Thursday, 24 July 2014

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Civil service bill set for approval in lower house next week

Radio Prague |
18 July 2014

After seven hours of debates, Czech MPs on Wednesday night backed the government's civil service bill which is now set for approval; the final legislative round is to begin in the lower house next week.

Some charges against Barták to be reviewed

Radio Prague |
18 July 2014

The Supreme Court on Thursday sentenced physician Jaroslav Barták to 12 years in prison for sexual assault and blackmail, reducing an earlier sentence by two years and ordering the Prague municipal court to review some of the charges against him.

Aero Vodochody signs sales deal with Draken International on 28 L-159 planes

Radio Prague |
18 July 2014

The plane manufacturer Aero Vodochody has signed a contract with the American firm Draken International on the sale of 28 of the Czech army's surplus L-159 combat aircraft.

Hundreds attend soldier's funeral

Radio Prague |
18 July 2014

Hundreds of people attended the funeral of one of the five soldiers killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan last week.

President refuses to appoint Judge Jan Veselý chief justice of the regional court in Ústí nad Labem

Radio Prague |
18 July 2014

President Miloš Zeman has refused to appoint Judge Jan Veselý chief justice of the regional court in Ústí nad Labem, the ctk news agency reports. According to the president's spokesman the head of state based his decision on the negative stand of the Czech Judges Union to the nomination as well as the poor performance of the court in Mělník where Judge Veselý is currently chief justice.

Višegrad Group and South Korea to broaden cooperation

Radio Prague |
18 July 2014

The Višegrad Group states and South Korea have agreed to broaden bilateral cooperation in the areas of business, science and culture, the ctk news agency reports.

PM looks at problems and priorities of human rights portfolio

Radio Prague |
18 July 2014

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka on Thursday met with the Minister For Human Rights and Minorities Jiří Dienstbier to discuss problems and priorities in the given portfolio.

Bill on reduced 10 percent VAT passed in its first reading

Radio Prague |
18 July 2014

The lower house on Thursday approved in its first reading a government-proposed bill which would introduce a reduced 10 percent VAT rate on books, baby food and medicines as of January 2015.

Czech finance minister makes about turn on nuclear expansion

Radio Prague |
18 July 2014

Only three months after the Temelín nuclear tender was scrapped, chances that the Czech Republic will swiftly restart preparations to build new reactors have revived with one of the main critics of the former Temelín tender now backing nuclear expansion.

Škoda unveils sketch of new-generation Fabia

Radio Prague |
18 July 2014

The Czech-based carmaker Škoda Auto has unveiled a sketch of its third -generation Fabia model. Production is set to start at Škoda's plant in Mladá Boleslav later this summer.

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