Friday, 24 February 2017
Politics | ČTK

The preservation of Czech citizens' rights, economic ties and alliance in the military sphere are the Czech Republic's priorities for negotiations about Britain's departure from the EU, representatives of the parties in parliament agreed yesterday. They discussed the matter at a meeting Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats) convoked.

Politics | ČTK

The Czech ANO movement of Finance Minister and Deputy PM Andrej Babiš, which is the country's most popular party, will hold its national election congress in Prague this weekend, at which Babiš's smooth re-election as chairman is expected.

National | Prague TV

The government approved 15 new cultural landmarks in the Czech Republic. Lucerna Palace on Wenceslas Square is among them, as is Invalidovna, the Ďáblice Cemetery and Brandýs nad Labem chateau. Culture Minister Daniel Herman (KDU-ČSL) made the announcement over Twitter.

National | ČTK

Activists symbolically threw a sickle and hammer into a dustbin outside the seat of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM) yesterday to invite people to a Friday rally at which they will point out that the country is still battling the consequences of the Communist past.

National | Reuters

The Czech Republic has an unusual problem this winter with its wild boar meat, a local delicacy. The boars are radioactive.

National | ČTK

Interior Minister Milan Chovanec (Social Democrats, ČSSD) criticised yesterday the Finance Ministry's disapproval of the planned 10-percent rise in the pay of security forces as of July 1.

National | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman stood up against the extension of territories left to spontaneous development in the Šumava National Park (NPS) in his speech in the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Czech parliament, yesterday.

National | ČTK

The Czech Chamber of Deputies has passed the legislation enabling the subsidies for the operation of research institutions and their material costs despite the government's negative position yesterday.

National | ČTK

The number of the rapes announced at the police in the Czech Republic rose from 529 in 2008 to 628 last year, according to the data released by the Czech Statistical Office yesterday.

National | ČTK

The SuperCom firm will supply electronic tags for people under house arrest and some other defendants or convicts in the Czech Republic, Justice Minister Robert Pelikán (ANO) told reporters yesterday, presenting the tender winner.

Prague | ČTK

The National Gallery (NG) in Prague plans changes in its permanent displays and reconstructions of its premises in 2017 after a series of successful temporary exhibitions that attracted high attendance last year.

National | ČTK

The Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL), a junior coalition government member) want the Czech Republic to fulfil its NATO commitment and spend 2 percent of its GDP on national defence annually by 2022, the party leaders told journalists yesterday.

News | ČTK

A total of 27 percent of Czech medicine students, with men prevailing, want to work abroad after graduation, citing better pay conditions there, gaining experience and the possibility of studying a foreign language among reasons, according to a poll released yesterday.

National | ČTK

The Senate changes to the national parks' draft rules are like massacring Šumava with a power saw, Czech Environment Minister Richard Brabec (ANO) said.

National | Prague TV

Events to mark the 75th anniversary of the destruction of Lidice will take place June 10, 2017, at the memorial site of the Central Bohemian village.