Wednesday, 4 May 2016
National | Radio Prague

A police team was called to the scene of a shooting in Sudomeřice on Monday, closing off a nearby street as well as part of the village, and ordering a local school not to allow anyone to go outside.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

A mere one quarter of Czechs are satisfied with their country's EU membership, which is one of the lowest ratings since the Czech Republic joined the EU in 2004, but the opinion that it should retain membership still prevails, according a CVVM poll released on Monday.

National | ČTK

A state attorney has charged five leftist extremists with preparation for a terrorist attack on a train with military materiel, Czech Television reported on Monday.

National | ČTK

The government has listed the Labe (Elbe) River canyon valley as a European protected area, but not the meadows on the Labe near Přelouč as demanded by the European Commission, Environment Minister Richard Brabec said on Monday.

National | ČTK

Cooperation between the Czech Republic and Iran in nuclear energy is a great chance for bilateral relations, Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek and Iranian Vice-President Ali Akbar Salehi agreed at their meeting on Monday.

National | ČTK

Macedonian authorities have no information about the expulsion of two Czech citizens, the Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman Michaela Lagronova told CTK on Monday about the case which Macedonian zurnal.net server reported on Sunday, referring to local authorities.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

Interim inner border checks can hardly be challenged unless a system of reliable protection of the Schengen area is secured, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said on Monday, reacting to six countries' request that the EC enable them to prolong the interim border checks.

National | ČTK

The government supported the plan to use the English name Czechia for the Czech Republic abroad on Monday, said Regional Development Minister Karla Slechtova (for ANO), sole opponent of the idea, adding that the Foreign Ministry did not take into consideration the objections of her ministry.

National | ČTK

Czech trade unions would like the 10 percent rise in the pay in the public sector they demand to be split into this and next year, while they originally spoke about January 2017, CMKOS umbrella organisation leader Josef Stredula told CTK after a meeting with government parties' heads on Monday.

National | ČTK

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka declined the Czech Olympic Committee's invitation to the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the interior and defence ministers are not ready to go either, although many soldiers and police are among Czech athletes, daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) writes on Monday.

National | ČTK

The Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD) announced that it paid six million crowns to a tax office on Monday on behalf of its former lawyer Zdenek Altner, whom it must pay 338 million crowns for his legal services according to a valid court verdict issued a month ago.

National | ČTK

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka proposed a 10% pay rise for Czech doctors and nurses in 2017 in the ČSSD May Day Manifesto presented in Vyškov on Sunday. Sobotka supported a 10% pay rise also for teachers and he said the minimum monthly wage should increase from the current CZK 9,900 to CZK 11,000 next year.

National | Prague TV

Media, distinguished guests and thousands of plane spotters and aviation fans turned out to see the first regularly scheduled arrival of an Airbus A380 at and around Václav Havel Airport Prague on May 1.

National | Radio Prague

While the number of people infected with HIV in the Czech Republic remains comparatively low, there is no question the situation is getting worse each year. 2015 saw 266 new cases of infection registered, and February 2016 alone saw the most new cases in a single month since 1985.

National | ČTK

No major incidents occurred during demonstrations, marches and meetings of various groups and parties organised in the city on Sunday, Prague police spokeswoman told ČTK.