Friday, 31 October 2014
National | Radio Prague

Czech President Miloš Zeman bestowed state decorations on more than 30 personalities on Tuesday, on the occasion of Czechoslovakia Independence Day.

National | The Economist

LATELY the Czech Republic has become one of the weaker links in Europe's efforts to punish Russia for its interference in Ukraine. In an annual report released October 27th, the Czech Republic's counterintelligence agency accuses governing elites of "asymmetric indifference to the issue of security risks from Russia and China".

National | Radio Prague

The minister of defence, Martin Stropnický, and the minister of the interior, Milan Chovanec, will on Thursday visit the site of recent explosions at a munitions store at Vrbětice in south Moravia.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech personal data protection agency has fined the Mafra publishing house 240,000 crowns for printing information proceeding from police wiretaps for then prime minister Petr Nečas and his former aide and now wife Jana Nagyová.

National | BBC News

A British man who saved 669 children, most of them Jews, from the Nazis has been awarded the Czech Republic's highest state honour.

National | Radio Prague

President Miloš Zeman awarded Czech state decorations to 33 personalities on the occasion of Czechoslovakia Independence Day. The recipients include the late Russian dissident Natalya Gorbanevskaya, five Czech soldiers killed in Afghanistan, and others.

National | The Telegraph

A secret service report claims Moscow has ramped up its intelligence gathering in the Czech Republic amid heightened fears over Russia's covert actions in the region.

National | Radio Prague

Police are investigating a case of attempted blackmail of the state by unknown culprits who are threatening to spread the Ebola virus in public places if they do not receive one million euros.

Prague | Radio Prague

Two Czechs have repeated the "Race the Tube" stunt, racing an underground train in Prague metro last week, the news website lidovky.cz reports.

National | Radio Prague

The objects to receive funding include Brno's Špilberk castle, the Velehrad monastery, a burger's house in Třeboň, and others.

National | Radio Prague

Five-year-old British brain cancer patient Ashya King has just completed a six week stint at the Proton Therapy Centre in Prague. Doctors say the treatment has been successful, and now the boy has returned to Spain for further medical procedures.

National | Radio Prague

Social services providers are to get more money from the state next year. Responding to an urgent request from the Labour Ministry the government on Monday earmarked an addition CZK 335 million for organizations providing services for elderly and disabled people.

National | Radio Prague

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka on Monday welcomed the outcome of elections in Ukraine, saying that they would enable the formation of a strong, legitimate government in Ukraine, the country's political stabilization and its future democratic development.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech Republic commemorated the 96th anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia, a national holiday, on Tuesday.

National | Radio Prague

President Miloš Zeman returned yesterday from his official visit to China on board of a corporate jet owned by the PPF group. A daughter company of the financial firm, Home Credit, is a major loans provider, and has operations in China and other countries in southeast Asia.