Sunday, 26 February 2017

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ČSSD to debate Czech Republic's future with public, experts

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24 Feb 2017

The senior government Social Democrats (ČSSD) will discuss the vision of the Czech Republic in 20 years with the public and experts and reflect the debate's results in their election programme, Prime Minister and ČSSD chairman Bohuslav Sobotka told reporters yesterday.

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MfD: Number of autistic babies doubles in ČR in ten years

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24 Feb 2017

The number of children suffering from autism has doubled in the Czech Republic in the past decade, daily Mladá fronta Dnes (MfD) reported yesterday, adding that one in 68 newborn babies were autistic last year, compared with one in 150 in 2007.

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Právo: NATO fails to explain why defence spending must rise

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24 Feb 2017

European politicians, including the Czechs, verbally agree with the demand that NATO members each raise its defence spending to 2 percent of GDP, but they do not feel like meeting the demand as no one has explained convincingly why the increase is necessary, Antonín Rašek writes in Právo yesterday.

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Czech researchers make magnetic particle separator

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24 Feb 2017

Researchers from the Science and technology park of Palacký University in Olomouc (VTP UP) have developed a magnetic particle separator that can be applied in magnetic separation and laboratory diagnostics.

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Czech lawyers reject police tapping of Zadeh's defence

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24 Feb 2017

The Czech Association of Defence Lawyers filed a criminal complaint against the police for wiretapping confidential conversations between businessman Sharam Abdullah Zadeh, suspected of huge tax fraud, and his lawyers, Czech Radio reported yesterday.

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Czechs continue supporting direct presidential election

ČTK |
24 Feb 2017

Most Czechs continue to support direct election as a method to choose the country's president, and their support has been growing, according to a public opinion poll the CVVM agency conducted in January and released yesterday.

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ANO MPs lodge constitutional complaint against Lex Babiš

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24 Feb 2017

Deputies for Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babiš's ANO movement are asking the Constitutional Court to abolish three paras of the conflict of interest law, which restrict access to subsidies for ministers' companies and ban media ownership by ministers, they told reporters yesterday.

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State-run firms exempted from contracts register

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24 Feb 2017

The Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Czech parliament, has exempted state-run firms from the duty to release their contracts in the central online register on the proposal of its economic committee, according to information on the lower house's website.

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Over 130 films to compete at Anifilm festival

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24 Feb 2017

The Anifilm International Animated Film Festival to be held in Třebon on May 2-7 will present 132 films in competition sections.

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MEP Štětina faces Azeri arrest warrant

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24 Feb 2017

The Azerbaijani authorities have issued an international arrest warrant for three European Parliament members who were observers at a referendum in Nagorno-Karabakh on Monday, including Czech MEP Jaromír Štětina, who confirmed this on his Facebook page.

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