Tuesday, 2 September 2014

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Hradec Králové-Pardubice rail link closed for ten days

Radio Prague |
2 September 2014

Czech Railways has announced that the rail connection between the towns of Hradec Králové and Pardubice will be out of operation for the next ten days due to maintenance.

Singer Michal Hůrza leaves clinic

Radio Prague |
2 September 2014

Singer Michal Hrůza, who was seriously injured in a street fight six weeks ago has been released from a rehabilitation clinic and transported home where he is to undergo further therapy.

Jiří Ježek badly injured in Greenville

Radio Prague |
2 September 2014

Czech paralympics champion Jiří Ježek was badly injured at the World Championships in Greenville on Sunday, iDnes reported.

President Zeman attends first day of new school year at Lány primary school

Radio Prague |
2 September 2014

President Miloš Zeman wished first graders well and briefly recalled his own school years when he was forced to sit with his hands behind his back and was forced to write with his right hand, although he was left-handed.

Czech candidate for EU commissioner to meet with EC president

Radio Prague |
2 September 2014

The Czech candidate for EU Commissioner Věra Jourová is to meet with EC President Jean Claude Junker on Wednesday to discuss her possible future portfolio. The Czech government has been striving for an economic portfolio and Ms. Jourová, who heads the Regional Development Ministry in the centre-left government, is aspiring to head the European regional development portfolio, currently run by Austria.

Khaled al-Atrash is to be the new Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
2 September 2014

Khaled al-Atrash is to be the new Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic. According to the daily Lidové noviny he has already received the so-called agrément from President Miloš Zeman.

Czech Railways back in the black

Radio Prague |
2 September 2014

Czech Railways is back in the black showing a profit of 158 million crowns at the end of the second quarter, the ctk news agency reports.

Agriculture minister says country might consider ban on imports for dumping prices

Radio Prague |
2 September 2014

Agriculture Minister Marian Jurečka said on Monday that should the EC fail to help farmers and food producers hit by the EU sanctions against Russia, the Czech Republic might ban the imports of goods for dumping prices.

Opposition parties want special session of Parliament on sanctions issue

Radio Prague |
2 September 2014

The opposition centre-right parties TOP 09 and the Civic Democrats say they are outraged by the prime ministers stance and are demanding a special session of Parliament to "restore the dignity of the Czech Republic and defend its reputation as a country which respects freedom, democracy and international law".

PM comes under fire for 'weak' stance on Russia

Radio Prague |
2 September 2014

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has come under fire from members of the centre-right opposition as well as from within the coalition government, for withholding full support for a new wave of planned EU sanctions against Russia. At its summit on Saturday, the union issued a one-week ultimatum for Russia to reverse its course in Ukraine or face new consequences. Mr Sobotka has long advocated diplomacy to try and deescalate the situation in Ukraine and he is hardly alone.

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