Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Czech Republic and the EU | Radio Prague

The Czech coalition parties have nominated Regional Development Minister Věra Jourová as the country’s candidate for the European Commission. The Czech government hopes she could take over one of the economic portfolios in the commission.

National | Radio Prague

Several hundred people on Monday attended the funeral of Sergeant Ivo Klusák, one of the five Czech servicemen who died in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan.

National | Radio Prague

President Miloš Zeman who attended Monday's cabinet meeting praised the ruling coalition for its willingness to spend money on investment projects, saying it had given the public “reason to hope” in a better future.

National | Radio Prague

Czech actor Václav Sloup, known for his work in TV series such as Chalupáři and Ulice (The Street) has died at the age of 78.

Prague | Radio Prague

Police are searching for a man who brutally beat up a homeless person in the streets of Prague in the early hours of Monday.

Politics | Radio Prague

According to inside sources close to the government, the Social Democrats traded their support for Věra Jourová’s nomination to the post of EU commissioner for a higher minimal wage growth and more money for the social services sphere in 2015.

Politics | Radio Prague

The ANO party of the ruling coalition is to debate who should replace Věra Jourová in the post of regional development minister following her nomination to be the country’s next EU commissioner.

Politics | CIAnews.eu

The government led by Bohuslav Sobotka (ČSSD) was able to better coordinate the foreign policy of the Czech Republic and positions of constitutional representatives in the field of the safety and defence in last five months.

National | Radio Prague

Czech Police President Tomáš Tuhý has said he will present plans for a new cybernetic police unit by the end of the year. According to the police president, while police specialists were currently successfully combatting internet crime, in the future they required their own crime unit or risk falling behind hackers.

National | Radio Prague

The heat wave that has lasted over the last several days in the Czech Republic will be snapped on Monday with the coming of heavy thunderstorms across the country, meteorologists have warned.

National | Radio Prague

Retired footballing legend Antonín Panenka, the scorer of a famous chip during penalties in the final versus West Germany in the European Championships in 1976, is planning on entering politics with a senatorial run, according to news website iDNES.

National | Radio Prague

A 16-year-old boy has become the first minor in the Czech Republic to be given an artificial heart, commercial broadcaster TV Nova reported on Saturday.

National | Radio Prague

The head of the police in Usti, Tomáš Lansfeld, has been given a 16,000 crown fine and six-month ban from driving by the country's police president Tomáš Tuhý.

National | Radio Prague

After an eight year delay, road construction crews will begin work to complete the D11 highway to Hradec Králové.

National | Radio Prague

Over the last 25 years, just under 475,000 Czechs ended up at some point in the drunk tank, under the heavy influence of alcohol or drugs, according to new health care statistics.