-German right-wing AFD MP Petr Bystron to visit Prague castle with Steve Bannon was against Czech national interest. Filip said that this was due to the AFD’s rejection of the […]

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Parliament committee doesn’t recommend lifting MP Zdeněk Ondráček’s immunity

Prague Daily Monitor On Tuesday, the Mandate and Immunity Committee of the Chamber of Deputies voted against lifting Communist MP Zdeněk Ondráček’s immunity in the defamation case filed against him by former Presidential candidate Michal Horáček. Ondráček accused Horáček of being a collaborator with the secret police (STB) under the previous Communist regime. read more […]

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