Wednesday, 16 August 2017
National | ČTK

More than 100 people met in Prague's historical Lesser Town Square on Monday to protest against logging in Poland's Bialowieza Forest, a part of which figures on the UNESCO list of world's natural heritage.

National | ČTK

A new encyclopaedic dictionary dealing with the Czech language, which has some 1,600 items and is one of the largest works of its kind, was completed by 200 linguists in the past five years and has become free available on www.czechency.org now.

Prague | ČTK

A commemorative event for Czechoslovak RAF pilots on Monday also became a rally against the efforts to remove or relocate a monument to them in Prague, Jiri Hynek, head of the Defence and Security Industry Association, has told journalists.

Politics | ČTK

Deputy Jan Farsky will be the Czech Mayors and Independents' (STAN) national leader in the October 20-21 general election and he is the number one candidate in Prague, the STAN national committee decided on Monday, approving STAN's lists of candidates in all 14 regions.

National | ČTK

The petition Helping Czechs, protesting against xenophobia, racism and indifference, has called on the government to observe its own commitment to accept 1500 refugees, which it can do by letting Syrian mothers with children in, the activists say on their webpage.

National | ČTK

The defence lawyer of Kevin Dahlgren, a U.S. national sentenced to life for four murders in Brno, is filing a petition for an appellate review with the Czech Supreme Court in search of a softer jail sentence or a security detention instead of imprisonment for Dahlgren, Czech Television reported on Monday.

National | ČTK

The pressure to fill Czech diplomatic posts with political nominees, who have never worked at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, instead of career diplomats strengthens before the October 20-21 general election, daily Lidove noviny (LN) wrote on Monday.

National | ČTK

Jurnalist Slavka Peroutkova, the third wife of Czech writer and journalist Ferdinand Peroutka (1895-1978) died at the age of 94 on Saturday, Peroutka's grand-daughter Terezie Kaslova has told CTK.

National | Radio Prague

Less than half of 14 billion crowns allotted between the years 2011 – 2016 for the renovation and modernization of the country's public universities were used up, according to the Supreme Audit Office.

National | ČTK

On Monday, hundreds of people took part in the funeral of Czechoslovak World War Two veteran Jaroslav Klemes, the last living paratrooper sent from Britain to the occupied Czech Lands during the war who died at the age of 95 a week ago.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

Less than three-fifths of Czechs support the Czech Republic's EU membership, which is the smallest proportion in the Visegrad Four (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary), according to a poll conducted by the CVVM polling institute and released on Monday.

Politics | ČTK

Czech President Miloš Zeman will appoint the winner of the October 20-21 general election as a prime minister, his spokesman Jiří Ovčáček told news site Aktuálně.cz. He was reacting to the police request that the Chamber of Deputies release for prosecution lawmakers Andrej Babiš and Jaroslav Faltýnek (both ANO) over the Farma Čapí hnízdo (Stork Next) company subsidy. ANO is a clear favourite of the October 20-21 general election.

National | ČTK

Czechs spend two billion crowns annually on care for their pets, including all services such veterinary care as well dog grooming parlours and dog hotels, according to the data of the Czech Statistical Office released in the Statistika&My magazine.

Politics | ČTK

ANO movement head Andrej Babiš will not give up his deputy's mandate over a request for his release for prosecution over the Čapí hnízdo case the police sent to the Chamber of Deputies on Thursday, he told ČTK on Friday, adding that there is no reason for this.

Prague | Prague TV

Prague will issue cards for tourists starting on Jan. 1, 2019. The cards will work on public transportation and allow access to tourist sites.