Tuesday, 22 August 2017
National | ČTK

The Czech government approved yesterday the purchase of the pig farm located at the site of a former Nazi internment camp for the Roma in Lety, Minister for Human Rights Jan Chvojka said. He said the farm is to stop its operation next spring, after the company meets its deals on pork meat deliveries. The state wants to sign the sale contract with the pig farm's owner, the AGPI firm, as soon as possible, probably next month, Culture Minister Daniel Herman said.

Prague | Prague TV

Prague is looking for a place to open a re-use center where people can get rid of functional things they no longer need. The goods would be sold by the city at a symbolic price. This ecological flea market will keep the items from winding up in landfills. The sort of articles that could be found at an ecological flea market include furniture, clothing, household goods, appliances, board games, books, phonograph records, CDs and DVDs.



National | Prague TV

Army veterinarians are involved in fighting the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak. A four-member intervention unit from the Veterinary Sanitation Institute at Mankovice has been deployed along with civilian colleagues to implement emergency measures to stop the spread of the disease.

National | ČTK

The Czech ambassador to Russia, Vladimir Remek, will leave the post at the end of the year, the Foreign Ministry confirmed to ČTK on Monday. The weekly Respekt wrote that Remek is leaving the job prematurely at his own request.

Finance | Brno Daily

The government made another step in raising the quality of life in the country. From January 1, 2018, the minimum wage will grow by CZK 1,200, or 11 percent, to CZK 12,200 a month. The minimum hourly rate will increase from 66 to 73.2 crowns.

National | ČTK

The quality of groundwater worsened last year as against the previous years as experts found the values exceeding the permitted limits in some of the observed substances in 86.8 percent of the monitored wells and springs, the annual report on the state of Czech water management said.

Czech Republic and the EU | Reuters

The Czech Republic may try to get an observer seat at the euro group of euro zone finance ministers if its decision-making powers are boosted under plans to reshape the European Union, the foreign minister said on Monday.

Life | Radio Prague

Czech Radio has brought readers rare, as yet unpublished photographs of the 1968 Russian-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. The photos were taken by Polish geologist Leszek Sawicki who was attending a conference in Prague at the time and was trapped in the capital city for several days after the invasion.

Life | ČTK

A mobile pub in which the customers drink draft beer while pedalling has become a new attraction in the centre of the city of Brno.

Sport | Radio Prague

For the first time ever, players from Czech Republic now top the WTA rankings in both singles and doubles tennis. Monday morning's release of the latest placings confirmed that Lucie Šafářová is women's world number one in doubles.