Saturday, 13 February 2016
National | Radio Prague

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek held talks with top officials in Macedonia on Wednesday offering the country material and personnel assistance in dealing with the refugee crisis. The minister stressed the need to bring the flow of migrants on the so-called Balkans route under control and highlighted the crucial role of Macedonia in helping to bring this about.

Prague | The Prague Post

Fashion brand Louis Vuitton is again trying to rent Prague's historical Charles Bridge for a fashion show. This time Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) is supporting the idea, news server iDnes.cz reported.

National | Radio Prague

A controversial bill on electronic cash registers intended to fight tax evasion cleared the lower house on Wednesday. The opposition TOP 09 and Civic Democrat parties, who have fought the legislation tooth and nail, now say they will take the matter to the Constitutional Court.

Czech Republic and the EU | Bloomberg

The European Union has, at most, six weeks to stem the flow of migrants arriving on its shores via Turkey before it will be forced to abandon its internal borderless travel zone, according to the Czech envoy to the bloc.

Politics | ČTK

Martin Stropnický (ANO) should consider remaining in the post of Czech defence minister due to his unacceptable comments on the case of Czechs kidnapped in Lebanon, Deputy PM Pavel Bělobrádek (KDU-CSL) told Czech Radio on Thursday.

National | Fox News

A Czech woman who gave birth in January while in a coma is improving, her doctor says, and her baby boy has been discharged from the hospital.

National | ČTK

Hotspots for the registration of refugees should be established outside the EU, and the main one should be in Turkey, Czech Deputy Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) told reporters before meeting Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in The Hague on Thursday.

National | ČTK

The directors of the Amnesty International (AI) branches in the Visegrad Four (V4) countries jointly called on Thursday for the V4 prime ministers to pledge to accept more migrants at their extraordinary summit in Prague on Monday, February 15.

National | ČTK

The Regional Court in Prague ruled on Thursday that Czech judge Ondrej Havlín will spend five years and three months in prison over corruption and the illegal influencing of cases instead of the original 6.5 years in prison.

National | ČTK

The Czech Republic may send instructors to Iraq to train the crews of the Czech-made L-159 light combat planes within its efforts to help fight terrorism, Defence Minister Martin Stropnicky (ANO) told journalists in Brussels on Thursday.

National | ČTK

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek has offered ten million crowns to Greece for devices to verify fingerprints, he told reporters after a meeting with his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias on Thursday.

National | ČTK

Czech Justice Minister Robert Pelikan discussed Prague's decision not to extradite Lebanese suspect Ali Fayad to Washington with the U.S. Embassy in Prague beforehand, he told Czech Television (CT) last night, daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) wrote on Thursday.

National | ČTK

TOP 09 may file a complaint over treason against President Milos Zeman as he confirmed the ransom paid for two Czech women kidnapped in Pakistan and later released if he does not step down himself, opposition TOP 09 first deputy chairman Marek Zenisek told journalists on Wednesday.

National | Radio Prague

Czech foreign minister Lubomír Zaorálek said on a visit to Macedonia on Wednesday that dealing with the so-called Balkans route for immigrants was a problem not just for local countries but was of key interest for the Czech Republic and the EU as a whole.

National | ČTK

The Ukrainian embassy in Prague previously sought the release of Ali Fayad, a Lebanese with Ukrainian nationality, from a Czech custody prison where he was waiting for Prague's decision on his extradition to the USA, Mladá fronta Dnes wrote on Wednesday.