Wednesday, 29 March 2017

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Convicted lobbyist Dalík demanding renewal of trial

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24 Mar 2017

Lobbyist Marek Dalik, serving his four-year prison sentence for corruption in the purchase of the Pandur armoured personnel carriers for the Czech military, has proposed that the trial be reopened, Prague Municipal Court spokeswoman Marketa Puci has confirmed to CTK.

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KDU-ČSL - STAN coalition can prevent ANO from dominance

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24 Mar 2017

The formation of an election coalition of the junior ruling Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) and the opposition Mayors and Independents (STAN) movement will help prevent the ANO movement from gaining control of Czech politics, KDU-CSL head Pavel Belobradek wrote to party members on Thursday.

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Czech president signs copyright bill into law

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24 Mar 2017

Czech President Milos Zeman signed an amendment to the copyright law under which copyright fees can be raised by inflation and any higher increase must be approved by the Culture Ministry, Zeman's spokesman Jiri Ovcacek told CTK on Thursday.

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Polish film-maker Holland presents her new film in Prague

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24 Mar 2017

Polish film director and scriptwriter Agnieszka Holland, 68, who received an honorary doctorate at the Academy of Performing Arts (AMU) in Prague on Thursday, presented her new film Pokot (Spoor) within the 24th Febiofest international film festival yesterday afternoon.

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President Zeman signs bill restricting abuse of posted workers

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24 Mar 2017

A draft amendment restricting firms' effort to lower their costs by abusing the institute of posting workers abroad on a temporary basis, which transposes a European directive into Czech legislation, was signed by President Milos Zeman on Thursday, his spokesman Jiri Ovcacek has told CTK.

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Deputy minister Havlíček to be new industry minister

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24 Mar 2017

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said he proposed to President Miloš Zeman the current deputy minister Jiří Havlíček to become the new Industry and Trade Minister.

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Fraudulent used car dealers caught in Prague

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24 Mar 2017

Czech detectives caught three foreigners based in Prague who presented themselves as used car dealers online and lured millions of crowns from people to whom they promised cars for low prices, Liberec regional police spokeswoman Ivana Balakova said on Thursday.

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Spejbl & Hurvínek Prague theatre head, puppeteer Štáchová dies

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23 Mar 2017

Helena Stachova, a puppeteer who played the key female roles of Manicka and Mrs Katerina in the comic tales of the Spejbl & Hurvinek (S+H) Puppet Theatre, which she headed from 1996, died last night at the age of 72 at home, her daughter Denisa Kirschnerova told CTK.

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Groundwater reserves dramatically decline in Czech Republic

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23 Mar 2017

Groundwater reserves have been dramatically declining in the Czech Republic and if the drought of the past three years continues, the country will have a real problem, Environment Minister Richard Brabec told Wednesday's issue of daily Právo.

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PM to push through unity, security at EU summit in Rome

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23 Mar 2017

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka will push through unity and security at the EU's informal summit to be held in Rome on Saturday, according to his mandate that the government approved on Wednesday.

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