Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Prague | ČTK

Several dozen people demonstrated against NATO and Czech membership of it staged in Wenceslas Square in downtown Prague today by the Czech Peace Movement with support of the No to Bases initiative in connection with a NATO summit to be held in Brussels at the end of May.

Politics | ČTK

Iowa Congressman Steve King will not probably be the U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic, server Aktualne.cz, which originally wrote that he will represent the United States in the country, wrote Friday adding that another Steve King will gain the post.

Politics | ČTK

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) told journalists Friday that the presidium of the Czech senior governing Social Democrats (ČSSD) unanimously supported the steps he and the party political committee had taken during the ongoing government crisis.

National | ČTK

Steve King, 67, a member of the United States House of Representatives for Iowa, will be the new US ambassador to the Czech Republic, the news sites iHNed.cz and Aktuálně.cz said on Thursday, referring to Czech diplomatic sources. The US embassy to the Czech Republic has declined to comment on the information. King' Iowa has perhaps the strongest Czech-American community in the USA. He is considered a conservative in economic and social questions. He is against migration and sexual minorities' rights.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

The Czech Republic will not change its negative stance on the quotas for the accepting of migrants from Italy and Greece despite recent warnings from the European Commission, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said on Thursday.

National | ČTK

Almost one third of Czech women plan to have their first child after turning 30, according to a STEM/MARK agency's poll presented in daily Hospodářské noviny on Thursday.

Prague | Radio Prague

Some 1,380 000 people visited Prague in the first quarter of 2017, spending over three million nights in the city, according to data released by Prague City Tourism. The office has recorded a significant surge in the number of Russian tourists.

Prague | Prague TV

Prague is trying to reduce the number of SUVs in the city center. The project is part of the ongoing Čistou stopou Prahou campaign, which promotes a cleaner, more modern and ecological city.

Prague | Prague TV

Prague will have a new lookout tower near Černý Most. Construction will begin in a few days and the 98-step structure should open the public in September. The tower's architect is Martin Rajniš.

Prague | ČTK

The bench of late Czech president Václav Havel has been unveiled outside the theatre in Horní Počernice, a Prague suburb that premiered his play The Beggar's Opera in 1975.

Politics | ČTK

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) asked President Milos Zeman to meet him and this meeting is to be held within a few days, Zeman's spokesman Jiri Ovcacek told CTK on Thursday, adding that Babis wants to be dismissed as minister as of the end of May.

Politics | ČTK

The Presidential Office has received the proposal for the appointment of MP Ivan Pilny (ANO) as finance minister and President Milos Zeman should take action in line with the constitution, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) said on Twitter on Thursday.

National | ČTK

Tolerance of human rights violations can return the world to the situation where force plays the main role, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek told CTK on Thursday. He spoke on the eve of the Czech Republic taking over the presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, which supervises human rights protection, in Cyprus.

National | ČTK

Hybrid threats may have fatal impact on democracy unless enough attention is paid to them, and the Czech Republic is ready to fight these threats, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka told the Stratcom Summit on disinformation that the European Values think tank organises on Thursday.

National | ČTK

The Czech anti-migrant forces totally disintegrated in 2016 due to a decline in the public interest in migration affairs and to disputes between various groups rejecting Islam and immigrants, according to the annual report on extremism that the cabinet is to discuss next week.