Wednesday, 22 February 2017
National | ČTK

The trade unions disagree with the Czech government's decision not to buy the OKD mining company through the state-owned company Diamo.

National | ČTK

The social status of Ukrainians in the Czech Republic has been undergoing a big change and they work not only as unskilled labourers at construction sites but also as doctors in hospitals and teachers at universities, weekly Týden reported yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

Rehabilitation of Communists (KSČM) has been an inevitable trend in the Czech Republic since the 1989 fall of communism, and it has made the Social Democrats (ČSSD) admit the possibility of forming a government with the KSČM now, David Klimeš writes in Hospodářske noviny (HN) yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

Industry and Trade Minister Jan Mládek (Social Democrats, ČSSD), 56, will leave the post as of the end of February, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (ČSSD) told reporters yesterday.

News | ČTK

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) submitted a proposal that one-crown bonds that owners bought from their firms be taxed to the Chamber of Deputies yesterday, he told reporters during the government meeting.

National | ČTK

The government approved yesterday an action plan of social services development in 2017-2018 that includes the improvement of the quality and funding of care for the disabled, elderly and dying, cabinet spokesman Martin Ayrer has tweeted.

Politics | ČTK

A high number of French historians, scientists and writers protested against the dismissal of Jean-Gaspard Palenicek from the post of head of the Czech Centre in Paris, weekly Respekt writes yesterday.

National | ČTK

The government approved yesterday an action plan of social services development in 2017-2018 that includes the improvement of the quality and funding of care for the disabled, elderly and dying, cabinet spokesman Martin Ayrer has tweeted.

Politics | ČTK

Prime Minister and Social Democrat (ČSSD) chairman Bohuslav Sobotka for the first time allowed for cooperation with the Communists (KSČM) on the government level in an interview with daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) published Friday. If the ČSSD succeeded in the October general election and formed a new government, the Czech Republic might have the first Communist ministers since the collapse of the communist regime in November 1989.

News | ČTK

The Czech Mendel polar station on James Ross Island in Antarctica, operated by the Masaryk University (MU) in Brno, was opened ten years ago, on February 22, 2007, Pavel Kapler, who headed the station in the past years, has told ČTK.

Politics | ČTK

The prepared election coalition of the Czech junior government Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) and the opposition Mayors and Independents (STAN) movement may collapse, MP Jiří Čunek (KDU-ČSL), Moravian Zlín regional governor, said in an interview for Friday's issue of daily Lidové noviny (LN)

News | ČTK

The Czech and U.S. presidents, Miloš Zeman and Donald Trump, will probably talk about the detained Russian hacker Yevgeni Nikulin, 29, during Zeman's visit to the White House in April, Lidové noviny (LN) writes Saturday, referring to information from the security and diplomatic community.

Prague | Prague TV

Investors and developers have unveiled plans for a suburban railway from Prague to Kladno with a new loop to Václav Havel Airport Prague. The train will stop at Nádraží Veleslavín and continue to the airport's Terminal 2, which serves Schengen countries.

News | ČTK

Europe must expect further "fake news" from Russia with the aim to undermine trust in NATO, Czech General Petr Pavel, who heads NATO's military committee, said in an interview with the Reuters news agency at a security conference in Munich yesterday.

National | ČTK

The number of doctors' job contracts in the Czech Republic has been rising in the past few years, while the number of nurses has been falling, according to data of the Institute of Health Information and Statistics (UZIS) that the tripartite council will debate on Monday.