Sunday, 17 February 2019

Prague Daily Monitor

Babis finishes India visit

Prague Daily Monitor |
21 Jan 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) finished his visit to India, over the weekend. On Friday, Babis met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Ahmedabad. The two discussed trade opportunities, tourism links and defence cooperation.

Zeman defends not awarding professorships in letter

Prague Daily Monitor |
18 Jan 2019

President Milos Zeman defended his actions, in not naming Ivan Ostadal and Jiri Fajt from Charles University, as Professors, in a letter he sent to the Ministry of Education. Zeman courted controversy again earlier this week, when he went against a Prague City Court ruling, which said he had no reason not to do so.

Babiš arrives at Vibrant Gujarat Summit in India

Prague Daily Monitor |
18 Jan 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš arrived in Ahmedabad, the capital of India's Gujarat state, to attend the Vibrant Gujarat investment summit, on Thursday evening. Babis is being accompanied by Industry & Trade Minister Marta Nováková and a delegation of Czech business bigwigs.

Babiš finishes Thai visit

Prague Daily Monitor |
18 Jan 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš finished his visit to Thailand on Thursday morning, after attending the Thai-Czech Business Seminar, in Bangkok. According to Vlada.cz, Babiš said his delegation had done their best to make sure Czech companies were successful in Thailand.

Country remembers Jan Palach on his 50th death anniversary

Prague Daily Monitor |
17 Jan 2019

A few thousand citizens attended a commemoration of Jan Palach's death, fifty years ago, to protest the end of the Prague Spring and the subsequent Soviet invasion. Palach's act of self-immolation came to define the Soviet invasion globally and inspired a number of Czech dissidents.

Political scientist and dissident Rudolf Kučera dies

Prague Daily Monitor |
17 Jan 2019

Writer, political scientist, lecturer and former dissident, Rudolf Kučera passed away in Prague, on Tuesday, according to a statement released by the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, in Ústí nad Labem.

Prague Airport to expand facilities

Prague Daily Monitor |
17 Jan 2019

Czech Television reports that the Václav Havel Airport in Prague will shortly embark on a project to expand its parking facilities and to construct a new glass skywalk. The airport spokesperson stated, that the current parking capacity was insufficient, given the massive growth in passenger numbers, over the last few years.

Avalanche threat in Krkonoše as roads are closed, bad weather continues

Prague Daily Monitor |
16 Jan 2019

Czech Television reports that heavy snow and strong winds continue to batter the mountainous regions of the country, as a Level 4 avalanche threat was declared, in the Krkonoše Mountains and a number of roads were closed.

Pirate Party members unhappy about lack of transparency within party

Prague Daily Monitor |
16 Jan 2019

Aktuálně.cz reports that the certain members of the Pirate Party are unhappy about a perceived lack of transparency within the party. This stems from the fact that people within the leadership of the party, are members of various "closed groups" on Facebook, which are not open to the public, leading to other members questioning what is going on in these groups.

Petr Čech to retire after this season

Prague Daily Monitor |
16 Jan 2019

Petr Čech, the country's most famous international footballer announced that he was retiring after the English Premier League season ends this summer.

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