Saturday, 31 January 2015

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Šandor: Czechs need new law to make intelligence services effective

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30 Jan 2015

The Czech law on intelligence services is outdated and needs a reform to make the services effective, flexible and controllable and prevent their misuse by political parties, Andor Šandor, former head of the military intelligence service, wrote in Právo.

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Anti-poverty campaign using hoax launched in Prague

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30 Jan 2015

A fictitious report from Bangladesh was used to launch this year's Czech Republic Against Poverty campaign that is to warn of extreme poverty and bad working conditions in Third World countries.

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Crime rate in Prague in 2014 lowest from 1991, but more murders

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30 Jan 2015

The crime rate in the Czech capital of Prague in 2014 was the lowest from 1991, but there were more murders and eight of them, or 28%, were not cleared up, which was the worst result in the past few years.

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Czech police expose 4822 illegal migrants in 2014

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30 Jan 2015

The Czech police exposed 4822 foreigners illegally staying in the country in 2014, which is 16 percent more than in 2013, foreigner police chief Milan Majer told journalists Thursday.

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Czechs support EU registration of air passengers

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30 Jan 2015

The Czech Republic fully supports the creation of an EU system of information on air passengers and it hopes this will help expose terrorists in time, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said at a conference of the EU justice and interior ministers in Riga Thursday.

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Poll: Social Democrats closing gap behind ANO

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30 Jan 2015

Czech senior governing Social Democrats are closing the gap in popularity behind the leading ANO, movement headed by Finance Minister Andrej Babiš, according to a poll conducted by the CVVM polling institute this month and released Thursday.

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Foreign Minister opens renewed embassy in Luxembourg

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30 Jan 2015

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek reopened Thursday the Czech embassy in Luxembourg that was closed at the end of 2012, but which the government decided to reopen in 2013 already.

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HN: Zeman may provoke in an attempt to reach Havel's grandeur

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29 Jan 2015

Czech President Milos Zeman may not be entirely serious about his idea of an international crusade against Islamic State (IS) and he may only want to be equal to the grandeur of the Czech presidential office's founder, Vaclav Havel, Petr Honzejk writes in Hospodarske noviny (HN) Wednesday.

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MfD: Czechs have no good museum of communism

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29 Jan 2015

The Czech Republic celebrated 25 years from the fall of its communist regime in 2014, yet no museum of or memorial to totalitarianism has been opened in the country so far and none of the planned projects has been launched, daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) writes Wednesday.

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Dennik N: Zeman's speech on Holocaust end suited Russian propaganda

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29 Jan 2015

Czech President Milos Zeman's statements about the need for an international armed action against Islamic State (IS) strikingly squares with the goals of Russian propaganda, the server of Dennik N writes Wednesday.

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