Tuesday, 27 June 2017

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Two new plaques for WW2 resistance fighters installed in Prague

ČTK |
19 Jun 2017

The Czechoslovak Legionnaires Union and Prague 2 Mayor Jana Černochová unveiled Saturday two plaques commemorating the two couples who helped the paratroopers who killed Reinhard Heydrich.

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LN: Czechs still lagging far behind Germans in wealth

ČTK |
19 Jun 2017

Czechs' earnings still amount to roughly one-third of those of Germans after their efforts lasting for 25 years, Pavel Kohout writes in Lidové noviny (LN), adding that nothing but hard work and domestic capital can help close the gap.

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PM Sobotka welcomes victory of Macron's party

ČTK |
19 Jun 2017

It is a good thing that after the landslide victory of his party in the parliamentary election French President Emmanuel Macron will have a clear parliamentary majority, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) said yesterday.

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Leading Social Democrats are against Paroubek's comeback

ČTK |
19 Jun 2017

Former Czech Prime Minister and leader of Social Democrats (ČSSD) Jiří Paroubek will not be accepted again to the party, ČSSD election leader Lubomír Zaorálek told journalists yesterday, reacting to Paroubek's plan to re-enter it.

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PM's resignation is government resignation, judge says

ČTK |
19 Jun 2017

Resignation of a prime minister clearly means the resignation of the whole government, the chairman of the Czech Constitutional Court (US), Pavel Rychetsky, told Czech Television yesterday, taking issue with the interpretation of the question by President Miloš Zeman.

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Czech budget may lose CZK 20 billion over planned tax cuts

ČTK |
19 Jun 2017

The lowering of taxes for 98 percent of employees, as proposed by Czech Social Democrats (ČSSD) in their election manifesto, will cost roughly CZK 20 billion a year, ČSSD election leader Lubomír Zaorálek told the commercial television station Prima yesterday.

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Prague commemorating paratroopers who killed Heydrich

ČTK |
19 Jun 2017

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and other state and military officials yesterday paid homage to the Czechoslovak paratroopers who killed Reinhard Heydrich, chief of the Reich Main Security Office and Acting Reich-Protector of Bohemia and Moravia, in 1942.

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Presidential candidates spend millions on their campaigns

ČTK |
16 Jun 2017

The Czech presidential candidates have spent millions of crowns on their campaigns so far, but only lyricist and businessman Michal Horacek, 64, has already collected the sufficient number of signatures on his candidacy petition, they have told CTK.

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Chovanec is temporary ČSSD manager for general elections

ČTK |
16 Jun 2017

Milan Chovanec, the fresh leader of the Social Democrats, has replaced Jan Birke in the post of the ČSSD manager for the autumn general elections, the party said in a press release on Thursday.

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HN: Czech trade unions plan to sell its seat in Prague

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16 Jun 2017

The Czech trade unions plan to sell their headquarters, a large building from the 1930s in the Prague-Zizkov neighbourhood, the price of which is estimated at 300 million crowns, due to high maintenance costs and investments in it, daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) wrote on Thursday.

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