Monday, 29 August 2016
National | ČTK

Former Czechoslovak communist leader Miloš Jakeš and premier Lubomír Štrougal are among 67 Czech and Slovak citizens sued for the deaths of five East German at the border in the communist era, Platform of European Memory and Conscience head Neela Winkelmann said on Friday.

National | ČTK

Russian media use political stances of Czech President Miloš Zeman in support of the Kremlin's aggressive and expansive policy, according to a study worked out by the Semantic Visions firm that the European Values think tank presented in Prague on Friday.

National | ČTK

Cyclists should be allowed to ride with a moderate amount of alcohol in blood of up to 0.8 per mille, that is to have a few glasses of beer or wine, on local roads, according to an amendment that the upper house of parliament approved on Thursday.

National | Radio Prague

The Gypsy MaMa fashion brand is the work of a Czech NGO which has been very active in helping to improve the living conditions of several thousand Roma living in one of the country's biggest socially excluded areas known as the Brno "Bronx".

National | ČTK

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka expects Britain's official announcement on its exit from the EU at the end of the year, he said at the summit of the Visegrad Group (V4) or the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia today.

National | ČTK

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev will arrive in the Czech Republic for a two-day visit on September 5-6 to meet his Czech counterpart Milos Zeman and other supreme politicians, Zeman's spokesman Jiri Ovcacek told CTK today.

Politics | ČTK

The Czech government ANO movement denies its promises from the 2013 election programme by its refusal to set the maximum retirement age, Prime Minister and Social Democrats (CSSD) chairman Bohuslav Sobotka told reporters today.

National | ČTK

Czech humanitarian organisations are collecting money for the central Italian areas that were hit by a strong earthquake, which claimed at least 241 lives on Wednesday, the charity organisations Caritas CR, ADRA, Czech Red Cross and the fire corps have told CTK.

National | ČTK

About 1,500 troops from 17 NATO and partner states will take part in the Ample Strike 2016 exercise in the Czech Republic that is to secure cooperation between military pilots and forward air control in supporting ground operations, Jaromir Sebesta said on Thursday.

National | ČTK

The Czech Senate supported on Thursday as substantiated a petition launched by South Bohemia residents and calling for the state to pass a bill enabling interventions in the Sumava National Park (NPS) forests, including tree cutting, with the aim to prevent the landscape from drying up.

National | ČTK

Czech honorary consul in Queenstown, Vladka Kennett, on Thursday praised a Czech female tourist for being able to survive in a remote cabin for a whole month and waiting for rescue after the death of her Czech partner in the New Zealand mountains covered with snow.

Politics | Transitions Online

Women struggle to make inroads in Czech politics, as some pin their hopes on quotas.

National | Radio Prague

Vladimír Eisenbruk will be appointed a Czech ambassador to Cuba, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed on Wednesday. Mr Eisenbruk, who previously served as an ambassador in Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru, will be the first Czech ambassador to the country after 27 years. Until now, both the Czech Republic and Cuba have been represented in the other country by a charge d'affaires.

National | ČTK

A district court did not qualify the hanging out of red boxer shorts at Prague Castle, the Czech president's seat, by the Ztohoven artistic group as a crime on Wednesday and it sent the case to the Prague 1 Town Hall to deal with it as a suspected misdemeanour.

Prague | Prague TV

The city is going to have one of the biggest shutdown of its water system for many years. Due to the renovation of a water main, water will not flow from 8 am on Aug. 25 to 10 pm on Aug. 29.