Friday, 28 August 2015
Prague | Radio Prague

Prague's mayor Adriana Krnáčová appears to have clung onto power for the moment after a tumultuous week or two in politics at Prague city hall. Key parties within the ruling coalition have fallen out and top members of the mayor's own party, ANO, passed a motion of no support for her.

National | ČTK

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will come to the Czech Republic for a two-day visit on September 9. The government approved his visit on Wednesday.

National | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman appointed Ivana Janů, former Constitutional Court judge, the new head of the Office for Personal Data Protection on Wednesday.

National | Radio Prague

Inclusion of children with mental and learning disabilities and children from poor social backgrounds in regular schools is still a problem in the Czech Republic, a survey carried out by the non-profit organisation People in Need and Palacký University in Olomouc has pointed out.

Prague | The Prague Post

Prague Public Transit Company is putting the latest model trams, Škoda 15T4 ForCity Alfa, into service. Some of the new trams are now in limited test operation. The trams will be located in the Motol depot and go into full service after October 17.

Politics | ČTK

The ANO movement and the Social Democrats (CSSD) would win elections to the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Czech parliament, gaining 21.6 percent of the vote each, according to a poll of the ppm factum agency that was released to CTK Wednesday.

National | ČTK

The Czech government Wednesday approved the visit of Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek (Social Democrats, CSSD) to Iran and President Milos Zeman's trip to China, the Government Office has said on its webpage.

National | ČTK

The Constitutional Court (US) rejected Wednesday a complaint by a Romani man who demanded an apology and a 500,000-crown compensation from the Czech state for having been sent to a special primary school for the slightly mentally disabled.

National | ČTK

Most teachers tend to support school classes including both healthy and disabled children, according to the results of a survey carried out within a project supporting inclusive education in the Czech Republic and released Wednesday.

National | ČTK

The court has acquitted Jana Necasova, who headed then Czech PM Petr Necas's office in the early 2010s and whom he later married, of abuse of military intelligence (VZ) based on the testimony of Necas and VZ officers who dismissed the VZ having spied on then Necas's wife Radka, daily Pravo writes.

National | ČTK

The Czech Organisation for Aid to Refugees (OPU) and Ombudsman Anna Sabatova consider the detention facility in Bela pod Bezdezem, 60 km north of Prague, unsuitable for children, although the Interior Ministry says the children are well cared for, daily Lidove noviny (LN) writes Wednesday.

National | ČTK

The General Health Insurance Company (VZP), the state-run largest health insurer in the Czech Republic, will provide extra financial bonuses to general and child practitioners working in remote regions that most doctors tend to shun, VZP head Zdenek Kabatek has told reporters.

National | Fox News/AP

The Czech Republic's finance minister has called for NATO to get involved in helping protect the European Union's external border against the influx of migrants. Andrej Babiš says "we have to defend the Schengen (borderless) zone. We have to engage NATO." Talking on Czech public television on Tuesday, Babiš called the migrants, most of whom are fleeing bloody conflicts, "the biggest threat to Europe."

National | Radio Prague

Charles University in Prague has decided to open up to migrants who are seeking asylum in the Czech Republic. Four of the university's faculties have offered to provide free tuition and accommodation to refugees who have been granted asylum and residence permits in the country and who have passed the entrance exam.

National | The Prague Post

Street workers who were digging a ditch came across an unexploded Soviet-made World War II–era bomb, causing dozens of nearby houses and shops to be evacuated and part of the busy street Masarykova třída in the city of Olomouc to be shut down.