Wednesday, 1 April 2015
National | ČTK

The pilot of a private helicopter died when his engine crashed in the Sumava mountains near Modrava, west Bohemia, Sunday, police spokesman Jan Kozeluh has told CTK.

Politics | ČTK

The Czech Civic Democratic Party (ODS) increased its financial loss to 51.9 million crowns last year, party spokeswoman Jana Havelkova told CTK Friday.

National | ČTK

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek (Social Democrats, CSSD) has approved the subsidies of 15 million crowns to help people from Iraq and Syria afflicted by the ongoing hostilities, the Foreign Ministry said in a press release Friday.

Prague | ČTK

Czech bands and individual singers will stage a concert for the U.S. soldiers crossing the Czech Republic on their way back from an exercise in the Baltics to their base in Germany in Prague at 19:00 CEST on Tuesday, March 31, Simona Andelova, from the 2media company, told CTK Friday.

National | ČTK

The Czech Government's Council for Research, Development and Innovations approved Friday a draft budget for science for the next three years that counts with its increased funding, Adela Klimesova, from the office's press section, has told CTK.

National | ČTK

French National Front head Marine Le Pen's planned visit to Prague is hardly motivated by her effort to back her host, an unimportant conservative party, but she may be attracted by the First Czech-Russian Bank that lent a huge sum to her in the past, Jiri Leschtina writes in Hospodarske noviny (HN) Friday.

National | ČTK

Former Czech Social Democrat (CSSD) prime minister Stanislav Gross, 45, believes that a poisoner may be behind his fatal disease but doctors say this suspicion amounts to Gross's paranoia rather than reality, daily Mladá fronta Dnes (MfD) writes Friday.

National | The Wall Street Journal

A US military convoy arriving in the Czech Republic this weekend will encounter both warm welcomes and disdain as rival activists seek to show their opposing views regarding Moscow's incursions into eastern Ukraine. Pavel Safr, a leading activist behind plans to greet some 500 US soldiers with friendly signs, is concerned that anti-convoy demonstrators will send the wrong message. "I'm acutely troubled by that my country could look like it's siding with Russia," Mr. Safr said.

National | ČTK

Up to half a million Czechs suffer from serious psychiatric problems and one third of the country's population of 10.5 million has been treated with a mental disease at least once in their lives.

National | ČTK

The legal awareness of the Czech public substantially increased over the past 15 years as people know their rights more than before and many of them are not afraid to fight for them, ombudsman Anna Šabatová told ČTK.

National | ČTK

More than 5% of inhabitants of Prague are people of other than Czech nationality and that is why the city will have a council for national minorities, the city assembly decided in compliance with the law on Thursday.

Czech Republic and the EU | Radio Prague

The Czech Republic joined Schengen eight years ago and, in addition to the enormous benefits membership brought, the authorities are increasingly dealing with the downside: illegal migrants and drug trafficking.

National | ČTK

The National Institute of Mental Health (NUDZ), a centre of psychiatric treatment that officially launched its operation in Klecany, will perhaps have to return a subsidy of up to one billion crowns, NUDZ director Cyril Hoeschl said at the opening of the centre Thursday.

National | ČTK

Soldiers from the U.S. military convoy that will pass through the Czech Republic on March 29-April 1 will be welcomed by two concerts, Harley Davidson bikers and fans of military history clubs in American army historical vehicles, the organisers told reporters Thursday.

National | ČTK

One of the "most successful" Czech opponents of the upcoming transit by a U.S. military convoy is Petr Zampach, an 18-year-old student who admires Russian culture and presents himself as Piotr Zhampakhov, written in his beloved Cyrillic alphabet, daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) says Thursday.