Monday, 29 May 2017

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French Order of Merit goes to Czech climate change expert

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29 May 2017

French Ambassador to Prague Roland Galharague bestowed France's Order of Merit on Czech environment protection expert Petr Kalas for his long efforts to fight the climate change on the national, international and European levels.

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Zlín children's film festival to present 18 world premieres

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29 May 2017

The 57th Zlin international festival of films for children and youth opened on Friday, offering 18 world premieres including a document on Hermina Tyrlova, one of the Czechoslovak animated film's founders, the event's artistic director Marketa Pasmova told reporters.

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Prague exhibitions mark anniversary of fatal attack on Heydrich

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29 May 2017

Two open-air exhibitions opened in Prague on Friday to mark the 75th anniversary of the fatal attack on Reinhard Heydrich, the Nazi Deputy Protector of Bohemia and Moravia, by Czechoslovak paratroopers trained in Britain.

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Auditor's report on Stork Nest farm leaks to Internet

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29 May 2017

The auditor's report that the Finance Ministry wrote in 2016 on the Stork Nest luxurious farm complex of billionaire and former finance minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) was released on an anonymous Twitter account on Friday.

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No woman included in new KDU-ČSL leadership

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29 May 2017

The Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) have no woman in their new leadership since MEP Zuzana Roithova was replaced by Culture Minister Daniel Herman, while the three other regular deputy heads defended their posts at the party's election congress on Saturday.

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Czech village destroyed by Nazis celebrates its renewal

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29 May 2017

Lidice, a Czech village that the Nazis obliterated in 1942, on Saturday marked the 70th anniversary of its renewal and Lidice Mayor Veronika Kellerova thanked the Czechoslovak people, Britain, the United States and Russia for their contributions.

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Czech president to go to Vietnam, Expo opening in June

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29 May 2017

Czech President Milos Zeman will visit Vietnam and Kazakhstan, where he is to take part in the opening of the Expo 2017 international exposition, on June 5-10, according to the report that the government will discuss on Wednesday.

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KDU-ČSL wants to change Czech election system

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29 May 2017

The congress of the Christian Democratic Union (KDU-ČSL) on Sunday called on the party's leadership to try to amend the election law so that the thresholds that coalition of parties must cross to enter parliament are lowered.

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Poll: Presidential candidate Drahoš gets more popular

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29 May 2017

Presidential candidate Jiří Drahoš, former head of the Czech Academy of Sciences, is getting more popular among voters, however, incumbent President Miloš Zeman remains the favourite, according to an opinion poll released yesterday.

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Minister: Czechs must meet defence spending limit for 2020

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29 May 2017

Czech Defence Minister Martin Stropnicky (ANO) cannot imagine that the country would not meet its pledge to spend 1.4 percent of GDP on defence in 2020, he told the public Czech Television (CT) on Sunday in relation to the state budget draft released earlier this week.

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