Monday, 27 June 2016
Prague | ČTK

Activists from the Czech Kaputin group held a silent protest remembering several political prisoners and victims of unclarified murders, such as Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya and Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, at Prague Castle yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman recommended that lawmakers discuss a resolution denouncing the Armenian genocide in his meeting with Jan Hamáček, Chamber of Deputies chairman, yesterday, Zeman's spokesman Jiří Ovčáček has written on Twitter.

National | ČTK

The government approved yesterday the strategic Climate Protection Policy document needed for the country to contribute to the international effort to keep temperature growth at maximally two degrees Celsius by the end of the century.

National | ČTK

The Czech police unit fighting organised crime launched the criminal prosecution of five people suspected of fraud in connection with the photovoltaic power station in Sevetin, south Bohemia, on Monday, the Prague High State Attorney's Office wrote on its website yesterday.

National | ČTK

Interior Minister Milan Chovanec (Social Democrats) will present information on the prepared police restructuring to the government on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Pavel Bělobrádek (Christian Democrats, KDU-ČSL) said after a government meeting yesterday.

National | ČTK

The Finance Ministry will continue drafting the state budget for 2017 with a deficit of CZK 60 billion, Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) said after a government meeting yesterday, adding that it provides for higher pay for teachers and healthcare employees.

National | ČTK

The government agreed yesterday to raise the volume of money for teachers' salaries by 8 percent while their base pay would rise by 6 percent in 2016 and the money for other civil servants will grow by 5 percent, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats) wrote on Twitter.

Politics | ČTK

The Czech centre-left cabinet rejected yesterday a deputies' bill enabling to perform euthanasia in strictly defined cases, two ministers have written on Twitter.

National | ČTK

The High Court in Prague upheld yesterday the almost seven-year prison sentences for two men who committed an arson attack on a Romany dormitory in As, west Bohemia, and were found guilty of a racially motivated attempted murder and endangering of the public's safety.

Politics | ČTK

The EU's sanctions against Russia are still meaningful, Adam Černý writes in Czech daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) yesterday, referring to Tuesday's approval of the prolongation of the sanctions by EU states' ambassadors, which the foreign ministers are expected to confirm later this week.

National | Radio Prague

Czech shops in the future will no longer give even lightweight plastic bags for free, the government decided on Wednesday approving an amendment which meets European standards.

Prague | Radio Prague

A survey by the Technical Administration of Roadways of the Capital of Prague suggests that an average of 75,000 vehicles pass through the city’s Blanka tunnel daily.

National | ČTK

Czech police president Tomáš Tuhý has filed a criminal complaint against the head of the Ostrava branch of the force’s organised crime unit, Jiří Komárek. "The allegation is false, it harms the trust in the whole police body and, last but not least, interferes in my private life," Tuhý said in his press release.

Politics | ČTK

The Chamber of Deputies security affairs committee will meet to discuss the troublesome situation in the Czech police, caused by a dispute over its planned reshuffle, on Thursday, the public broadcaster Czech Television (ČT) said yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman was presented with the Order of the Czech Freedom Fighters (ČSBS) at the ČSBS's 10th congress yesterday and criticised the "pseudo-elite whom no one elects" and who consider their opinions standing above other people's.