Friday, 19 April 2019

Prague Daily Monitor

Zeman calls Turkey ally of Islamic State

Prague Daily Monitor |
20 Mar 2019

Czech Television reports that President Milos Zeman who is currently visiting different parts of the country, called Turkey a de facto ally of the terror organisation, the Islamic State.

40 parties register for European Elections

Prague Daily Monitor |
20 Mar 2019

Czech Television reports that 40 parties and alliances registered to field candidates in the upcoming European Parliamentary elections, up one from the previous time. The elections will take place on May 24th and 25th.

ERÚ fines Stabil Energy CZK 4 million

Prague Daily Monitor |
19 Mar 2019

Czech Television reports that the Energy Regulatory Authority (ERÚ), issued a record CZK 4 million fine, to energy company Stabil Energy, for unfair commercial practices. The ERÚ fined Stabil Energy for committing 1179 offences, including charging customers for services without valid contracts and transferring customers to itself, without their signed approval.

Police evacuate homes in Chodov after unexploded shell is found

Prague Daily Monitor |
19 Mar 2019

The national police announced that they had evacuated approximately two dozen people, from single-family homes in Prague's Chodov district, on Monday afternoon, after an unexploded artillery shell was found.

Olomouc has a shortage of tour guides

Prague Daily Monitor |
19 Mar 2019

Czech Television reports that Olomouc, the country's sixth largest city, is suffering from a shortage of tour guides, as the city tries to cope with increased tourist arrivals.

Ministry of Agriculture to stop checking Polish meat imports

Prague Daily Monitor |
19 Mar 2019

Czech Television reports that the Ministry of Agriculture will stop the blanket checking meat being imported from Poland, as of Monday, March 25th, 2019. This was announced after Miroslav Toman, the Minister, met with his Polish counterpart Jan Krzysztof Arnadnowski in Brussels, on Monday.

A tenth of e-shop purchases are returned

Prague Daily Monitor |
18 Mar 2019

Pravo reports, based on data from Shopnet, that approximately 11% of all purchases, on an average, made online in the country, are returned. The situation is exacerbated around the holidays and Christmas time, when this figure rises to 16%.

Český Krumlov to charge tourist buses entry fee

Prague Daily Monitor |
18 Mar 2019

Czech Television reports that the town of Český Krumlov will levy an entry fee on tourist buses that ferry thousands of people to and from the city, on a daily basis. Krumlov's medieval old-town, which is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site, is amongst the most visited attractions in the Czech Republic.

Čaputová wins first round of Slovak Presidential elections

Prague Daily Monitor |
18 Mar 2019

Lawyer, anti-establishment activist and the only major female candidate in the race, Zuzana Čaputová comfortably won the first round of the Slovak Presidential elections, held over the weekend. With 41% of the vote, she will face off against European Commission Vice President and diplomat Maroš Šefčovič who got only 19%, in the second round of the elections.

ODS expels Klaus Jr. from party

Prague Daily Monitor |
18 Mar 2019

The Civic Democrats announced on Saturday that they had expelled controversial politician Václav Klaus Jr. from the party. Citing his recent behaviour, the party said that Klaus Jr had embarrassed the party, and over a long period, had not respected the party's principles, values and political agenda. They also called out his attacks on party colleagues in parliament, support of opposing candidates in the recent Senate elections and other instances of his bad behaviour.

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