Czech President Milos Zeman appoints Petr Fiala as prime minister

Czech President Milos Zeman appointed the leader of a centre-right alliance Petr Fiala as prime minister on Sunday in a ceremony he performed from a plexiglass cubicle after testing positive for COVID-19. Fiala leads a bloc of five centre and centre-right opposition parties that won an election in October, ousting the incumbent premier Andrej Babis… Read More Czech President Milos Zeman appoints Petr Fiala as prime minister

Czech President Milos Zeman hospitalised following positive test for coronavirus

Czech President Milos Zeman was taken back to hospital on Thursday after testing positive for the coronavirus, his office said, just hours after his release following more than six weeks of treatment for an unrelated condition. Zeman, 77, was released to home care on Thursday morning but an ambulance took him back to the Central… Read More Czech President Milos Zeman hospitalised following positive test for coronavirus

Five Czech parties form coalition to oust PM Andrej Babis

The Czech Republic’s prospective new centre-right prime minister promised rapid change on Monday, after reaching an agreement among a coalition of five parties to form a government and oust Prime Minister Andrej Babis following an election last month. The parties – ranging from the mildly eurosceptic Civic Democrats to the progressive Pirate Party – pledged… Read More Five Czech parties form coalition to oust PM Andrej Babis

Czech President Milos Zeman hospitalised due to health complications

Czech President Milos Zeman was receiving treatment in an intensive care unit on Sunday, creating uncertainty at a time when he is due to lead political talks about forming a new government after a parliamentary election. Director Miroslav Zavoral of the Central Military Hospital in Prague said Zeman, 77, was admitted due to complications related… Read More Czech President Milos Zeman hospitalised due to health complications

Thousands in Czech rally against President Milos Zeman over Russia views

About 10,000 Czechs rallied against President Milos Zeman in central Prague on Thursday, calling for his removal from office for what they say are pro-Russian views that have no place in a European Union nation. The rally in Wenceslas Square followed Zeman’s suggestion last Sunday that Russia was not necessarily behind a 2014 ammunition dump… Read More Thousands in Czech rally against President Milos Zeman over Russia views

Czech President Milos Zeman says Russia not necessarily responsible for 2014 ammunition depot explosion

Czech President Milos Zeman said on Sunday the idea that Russian spies caused a 2014 ammunition dump explosion in the central European country was just one of two theories and the possibility it was an accident should not be ruled out. Zeman’s statement came just over a week after the government sparked a row with… Read More Czech President Milos Zeman says Russia not necessarily responsible for 2014 ammunition depot explosion