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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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28th February 2018 / Politics / Elections

RSF: Czech Republic ranks 23rd in world press freedom index, down two places

The 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) shows an increase in the number of countries where the media freedom situation is very grave and highlights the scale and variety of the obstacles to media freedom throughout the world.
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15th February 2018 / Politics / Elections

Grayling CZ Political Digest

Despite the numerous hiccups accompanying the current government of prime minister Andrej Babiš – the failed vote of confidence last month, the lengthy negotiations with other potential coalition partners, and not forgetting the infamous police investigation into the potential EU subsidy fraud surrounding the Stork’s Nest case – it seems nothing can diminish the determination of this administration to govern. 
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic