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27th March 2018 / Politics / Elections

Grayling Czech Political Digest March 2018

Over three months have passed since Andrej Babiš was appointed as the new prime minister (PM) following the parliamentary elections in autumn 2017, yet the Czech Republic still has no clear coalition or majority government. What is more, while the current government, having resigned, only plays a caretaker role, Mr Babiš continues to make some significant changes in the public sector, despite the clamouring of the opposition parties.
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14th March 2018 / Politics / Elections

Radio Praha: New Merkel mandate seen as best scenario for Czech Republic

Angela Merkel is sworn into office for her fourth term on Wednesday. And while that might be the best scenario for neighbour, the Czech Republic, it will also step up the pressure to get a stable Czech government in place, Radio Praha writes.
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9th March 2018 / Politics / Elections

Radio Praha: Mixed expectations for Czech President's second term - interview

The 73-year-old veteran politician has largely been out of the spotlight since his narrow win against second round presidential challenger Jiří Drahoš almost six weeks ago. But the presidential oath taken before a joint session of both house of the Czech parliament in the magnificent Vladislav hall at Prague Castle – used for events for more than 500 years - puts Zeman back there again, Radio Praha writes.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic