Wednesday, 13 December 2017

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NGO: Thousands of trees yearly disappear along Czech roads

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7 Dec 2017

Roadside trees have been steadily shrinking in the Czech Republic and their number declined by 6,454 last year alone, the Arnika environmentalist group said on Wednesday, adding that the number of trees flanking roads has dropped by 87,000 since 2003.

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Czechs to buy Israeli radars, new minister to sign contract

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7 Dec 2017

The Czech Defence Ministry has agreed with Israel on a supply of MADR radars worth 3.5 billion crowns to the Czech military, and the purchase contract is to be signed by the ministry's leadership under the new minister to be appointed next week, Martin Stropnicky (ANO) said on Wednesday.

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LN: Project mapping people born in 1918 lacks funds

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7 Dec 2017

The organisers of the Czech documentary project "Birthday 1918", marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Czechoslovakia in the same year, waited for the delayed decision on a subsidy from May only to learn that they will not receive it, daily Lidove noviny (LN) wrote on Wednesday.

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Czech soldiers to take part in 142 exercises abroad next year

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7 Dec 2017

The Czech military will take part in 142 exercises abroad next year, compared with 113 planned for 2017, and 69 exercises will be held in the Czech Republic, Jakub Fajnor, from the Defence Ministry's press department, has told CTK.

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ForMin: Czechs may debate embassy's transfer to Jerusalem

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7 Dec 2017

The Czech Republic may consider transferring its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem only after discussing the issue with its key partners, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday in reaction to the USA's plan to move its embassy to Jerusalem.

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ANO not to choose presidential candidate to support

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7 Dec 2017

The Czech ANO movement's internal vote on whom of the nine presidential candidates ANO should support will not take place, as a result of which ANO, the winner of the October general election, will not support any of them, server Lidovky.cz wrote on Wednesday, citing ANO chairman Andrej Babis.

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Senate votes against arms owners' power to intervene

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7 Dec 2017

The Czech Senate on Wednesday rejected a draft amendment to the constitutional bill on security that was to empower legal arms owners to intervene for the sake of the country's security, and said such a change is unnecessary and could be misused.

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Právo: Social Democrats may support Babiš's government

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6 Dec 2017

Some Social Democrat deputies are afraid of the party's falling voter preferences, due to which they are thinking of expressing confidence in the Czech minority government that is being formed by Andrej Babiš's ANO, daily Právo wrote on Tuesday.

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Czechs can buy medical hemp from Canada as of Christmas

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6 Dec 2017

Medical hemp from the Tilray Canadian firm will be available in the Czech Republic by the end of the year, Sean Carney, representing the firm in Europe, has told CTK.

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Alternative replacement of collapsed footbridge in Prague sought

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6 Dec 2017

No pontoon bridge can be built instead of the footbridge that collapsed in the Prague-Troja neighbourhood on Saturday, due to which alternative options are being sought to ensure a provisional connection of both Vltava River banks, Deputy Mayor Petr Dolinek told journalists on Tuesday.

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