Friday, 19 April 2019

Prague Daily Monitor

Foreign Police stop van with 13 refugees on D1

Prague Daily Monitor |
12 Apr 2019

Czech Television reports that the Foreign Police, acting on a tip off, stopped a white transport van bearing British license plates with 13 refugees hiding inside it, on the D1 Highway.

Prices of new apartments in Prague keep rising

Prague Daily Monitor |
11 Apr 2019

Novinky.cz reports that the prices of newly-built flats in the city, continue to rise. It is currently impossible to get a smaller sized 2+kk newly-built flat, with an area between 48 and 55 sq.m., for less than CZK 4 million.

Babiš to attend CEEC-China (16+1) meeting in Dubrovnik

Prague Daily Monitor |
11 Apr 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš will travel to Dubrovnik to attend the CEEC-China (16+1) Conference, on Thursday and Friday. Heads of Government of 16 Central, Eastern and Southern European states will meet with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, at the conference.

Babiš announces replacements for Ťok and Nováková

Prague Daily Monitor |
11 Apr 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) announced the names of replacements for Transport Minister Dan Ťok (for ANO) and Industry Minister Marta Nováková (for ANO) on Wednesday afternoon.

Calls for KSČM chief's head grow louder

Prague Daily Monitor |
10 Apr 2019

Opposition parties joined MPs from the Communist party in calling for Vojtěch Filip to step down from his role as KSČM Chair and Deputy Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies. According to Pravo, Filip lobbied for controversial businessman Tomáš Horáček, after he was accused of tax fraud, by contacting the Finance Office in Ústí nad Labem.

Constitutional Court rules in favour of Russian hacker Nikulin

Prague Daily Monitor |
10 Apr 2019

The Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday that Russian hacker Yevgeny Nikulin's rights had been violated by former Justice Minister Robert Pelikán when he ordered his extradition to the United States in March 2018. The court ruled that Pelikán made his decision before Nikulin's request for asylum in the country had been heard and before Nikulin had had the chance to appeal the decision (in case it was rejected).

STAN suggests decentralisation of governance, moving offices out of Prague

Prague Daily Monitor |
10 Apr 2019

STAN, the party of mayors and independents, suggested at a conference in the Chamber of Deputies, on Monday, that the country would be better off if several government bodies moved their offices from Prague, to the regions. STAN has drafted a law on the subject and is looking for support from other parties.

Babiš to attend European Council meeting on Brexit in Brussels

Prague Daily Monitor |
10 Apr 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš will attend an extraordinary meeting of the European Council on Wednesday in Brussels. The meeting, with other heads of EU member states, will discuss the United Kingdom's request to delay Brexit and Article 50, till the British parliament is able to vote on a deal.

Agriculture Minister Toman alleged to have conflict of interest

Prague Daily Monitor |
9 Apr 2019

Czech Television reports that Agriculture Minister Miroslav Toman (ČSSD) is alleged to have a conflict of interest, due to a bunch of suspicious land deals made by his father, Miroslav Toman Sr., when Toman Jr. was a Deputy Minister at the ministry.

Teachers' salaries up by 11% last year

Prague Daily Monitor |
9 Apr 2019

Robert Plaga, the Minister for Education, Youth and Sports (ANO), announced at a press conference on Monday, that the average salary of teachers in the country rose by 11% to CZK 35,000 in 2018. Non-teaching staff at schools also saw an increase, with the average rising to CZK 20,000.

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