Sunday, 27 May 2018

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Report: Eleven leave Czechia to fight in Syria in 2017

ČTK |
21 May 2018

Eleven people left the country to fight in Syria in 2017, including two Czechs, and the foreign fighters tried to return to the EU via the Czech Republic after the Islamic State was defeated in Syria and Iraq, according to a report on the Czech security situation.

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Report: Extremists more active in Czechia in 2017

ČTK |
21 May 2018

Extremists organised 334 events in the Czech Republic in 2017, which is 26 more in comparison to the previous year, according to a report on internal security provided to CTK.

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First Czech same-sex couple recognised as parents

ČTK |
21 May 2018

The Supreme Court accepted in early May the Californian judiciary's decision and recognised a Czech gay couple as the parents of a recently born baby, which is the first case of a same-sex Czech couple to be given this legal right, Mladá fronta Dnes reported.

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MEP Svoboda to lead Christian Democrats in EP election

ČTK |
21 May 2018

MEP Pavel Svoboda will lead the Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) in the election to the European Parliament (EP) to be held in May 2019, followed by MEPs Tomas Zdechovsky and Michaela Sojdrova on the candidates' list, KDU-CSL chairman Pavel Belobradek told CTK on Saturday.

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Central Bohemian ČSSD supports coalition with ANO

ČTK |
21 May 2018

The Social Democrat (CSSD) regional branch in Central Bohemia, which was headed by new party leader Jan Hamacek, supports the CSSD's entry into a coalition government with ANO of PM Andrej Babis, CSSD spokesman Peter Vurbs told CTK on Saturday.

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Some Czech politicians consider postwar Beneš decrees outdated

ČTK |
21 May 2018

Some Czech politicians consider the decrees issued by Czechoslovak president President Edvard Benes in 1945 outdated, while others criticise the reopening of this issue, they told CTK in a poll among representatives of the parties in parliament and President Milos Zeman on Saturday.

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Prague's ANO confirms Nacher as its municipal election leader

ČTK |
21 May 2018

The Prague regional organisation of the ANO movement confirmed Patrik Nacher as its leader in the autumn election to the Prague Assembly at its meeting on Saturday, Martin Vodicka, assistant to Prague Mayor Adriana Krnacova (ANO), has told CTK.

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Police inspection accuses former elite detective of fraud

ČTK |
21 May 2018

The Czech General Inspection of Security Corps (GIBS) has accused former elite detective Jindřich Lát, who was adviser to interior minister Martin Pecina, of promising protection from police to businessmen for money, the public Czech TV reported on Saturday. Lát, former member of the anti-corruption unit, thereby gained millions of crowns, ČT said. A businessman, who was to pay Lát for this protection, turned to the police in the past.

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Chamber head in Terezín: Nazism atrocities must be remembered

ČTK |
21 May 2018

The atrocities of Nazism must be still remembered and future generations must learn about them, Czech Chamber of Deputies chairman Radek Vondracek (ANO) said in his speech at a commemorative ceremony at the Terezin National Cemetery on Sunday.

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General Pavel supports sending Czech soldiers to Baltics

ČTK |
21 May 2018

It would be an extremely harmful compromise not to send Czech soldiers to the Baltics because of the Communists' demand in exchange for their toleration of the new government, General Petr Pavel, chairman of the NATO Military Committee, said in a debate on Czech TV on Sunday.

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