Saturday, 16 February 2019

Prague Daily Monitor

Prague's governing coalition has its first disagreement

Prague Daily Monitor |
28 Jan 2019

Právo reports that Prague's relatively new governing coalition, comprised of the Pirates, Praha sobě and the TOP 09 – STAN partnership, is in the midst of its first, rather public, squabble over nominations to the boards of city-owned firms.

Zimola to lead ČSSD in South Bohemia, again

Prague Daily Monitor |
28 Jan 2019

Jiří Zimola, the Chair of the Social Democrats in South Bohemia, defended his seat at the party's regional conference in Tábor, on Saturday. Zimola, the former governor of the region, staved off opposition from MP Ondřej Veselý to win the chair's election.

Patients pay more for healthcare now, than they did with compulsory fees

Prague Daily Monitor |
28 Jan 2019

Czech Television reports, based on primary data by the Czech Statistical Office (CZU), that patients pay more for healthcare now, than they did in the past, when they had to pay compulsory fees for medicines and visits to the doctor.

EU Commission to take Czechia to court over energy certification

Prague Daily Monitor |
25 Jan 2019

The European Union Commission has decided to take the Czech Republic to court over its failure to fully comply with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. The EU Commission first brought up the issue in 2015 and followed it up with warnings in 2017 and 2018, but the government failed to act. The government needs to ensure that current legislation is modified, to reflect the requirements of the directive.

Justice Minister says Zeman could have committed a crime

Prague Daily Monitor |
25 Jan 2019

Justice Minister Jan Kněžínek told parliament that President Miloš Zeman could have committed a crime, when he suggested that he would make Josef Baxa the Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court in exchange for certain judicial decisions.

Babiš participates in the World Economic Forum in Davos

Prague Daily Monitor |
25 Jan 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO), is at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Babis has a busy schedule at the conference, packed with meetings with global business and political leaders.

Petříček to visit Ukraine next week

Prague Daily Monitor |
25 Jan 2019

Foreign Minister Tomas Petříček will visit Ukraine next week. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he will begin his tour of the country in Kiev, on Sunday.

Const. Court: NSS violated right to fair trial of attendants of demonstration during Chinese president visit

Prague Daily Monitor |
24 Jan 2019

According to the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Administrative Court (NSS) of the Czech Republic has violated the right to a fair trial of the attendants of a gathering which took place on the 29th of March 2016 at Hradčanské náměstí. The Supreme Administrative Court had previously refused to deal with the question of whether the basic right of freedom of assembly has been violated.

RVVI approves new innovation strategy

Prague Daily Monitor |
24 Jan 2019

The Council for Research, Development and Innovation, which is headed by Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO), approved the new Innovation Strategy of the Czech Republic, for the years 2019 to 2030, on Wednesday.

Fraudulent app, which steals banking data, doing the rounds

Prague Daily Monitor |
24 Jan 2019

Another dangerous mobile phone application is doing the rounds, according to Novinky.cz. The app is called 'Blockers call 2019' and is currently available on the Android platform, in the Google Play Store.

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