Monday, 30 May 2016
National | ČTK

An area of almost 300 square kilometres near Ralsko, with interesting nature and history, will become the Czech Republic's seventh national geopark.

National | ČTK

About 1,400 children had to leave their home to stay with relatives, foster parents, or in institutional care due to maltreatment, abuse or neglect last year, and their number has been annually rising, according to a report issued by the Labour and Social Affairs Ministry.

National | Radio Prague

Despite a slight improvement, maths has again proved to be the most difficult subject in Czech secondary school-leaving exams. According to figures released by the Education Ministry on Thursday, some 23% of students failed the subject this year.

National | Radio Prague

A debate in the Czech Senate held under the title "Should we fear Islam" turned stormy on Wednesday after one of the speakers compared Islam to totalitarian regimes such as Nazism or Communism.

National | ČTK

About 50 people voiced solidarity with the people who are fighting for human rights in Russia in Prague within an event with hockey symbolism held under the slogan "We Are on One Team" staged by the International Amnesty (AI) on Thursday.

Politics | ČTK

A new book by former Czech PM Mirek Topolanek has appeared in Czech bookshops, offering the texts of his speeches, his media articles and comments on the current political situation, including his advice to President Milos Zeman not to ally with Andrej Babis, the billionaire head of ANO.

Prague | ČTK

A virtual cycling ride including European arts sightseeing will be offered to Praguers within the Big Art Ride event that has been gradually held in ten European countries within the celebrations of the start of the Netherlands' EU presidency.

National | ČTK

The underworld often focuses on Czechs from the poorest regions and social groups, including debt-ridden gamblers, to recruit drug couriers, since they are ready to risk life imprisonment by smuggling drugs abroad for a relatively low reward, daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) writes on Thursday.

National | ČTK

A US army convoy of about 500 soldiers and 225 vehicles will drive through the Czech Republic on May 27-30 on its way to the Baltic exercise Saber Strike, and the American soldiers will train with Czech troops during their stay in the country, the Czech General Staff told CTK on Thursday.

National | ČTK

The critical situation in Czech health care is one of the hottest issues of the last several weeks, yet no reliable data on how many doctors and nurses hospitals need have been available, daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) writes on Thursday.

National | ČTK

The Czech development aid will focus on six poor countries as of 2018, namely Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Moldova and Zambia, daily Lidove noviny (LN) writes on Thursday.

Prague | ČTK

The Prague Public Transport Company (DPP) workers' trade union has declared strike alert in reaction to the dismissal of DPP General Director Jaroslav Duris on Thursday, the union's president Jiri Obitko told CTK.

National | ČTK

Czech President Milos Zeman has sent a telegram of condolences to the French and Egyptian presidents over the accident of an EygptAir plane that probably crashed in the Mediterranean on its way from Paris to Cairo on Thursday with 66 people aboard, including 30 Egyptians and 15 French.

National | Radio Prague

Two soldiers were injured, one of them seriously, while undergoing training in the Libavá military zone in the Olomouc region on Wednesday evening.

National | Radio Prague

The north Bohemian spa town of Teplice has produced a special guide for visitors from the Middle East, which includes advice on what to wear in the swimming pool and how to behave in public spaces. The leaflets were produced to minimize conflicts between the local people and visitors from Arab countries, who are the spa’s largest group of clients. Every year, several thousand guests from the Arab world, mainly Kuwait, arrive in Teplice to spend the season at the local spa resort. Many of them have bought property in the town.