Thursday, 5 May 2016
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The Czech Republic rejects the mandatory quotas for the redistribution of refugees proposed by the European Commission again as they divide Europe and make no sense, PM Bohuslav Sobotka told journalists on Wednesday. Sobotka reacted to the proposed reform of the EU asylum system published by the European Commission on Wednesday. The quotas were also rejected by foreign ministers of the Visegrad Four (V4).

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President Miloš Zeman has vetoed an amendment to the school law that introduces a compulsory school-leaving examination from mathematics and places in kindergartens for two-year children, presidential spokesman said on Wednesday.

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The Golden Bull of 1356 issued by Charles IV, King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, which was a sort of statute book valid until the end of the empire in 1806, will be displayed exceptionally for one week in Prague in May.

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A Czech court on Wednesday started dealing with a legal complaint filed by Moravia-Silesia Regional Governor Miroslav Novak against Finance Minister Andrej Babis because of his abusive words on TV about a project of an industrial zone in Novak's region.

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A Czech military team of aviation advisers will start working in Iraq in June to help train pilots of the L-159 aircraft, the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of parliament, smoothly approved the mission on Wednesday.

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The Czech Post has issued a special postage stamp marking the 700th birth anniversary of Charles IV (1316-1378), King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, that was presented in Karolinum, the seat of Charles University, in Prague on Wednesday.

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The Interior Ministry wants to form a special police unit within the Immigration Office that would have 181 members and be ready to intervene if the Czech Republic faced a migrant wave, daily Pravo writes on Wednesday.

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The EU's plan to toughen the rules of automatic firearms possession would bind the Czech Military History Museum to invalidate its collection of weapons, one of the world's biggest and most valuable, which its representatives categorically refuse to do, daily Pravo writes on Wednesday.

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The Island of Hope community centre in Kenya, operated by the Czech Narovinu Centrum NGO, newly includes a secondary school in addition to an elementary school and a kindergarten, where the teaching methods differ from those usual in Kenya, the project's coordinator Dana Feminova said on Wednesday.

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Czech politicians say South Moravian Region governor Michal Hasek's meeting the Russian motorcycle club Night Wolves, known for its relations with President Vladimir Putin, at Brno Central Cemetery on Tuesday was a big mistake and shame.

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The first solar bench in the Czech Republic where people can recharge their telephones and tablets and whose prototype was presented by a team of students and scientists in Prague in 2015, was launched in the Václav Havel Park in Litoměřice on Tuesday.

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The EU's visa regime with Turkey can be liberalised only if Ankara duly meets all benchmarks, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Twitter on Tuesday.

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A thaw in diplomatic relations between the Czech Republic and Cuba should soon see the two countries appointing ambassadors and reviving trade ties that go back half a century. Czech government officials stress that the "renaissance" in bilateral relations does not mean that Prague will in future abandon the human rights agenda in negotiations with Havana.

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The salaries in the Czech health care will rise by 10 percent as of January 1, 2017, the coalition government, regional authorities, the doctors' chamber and trade unions agreed on Tuesday.

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Čáslav Airport has become the first military base in the country to offer families child group services. Legislation covering so-called 'child groups' was introduced last year to offer parents an alternative when they were left no other option.