Monday, 27 March 2017

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Removal of environmental damage to cost CZK 30 billion

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21 Mar 2017

All Czech contracts for the removal of the remaining environmental damage will be signed within 12 years and their total price should be 30 billion crowns, even though the state guarantees provided for their removal are 101 billion crowns, Finance Minister Andrej Babis said on Monday.

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Analysts: KDU-ČSL, STAN may be important in gov't creation

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21 Mar 2017

The Czech government Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) and the opposition Mayors and Independents (STAN) will play an important role in the formation of a new cabinet if they enter the Chamber of Deputies after the October general election, political analysts told CTK on Monday.

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ForMin dismisses HN daily's interpretation of his positions

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21 Mar 2017

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek has said he backs the EU and free movement of people, but that economic inequality between states that weakens trust in the EU must be dealt with, in reaction to how Monday's issue of Hospodarske noviny (HN) presented an interview with him.

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Zeman not to attend Cardinal Vlk's funeral, will send wreath

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21 Mar 2017

Czech President Milos Zeman will not attend the funeral of former Prague Archbishop Miloslav Vlk and he will send a wreath instead, his spokesman Jiri Ovcacek has said, adding that Zeman is no hypocrite and the sending of a wreath is a sufficient expression of respect.

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Kiev condemns Czech MP's presence at Crimea invasion celebration

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21 Mar 2017

Jaroslav Holik, Czech MP from the minor opposition Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) party, who reportedly attended a celebration of the 3rd anniversary of the Russian occupation of Crimea, was banned from entering Ukraine for five years on Monday.

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Number of EU directives not transposed to Czech order doubles

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21 Mar 2017

The number of EU directives that the Czech Republic has failed to transpose to its legal order roughly doubled to about 20 in 2016, according to a government report which the Senate will discuss and which CTK has at its disposal.

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Poll: Migration, terrorism are biggest EU problems

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21 Mar 2017

Most Czechs are of the view that migration and terrorism are the main problems of the EU, having the most negative attitude to migrants from all EU countries, according to a poll conducted by the Eurobarometer last November and released on Monday.

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Czechs backing textile blueprint as UNESCO heritage

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21 Mar 2017

Czechs nominated textile blueprint for the Intangible Culture UNESCO heritage list along with Slovaks, Austrians, Hungarians and Germans on Monday, Culture Minister Daniel Herman has tweeted.

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Czechs, Germans to use drones to find trees hit by bark-beetle

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20 Mar 2017

Bavarian and South Bohemian scientists will use drones in the Bohemian and Bavarian Forest mountain range to identify trees hit by bark-beetle this year, Martin Hais, from South Bohemian University, has told CTK.

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Gov't will survive until election despite squabbling

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20 Mar 2017

The incumbent Czech government coalition of Social Democrats (CSSD), the ANO movement and the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) is likely to survive until the October general election like a marriage in the final stage of the divorce proceedings, Lukas Jelinek writes in Pravo on Friday.

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