Thursday, 23 October 2014
National | Radio Prague

The Senate on Wednesday approved the abolition of direct payments in health care, introduced by the former centre-right government of Mirek Topolánek in 2008. Under the new bill, patients will no longer be required to pay 30 crowns for every visit to the doctor and a 30-crown fee for medical prescriptions in pharmacies.

National | Radio Prague

Uprooted earth, ruined fields, leftover bits of corn, beetroot and wheat gobbled up: each year, wild boars in the Czech Republic cause extensive damage.

Politics | Radio Prague

The ANO party, along with the Social Democrats and the three-way coalition of the Greens, the Christian Democrats and Mayors and Independents have agreed on forming a coalition at Prague City Hall.

National | Radio Prague

Members of a police pyrotechnical team this week reached the epicentre of a blast which destroyed a munitions depot in Vrbětice, near Zlín, last Thursday.

National | Radio Prague

Czech Defence Minister Martin Stropnický has come under fire over his role as a detective in a popular TV crime show.

National | Radio Prague

Anti-corruption initiatives Transparency International and Oživení have filed charges in case of alleged vote buying and election fraud in the municipalities of Chomutov, Kadaň, Ústí nad Labem and Prague during the recent municipal and Senate elections.

National | Radio Prague

Maths could become a compulsory subject in secondary school-leaving exams in the spring of 2019, a year earlier than expected, the Education Ministry told the Czech News Agency on Wednesday.

National | Radio Prague

Hundreds of rescue workers, firefighters, soldiers and police officers took part in an operation simulating a terrorist poison attack in the Prague metro in the early hours of Wednesday.

National | Radio Prague

Screening was introduced at the Czech Republic’s five international airports on Tuesday morning to counter the growing threat from Ebola. The checks, ordered by the country’s chief hygiene officer, range from filling in a form to undergoing a medical check-up at the airport.

Prague | Radio Prague

Prague is to ban people from offering guided tours of the city from the area beneath the astronomical clock at the Old Town Hall.

National | Radio Prague

Thirty percent of children's playgrounds and sports grounds tested every year by the Czech Trade Inspectorate are faulty in some way, the head of the Czech Consumer Association, Libor Dupal, said at a news conference on Tuesday.

Politics | Radio Prague

President Miloš Zeman has again not invited university rectors with whom he has had disputes in the past to a ceremony on October 28 at which state honours will be presented.

National | Radio Prague

Family, friends, fellow students, town officials and hundreds of others in Žďár nad Sazavou paid their last respects to 16-year-old Petr Vejvoda on Monday - the student killed in a knife attack at his high school last week.

Politics | Radio Prague

Jiří Pařízek, until now the city councillor for transport, has been named interim chairman of the Prague branch of TOP 09 by the party’s regional executive committee.

National | Radio Prague

The Civic Democrats failed to have a discussion of Defence Minister Martin Stropnický’s involvement in a TV series included on the agenda of the Czech lower house on Tuesday.