Tuesday, 17 October 2017

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More than 9,000 Czechs want to vote abroad

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17 Oct 2017

More than 9,000 Czech citizens have registered on the voter lists at Czech embassies to be able to take part in the Czech general election to be held on October 20-21, the Foreign Ministry told CTK on Monday.

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EU will end unless it changes, says presidential candidate

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17 Oct 2017

The EU should change, otherwise it will face disintegration, Jiri Hynek, the Czech Defence and Security Industry Association head and a candidate for Czech president, has told CTK, adding that his priority as the head of state would be security and the promotion of Czech interests.

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Deputy PM promotes European rules for spreading news on web

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17 Oct 2017

The firms spreading media content on the Internet, such as Google and Facebook, must follow the same rules as other media outlets, pay taxes in the country they operate and respect copyright, Czech Deputy PM for Science, Research and Innovations Pavel Belobradek told reporters on Monday.

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Prince Edward to attend Czech DofE Award Event

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17 Oct 2017

Prince Edward, the youngest son of British Queen Elizabeth II, will visit the Czech Republic next week to present gold medals within the Duke of Edinburgh International Award (DofE Award) educational programme, in which 2,500 young Czechs participate this year, Martin Batko told CTK on behalf of the organisers on Monday.

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Pharmacists to join doctors' protests on Wednesday

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17 Oct 2017

Pharmacists will join the planned protests of general practitioners and outpatient specialists and some of them will symbolically close pharmacies for half an hour on Wednesday morning, Czech Pharmacists' Chamber (CLnK) spokeswoman Michaela Bazantova told CTK on Monday.

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Poll: Support to Pirates rising before elections

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17 Oct 2017

The support for the Czech Pirates is surging shortly before the October 20-21 general election, having reached 8.5 percent, largely at the expense of ANO, the Social Democrats (CSSD) and the Communists (KSCM), according to the latest Median agency’s poll released on Monday.

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MPs ask gov't to annul lithium deal signed with Australians

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17 Oct 2017

The Chamber of Deputies asked the cabinet on Monday to annul the memorandum on lithium that Industry Minister Karel Havlíček signed with the Australian mining firm European Metal Holdings (EMH) shortly before the October 20-21 general election.

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Telička not to leave EP after his rift with ANO

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16 Oct 2017

European Parliament Vice-President Pavel Telicka (unaffiliated) told reporters on Friday that he can see no reason why he should give up his MEP's mandate after ending cooperation with the Czech ANO movement for which he had been elected.

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Právo: People around ANO leader Babiš facing fraud charges

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16 Oct 2017

Andrej Babis, chairman of the Czech government ANO movement, and another ten people, including his relatives, are facing fraud charges in connection with a 50-million-crown EU subsidy sent to the Capi hnizdo (Stork Nest) company, daily Pravo wrote on Friday, referring to a trustworthy police source.

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Bychkov to head Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

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16 Oct 2017

US conductor of Russian origin Semyon Bychkov will be the new chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (CF), the successor to late Jiri Belohlavek, two insider sources have confirmed to CTK.

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