Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Politics | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman will dismiss Deputy PM and Finance Minister Andrej Babiš from the government and appoint Ivan Pilný (both ANO) as a new finance minister on Wednesday, Zeman's spokesman Jiří Ovčáček told reporters yesterday.

National | Prague TV

The Czech government approved support for high-speed railway lines. The project material was submitted by Transport Minister Dan Ťok (for ANO).

National | ČTK

Double contract murderer Jiří Kajínek, 56, who was serving his life sentence and whom President Miloš Zeman pardoned, left the prison in Rýnovice after 23 years in it yesterday.

Prague | Prague TV

City leaders disagree over how to complete the northeastern section of the Prague Ring Road. There are two options. One calls for extensive use of tunnels and has been referred to as “Blanka II.”

National | ČTK

President Milos Zeman respects smoking bans neither at home nor during his foreign trips, as exemplified by his recent journey to China from which he returned last Thursday, daily Lidové noviny (LN) reported yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) today threatened Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) with a lawsuit unless he ceases to publicly suspecting him of tax evasion and abuse of the Financial Administration, with which he justified Babiš's dismissal.

News | ČTK

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and other Czech politicians offered their condolences to the families of the victims of the night explosion in Manchester, Britain, yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

The ANO movement has not accepted the donation worth 1.1 million crowns from businessman David Rusňák, who was remanded in custody today within suspected leaks of information from Czech police files, ANO leader Andrej Babiš told the website of the public broadcaster Czech Radio.

Prague | ČTK

Czechs can express sympathy to the families and friends of the victims of Monday's terrorist attack in Manchester at the British embassy in Prague as from Wednesday, its spokesman Jiří Šebek told ČTK yesterday, while ambassador Jan Thompson thanked the Czech Republic for its support.

National | ČTK

Soprano Gabriela Benáčková, film maker Ivan Passer, historian Vilém Prečan and plastic surgeon Bohdan Pomahač were among the personalities whom the Prague branch of the expatriates' Society of Arts and Sciences awarded for promoting Czech science and culture abroad yesterday.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

Europe must boost its countries' cooperation and exchange of information between security and secret services if it is to manage the struggle with terrorism, the Czech and Estonian prime ministers, Bohuslav Sobotka and Jüri Ratas, respectively, agreed yesterday.

National | ČTK

Ivan Pilný (ANO), candidate for the financial minister, considers the Czech draft state budget for 2018 reasonable, he told journalists after a meeting with President Miloš Zeman, adding that the deficit of CZK 50 billion is a conservative estimate.

National | ČTK

Jiří Kajínek, a contract killer and life convict who was released from prison after President Miloš Zeman granted pardon to him today, said pardon was promised to him by former president Václav Havel already, and Havel's successor Václav Klaus vowed to help him as well.

News | ČTK

The Chamber of Deputies today rejected a new UNESCO resolution, saying it denies Israeli sovereignty over all of Jerusalem, and called on the Czech government to stop sending financial contributions to UNESCO.

National | ČTK

A half of the Czech population believe that the number of foreigners living in the Czech Republic is adequate, while 39 percent consider it excessive and only 2 percent consider it too low, according to a poll the CVVM agency released yesterday.