Thursday, 23 June 2016
Politics | ČTK

The impact of Britain's departure from the EU on the Czech economy would be worth tenths of percent of GDP, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka's chief adviser Vladimír Špidla, who has arrived in Berlin within the Czech-German strategic dialogue, told ČTK yesterday.

News | TOL

Newly discovered compounds appear to be effective against the viruses that cause Zika and other diseases, but years are needed to develop human vaccines.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech government is intensifying its drive to help Czech producers establish and boost their presence on the Chinese market.

Politics | ČTK

Two Czech government coalition parties, the Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) and ANO, want the National Security Council (BRS) to meet as soon as possible and discuss the police, not only in late July which PM Bohuslav Sobotka has decided, public Czech Television (ČT) said yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

A large-scale Russian aggression is not on the order of the day, but it cannot be ruled out that in the Baltics, Russia will use a scenario similar to those in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, Petr Pavel, Czech Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, told journalists yesterday.

National | ČTK

Robert Šlachta, outgoing head of the Czech police anti-mafia unit, has asked for a meeting of the lower house's security committee to be convoked so that he can inform the MPs on possible interconnection of the police and people from the criminal scene, Czech Television reported yesterday.

National | ČTK

The pace of raising the military spending in NATO does not reflect the bad security situation and the Czech Republic is in the last quarter of allied countries in this sphere, Petr Pavel, Czech Chairman of NATO Military Committee, said during his first official visit yesterday.

News | ČTK

Czech hospitals will extend their traditional Chinese medicine research and will start cooperating with Cambridge University experts in this field, according to a series of agreements signed at a meeting of health ministers from Central and Eastern Europe in China yesterday.

National | Radio Prague

Czech spending watchdog, the Supreme Audit Office (NKÙ), has criticized the functioning of the State Cinematography Fund.

Politics | ČTK

The Chinese company Wanfeng Auto Holding will invest USD 100 million (CZK 2.4 billion) into Czech-Chinese aviation projects, the ctk news agency reported on Sunday. A memorandum to that effect was signed between the said company and the CzechTrade agency during Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka’s working visit to China.

National | Radio Prague

Meteorologists predict a tropical heatwave in the coming week with temperatures reaching 34 degrees Celsius next weekend.

National | ČTK

The Social Democrats (ČSSD) started considering the introduction of healthcare fees covered directly by patients for the first time as the party finally realised that all cannot be paid from the compulsory insurance forever, Martin Zvěřina says in daily Lidové noviny (LN) Friday.

Politics | ČTK

The Czech anti-mafia police squad is being liquidated because of its investigation of leaks from police files, UOOZ outgoing chief Robert Šlachta told the issue of weekly Respekt out today.

Politics | ČTK

The ANO movement will demand technical modifications of the agreement of the Czech government parties that concern the convoking of coalition councils and the dates and programme of the meetings, ANO deputy chairman Jaroslav Faltýnek said.

Politics | ČTK

Changes to the coalition agreement should not require a new vote of confidence in the Sobotka government, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and ANO leader Andrej Babiš agreed in a debate of Czech public television on Sunday.