Saturday, 29 April 2017

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Patrouille Suisse aerobatic team to perform in ČR

ČTK |
25 Apr 2017

The Swiss Patrouille Suisse aerobatic team flying the F-5E Tiger II fighters will perform at the open doors day at the Čáslav air force base on May 20, Tomáš Maruščák, press and information officer of the base, told journalists yesterday.

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Zeman, Drahoš launching their presidential petitions

ČTK |
25 Apr 2017

President Miloš Zeman, 72, who will seek re-election next year, and his rival candidate, former head of the Czech Science Academy Jiří Drahoš, 68, launched the petitions for their presidential candidacy yesterday.

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2016 budget surplus to help repay debt, boost investments

ČTK |
25 Apr 2017

The government approved yesterday the 2016 financial management and decided to use the CZK 62 billion budget surplus to help repay the state debt and finance some projects, Education Minister Kateřina Valachová (Social Democrats, ČSSD) has said during the cabinet meeting.

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Czech PM welcomes predicted Macron victory in first round of presidential election

ČTK |
25 Apr 2017

Finance Minister and ANO head Andrej Babiš favoured Emmanuel Macron in the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday, but he does not share his views of migration and EU integration, he said yesterday, adding that he considers Marine Le Pen's opinions extreme.

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Roughly one in 10 Czechs living below poverty level

ČTK |
25 Apr 2017

About 1.02 million people, or 9.7% of the 10.5 million inhabitants of the Czech Republic, lived below the income poverty line in 2016, the same percentage as in 2015, Michaela Brázdilová, from the Czech Statistical Office (CSU), said yesterday.

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Cabinet backs promotion of first woman to rank of general

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25 Apr 2017

The Czech cabinet approved today the promotion of four officers to the rank of general, including Colonel Lenka Šmerdová, the first female candidate in the country's history, the Defence Ministry's spokesman Petr Mědek has told the media.

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Authority takes 1,080 steps related to one-crown bonds-CzechFinMin

ČTK |
25 Apr 2017

The Czech Financial Administration has taken 1,080 control steps related to one-crown bonds and imposed additional taxes worth a total of CZK 87 million, Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) told journalists after a cabinet meeting yesterday.

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V4 project to present Central European visual art from 1908-1928

ČTK |
25 Apr 2017

Representatives of Visegrad Group (V4) countries today signed a memorandum on a joint exhibition project focusing on visual arts in the Austro-Hungarian empire after its disintegration that will mark the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia.

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Spanish firm to build organ for St Vitus Cathedral in Prague

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25 Apr 2017

A new organ for the St Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle will be built by the Spanish firm of Gerhard Grenzing from Barcelona under a contract that Cardinal Dominik Duka and the firm's representatives signed in the church yesterday.

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New bill enables ČR to host European parties' seats

ČTK |
25 Apr 2017

European political parties and foundations will be able to have their seats in the Czech Republic, according to a bill the Czech cabinet approved in compliance with an EU directive yesterday.

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