Monday, 17 June 2019

Prague Daily Monitor

Industry and Trade Minister Havlíček names new deputies

Prague Daily Monitor |
3 May 2019

Karel Havlíček, who took over as the new Minister for Industry and Trade, on Tuesday, announced that he had chosen his new deputy ministers. According to Seznam Zprávy, Silvana Jirotková, the current head of Czech Invest, will be the new First Deputy Minister.

Number of measles cases at University Hospital in Ostrava rises to six

Prague Daily Monitor |
3 May 2019

Czech Television reports that the number of confirmed cases of measles, at the Cardiac Surgery Centre of the University Hospital in Ostrava, has risen to six. Five of the six, are employees of the centre and the other is a trainee.

Huge fire and accident on Prague Ring Road

Prague Daily Monitor |
3 May 2019

A prison service bus collided with two freight lorries on the Prague Ring Road, near Reporyje, in the direction of the airport, on Thursday afternoon, resulting in a huge fire and road closures. The National Police (Policie CR) tweeted that one of the trucks was carrying military equipment.

Czech central bank raises interest rate

Prague Daily Monitor |
3 May 2019

The Czech National Bank raised the basic interest rate by 0.25%, from 1.75%, to 2%, The decision was announced after the meeting of the governing council on Thursday, May 2nd, in Prague. In addition, the Lombard rate was raised to 3%, and the discounted interest rate to 1%.

Výstaviště renovations taking shape

Prague Daily Monitor |
2 May 2019

City Hall is going forward with plans to renovate Výstaviště in Prague's Holešovice district. It will be transformed into an area where Praguers can spend their free time. In addition to larger-scale investment projects, which have been planned for the area for many years, smaller, but more practical adjustments will begin.

Klaus says EU accession was necessary at the time, but now it's different

Prague Daily Monitor |
2 May 2019

Former President Václav Klaus told Czech Television on Wednesday that he pushed forward the Czech Republic's accession to the European Union in his time as Prime Minister in the nineties, despite having personal reservations against it, because the country didn't have another alternative at that time. Klaus was the president of the country when it joined the group in 2004.

Babiš attends EU accession celebrations in Warsaw

Prague Daily Monitor |
2 May 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) attended celebrations in Warsaw, on Wednesday May 1st, to mark the 15th anniversary of the Czech Republic and Poland's accession to the European Union.

New ministers and deputy PMs appointed

Prague Daily Monitor |
2 May 2019

President Miloš Zeman appointed three new ministers to the cabinet on Tuesday. According to Hrad.cz, Karel Havlíček was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Industry and Trade, Vladimir Kremlík was appointed Minister of Transport and Marie Benešová was named the Minister of Justice, in a ceremony at Prague Castle.

Thousands protest Benešová's appointment

Prague Daily Monitor |
30 Apr 2019

Novinky.cz reports that thousands of people gathered in Prague and other Czech cities on Monday evening, to protest the appointment of Marie Benešová as the new Justice Minister, and in support of an independent judiciary.

Gov't office to open its doors to public on May 1st

Prague Daily Monitor |
30 Apr 2019

The Office of the Government will open the doors of its two palaces, to members of the public, on Wednesday May 1st, on the occasion of Labour Day and the 15th anniversary of the accession of the Czech Republic to the EU.

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