Wednesday, 8 July 2015
National | ČTK

Czech travel and language agencies have a problem proceeding all applications of elementary and secondary schools for mediating language stays abroad having have to quickly draw the EU money the Education Ministry has set aside for them, Hospodářské noviny wrote.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech Republic is marking the 600th anniversary of the burning at stake of reformer priest Jan Hus with numerous events highlighting his legacy. Masses have been celebrated around the country, among others in Jan Hus' birthplace Husinec and at Bethlehem chapel in Prague, where the reformer priest preached.

National | ČTK

The result of the Greek referendum is a slap in the face of the European nomenclature, but the Greeks have solved nothing with their Sunday vote rejecting the terms of further financial aid, former Czech president Vaclav Klaus said in a written statement sent to CTK Monday.

National | ČTK

The Greek "No" in Sunday' s referendum on the terms of an international bailout will not improve the negotiating position of the government of Alexis Tsipras, according to Czech analysts whom CTK has addressed.

National | ČTK

About 23,000 people on Sunday took part in the National Pilgrimage, which is the culmination of the celebrations of the arrival of Christian missionaries Saints Cyril and Methodius to the country.

National | ČTK

A bronze statue of church reformer John Huss, who was burnt at the stake 600 years ago, made according to a model by sculptor Jan Stursa was unveiled in the garden of the local protestant church on Sunday.

National | ČTK

The Czech cabinet will discuss on Wednesday how many refugees the country is capable of accepting and the number will be lower than 1800, which was the mandatory quota proposed by the European Commission, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec told the public Czech Television (CT) on Sunday.

National | ČTK

The Moravia-Silesia Region seems rather self-confident, but statistical data show that 60,000 people moved out the region and only 30,000 moved in it during the past ten years, David Stverka writes in daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) Saturday.

National | ČTK

Tens of people Friday came to the Prague Main Railway Station to commemorate the recent death of Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved over 650 Jewish children from Czechoslovakia from almost certain death in Nazi extermination camps on the eve of World War Two.

National | ČTK

Delana Mikolasova, from the North Africa and Middle East Department of the Czech Foreign Ministry, will take up the new post of scientific diplomat in Israel this autumn, Adela Klimesova, from the press department of the office of the first deputy prime minister for science, told CTK Friday.

National | ČTK

The Czechs and Germans want to promote cooperation in nine spheres, including European and foreign policy, science, research and education, energy industry, transport and drug fighting, on which they signed a declaration on strategic cooperation Friday.

National | Radio Prague

Six people drowned in the course of the three-day weekend, a police spokeswoman told the ctk news agency. The tragic statistics are believed to be the result of a combination of alcohol and the tropical heatwave that hit the Czech Republic several days ago.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech police force is to set up a new cyber crime squad in October, Czech public television reported citing Police Presidium spokeswoman Jana Macaliková.

National | ČTK

Events marking the anniversary of the martyr death of Czech church reformer Jan Hus will culminate during the weekend and on Monday, July 6, when 600 years will pass since his burning at the stake.

National | ČTK

Interior Minister Milan Chovanec wrote on Twitter on Thursday that the police should explain why they did not intervene against opponents of immigration at a Wednesday demonstration, saying they must know that the gallows does not belong in democracy.