Monday, 2 March 2015
Prague | Radio Prague

Around a hundred rabbis from across Europe have come to Prague to attend a self-defence course designed to provide Jews with a means of fighting back in the event of anti-Semitic attacks.

National | ČTK

The Czech Republic plans a thorough reconstruction of the plot it owns in the Hamburg seaport, which has got dilapidated in the past years, into a lucrative shipping centre, Hospodářské noviny reports.

Prague | Radio Prague

The National Museum in Prague has just launched its very first volunteer program, giving members of the public the opportunity to serve in a variety of positions, depending on their personal interests and qualifications.

National | ČTK

The Justice Ministry has acknowledged a claim to compensation of David Rath, former lawmaker and regional governor, for the period he spent in custody which the Constitutional Court (US) later said was unlawful, CTK has found out.

National | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman will give a speech on the danger of international terrorism at a conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington on Monday.

National | ČTK

Almost two-fifths of Czechs consider the national economic situation bad, according to a poll conducted by the CVVM polling institute and released Thursday.

National | ČTK

Czechs could support Ukraine by providing military expertise or training in the future, Defence Minister Martin Stropnicky said at a press conference and added that the expectations connected with the recent Minsk agreement on a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine are not being fulfilled.

National | ČTK

One-third of over 40 Czech ministerial and government commissioners had no standard employment contract in the past five years, says the Transparency International (TI) corruption watchdog in its analysis released Thursday.

National | ČTK

A Czech court Thursday sentenced Erik Tvrdon, a priest from Havlickuv Brod, to five years in jail for the rape and sexual abuse of several women, it ordered his institutional treatment and banned him from working with children for five years.

Politics | ČTK

Czech billionaire Andrej Babis is sure of re-election as chairman of the government ANO movement at its Prague national congress that will also elect ANO's new deputy chairpersons and presidium members and approve its new statutes this weekend.

National | ČTK

The Association of Cultural Heritage Protection and Development in the Czech Republic must apologise to the Karlovy Vary Mineral Waters head Italian Alessandro Pasquale for calling him names in connection with the Kyselka spa's devastation, the appeals High Court ruled Thursday.

National | ČTK

Czech financial detectives must deal with European sanctions imposed on Russian President Vladimir Putin's men, including Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov who has stabled his elite blood horses in the Czech Republic since 2012, Hospodarske noviny (HN) writes Thursday.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech environment minister, Richard Brabec, has reached agreement with his counterpart from the German state of Saxony, Thomas Schmidt, on how to deal with bad smells evidently emanating from chemicals plants on the Czech side of the Krušné hory mountains that are bothering residents of Saxony.

Prague | Radio Prague

Prague has again delayed the opening of the Blanka tunnel, this time indefinitely. The long-planned launch had been set for April.

National | ČTK

The Czech People in Need humanitarian organisation brought five tonnes of urgent aid to the war-destroyed Debaltseve, destined for inhabitants of eastern Ukraine.