Tuesday, 2 September 2014
National | Focus News

Ukraine cannot join NATO or become part of the European Union as long as an armed conflict continues in the southeast of the country, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Sunday, Itar-tass reported.
"I believe both NATO and the European Union should have given realistic hopes (to Ukraine)," said the prime minister after getting back to the Czech capital following an EU summit.

National | Radio Prague

Education Minister Marcel Chládek has said he sees nothing wrong with Muslim girls wearing the hijab in class, although he would stop short of allowing a fully covered-face which might be seen as problematic for security reasons.

National | Radio Prague

People have contributed over five million crowns in aid of the families of the five Czech soldiers killed in Afghanistan in June, according to the organizers of the fund raiser.

National | Radio Prague

The prime minister has come under fire on the home front for withholding full support for new EU sanctions against Russia. Deputy-prime minister Pavel Bělobrádek, leader of the Christian Democrats, said "we cannot do to Ukraine what the Munich Agreement did to us" while opposition TOP 09 deputy chairman Miroslav Kalousek said the prime minister's stand was "short-sighted, alibistic and cowardly".

National | Radio Prague

The Czech prime minister said on Sunday there was no longer any doubt of a Russian invasion into Eastern Ukraine and expressed the view that the only way out of the crisis was the realization of Ukrainian President Poroshenko's peace plan.

National | Radio Prague

Over 700 Czech soldiers are taking part in the multinational military exercise Saber Junction 2014 at the training grounds in Hohenfels, Germany.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech Republic is considering sending a military contingent to the Golan Heights this year, Defence Minister Martin Stropnický told reporters on Friday. There may be room for new troops in the mission there in October as the Philippine military is considering withdrawing its personnel.

National | Radio Prague

Euro MPs for TOP 09 Luděk Niedermayer and Jaromír Štětina, along with former ministers for human rights and the environment, Michal Kocab and Martin Bursík, have called on the Czech Republic to block visas for Russian citizens supporting the Putin regime.

National | Radio Prague

A group of seven Czech soldiers departed for Turkey on Friday to take part in Operation Active Fence, NATO's integrated anti-missile defence system in place in Turkey as protection against Syrian missiles.

Czech Republic and the EU | Radio Prague

President Miloš Zeman has expressed the view that tougher sanctions against Russia would be in order if Kiev's claims of a Russian invasion are shown to be true.

National | Radio Prague

President Miloš Zeman has come out in support of a strong national supermarket chain which would favour Czech-made products and help local producers.

National | Radio Prague

The government has failed to reach a joint position on a ban on smoking in pubs and restaurants.

National | Radio Prague

The Social Affairs and Labour Ministry is drafting a proposed amendment to the law which should help the parents of twins, triplets and other multiples who are financially disadvantaged under the present system of state aid.

National | Radio Prague

Several dozen people have signed an internet petition requesting a presidential pardon for the nurse who is said to have performed euthanasia on a terminally ill patient.

Politics | Radio Prague

Over a thousand delegates from China, the Czech Republic and other European states gathered at Prague Castle on Thursday for the start of a China Investment Forum, the biggest event of its kind ever held in this country.