Wednesday, 13 December 2017
National | ČTK

The division of Czechoslovakia 25 years ago was inevitable as there was a long-standing tension between Czechs and Slovaks, former president Václav Klaus and former Slovak prime minister Vladimír Mečiar, the crucial protagonists of the split, agreed in a public debate on Monday. They stressed that the current relations between Czechs and Slovaks were exceptionally good, also thanks to the existence of two national states.

National | ČTK

European plants are colonisers that have managed to put down roots in 93 percent of land all over the world, daily Právo wrote on Monday, referring to a botanic research in which Czech experts participated. Among them is Veronika Kalusová from the Faculty of Science of Brno's Masaryk University.

Politics | ČTK

The board of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) passed a resolution that it will not support a minority Czech government of Andrej Babiš's ANO on Monday, party leader Petr Fiala told journalists.

National | ČTK

Saxony Interior Minister Markus Ulbig and Czech Culture Minister Daniel Herman signed a joint nomination of the cultural landscape of the Saxony-Czech Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří (Ore Mountains) for UNESCO-listing on Monday.

Prague | Real Estate | Prague TV

A new passage has opened in downtown Prague. The passage, as well as the house in which it is located, has been renovated by a private investor. Rosetta Palace is located in Jungmannova 30/21.

Politics | World Policy Institute

Radek Koten, a man with an appetite for fake news, now has a role in combating it, as one of his responsibilities is working closely with Czech intelligence services and the Czech government's efforts to fight disinformation.

National | ČTK

The U.S. embassy to Prague will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Czechoslovak-U.S. diplomatic relations next year, U.S. Ambassador Stephen King told journalists on Monday.

National | ČTK

Another part of humanitarian aid from the Czech Republic reached Syria on Monday, the Czech Foreign Ministry has said on its webpage.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

The EU lacks the leaders who support Eastern Partnership significantly, Michael Carpenter, a foreign policy advisor to former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, said during a conference on the future of Eastern Partnership in Prague on Monday.

National | ČTK

Czech documentary film director and scriptwriter Drahomira Vihanova, who belonged to the Czechoslovak New Film Wave of the 1960s, died on Sunday at the age of 87 years, Hana Stastna, from the dean's office of the Film and TV School (FAMU) told CTK on Monday.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

Foreign ministers of other EU states do not feel that the Czech Republic would abandon the common stance of the European Union on the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, outgoing Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek told journalists on Monday.

National | ČTK

Czech legal experts believe that the current law of succession (inheritance) does not account for the right to inheritance of virtual property such as cryptocurrency, various online digital collections and figures or objects in Internet games, the daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) wrote on Monday.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech skiing season was launched in most parts of the country this weekend, following heavy snowfall in the previous days. According to ski-operators, conditions on the slopes were very good.

Politics | ČTK

Czech President Milos Zeman met the remaining three candidates for ministers in the nascent government, Robert Plaga (education), Jiri Milek (agriculture) and Ilja Smid (culture), to discuss their plans in office on Monday, the Presidential Office has tweeted.

Czech Republic and the EU | Reuters

The designated Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš said that the European Union should not push Czechs over their refusal to shelter asylum-seekers, because it could strengthen extremist parties in the country. The European Union's executive will sue Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic in the bloc's top court for their refusal to host asylum-seekers, Brussels said on Thursday. Babiš, whose government is due to be appointed by President Miloš Zeman on Dec. 13, repeated his country's stance on migrants.