Friday, 23 February 2018
National | ČTK

The Czech Republic slightly improved its position in the global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) in 2017 after a downfall a year ago, according to the evaluation published by Transparency International (TI) on Wednesday.

Prague | Prague TV

Action on a plan to address smog in Prague will likely not take place until after the municipal elections in the fall. City Councilors failed to vote on the issue and instead asked for more data and research.

Prague | Sport | Prague TV

Prague is preparing for an official reception for the Czech competitors from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and a public showing of the ice hockey final if the Czech team competes.

National | ČTK

The Czech government will send one million euros in support of the units of five African countries that protect their borders on the southern rim of Sahara with the help of the African Union and the United Nations, the government said in its press release on Wednesday.

Politics | ČTK

President Milos Zeman would like the new government to gain confidence in the Chamber of Deputies before the summer holidays, Communist (KSCM) leader Vojtech Filip told journalists after meeting Zeman on Wednesday.

Politics | ČTK

Prime Minister Andrej Babis in resignation (ANO) will hold a meeting of party leaders to discuss foreign and European policy at the proposal of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS), Babis told journalists on Wednesday.

National | ČTK

Doctors will not face high fines for using old paper prescriptions instead of the obligatory electronic ones under a government amendment suspending these sanctions temporarily that President Milos Zeman signed into law on Wednesday, his office has announced.

National | ČTK

The number of foreigners studying at Czech universities and colleges has been rising and most of them do not pay for their studies, but the total number of university students has decreased since 2010, according to the Education Ministry' statistics released on its website.

National | ČTK

The state administration is paralysed due to the civil service law not enabling ministers to bring their close collaborators to the ministries and this should be changed, Czech PM in resignation Andrej Babis (ANO) told reporters after Wednesday's cabinet meeting.

National | ČTK

Modrava, a village with 85 inhabitants in the Czech Sumava mountain range, has completed the construction of a new information centre to be connected with Bavarian centres, which is to be opened at the end of April, Modrava Mayor Antonin Schubert has told CTK.

National | ČTK

The Czech Interior Ministry started delivering decisions to Chinese Christian applicants on whether they will be granted asylum, lawyer Hana Frankova has told CTK, adding that the first decision she has studied is negative, with the application being rejected.

National | ČTK

The Czech cabinet approved draft lobbying rules aiming to make lobbyists report their activities and thereby limit the undesirable effects connected with them, such as corruption, conflict of interest and clientelism.

National | ČTK

The results of the Czech direct presidential election, in which President Milos Zeman defended his post for another five-year term, is final as the Supreme Administrative Court rejected the last four complaints on Wednesday, court panel chairman Tomas Langasek has told reporters.

Politics | ČTK

The Czech police accused Freedom and Direct Democracy (SDP) secretary Jaroslav Stanik, whom they previously monitored due to hate and racist utterances offending the Jews, Roma and homosexuals, without mentioning his name, Prague police spokesman Jan Danek told CTK on Wednesday.

National | ČTK

A space surveillance centre to assess and process satellite and aerial images for the military intelligence service (VZ) as well as NATO will be built in the Czech Republic in July, VZ spokeswoman announced on Tuesday. Along with intelligence and military purposes, the images from the centre may be useful for rescuers, for instance, when monitoring natural disasters.