The election of socialist Holland is a signal of change in Europe
The Czech social democratic party heartily welcomes the news of today’s election of a new French president, socialist Francois Holland. After a long 17 years of alternating right-wing presidents, this marks an important change for both France and Europe as a whole.
The success of the socialists in the presidential election in one of the most important European countries also gives strong encouragement to social democrats throughout the EU, including ČSSD, which is intensively preparing for the October regional and senate elections.
“The victory of Francoise Holland is important for the European left. Following the success of social democrats in Denmark and Slovakia it is a key signal of a shift giving hope to all who want a more just and socially acceptable response to the debt crisis. Holland must now fight hard for pro-growth measures against all those in the EU who have defended radical across-the-board cuts, stifling demand and sending Europe into economic stagnation. In this fight he will also have the support of Czech social democrats,” said ČSSD Chairman Bohuslav Sobotka.
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What happened in Paris on Friday night was an exceptionally brutal crime that carries all the characteristics of a terrorist attack. I am really appalled by the number of innocent victims. France deserves all our support and solidarity.
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- ČSSD rejects the church restitution enforced by the TOP09 and ODS as unfair, over-priced and carrying a high-risk for the state
ČSSD rejects the church restitution enforced by the right-wing government because they are unfair, over-priced and carrying a high risk for the state. If ČSSD gains in the October elections a sufficient mandate from the voters, it will use its best efforts to rectify this injustice. We will seek to significantly reduce financial compensation for unissued church property so that the compensation will be reasonable and fair. We will not allow handing over of the property owned by the Church before 25th February 1948. We will consider the possible introduction of tax assignations to be used for church financing in the future.
- ČSSD compiled its lists of candidates according to the rules
ČSSD welcomes the decision of the District Court for Prague 1, which rejected the proposal of several members of ČSSD from Moravian-Silesian Region to issue a preliminary measure to prevent the submission of lists of (ČSSD) candidates for Parliamentary elections in this county.
2015-11-14 What happened in Paris on Friday night was an exceptionally brutal crime that...