Friday, 27 May 2016
National | ČTK

The Senate has rejected a lower house bill which would give the Supreme Audit Office, the country’s spending watchdog, greater powers. 42 out of 60 senators present voted against the proposed amendment, under which the office would in future be able to look into the financing of local and regional administrations, state funds, health insurance companies, public schools and companies in which the state is a majority shareholder.

Politics | ČTK

Health Minister Svatopluk Němeček should submit the anti-smoking bill promptly again so that it may be passed by the end of the election period, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (both Social Democrats, ČSSD) said during his visit to the Olomouc Region yesterday.

National | The Guardian

The collection, stashed beneath the floorboards of the Beaufort-Spontin family's Bečov castle, could fetch almost £1m.

News | ČTK

Czech criminal experts have invented a unique intelligent database that helps identify illegal drug shipment producers and senders by comparing the unveiled drug's packaging with similar cases all over the world, daily Mladá fronta Dnes (MfD) reported yesterday.

National | ČTK

Representatives of the Klinika social centre, which became a target of an arson attack by ultra-right radicals this year, received the František Kriegel Award for civic courage from the Czech Charter 77 Foundation yesterday.

National | ČTK

A Czech court sentenced Romanian Vasil Naum to 13 years in prison for the murder and robbery of his Ukrainian girlfriend in Prague, expelled him from the Czech Republic indefinitely and ordered that he pay USD 50,000 in compensation to the victim's daughter.

News | ČTK

The opinions of 44% of European Muslims correspond to the definition of religious fundamentalism, according to a survey the Czech European Values think tank presented yesterday, which unveils serious shortcomings in Muslim immigrants' integration in this respect.

National | ČTK

The Czech Constitutional Court (US) has rejected a complaint against the circumstances under which the law on compulsory electronic registration of sales (EEC) was approved, filed by seven opposition deputies.

National | ČTK

South Bohemia Governor Jiří Zimola's (Social Democrats) proposal to tax the financial compensation paid to churches for the property not returned to them under the restitution law aims to weaken the ČSSD leaders, according to backstage information, daily Právo reported yesterday.

National | ČTK

The Czech Chamber of Deputies rejected the anti-smoking bill yesterday, although in an earlier partial vote it dismissed the proposed absolute smoking ban in restaurants. President Miloš Zeman welcomed the rejection of the bill. He is a passionate smoker. The legislation that was also to curb the sale and offer of alcohol was supported by 80 out of 175 deputies present.

Politics | ČTK

PM Bohuslav Sobotka's (Social Democrats, ČSSD) statement that ANO is responsible for the rejection of the government anti-smoking bill in parliament yesterday is a lie, Deputy Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) said and warned that the government coalition might end.

News | Prague TV

There is an alternative to spending your vacation on the beach drinking umbrella drinks with other tourists. More people are looking for some kind of satisfaction out of their vacation. A growing travel sector is volunteering to help people in other countries.

News | Radio Prague

The government is setting up a special team to curb the influence of foreign propaganda in the Czech Republic.

News | ČTK

Eva Michaláková is ready to fight Norwegian authorities until she wins her two sons back, she said during the court proceedings that started dealing with her appeal against stripping her of her parental rights and the adoption of the younger son yesterday.

News | ČTK

Czechs still do not permit some military materiel exports to Egypt, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday in reaction to Amnesty International's (AI) report that 12 out of 28 EU members, including the Czech Republic, do not respect the official ban on arms supplies to Egypt.