Monday, 21 April 2014
National | ČTK

The Labour and Social Affairs Ministry has wasted CZK 1 billion due to its ICT mismanagement, minister Michaela Marksová Tominová told reporters Tuesday.

National | ČTK

The Finance Ministry is to pay CZK 292 million to the Czech Journalists' Syndicate in compensation for its new headquarters that were never built, although the state pledged to do so, the Prague Municipal Court ruled Tuesday.

National | ČTK

Ukraine cannot join the EU in the next several years without implementing political and economic reforms, Czech President Milos Zeman told university students on a visit to the east Bohemian centre Hradec Kralove Tuesday.

National | ČTK

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) will meet French President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls during his two-day visit to Paris at the end of the week, CSSD spokeswoman Eva Gregorova told CTK Tuesday.

National | ČTK

The Czech Government Office will appeal the half-billion-crown fine the Financial Office has imposed on it over an overpriced order for audiovisual services to the Czech EU presidency, which it placed with the Promopro company in 2009, the Office head Pavel Dvorak said Tuesday.

National | ČTK

An audit conducted in the Czech State Institute for Drug Control (SUKL) has revealed disadvantageous contracts and leases, unnecessary spending on salaries and changes to the subject of public procurement, Health Minister Svatopluk Nemecek and SUKL head Zdenek Blahuta said Tuesday.

National | ČTK

The Czech Republic will probably be unable to meet U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's request and send transport helicopters and a field hospital to the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic, due to the operation's high costs, the Defence Ministry told CTK Tuesday.

National | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman disagrees with a military intervention against pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and believes that the Ukrainian government should negotiate with representatives of the country's Russian-speaking regions.

National | Radio Prague

A Czech man suffering from amnesia, found in a snowdrift in Oslo last December, has begun regaining fragments of memory after speaking with his family over the phone.

National | ČTK

A majority of Czechs (63%) believe that foreigners based in the country should adapt themselves to the Czech ways of life as much as possible, according to a CVVM poll released on Monday.

National | ČTK

The former communist StB secret police member, Julius Suman, dismissed before court Monday the information from archival documents according to which he won over current Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babis for cooperation with StB as an agent in the 1980s.

National | ČTK

The European Union should extend the list of officials who would face a travel ban and freeze of assets in reaction to the latest developments in eastern Ukraine, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said before a meeting of EU members' foreign affairs heads Monday.

National | ČTK

New Czech Police President Tomas Tuhy said he wants to focus on street and drug crime, leftist and rightist extremism, violence at stadiums as well as tax crime, which is to be in the centre of attention of a new special squad Kobra.

National | AINA

The Czech government has approved a new project aimed at promoting Islam in public elementary and secondary schools across the country. The project--Muslims in the Eyes of Czech Schoolchildren--is being spearheaded by a Muslim advocacy group and is being financed by American taxpayers through a grant from the US Embassy in Prague.

National | ČTK

President Milos Zeman will attend the events marking the 25th anniversaries of the fall of communism in East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, along with the heads of these countries, Zeman's foreign affairs aide Hynek Kmonicek told CTK Monday.