Friday, 14 December 2018

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Ex-PM: OKD deal complied with rules, Bakala's entry surprising

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30 Jul 2018

Former Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka repeated on Friday that the sale of the state's minority stake in the OKD mining firm to Karbon Invest in 2004 was in harmony with law and the competition rules, and said he was surprised by the new owners re-selling OKD to financial magnate Zdeněk Bakala. Sobotka talked to journalists before his questioning by a lower house commission enquiring into the suspicious OKD deal.

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Metnar not to resign over thesis, apologises for flaws in it

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30 Jul 2018

Czech Defence Minister Lubomir Metnar (for ANO) has decided not to offer his resignation to PM Andrej Babis (ANO) over his disputed university thesis, he told a press conference on Friday, apologising for flaws in the thesis but saying it was no plagiarism.

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Soldier shot in head in Vyškov army centre dies in hospital

ČTK |
30 Jul 2018

A 26-year Czech soldier on Friday died in the Brno University Hospital to which he was transported with a serious injury from Vyskov, south Moravia, on Thursday, Jindrich Plescher, from the General Staff press section, has told CTK.

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Babiš, Kurz discuss migration in Salzburg

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30 Jul 2018

Czech PM Andrej Babis expects migration to be the main issue of the European elections in 2019, he said after meeting Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, whose country now presides over the European Union, in Salzburg on Friday.

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Czechs want good relations with UK after Brexit, Babiš tells May

ČTK |
30 Jul 2018

It is important for Prague to maintain good relations with London after Brexit, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis told journalists after his talks with his British counterpart Theresa May in Salzburg on Friday.

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Babiš: Estonian PM Ratas to visit Prague in November

ČTK |
30 Jul 2018

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas plans to come to Prague in November and his visit will focus on the digitisation of civil service, Czech PM Andrej Babis said after his bilateral talks with Ratas in Salzburg on Friday.

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Prague's hospital director resigns after talks with minister

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30 Jul 2018

Ivan Oliva resigned as director of Prague's Na Homolce Hospital after his talks with Health Minister Adam Vojtech (for ANO) about an audit of the hospital's contracts on Friday, the Czech Television reported on Friday.

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Five ERC grants given to Czech science, most since 2008

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30 Jul 2018

Five researchers from the Czech Republic received the prestigious grants of the European Research Council (ERC) this year, which has been the best result the country has achieved since 2008, according to the assessment the ERC released on its website.

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ANO candidate for Prague mayor wants to improve communication

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30 Jul 2018

Businessman Petr Stuchlik, 41, candidate for Prague mayor of the senior government ANO movement, wants to communicate with the public and between the City Hall and districts better than current Mayor Adriana Krnacova (ANO), he has said in an interview with CTK.

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Over 300 Vespa scooters drive through Prague

ČTK |
30 Jul 2018

More than 300 Vespa Italian scooters drove through the centre of Prague this afternoon within their annual international meeting PragoVespa, its director Martin Simon has told CTK.

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