Sunday, 21 December 2014
National | Radio Prague

Poland's Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki has made clear he considers a recent dispute with the Czech Republic over allegedly tougher Czech controls of food products imported from his country a closed matter and will not turn to the European Commission over the issue.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech Army has reopened a site used for decades for storing munitions which was only mothballed last year. The site, in Kvetné in the Svitavy area, is to receive part of the munitions from the unstable site in Vrbětice near Zlín, which has seen numerous uncontrolled explosions since an initial blast in October killed two people and levelled several buildings.

National | Radio Prague

Czech police are reportedly close to completing their investigation of two suspects alleged to have brutally attacked popular singer and composer Michal Hrůza in Ostrava in the early hours of July 17 this year.

Prague | Radio Prague

eMoneyServices, the firm owning the rights to Prague's multi-purpose transit pass known as the opencard, called off a planned meeting on Monday with the new administration at City Hall. The news was confirmed by a representative of the Pirate Party.

National | Radio Prague

The police have detained a prisoner on-the-run, who escaped while getting medical attention at a Prague hospital in November. The authorities had warned the public that the man was dangerous.

National | The Prague Post

You can look forward to more than six hundred unique events starting Jan. 17 when the West Bohemian city of Plzeň takes up the banner as European Capital of Culture for 2015.

National | EurActiv

Although the Czech Republic is not a direct target of large movement of migrants from Syria and other political unstable countries, foreign politicians are telling the government of PM Bohuslav Sobotka that it should take part of the burden.

National | Radio Prague

Czech Defense Minister Martin Stropnický paid an unannounced visit to Czech troops in Afghanistan over the weekend, bringing them Christmas gifts and letters from their families.

National | Radio Prague

The number of Czech inhabitants increased in the three-quarters of 2014 by 16,100 to 10.5 million, according to figures released by the Czech Statistics Office on Friday. The rise is attributed mainly to immigration, but also to an increasing number of births.

Politics | Radio Prague

The Social Democratic Party leadership has scrapped one of the party's local branches over cooperation with extremists. The party's executive leadership on Saturday voted to abolish the party's local branch in Duchcov, in reaction to the fact that following local elections in October it formed a coalition with the ultra-right Workers Party of Social Justice.

National | Radio Prague

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against two Czech women seeking to challenge national legislation effectively banning home births with midwives serving as formal medical assistants. The petitioners both argued that the Czech law violated their human rights, a claim rejected by the court, and are now planning to appeal the verdict.

National | The Prague Post

Věra Čáslavská and Iva Drápalová received the 12th Hanno R. Ellenbogen Citizenship Award, presented by the Prague Society and Global Panel Foundation.

Prague | Radio Prague

Around thirty members of the Czech Association of Czech Hardy Men and Women took their annual Polar Bear dive into the Vltava River this weekend, while admitting five new members.

National | Radio Prague

Police and pyrotechnics experts are investigating the source of two more explosions heard overnight at the Vrbetice munitions depot in Moravia.

National | Radio Prague

Within a six months long weapons amnesty Czechs have handed in 3,154 weapons and over 370, 000 pieces of ammunition, a spokeswoman for the Czech Police Presidium said on Sunday.