Sunday, 21 April 2019

Prague Daily Monitor

EU approves Liberty House's purchase of ArcelorMittal's Czech and European assets

Prague Daily Monitor |
18 Apr 2019

The European Commission announced in a press release on Wednesday, that it had approved under the EU Merger Regulation, Liberty House Group's purchases of several ArcelorMittal steel plants, sold under commitments made by ArcelorMittal in order to buy Ilva.

Petříček to travel to Bratislava for V4 meeting with France

Prague Daily Monitor |
18 Apr 2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomas Petříček (ČSSD) will travel to Bratislava on Thursday, April 18th, for a meeting of Visegrad 4 Foreign Ministers with the French Foreign Minister.

ODS removes Klaus Jr. from Parliamentary Education Committee

Prague Daily Monitor |
18 Apr 2019

The Civic Democrats finally managed to remove former ODS member Václav Klaus Jr. as the Chairman of the Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sport of the Chamber of Deputies, on Wednesday. He will be replaced by ODS member Karel Krejza.

Mortgage rate drops in March 2019

Prague Daily Monitor |
18 Apr 2019

The average mortgage rate fell in March 2019 to 2.9%, from 2.99%, in February 2019. According to Czech Television, based on data released by Fincentra Hypoindex, this is the biggest monthly fall, since March 2015. The lowest recorded rate was 1.77% in December 2016, and the figure has consistently risen since then.

Drought like situation predicted for April

Prague Daily Monitor |
17 Apr 2019

Meteorologists from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute are expecting a record dry April and a drought, if it doesn't rain significantly in the second half of the month.

Vietnamese PM begins visit

Prague Daily Monitor |
17 Apr 2019

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived in Prague, for an official visit. Nguyen was met at the airport by Deputy Foreign Minister Martin Tlapa, on Tuesday afternoon.

Rakušan will quit as Mayor of Kolín in June

Prague Daily Monitor |
17 Apr 2019

Vit Rakusan, the new leader of STAN, the party of mayors and independents, will resign his position as Mayor of Kolin, on June 24th, according to information he posted on his Facebook page. Rakusan will be replaced as Mayor, by his party colleague and current Deputy Mayor Michael Kaspar, who confirmed the news.

Deputy Defence Minister Landovský to be new Ambassador to NATO

Prague Daily Monitor |
17 Apr 2019

Jakub Landovský (ČSSD), who is currently a Deputy Defence Minister, will shortly be appointed the new Czech Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), in Brussels.

Vietnamese PM on official visit to Czechia

Prague Daily Monitor |
16 Apr 2019

The Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc will be in Prague, on an official visit from April 16th to 18th. According to Vlada.cz, Nguyen will meet with Prime Minister Andre Babis (ANO) on the morning of Wednesday April 17th, to discuss the strengthening of economic relations between the two nations, at Straka Academy, Babis’ office.

Zeman meets new ministers at Lány Chateau

Prague Daily Monitor |
16 Apr 2019

President Miloš Zeman met with future Transport Minister Vladimír Kremlík and future Industry Minister Karel Havlíček, at the Lány Chateau, on Monday. Both were nominated by Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO), last week, to replace Dan Ťok and Marta Nováková, from his party, as ministers.

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