Sunday, 20 April 2014
National | ČTK

Zdeněk Hazdra was elected new director of the Czech Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (ÚSTR) on Wednesday, having received a majority in the third round of the secret vote.

National | RFE/RL

Tomáš Krčmář, a hotel owner in Ostrava, decided to bar Russian citizens as an act of protest against Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and out of frustration at what he considers the EU's and the Czech Republic's weak response to the move.

National | ČTK

A check has shown that the suppliers of 14 projects worth over CZK 1 billion within the EU-subsidised Environment Operational Programme were chosen based on the opaque electronic lot-drawing method between 2010 and 2013.

National | BBC

In a shed behind a church in a small town called Nymburk, 420km from the nearest sea, two Czech adventurers are building a boat. It doesn't look like much. It certainly doesn't look like it will float. At least not yet.

Politics | ČTK

The Czech committee for foreigners' rights, which falls under the government, previously recommended that the Czech Republic change its rules to enable foreigners enter and establish parties, the Human Rights Minister's spokeswoman said in reaction to the EC's criticism Wednesday.

Politics | ČTK

A new phenomenon is taking shape in Czech political parties whose members officially pay fees for their political career, while the relatively new entities, the government ANO movement and the opposition TOP 09 are the most expensive, daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) writes Wednesday.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech health care sector is a frequent target of criticism from those inside looking out, those passing through, and those on the outside looking in.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

There is no reason for Czechs to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their EU entry, former president Vaclav Klaus told CTK Wednesday.

National | ČTK

Former president Václav Klaus (2003-2013) told CTK Wednesday he had voted against the Czech Republic's EU accession in the referendum on it, held in 2003.

National | ČTK

Sixty percent of Czechs consider the foreigners who moved to the country in the past few years a problem on national level, but they are more accommodating to them in their place of residence where only 24 percent of people see them as a problem, according to the latest CVVM poll.

National | ČTK

More than one million Czech citizens, or 10.2 percent of the country's population, have some disability, according to a survey that the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) presented Wednesday.

National | ČTK

The Czech Constitutional Court (US) said Wednesday the judiciary has behaved too formally to a blind married couple who probably fell victim to a fraud, when they signed a credit contract whose content they did not know, and it must redress this, judge rapporteur Ivana Janu said Wednesday.

National | ČTK

The mass spectrometer developed by a Czech laboratory may considerably simplify the diagnosing of cystic fibrosis and the gastric reflux disease thanks to breath gas analysis, daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) writes Wednesday.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech Supreme Court has devised new guidelines for calculating settlements for bodily harm. The methodology, which comes in a reaction to rather vague provisions of the new Civil Code, should help unify court rulings on compensation for temporary and permanent injuries and similar issues. The new rules also raise the maximum amount of compensation for grave social impairment to CZK 20 million.

Prague | ČTK

The functionalist technical building of the Prague-Žižkov freight railway station will be turned into a cultural institution, Culture Minister Daniel Herman said Tuesday after signing a memorandum on cooperation with the city's authorities.