Thursday, 5 May 2016

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Governor's meeting with Night Wolves is mistake, say politicians

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5 May 2016

Czech politicians say South Moravian Region governor Michal Hasek's meeting the Russian motorcycle club Night Wolves, known for its relations with President Vladimir Putin, at Brno Central Cemetery on Tuesday was a big mistake and shame.

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Czech-run community centre in Kenya offers three types of schools

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5 May 2016

The Island of Hope community centre in Kenya, operated by the Czech Narovinu Centrum NGO, newly includes a secondary school in addition to an elementary school and a kindergarten, where the teaching methods differ from those usual in Kenya, the project's coordinator Dana Feminova said on Wednesday.

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Právo: EU's planned arms directive is nightmare for Czech museums

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5 May 2016

The EU's plan to toughen the rules of automatic firearms possession would bind the Czech Military History Museum to invalidate its collection of weapons, one of the world's biggest and most valuable, which its representatives categorically refuse to do, daily Pravo writes on Wednesday.

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Právo: Planned police unit to face possible migrant wave

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5 May 2016

The Interior Ministry wants to form a special police unit within the Immigration Office that would have 181 members and be ready to intervene if the Czech Republic faced a migrant wave, daily Pravo writes on Wednesday.

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MPs back bill on exceptional raising of pensions by gov't

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5 May 2016

The Czech government might be empowered to raise pensions beyond the indexation rules defined by law if their regular rise were too low, according to a draft amendment to the pension law that the Chamber of Deputies passed on Wednesday.

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VAT ledger statements win Czech award for bureaucratic absurdity

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5 May 2016

The VAT ledger statements that were introduced in the country in January won the 2016 mock award for the most bureaucratic absurdity, which is declared within the contests for the best Czech firms and entrepreneurs of the year, the organisers said on Wednesday.

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Czech miners may retire seven years earlier

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5 May 2016

Miners in underground mines may be able to retire seven years earlier than other workers, that is at the age of 56 years now, according to proposed changes in an amendment to pension insurance that the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Czech parliament, passed on Wednesday.

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Golden Bull issued by Charles IV to be briefly shown in Prague

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5 May 2016

The Golden Bull of 1356 issued by Charles IV, King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, which was a sort of statute book valid until the end of the empire in 1806, will be displayed exceptionally for one week in Prague in May.

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Czech Post issues stamp marking Emperor Charles IV anniversary

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5 May 2016

The Czech Post has issued a special postage stamp marking the 700th birth anniversary of Charles IV (1316-1378), King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, that was presented in Karolinum, the seat of Charles University, in Prague on Wednesday.

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Czech military aviation advisers to operate in Iraq as of June

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5 May 2016

A Czech military team of aviation advisers will start working in Iraq in June to help train pilots of the L-159 aircraft, the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of parliament, smoothly approved the mission on Wednesday.

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