Friday, 27 May 2016
National | ČTK

Up to CZK 150 billion were siphoned off from the New World Resources (NWR) company, whose subsidiary is the Czech coal mining firm OKD that has been declared insolvent, during the time when it was owned by Czech billionaire Zdeněk Bakala, President Miloš Zeman said yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

The deputies for the Czech government ANO movement have once again failed to support a government bill in parliament, which is at variance with the smooth operation of the government coalition, PM Bohuslav Sobotka said after the lower house rejected a closely-watched anti-smoking bill yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

Ministers of defense of the Visegrad Four countries meeting outside Prague have agreed to propose the dispatching of an army contingent to the Baltic states in 2017.

News | ČTK

Experts from the Prague-based University of Chemistry and Technology (VŠCHT) have been preparing a device for the detection of explosives and chemical warfare substances for NATO, that would be reliable and for an affordable price, Michal Janovský, from the VŠCHT PR section, told ČTK yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš's ANO would win the election to the Chamber of Deputies if they were held now with 27.1%, according to a poll conducted by the STEM polling agency in early May and released yesterday.

National | ČTK

An area of almost 300 square kilometres near Ralsko, with interesting nature and history, will become the Czech Republic's seventh national geopark.

National | ČTK

About 1,400 children had to leave their home to stay with relatives, foster parents, or in institutional care due to maltreatment, abuse or neglect last year, and their number has been annually rising, according to a report issued by the Labour and Social Affairs Ministry.

National | Radio Prague

Despite a slight improvement, maths has again proved to be the most difficult subject in Czech secondary school-leaving exams. According to figures released by the Education Ministry on Thursday, some 23% of students failed the subject this year.

National | Radio Prague

A debate in the Czech Senate held under the title "Should we fear Islam" turned stormy on Wednesday after one of the speakers compared Islam to totalitarian regimes such as Nazism or Communism.

National | ČTK

About 50 people voiced solidarity with the people who are fighting for human rights in Russia in Prague within an event with hockey symbolism held under the slogan "We Are on One Team" staged by the International Amnesty (AI) on Thursday.

Politics | ČTK

A new book by former Czech PM Mirek Topolanek has appeared in Czech bookshops, offering the texts of his speeches, his media articles and comments on the current political situation, including his advice to President Milos Zeman not to ally with Andrej Babis, the billionaire head of ANO.

Prague | ČTK

A virtual cycling ride including European arts sightseeing will be offered to Praguers within the Big Art Ride event that has been gradually held in ten European countries within the celebrations of the start of the Netherlands' EU presidency.

National | ČTK

The underworld often focuses on Czechs from the poorest regions and social groups, including debt-ridden gamblers, to recruit drug couriers, since they are ready to risk life imprisonment by smuggling drugs abroad for a relatively low reward, daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) writes on Thursday.

National | ČTK

A US army convoy of about 500 soldiers and 225 vehicles will drive through the Czech Republic on May 27-30 on its way to the Baltic exercise Saber Strike, and the American soldiers will train with Czech troops during their stay in the country, the Czech General Staff told CTK on Thursday.

National | ČTK

The critical situation in Czech health care is one of the hottest issues of the last several weeks, yet no reliable data on how many doctors and nurses hospitals need have been available, daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) writes on Thursday.