Sunday, 17 February 2019

Prague Daily Monitor

NATO celebration to be held at Prague Castle in March

Prague Daily Monitor |
31 Jan 2019

The Czech Republic will celebrate 20 years of joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation on the 12th of March 2019 in a big way. The celebrations will take place at Prague Castle and Czernin Palace.

Constitutional leaders meet to discuss foreign affairs

Prague Daily Monitor |
31 Jan 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO), President Milos Zeman, Senate Chair Jaroslav Kubera (ODS) and Radek Vondracek (ANO), the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, met at Prague Castle, on Wednesday to discuss Czech foreign policy.

PM Babiš meets Libyan leader in Prague

Prague Daily Monitor |
31 Jan 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) met with Fayez Mustafa al-Sarraj, the Chairman of the Presidential Council and Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord of Libya, at his residence, Kramář's Villa, in Prague, on Wednesday.

Vojtěch wants to make medical marijuana more accessible

Prague Daily Monitor |
30 Jan 2019

Adam Vojtěch, the Minister of Health, announced on Tuesday, that he intended to make medical marijuana more accessible and cheaper for patients who needed it. According to Právo, Vojtěch's proposal involves a lower copay for the drug, with public insurance companies picking up the majority of the bill for patients, who really need it.

Prague 9 Senator Baudyšová resigns

Prague Daily Monitor |
30 Jan 2019

Zuzana Baudyšová, who represents Prague 9 in the Senate, announced in a letter to Jaroslav Kubera (ODS), the Chair of the Senate, on Monday, that she was resigning her post. Baudyšová claimed that she was resigning for health reasons.

Dostálová promises faster building permits

Prague Daily Monitor |
30 Jan 2019

In an interview with Právo, Klára Dostálová (ANO), the Minister for Regional Development promised that the government was doing its best to speed up the process of awarding building permits.

Measles back in the country

Prague Daily Monitor |
29 Jan 2019

Czech Television reports that the country is witnessing another outbreak of measles in the new year. There have been 41 cases reported in the first month of the year, signifying a worrying increase over last year's 207 cases over 12 months.

Venezuelans escaping to Czechia

Prague Daily Monitor |
29 Jan 2019

Czech Television reports that hundreds of Venezuelans of Czech origin have applied to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for documentation confirming their roots. 240 such applications have been made so far and the ministry expects this to increase in the coming months and estimates that there are between 800 and 1000 Venezuelans of Czech origin.

Czech Gripen fighters to patrol Baltic skies

Prague Daily Monitor |
29 Jan 2019

Czech Television reports that Czech Gripen fighters will patrol the airspace above the three Baltic republics of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, starting September, for a period of about four months. The Czech contingent will include 5 Gripen fighters, pilots, ground personnel and about 100 soldiers.

Babiš says EU will have to address Huawei matter

Prague Daily Monitor |
28 Jan 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) spoke to iDNES.cz on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, over the weekend and said that the Huawei issue was complex and would have to be addressed at the European level.

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