Friday, 19 April 2019

Prague Daily Monitor

Babiš will not comment on Stork's Nest matter

Prague Daily Monitor |
28 Mar 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) told Czech Television that the Stork's Nest matter was being unnecessary politicized and that he would not comment on the outcome of the police investigation in the matter.

Brexit concerns see more Britons apply for Czech citizenship

Prague Daily Monitor |
28 Mar 2019

Czech Television reports that the number of British citizens applying for Czech citizenship has increased significantly since 2016. The Czech Embassy in London reported that over 300 applications have been lodged since the Brexit vote took place in June 2016, with 85 of them coming in the last four months, apparently prompted by uncertainty about Brexit.

Police finish investigation in Stork's Nest matter

Prague Daily Monitor |
27 Mar 2019

Czech Television reports that the police have completed their investigation into Stork's Nest, Prime Minister Andrej Babis' farm, which allegedly received EU subsidies in contravention of the law. This was confirmed to Czech Television by the Prague Municipal Prosecutor's Office.

Czech PM Babiš meets Minister President of Saxony-Anhalt

Prague Daily Monitor |
27 Mar 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) met with Rainer Haseloff, the Minister President of the German state of Saxony-Anhalt, on Tuesday. According to Vlada.cz, the two discussed bilateral relations and economic cooperation, including the state of negotiations of the German Coal Commission and its impact on the Czech Republic.

ODS to nominate Baxa to replace Klaus Jr. on parliamentary committee

Prague Daily Monitor |
27 Mar 2019

The Civic Democrats will nominate Martin Baxa, who is currently one of the party's vice chairs to replace Vaclav Klaus Jr. as the Chair of the Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, in the Chamber of Deputies.

ANO still strong in the country

Prague Daily Monitor |
26 Mar 2019

The latest political opinion polls from the Public Opinion Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (CVVM AVCR) show that Prime Minister Andrej Babis' ANO party continues to dominate the Czech political scene.

Muslim leader Kushnarenko ejected from community

Prague Daily Monitor |
26 Mar 2019

The Centre of Muslim Communities of the Czech Republic announced on Facebook that it had removed controversial Prague Muslim leader Leonid Kushnarenko, as head of the Prague Muslim Community and had cancelled his membership in the organisation. Kushnarenko made controversial comments last week in response to the terror attack on a mosque in New Zealand, when he suggested that he would help members of his community apply for a gun license, so that they could protect themselves.

Construction on D1 to restart in Vysočina near Velké Meziříčí

Prague Daily Monitor |
26 Mar 2019

Construction work on the main D1 highway in the country will restart on April 1st, in Vysocina, near the city of Velke Mezirici, according to Czech Television.

Only half of tax returns are in, with one week to go

Prague Daily Monitor |
26 Mar 2019

The Financial Administration of the country tweeted that as of Monday March 25th, only 1.092,640 tax returns for 2018, had been filed by resident individuals. This is approximately half the number of returns expected for 2018.

Study finds microplastics in Czech rivers

Prague Daily Monitor |
25 Mar 2019

Právo reports that a study of water samples taken from the Vltava and Labe rivers, confirmed the presence of microplastics in the Czech riverine system. The results of the study were confirmed to Právo, by a representative of Greenpeace in the Czech Republic.

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