Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

The European Union has problems not only with Russia, which concerns the sanctions, but also with the United States, which is an ally, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said before he left for the Globsec international security conference held in Bratislava this morning.

National | ČTK

Czech General Petr Pavel, the chairman of the NATO Military Committee, on Friday received the Czech and Slovak Transatlantic Prize, given annually on the occasion of the international conference Globsec.

Politics | ČTK

The board of the Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) approved their candidates for the posts of ministers on Friday, including Miroslav Poche, rejected beforehand by President Milos Zeman, a participant in the meeting has told journalists.

National | ČTK

Czech senators for the Mayors and Independents (STAN) will prepare documents enabling to sue President Miloš Zeman for treason over his words about the production of the Novichok nerve agent in the Czech Republic, which endangered people's security, Jiří Šesták, head of the STAN senators' group, said on Thursday.

Prague | Prague TV

The largest outlet center in the Czech Republic is finally opening after some delays. Prague The Style Outlets opens May 18 at 10 am. The mall is located near Václav Havel Airport Prague just outside the city limits in Tuchoměřice.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

The support for the EU and NATO in the Czech Republic considerably rose, while it declined in Hungary and Poland this year, according to a poll conducted in four Visegrad Four countries (also Slovakia) and released on Thursday.

National | ČTK

Czech civilian intelligence UZSI chief Jiří Šašek has been taken off duty and the investigation of UZSI's financial management has been launched, Interior Minister Lubomír Metnar (ANO) told a press conference on Thursday.

National | Radio Prague

A few weeks ago the Czech Republic joined "Refugees Welcome International" a platform that was founded in November 2014 to connect refugees with locals who are willing to share their living space and on a day-to-day basis help refugees feel at home in their new country.

Prague | Radio Prague

Work on the most complicated section of a rail connection between central Prague and the city's Václav Havel Airport can go ahead after the withdrawal of a petition against it lodged with the Office for the Protection of Competition, iDnes.cz reported on Thursday.

National | ČTK

The Czech zoological gardens in Liberec, Ostrava, Olomouc and Hodonín take part in a project aiming to save the endangered sea turtles. Head of the team Hana Svobodová says six of the seven species of sea turtles live in Indonesia and four of them are critically endangered.

Politics | Radio Prague

Czech prime minister and ANO leader Andrej Babiš has had an uphill battle but now appears on the verge of sealing a coalition government deal more than six months after elections. But as talk turns to the composition of a possible ANO-Social Democrat Cabinet, the ANO leader is facing the prospect that many of his veteran ministers quitting the political scene.

Politics | ČTK

No clear conclusion arose from the talks between Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, Jan Hamacek and Vojtech Filip, leaders of ANO, the Social Democrats (CSSD) and the Communists (KSCM), on the government policy statement on Thursday, Hamacek told journalists after the meeting.

National | ČTK

The Czech Senate smoothly approved the reinforcement of some current military missions abroad and the new presence of troops in the Baltics by the votes of 54 out of the 57 present senators on Thursday.

National | ČTK

The Czech Senate approved the government-proposed bill introducing more accurate rules for the use of genetic sources according to EU regulations on Thursday.

National | ČTK

The Senate, the upper house of the Czech parliament, approved the lowering of the number of MEPs from 751 to 705 due to Brexit on Thursday.