Thursday, 28 May 2015
Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka rejected the quotas for distribution of refugees in the EU in reaction to the two-year programme for accepting 20,000 of them by EU countries that the European Commission presented yesterday. Sobotka repeatedly said quotas and distribution of refugees are no solution to the present migration crisis The EC has asked the Czech Republic to take in over 1,300 asylum seekers from Syria and Eritrea who are already in Italy and Greece.

National | ČTK

The number of spots designated as ghettos in the Czech Republic has doubled since 2006, according to a report prepared for the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs by the company GAC

Prague | ČTK

Drinking water in Prague's Dejvice vicinity that became bacteria-contaminated at the weekend, will remain undrinkable for another two days at least, Mayor Ondřej Kolář said yesterday, adding that the town hall will lodge a complaint against an unknown perpetrator over the contamination.

Politics | ČTK

The Czech judiciary should prosecute former pre-1989 communist leaders such as Milouš Jakeš and Lubomír Strougal over their responsibility for the death of many people who perished while trying to cross the Iron Curtain, Deputy PM Pavel Bělobrádek said in the Chamber of Deputies yesterday.

National | Radio Prague

Just seven months after a woman suffering from schizophrenia killed a student in a school in Žďár nad Sázavou, a similar attack has claimed another life.

Politics | ČTK

Radek Jiránek, head of the crime prevention department at the Czech Interior Ministry, has won a competition for the post of head of the Czech government social inclusion agency and he should take up the post on June 5.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

The European Union should not tell the Czech Republic how many immigrants and from where it should accept, and every country should have its own immigration policy, Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) told a meeting of entrepreneurs yesterday.

News | ČTK

The Czech rescue team of doctors, nurses and firefighters has ended its work in Nepal, where it operated from May 1 and treated 1131 injured people after a devastating earthquake.

News | ČTK

Gloria Chmatilova, 38, born in Venezuela but with Czech roots and citizenship, will arrive along with her husband and two children at the Prague airport on Thursday afternoon as she wants to escape the ruling leftist regime there, daily Lidové noviny (LN) reported yesterday.

National | Radio Prague

The police’s anti-corruption unit raided three branches of the Energy Regulation Office on Wednesday morning.

Politics | ČTK

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka's government on Tuesday survived a no-confidence vote in the lower house of Parliament. Out of 184 lawmakers present only 47 supported the no-confidence motion,105 voted against and 32 abstained. The rightist opposition Civic Democrats (ODS), TOP 09 and Dawn criticised what they called a conflict of interests on the part of Andrej Babiš (ANO), who is finance minister and the owner of Agrofert, a giant food and chemical holding, at the same time.

National | Radio Prague

Pneumatic Tube Transport or potrubní pošta as it is known in Czech is making a comeback at hospitals in Prague and also other parts of the Czech Republic.

Prague | Radio Prague

The Prague Waterworks will pay compensation to all those who were taken sick after drinking water contaminated by coliform bacteria in Prague 6.

National | Radio Prague

The food in Czech hospitals, maternity clinics and homes for senior citizens does not meet the required nutrition and health standards, according to the results of an inspection by the Hygiene Office.

National | ČTK

Interior Minister Milan Chovanec and Human Rights Minister Jiří Dienstbier (both Social Democrats) want the parties that will fail to place enough women on their lists of candidates to lose a part of the state subsidy, daily Právo reported yesterday.