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UPDATE 2-Czech central bank holds rates as its forecasts signal hike

07 Nov 2019

PRAGUE, Nov 7 A divided Czech National Bank (CNB) held interest rates on Thursday, with the knock-on effect of economic weakness abroad staying its hand as new economic forecasts issued by the bank pointed to two hikes by next March.

"Richer will get more": Poorer states say EU spending proposals unfair

05 Nov 2019

PRAGUE The European Union's eastern and southern countries on Tuesday rejected efforts to cap aid they receive from the EU budget and attach conditions, fearing "the poorer will get less and the richer will get more".

"Richer will get more": Poorer states say EU spending proposals unfair

05 Nov 2019

PRAGUE, Nov 5 The European Union's eastern and southern countries on Tuesday rejected efforts to cap aid they receive from the EU budget and attach conditions, fearing "the poorer will get less and the richer will get more."

Czech attorneys drop fraud charges against billionaire PM Babis

13 Sep 2019

PRAGUE The Prague state attorney said on Friday he had halted a criminal investigation into whether Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis had abused EU subsidies, ending what had become a major headache for the businessman-turned-politician.

China's Czech advance hampered by Huawei jitters, Tibetan flags

30 Aug 2019

PRAGUE Fizzled investments, cyber security warnings and a Prague mayor defying Beijing by forging his own diplomatic path are muddying inroads China has made into the Czech Republic as it seeks to extend its influence in Europe.

Czech PM warns of snap election if coalition crumbles

30 Jun 2019

PRAGUE Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Sunday there would be a snap election if his coalition partner goes through with threat to quit, raising the prospect of more political turmoil after weeks of street protests against his rule.

Czech government survives no-confidence vote

27 Jun 2019

PRAGUE The Czech minority government led by the populist ANO party on Thursday survived a vote of no confidence called by the opposition, after a series of public protests against Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

Czech leader Babis defies inquiry, protests and EU audit

20 Jun 2019

PRAGUE Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has dug in to resist a criminal investigation, a slap from European auditors and possibly the biggest protests in three decades of democracy.

Czech PM found in conflict of interest by EU Commission - report

31 May 2019

PRAGUE The European Commission has determined that Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is in conflict of interest because of his business empire placed in trust funds, and the country may lose some EU funding as a result, daily Hospodarske noviny reported on Friday.

Western allies agree 5G security guidelines, warn of outside influence

03 May 2019

PRAGUE Global security officials agreed a set of proposals on Friday for future 5G networks, highlighting concerns about equipment supplied by vendors that might be subject to state influence.

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