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Czech PM Babis wins cabinet's backing, ends nine-month struggle to form majority

Jul 11 2018

PRAGUE The Czech parliament gave its backing early on Thursday to a new, center-left minority cabinet led by billionaire Andrej Babis, ending his nearly nine-month effort to secure a parliamentary majority.

Czech lawmakers postpone confidence vote for PM Babis's minority government

Jan 10 2018

PRAGUE The Czech lower house on Wednesday postponed a confidence vote on Prime Minister Andrej Babis's minority government until Jan. 16 or later as lawmakers tussled over fraud allegations the billionaire politician is battling.

Czech president appoints Andrej Babis as new prime minister

Dec 06 2017

PRAGUE Czech billionaire businessman Andrej Babis was appointed prime minister on Wednesday after his ANO party came first in an October election, and he must now focus on securing parliamentary backing for a minority administration.

Czech election winner Babis to seek minority government

Oct 31 2017

LANY, Czech Republic Czech election winner Andrej Babis will attempt to form a minority government after being shunned by other parties, Babis said on Tuesday after meeting the president.

Billionaire Babis scores big Czech election win, seeks partners to rule

Oct 21 2017

PRAGUE Czech billionaire Andrej Babis won a thumping victory in Saturday's election as voters shunned traditional parties and gave a mandate to the anti-establishment businessman pledging to fight political corruption while facing fraud charges himself.(For a graphic of the Czech election click http://tmsnrt.rs/2vO4hPW)

Czechs vote for new parliament, wealthy businessman seen as likely next PM

Oct 20 2017

PRAGUE Czechs voted on Friday in an election expected to hand power to businessman Andrej Babis who has won popular support by pledging to sweep aside traditional parties, boost investment and keep out refugees, but faces a criminal probe for suspected fraud.

INTERVIEW-CEZ holding out for better price in Bulgarian asset sale

Sep 26 2017

PRAGUE, Sept 26 Czech utility CEZ has shortlisted five bidders for the sale of its Bulgarian assets and wants to decide on a deal by the end of year or scrap it if it cannot secure the right price, a board member told Reuters.

CEZ says focus on renewable, new energy investments, not ruling out bigger deals

May 25 2017

PRAGUE Czech utility CEZ is close to acquiring a renewable power project in Germany as it pursues a strategy of investing in renewable plants and smaller energy technology firms, while remaining open to a big acquisition if the opportunity arose.

Vodafone suing O2 Czech Republic for 10 million pounds

Mar 17 2015

PRAGUE Vodafone's Czech unit is seeking damages of 385 million crowns (10 million pounds) from telecoms company O2 Czech Republic for what it says is the company's abuse of a dominant position in the fixed broadband market, the company said on Tuesday.

Vodafone suing O2 Czech Republic for $15 mln

Mar 17 2015

PRAGUE Vodafone's Czech unit is seeking damages of 385 million crowns ($15 million) from telecoms company O2 Czech Republic for what it says is the company's abuse of a dominant position in the fixed broadband market, the company said on Tuesday.

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