Babis voices regret for Czech communist past at Velvet Revolution anniversary

By |november 18th, 2019|Andrej Babis, Czech Republic, News, Slovakia|

The Czech Republic's billionaire prime minister expressed regret over his communist past on Sunday (17 November) while Slovakia's liberal president hailed the sacrifices communist-era dissidents made for democracy as their nations celebrated 30 years s...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Babis voices regret for Czech communist past at Velvet Revolution anniversary

Visegrad countries back opening of accession talks with North Macedonia, Albania

By |september 13th, 2019|Albania, Andrej Babis, Bosnia and Herzegovina, EU enlargement, Kosovo, Kosovo recognition, Miloš Zeman, Montenegro, News, North Macedonia, Ramush Haradinaj, Serbia, Visegrad Four, war crimes, Western Balkans, Yugoslav wars|

Four eastern European Union members on Thursday (12 September) backed the accession of Western Balkan countries to the bloc, saying North Macedonia and Albania should start talks this year.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Visegrad countries back opening of accession talks with North Macedonia, Albania

Babiš: rule-of-law job would be great honour for Czech Republic

By |september 5th, 2019|Andrej Babis, Czech Republic, European Commission, future eu, New European Commission, News, Politico, rule of law, Ursula von der Leyen, Věra Jourová|

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has scolded Politico for publishing what he said was old and unconfirmed information about a potential rule-of-law portfolio for the Czech Commission candidate Věra Jourová. But he did say this portfolio would be a prestigious one.  EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Babiš: rule-of-law job would be great honour for Czech Republic

The Czech president’s summer power play comes to an end

By |avgust 23rd, 2019|Andrej Babis, government crisis, Miloš Zeman, News, the Czech Republic|

The latest Czech government crisis is over: President Miloš Zeman will appoint Lubomír Zaorálek as the new minister of culture on Tuesday (27 August), ending a dispute over the post that almost caused a collapse of the government. However, the crisis has exposed the deteriorating state of democracy in the country.

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Will the government of Andrej Babiš survive again?

By |julij 15th, 2019|Andrej Babis, Czech Republic, Miloš Zeman, News|

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš survived a no-confidence vote on 27 June, but his coalition government is torn by internal strife and appears to be nearer the end than at any point in its past 12 months in office.

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Embattled Czech mogul PM survives confidence vote

By |junij 27th, 2019|Andrej Babis, corruption, czech elections, Czech Republic, News|

Billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš survived a no-confidence vote early on Thursday (27 June), even as he faces charges of graft, EU concerns over possible conflicts of interest and mass rallies demanding his resignation.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Embattled Czech mogul PM survives confidence vote

Czechs demand Babis quit in largest protest since communism

By |junij 24th, 2019|Andrej Babis, ANO, communists, corruption, Czech Republic, News, OLAF|

Huge crowds flooded central Prague on Sunday (23 June) demanding Prime Minister Andrej Babiš step down over allegations of graft in a protest that organisers and local media claim drew around 250,000 people, making it the largest since the fall of communism in 1989.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Czechs demand Babis quit in largest protest since communism

Czechs alarmed as populist leaders take aim at public media

By |junij 17th, 2019|Andrej Babis, Czech Republic, far right, media freedom, Miloš Zeman, News, Tomio Okamura|

Czech journalists and media analysts are raising alarm over the "threat" to the country's public media from mounting pressure on the press by populist politicians.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Czechs alarmed as populist leaders take aim at public media

GLOBSEC Forum: ‘No reason to protest, people have a great life’, Babis says

By |junij 11th, 2019|Andrej Babis, Bratislava, China, Czech protests, EU, GLOBSEC, Huawei, Marietje Schaake, Miroslav Lajak, News, Peter Pellegrini, Russia, Slovakia, US|

As GLOBSEC's 2019 forum in Bratislava kicked off last week, EURACTIV went along to listen to world leaders from politics, civil society and business, on the EU’s place amid unstable political contexts. Here are the main talking points from the Saturday forum.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za GLOBSEC Forum: ‘No reason to protest, people have a great life’, Babis says

Juncker looks back on 15 years of ‘big bang’ EU enlargement

By |april 29th, 2019|Andrej Babis, corruption, Czech Republic, EU enlargement, Hungary, illiberal democracy, Jan Kuciak, Jarosław Kaczyński, Jean-Claude Juncker, News, OLAF, PiS, Poland, Slovakia, Viktor Orbán, Visegrad Four|

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker offered interesting comments on present-day leaders of member states from Central Europe, on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the 1 May 2004 accession of 10 countries, known as “the big bang”. 

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Juncker looks back on 15 years of ‘big bang’ EU enlargement