Wednesday, 20 September 2017

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Photo exhibition shows Prague sites, events linked with Havels

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18 Sep 2017

An exhibition of photos showing Prague buildings linked to the family of the late Czech president Václav Havel and events that occurred in them was opened in the historical Werich Villa garden in Prague's Kampa island on Friday. The exhibition is based on a book by architecture historian Zdeněk Lukeš.

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Foreign minister suffers injury in car accident

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18 Sep 2017

Lubomir Zaoralek, the Czech foreign minister and Social Democrat (CSSD) election leader, suffered a head injury in a car accident in Moravia on Friday, but his condition is good and he has been released from hospital, the ministry's spokeswoman Irena Valentova told CTK.

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MfD: Czechs have no respectful ex-PM to choose for president

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18 Sep 2017

An optimal candidate for Czech political parties to field in the direct presidential election would definitely be a widely respected and dignified former prime minister, but none is available, unfortunately, Miroslav Korecky wrote in daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) on Saturday.

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Private museum of historical BMW vehicles opens in Brno

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18 Sep 2017

A museum of historical BMW vehicles was opened in Brno on Saturday, becoming one of the biggest of its kind in Europe, its initiator and owner Milos Vranek told the media.

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Beer, Prague, Hrabal attract Hungarians to Czech language

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18 Sep 2017

Love of beer, Prague and Czech literature arouses Hungarians' interest in the Czech language courses organised by the Czech Centre in Budapest, where the participants achieve a decent proficiency in Czech in two years, the centre's director Lucie Orbok said.

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Minister: Military rearmament to cost 117 billion until 2026

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18 Sep 2017

The Czech military rearmament plan the cabinet is to discuss on Monday puts the project's costs at 117 billion crowns until 2025 or 2026, Defence Minister Martin Stropnicky (ANO) told reporters during the NATO Days in Mosnov on Saturday.

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Life Corcontica project helps revitalise mountain meadows

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18 Sep 2017

The Life Corcontica project helped revitalise mountain meadows in the Krkonose (Giant Mountains) National Park (KRNAP) in the past six years, joined by 48 local farmers and involving 490 hectares of meadows, KRNAP Management spokesman Radek Drahny has told media.

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Eight-time winner Váňa not to join Grand Pardubice steeplechase

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18 Sep 2017

Popular Czech jockey Josef Vana, 64, a record eight-time winner of the Grand Pardubice steeplechase, will not take part in the prestigious race on October 8 due to persisting hip troubles, he has announced but said he does not plan to end his career.

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Police head: Babiš's Stork Nest case is no provocation

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18 Sep 2017

Czech police head Tomas Tuhy and Supreme State Attorney Pavel Zeman on Sunday protested against President Milos Zeman's statement that the police steps in the case of a suspected subsidy fraud involving ANO leader Andrej Babis' Capi hnizdo (Stork Nest) firm may be a police provocation.

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More and more Czechs join trade unions, overall number stagnates

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18 Sep 2017

Thousands of people joined trade unions in the Czech Republic in the recent period and their number compensated for the number of those leaving the unions, unlike before, when when departures clearly prevailed, leaders of the CMKOS and the ASO umbrella trade unions have told CTK.

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