Sunday, 1 February 2015
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Russian businessman Vladimir Yakunin, a close assistant of President Vladimir Putin, who was blacklisted by the USA after the annexation of Crimea last year, is taking part in a conference on the end of the Holocaust in Prague.

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The East Bohemian village of Staré Ždánice, whose dormitories for low income people need reconstruction, has decided to pull them down in order to oust Roma from the village, Mladá fronta Dnes wrote Monday.

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Fourteen wild horses will be transferred from Britain to the Czech Republic on Wednesday to be released in the wild in Milovice, a former military area, in order to help restore its natural balance.

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President Milos Zeman declared himself a Jew and also a member of other groups that have fallen prey to violence as a sign of solidarity with them at a reception held on the occasion of a conference on the Holocaust Monday.

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Swedish Parliament Chairman Urban Ahlin placed a Stone of the Disappeared (Stolperstein) commemorating Czech lawyer and diplomat Josef Ruzicka, a Holocaust victim, in the pavement outside the Swedish embassy in Prague Monday.

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The latest count of participants in Roman Catholic masses showed that 419,000 people are regular church-goers, which is about 7 percent less than in 2009, Czech Bishops' Conference secretary general Tomas Holub said Monday.

Politics | Radio Prague

President Miloš Zeman as well as a number of prominent Czech politicians commented the results of the Greek election on Monday, won by leftist-party SYRIZA, which is aiming for austerity measures in place to be softened.

Politics | ČTK

Czech Greens approved the institute of co-chairmanship within which the party will be headed by two chairpersons, a man and a woman, at their national congress on Sunday, newly elected party leader Jana Drápalová said. At first, the Greens will have to change their party rules during the year. "We want to be a modern party that wants to show that equal opportunities of men and women in our programme are no empty gestures," she added.

National | ČTK

About 30 parliament heads and 500 other guests will take part in an international forum, focusing on mounting anti-Semitism and extremism and held within the two-day remembrance of the 70th anniversary of the Auschwitz concentration camp's libration, at Prague Castle on Monday.

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A special body for the fight against cyber crime with representatives of the police and the National Security Office will start working on January 1, 2016, Czech police president Tomáš Tuhý said.

Czech Republic and the EU | The Prague Post

Each person in the EU makes about a half ton of municipal waste per year, according to the European Environment Agency. So a family of four would make 2 tons of waste. And for the Czech Republic, with more than 10 million people, there would be 5 million tons of waste.

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The budget of the three Czech intelligence services may rise by one to 1.5 billion crowns, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec told the commercial tv station Prima on Sunday.

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Dozens of people attended a protest rally against Russian President Vladimir Putin and what they called his aggressive policy at the medieval Old Town Square in Prague Saturday.

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Ludmila Brozova-Polednova, who acted as a Czechoslovak Communist prosecutor in the show trial of democratic politician Horakova sentenced to death in the early 1950s, died aged 93 on January 15, the server Tn.cz writes Saturday.

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The Czech police have launched the criminal prosecution of more than half of the 6471 inmates who were released from prison thanks to the amnesty that Vaclav Klaus declared in January 1, 2013, two months ahead of his presidential tenure.