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Milan Chovanec 11. 2. 2018 on Czech Television. (PHOTO: Česká televize)
Milan Chovanec 11. 2. 2018 on Czech Television. (PHOTO: Česká televize)

Czech Social Democratic head recommends removal of lower house vice-chair because of his deceptive remarks about Romani genocide site

12.2.2018 7:43 The acting head of the Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD), former Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec, has said he will support removing the chair of the "Freedom and Direct Democracy" movement (SPD), Czech MP Tomio Okamura, from his position as vice-chair of the Chamber of Deputies when the legislature reconvenes. The Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) are proposing the move because of Okamura's recent controversial remarks about the Protectorate-era concentration camp at Lety u Písku.  full story

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Czech Gov't says it will not receive any more migrants on basis of EU quotas

7.6.2017 9:47 The Czech Republic will not be receiving any more migrants from the reception centers in Greece and Italy on the basis of the EU's redistribution quotas because it believes the quota system is dysfunctional and is making that decision on the basis of the deteriorating security situation. Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec (Czech Social Democratic Party - ČSSD) announced the news to journalists yesterday after the cabinet session.  full story

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Analysis: The 2016 arson attack on Klinika Social Center - are the Czech Police incompetent, or omniscient?

7.3.2017 9:58 How can we recognize the democratic rule of law? In addition to many other factors, equality of all before the law is one sure way.  full story

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Czech Interior Minister suing City of Prague over opinion on gallows at demonstration

29.5.2016 10:52 The Office of the Municipal Department of Prague 1 did not make an error when it failed to assess the presence of a mock-up of a gallows during a demonstration against migration last year as constituting a misdemeanor, according to Prague City Hall, which has now reviewed the appeal of that Prague 1 decision filed by Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec (Czech Social Democratic Party - ČSSD), who says he will now file an administrative lawsuit over City Hall's decision. Chovanec says he believes threatening people with a gallows in public must not be allowed to be considered legal.  full story

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Czech Interior Minister says migrants are "not an issue" in the Czech Republic

27.5.2016 7:41 Czech voters are mainly interested in parties that address the full spectrum of political issues, not in those that are narrowly focused just on the topic of migration, for example. That is the assessment of Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec (Czech Social Democratic Party - ČSSD), who made his remarks during a discussion about democracy.  full story

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Czech Police investigating squatting of building by the Klinika Social Center

8.3.2016 17:14 The Prague 3 Municipal Council will be meeting to discuss the Autonomous Social Center Klinika. The session was convened by opposition members of the council who support the activists behind Klinika remaining at the facility in the Žižkov quarter.  full story

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Czech Interior Minister Chovanec would like to restrict anonymity on the Internet

9.1.2016 20:21 According to Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec, the time has come to begin discussing various options on how to approach the Internet. "If I were to say now that I would like every Internet user to be identified, everyone would start throwing things at me. However, in my view, the time has come to debate how to move in that direction," yesterday's edition of the Czech daily Lidové noviny quoted him as saying.  full story

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Czech Interior Minister: Today it's a gallows, tomorrow people could be shooting each other

7.7.2015 21:54 According to the Czech Interior Ministry, the law was broken during last week's demonstration against immigration and Islam in Prague. Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec says it will be necessary to change police procedure as a result.  full story

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Commentary: Actually, the Czech Police do not "know" that a gallows has no place in a democracy

6.7.2015 19:32 Police officers do not have an easy job and Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec evidently does not know much about their work. Just imagine someone bringing a mock-up of a gallows to a demonstration, as occurred last Wednesday.  full story

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Czech ministers visit excluded localities in Šluknov area

Šluknov (Děčín district), 13.5.2014 23:21, (ROMEA) Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec, Czech Human Rights Minister Jiří Dienstbier, and Czech Labor Minister Michaela Marksová Tominová (all Czech Social Democrats - ČSSD) visited the socially excluded localities in the Šluknov area (Děčín district) yesterday. The ministers were primarily interested in the conditions in which local people live and the problems of municipalities there.  full story




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