Tuesday, 31 March 2015
National | ČTK

The Lesy ČR state forest company will start cleaning 500 hectares of the Boří Forest in the Břeclav vicinity of dangerous WWII ammunition this year, PM Bohuslav Sobotka told reporters during his visit to the South Moravia Region.

National | ČTK

Marine Le Pen, head of France's National Front, will attend the Prague conference European Peace and Prosperity for the EU on April 23, her adviser Ludovic de Danne told journalists in Prague Thursday.

Politics | ČTK

Tomas Prouza, Czech state secretary for EU affairs and a close ally of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, has silently joined Sobotka's Social Democratic Party (CSSD), daily Lidove noviny (LN) writes Thursday and adds that Sobotka possibly plans to promote Prouza to a higher post.

Prague | Radio Prague

The Culture Ministry has confirmed that the district of Prague 1 faces a 150,000 crown fine for the installation last year, at Klárov Park, of a bronze winged lion – a memorial to Czechoslovak airmen who fought with the RAF in World War II.

National | Prague Daily Monitor

Fourteen European states, including the Czech Republic, Wednesday signed the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs, the first international treaty aimed at preventing and combating trafficking in human organs.

National | Radio Prague

Three former police officers are being investigated in connection with the robbery of CZK 77 million at Slavkov near Brno in 2006.

National | ČTK

A fresh photo from a camera trap is the first piece of evidence that proves the presence of a wild wolf in the Šumava mountains, the ALKA Wildlife group wrote on Facebook.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech-British Conference on Human Trafficking in Prague is a three-day event organised by the Czech Ministry of the Interior and British Embassy in Prague. The conference, which had its final day on Wednesday, is designed to spotlight issues relating to human trafficking.

National | ČTK

Public Czech Television (CT) general director Petr Dvorak rejected the criticism of some politicians, including President Milos Zeman and Deputy PM Andrej Babis, at a public meeting of the CT Council Wednesday.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

Czech ministers have taken part in EU meetings more often than ministers from the three other Visegrad Four (V4) countries (Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) since the EU entry in 2004, according to an analysis presented to reporters by the European Values think tank Wednesday.

National | ČTK

Czech miners who started working under the ground in a pit before 1993 and finished the required number of shifts will be able to retire five years earlier than the rest of the population, the government decided Wednesday.

Politics | ČTK

Fifty-nine percent of Czechs, or 72 percent of women and 44 percent of men, share the view that the representation of women on the domestic political scene is not sufficient, according to a CVVM poll carried out for Forum 50% group promoting equal opportunities of men and women.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

The number of foreigners from other countries of the European Union, mostly the former Soviet bloc but also Spain and Italy, has been growing in Prague, Centre for Integration of Foreigners (CIC) association head Vladislav Guenter has told CTK.

National | ČTK

The Czech Constitutional Court (US) Wednesday backed expatriate Jiri Rabl in his more than 20-year-long dispute over the ownership of a house of Brno, which fell to the state after his emigration in the early 1980s, by ordering that the case be discussed again by the Brno Regional Court.

Politics | ČTK

Czech MEP Jan Keller, a left-wing intellectual whom the Social Democrats (CSSD) made their leader in the European Parliament election campaign in 2014, has been provoking both the liberal and the conservative camps in the party, daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) writes Wednesday.