Saturday, 24 February 2018

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Public health institute head resigns as audit unveils flaws

ČTK |
21 Feb 2018

Jitka Sosnovcova has resigned as director of the Czech National Institute of Public Health (SZU), says the website of the Health Ministry, which described as alarming the results of the audit of the SZU's financial management released by the Supreme Audit Office (NKU) on Monday.

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CzechRep 87th most populated country in world

ČTK |
21 Feb 2018

The Czech Republic, with 10.675 million inhabitants, ranks 87th out of more than 200 world countries as regards the number of inhabitants, according to an international comparison published by the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) on Tuesday.

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Zeman to meet new Social Democrat leaders next Tuesday

ČTK |
21 Feb 2018

President Milos Zeman will meet the new leader of the Social Democrats (CSSD), Jan Hamacek, and the new first deputy chairman of the party, Jiri Zimola, next Tuesday afternoon, Zeman's spokesman Jiri Ovcacek told journalists on Tuesday.

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Czech NGO draws up rules for democratic governance

ČTK |
21 Feb 2018

No government should influence criminal prosecution and impartiality of law-enforcement bodies and, if in resignation, it should only rule the nation for the indispensable time, the public appeal Barriers of Democracy, unveiled by the NGO Reconstruction of the State on Tuesday, said.

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Ombudsman: Czech police broke rules at Zeman's rally

ČTK |
21 Feb 2018

The Czech police broke the rules in their action against the protesters at a public rally of President Miloš Zeman in Lipník nad Bečvou last November, a report by Ombudsman Anna Šabatová said.

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Satellite centre for NATO to be built in ČR

ČTK |
21 Feb 2018

A space surveillance centre to assess and process satellite and aerial images for the military intelligence service (VZ) as well as NATO will be built in the Czech Republic in July, VZ spokeswoman announced on Tuesday. Along with intelligence and military purposes, the images from the centre may be useful for rescuers, for instance, when monitoring natural disasters.

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Czech pension reform to raise low pensions

ČTK |
21 Feb 2018

The change in the composition of pensions, drafted by Prime Minister Andrej Babis's government in resignation, will rise low pensions, but slow down the increase in roughly one-half of all pensions, Labour and Social Affairs Minister Jaroslava Nemcova (ANO) told journalists on Tuesday.

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Over 1,200 Czech police help tackle migration abroad since 2015

ČTK |
20 Feb 2018

The Czech Republic has sent 1275 police officers abroad to help tackle the migrant crisis since 2015, and Czech police are to be deployed there at least by the end of this year, Police President Tomas Tuhy told CTK on Monday.

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HN: PM Babiš plans to visit, help refugee camp in Italy

ČTK |
20 Feb 2018

Prime Minister in resignation Andrej Babiš wants to visit one of the refugee camps (hotspots) in Italy in May to assess possible Czech aid to refugees living there, daily Hospodářské noviny wrote on Monday, referring to government's spokeswoman Barbora Peterová.

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Právo: ČSSD not likely to yield either to Zeman or to Babiš

ČTK |
20 Feb 2018

The Sunday election congress of the Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) did not fulfil the darkest fears and showed that the party was prepared to become neither a "subsidiary" of ANO chairman Andrej Babis nor a puppet of President Milos Zeman, Lukas Jelinek writes in Pravo on Monday.

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