Friday, 22 July 2016
National | ČTK

The state attorney has filed charges against one-time prime minister Petr Nečas and his wife Jana Nečasová (formerly Nagyová) over allegations of bribery. Their case involves the accusation that they offered three MPs in Nečas’s Civic Democrats positions at state companies in exchange for backing a government bill. This is another in a series of criminal cases stirred up by the corruption police's raid at the Government Office and other facilities in June 2013.

Prague | Radio Prague

A Prague district is looking to put itself on the map with a giant big wheel on the embankment of the Vltava river.

Politics | ČTK

Former Czech police organised crime squad (ÚOOZ) head Robert Šlachta, who left the police as of June 30 since he disagreed with a prepared reform, may be offered a job by Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ) President Miroslav Kala, Lidové noviny (LN) reported yesterday, referring to its sources.

National | Radio Prague

South Moravian regional governor Michal Hašek has for years been represented by a non-existent spokesperson, Mladá fronta Dnes reported on Tuesday.

News | ČTK

Czech state attorney Ludmila Doležalová proposed life sentence for U.S. citizen Kevin Dahlgren, 24, charged with murdering a four-member family of his Czech cousin in Brno-Ivanovice in May 2013, at the Brno Regional Court yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

Twelve new economic diplomats will start working at the Czech diplomatic missions in Canada, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Africa, Taiwan and the United States this year, Deputy Foreign Minister Martin Tlapa told ČTK yesterday.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

The Czech Republic will in August apply for money from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) in aid of miners to be dismissed from the OKD company, it ensues from a document of the Labour and Social Affairs Ministry which the government is to debate on Wednesday.

Politics | ČTK

Alena Vitásková, chairwoman of the Czech Energy Regulatory Office (ERU), will run in the autumn Senate elections as unaffiliated for the Dawn-National Coalition party, she said at its press conference in the lower house yesterday.

National | ČTK

Kevin Dahlgren, a U.S. citizen suspected of murdering a four-member Czech family, has strong features of emotional instability, negativist and dissocial ones that cause a severe personality disorder, a psychologist told the court yesterday, adding that Dahlgren wanted to be a great negative hero.

Prague | ČTK

Prague's new metropolitan plan is to enable the construction of more high-rise buildings, including in 14 new localities, and allow for adding more storeys to houses along the main streets, which has met with protests of experts.

Prague | ČTK

The Grassmayr Austrian plant will cast a new bell dubbed Vaclav after the late president Vaclav Havel (1936-2011), on the occasion of his 80th birth anniversary, and St Václav (Wenceslas), the Czech patron saint, for St Havel Church in Prague centre, Lidové noviny (LN) reported yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

Politicians whom ČTK addressed yesterday expressed concern over the arrests of thousands of soldiers and judges in Turkey after a recent failed coup and they said the European Union and NATO need the country to remain stable. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) told public Czech Radio (ČRo) he hopes that the Turkish government will not abuse the attempted coup to suppress its political critics, although some of its steps indicate that this may be happening.

Prague | Prague TV

Prague is known as a city of historical buildings, and for much of the city there are limits on how tall new buildings can be so as not to interfere with the city's skyline. But the existing rules are a patchwork. That my soon change, as a new zoning plan for Prague that would take effect in 2020 would allow skyscrapers in more sections of the city.

National | Radio Prague

A new battle over drugs and health spending appears to be brewing with the Ministry of Health pushing for a lower limit to the ceiling that pensioners should pay for prescription medicines.

National | Radio Prague

For the last decade the independent label Starcastic has been releasing much of the best Czech and Slovak alternative music, including in recent times from the likes of Please the Trees, Bonus and Mayen.