Sunday, 17 February 2019

Prague Daily Monitor

Petříček says Czechia is ready for whatever happens with Brexit

Prague Daily Monitor |
16 Jan 2019

Foreign Minister Tomas Petříček (ČSSD) told the Senate Committee for European Affairs, on Tuesday, that the country was prepared for whatever variant of Brexit, that occurs, at the end of March.

Bad weather continues to cause chaos

Prague Daily Monitor |
15 Jan 2019

Czech Television reports that heavy snow, strong winds and freezing temperatures continue to blanket parts of the country, creating havoc for citizens. The town of Boží Dar in the Ore Mountains is basically cut off from the rest of the country, due to snow.

Zeman refuses to award Ošťádal and Fajt professorships again

Prague Daily Monitor |
15 Jan 2019

Charles University announced that President Miloš Zeman once again refused to name Ivan Ošťádal and Jiří Fajt as Professors. The two were originally nominated by Charles University in 2015 when Zeman first refused to appoint them.

Demolition permit for Transgas building granted

Prague Daily Monitor |
15 Jan 2019

The Building Department of the Prague 2 Municipality formally approved the demolition of the landmark Transgas building, located behind the National Museum on Vinohradská street. Activists are expected to begin further protests at the venue.

Smartwings plane slides off runway in Moscow

Prague Daily Monitor |
14 Jan 2019

A Prague-bound Smartwings plane slid off the runway, at Sheremetyevo Airport, in Moscow, on Sunday afternoon. Flight QS 1003, which was due in Prague at 3 P.M. reportedly ran aground, while it was taxiing. All 47 people on board, evacuated the plane, through the emergency exits, safely.

Bad weather continues, 3800 tonnes of snow removed from Jablonec

Prague Daily Monitor |
14 Jan 2019

Czech Television reports that an incredible 3800 tonnes of snow were removed from the streets of Jablonec nad Nisou over the weekend. The city declared a state of emergency, earlier in the week, but the situation on the ground has improved significantly.

Chovanec to quit as MP

Prague Daily Monitor |
14 Jan 2019

Former Interior Minister Milan Chovanec announced on Twitter, that he intended to quit as an MP, by the end of March. Chovanec stated, that he had informed his colleagues of his decision, at the CSSD Regional Conference in Pilsen over the weekend, after he was elected Chair of the regional chapter.

Zeman discusses healthcare situation in country with Vojtěch

Prague Daily Monitor |
14 Jan 2019

President Miloš Zeman met with Health Minister Adam Vojtěch (ANO) and a team of healthcare experts, at the Lany Chateau on Saturday. Zeman's official spokesman, Jiri Ovcacek, tweeted that Zeman discussed the digitalisation of prescriptions and health records and the creation of better hospice facilities and a law on hospice care, with Vojtech and his team.

More restaurants cater to diabetics

Prague Daily Monitor |
14 Jan 2019

Czech Television reports that more and more restaurants in the country are beginning to cater to diabetics, as the number of diabetics continues to rise. There are approximately 1 million diabetics in the country and this number is expected to rise to 1.2 million by 2030.

Petříček censures Chinese Ambassador

Prague Daily Monitor |
11 Jan 2019

Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček (ČSSD) met with Chinese Ambassador Zhang Jianmin on Thursday and officially expressed his displeasure at the Chinese Embassy, for breaking diplomatic protocol, by commenting on an informal meeting between Zhang and Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO).

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