Sunday, 22 October 2017

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Respekt: Czech euro adoption promoters use poor arguments

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17 Oct 2017

ANO leader Andrej Babiš realised that euro is unpopular among Czechs and so the right-wing TOP 09 is the only party that ardently promotes euro adoption before the general election, but its arguments are poor, Marek Švehla wrote in Respekt.

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Bychkov signs contract with Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

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17 Oct 2017

Director of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (CF) signed a five-year contract with new CF chief conductor Semyon Bychkov on Monday. US conductor of Russian origin Bychkov will be the new CF chief conductor and the successor to late Jiří Bělohlávek starting the season 2018/2019.

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Jan and Eliška are most popular names for Czech babies

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17 Oct 2017

The most popular names Czech parents gave to their babies born in January were Jan, Jakub and Matyas for boys and Eliska, Tereza and Anna for girls, according to the data the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) presented on Monday.

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First Czech open prison opens near Prague

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17 Oct 2017

An open prison, in which no armed guards will be working, launched its operation in Jiřice on Monday, but the first inmates are to arrive only in the days to come, its director Petr Suk told journalists.

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Former foreign minister condemns Zeman's words on Ukraine

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17 Oct 2017

The Czech government and the Chamber of Deputies should clearly distance themselves from the pro-Russian statements by President Milos Zeman in his speech in the CE last week, Chamber foreign committee head and former foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg (TOP 09) said on Monday.

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Number of Roma, disabled election candidates falling in ČR

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17 Oct 2017

The numbers of the disabled and the Roma people among Czech election candidates have been falling, with no Roma party running in the general election due on Friday and Saturday and no disabled person being among the parties' leading candidates, the two groups' representatives have told CTK.

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Foreign media discuss Babiš's ANO lead in Czech election polls

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17 Oct 2017

Foreign media comment on Andrej Babis and his government ANO movement ranking first in the pre-election polls for the upcoming Czech parliamentary election to be held on October 20-21, while some of them label him as a populist.

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More than 9,000 Czechs want to vote abroad

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17 Oct 2017

More than 9,000 Czech citizens have registered on the voter lists at Czech embassies to be able to take part in the Czech general election to be held on October 20-21, the Foreign Ministry told CTK on Monday.

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EU will end unless it changes, says presidential candidate

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17 Oct 2017

The EU should change, otherwise it will face disintegration, Jiri Hynek, the Czech Defence and Security Industry Association head and a candidate for Czech president, has told CTK, adding that his priority as the head of state would be security and the promotion of Czech interests.

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Deputy PM promotes European rules for spreading news on web

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17 Oct 2017

The firms spreading media content on the Internet, such as Google and Facebook, must follow the same rules as other media outlets, pay taxes in the country they operate and respect copyright, Czech Deputy PM for Science, Research and Innovations Pavel Belobradek told reporters on Monday.

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