Friday, 19 April 2019

Prague Daily Monitor

Transport Minister Ťok to quit

Prague Daily Monitor |
9 Apr 2019

Transport Minister Dan Ťok (ANO) told Novinky.cz on Monday, that he will be exiting the government shortly. Ťok said that he had agreed on his exit with Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) and that the PM would decide the exact date shortly. Ťok is the longest serving Transport Minister and took over the post in December 2014, serving both, in the previous Bohuslav Sobotka (ČSSD) government and in the current cabinet. Ťok said he was exhausted and wanted to exit politics.

Less men teaching at secondary schools

Prague Daily Monitor |
8 Apr 2019

Czech Television reports that the number of males teaching at secondary schools and conservatories in the country, has plummeted to its lowest level in the last seven years.

ODS and STAN candidates win first round of Prague 9 Senatorial race

Prague Daily Monitor |
8 Apr 2019

Jan Jarolím, the long-term Mayor of Prague 9, from the Civic Democrats, won the first round of the Prague 9 Senatorial race, held over the weekend. Jarolím with 24.25% of the vote, narrowly beat scriptwriter David Smoljak (STAN) who got 23.53%.

Czechia has cyber defence capabilities but needs new law to put them in action

Prague Daily Monitor |
8 Apr 2019

Czech Television reports that the country has in place sophisticated cyber defence capabilities, lead by a specialised office, but the required legislation to use them, is currently lacking. The office will focus on protecting Czech government assets, businesses and vital infrastructure, against hackers.

Babiš is cryptic about gov't changes, wants to consult Zeman first

Prague Daily Monitor |
8 Apr 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) told Television Prima, on Sunday that he would not rule out making changes to his ministers and that he will meet President Milos Zeman to discuss them first.

Protesters gather on Malostranské náměstí

Prague Daily Monitor |
5 Apr 2019

A number of protesters gathered on Malostranské náměstí, outside the Chamber of Deputies, on Thursday afternoon, to shout slogans. The protestors criticised Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) and the current government.

Zeman finishes Austria visit

Prague Daily Monitor |
5 Apr 2019

President Milos Zeman finished his 3-day visit to Austria on Thursday. At a press conference at the Czech Embassy in Vienna, at the end of the visit, Zeman said that he was very satisfied with the outcome of his trip and that it had produced positive results in a number of areas.

Controversial British right-winger's Parliament visit cancelled

Prague Daily Monitor |
5 Apr 2019

Tommy Robinson, the far-right British nationalist, who once headed the English Defence League (EDL), was all set to speak at the Parliament, on Friday, according to Deník N. However, as Czech Television reports, the organisers of the conference on family rights in the 21st Century, that invited Robinson, decided to cancel the conference.

D1 highway shut till Friday morning

Prague Daily Monitor |
5 Apr 2019

The D1, the country's most important highway, which runs between Prague and Brno, will be shut till Friday morning, due to a number of fallen trees.

Rodent cull begins in Prague

Prague Daily Monitor |
4 Apr 2019

Czech Television reports that a massive rodent cull began in Prague, on Wednesday. The cull will last till October and cost the city approximately CZK 3.7 million. It is estimated that there are 4 or 5 rats per person in the city, with a total figure in the millions.

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