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Czech President, Communist Party leader openly reject foreign minister nomination

Prime Minister-designate Andrej Babiš presented his proposed new cabinet line-up to the Czech president for approval on Sunday, two days after the centre-left Social Democrats agreed – following a party referendum – to join Mr Babiš’s centrist ANO party in a coalition government. But the political uncertainty is not over, with the foreign minister nomination proving controversial.

 
 
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Czechia helping in Kosovo with waste…

Kosovo marked 10 years of independence in February and is now recognized as a sovereign by 113 UN members. Even 10…

 
 
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Communist Party wins new allies in…

The lower house of Parliament on Wednesday approved a controversial Communist Party proposal for Church restitutions to…

 
 
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Fight brewing over pressure by PM for…

Governments in resignation usually uphold a pledge not to take key decisions for the remainder of their mandate. But…

 
 
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Government moves to raise old age…

The government is delivering on its promise to raise pensions, approving a bill to the pensions’ law which would…

 
 
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Muslim’s release sparks diplomatic row…

A Czech court on Tuesday ordered the release of Syrian Kurdish leader Saleh Muslim, sparking a diplomatic row with…

 
 
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Murder of Slovak journalist shocks…

Czechs have reacted with shock and widespread condemnation to the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his girlfriend in…

 
 
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Prague in diplomatic tug-of-war…

The Czech Republic has found itself in a diplomatic tug-of-war between Turkey and the main Syrian Kurdish political…

 
 
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Czech EU support most lukewarm in…

Amid recent heightened talk about the possibilities a Czech exit from the European Union or a referendum about it, a…

 
 
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Health ministry to subsidize dental…

While the standard of dental care in the Czech Republic is considered to be high, getting a toothache in a remote area…

 
 
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Newly-elected Social Democrat leader…

The Social Democratic Party elected Jan Hamáček, deputy chairman of the lower house, as the party’s new leader on…

 
 
 
 
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