Saturday, 23 July 2016
News | ČTK

Czech state attorney Ludmila Doležalová proposed life sentence for U.S. citizen Kevin Dahlgren, 24, charged with murdering a four-member family of his Czech cousin in Brno-Ivanovice in May 2013, at the Brno Regional Court yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

Twelve new economic diplomats will start working at the Czech diplomatic missions in Canada, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Africa, Taiwan and the United States this year, Deputy Foreign Minister Martin Tlapa told ČTK yesterday.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

The Czech Republic will in August apply for money from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) in aid of miners to be dismissed from the OKD company, it ensues from a document of the Labour and Social Affairs Ministry which the government is to debate on Wednesday.

Politics | ČTK

Alena Vitásková, chairwoman of the Czech Energy Regulatory Office (ERU), will run in the autumn Senate elections as unaffiliated for the Dawn-National Coalition party, she said at its press conference in the lower house yesterday.

National | ČTK

Kevin Dahlgren, a U.S. citizen suspected of murdering a four-member Czech family, has strong features of emotional instability, negativist and dissocial ones that cause a severe personality disorder, a psychologist told the court yesterday, adding that Dahlgren wanted to be a great negative hero.

Prague | ČTK

Prague's new metropolitan plan is to enable the construction of more high-rise buildings, including in 14 new localities, and allow for adding more storeys to houses along the main streets, which has met with protests of experts.

Prague | ČTK

The Grassmayr Austrian plant will cast a new bell dubbed Vaclav after the late president Vaclav Havel (1936-2011), on the occasion of his 80th birth anniversary, and St Václav (Wenceslas), the Czech patron saint, for St Havel Church in Prague centre, Lidové noviny (LN) reported yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

Politicians whom ČTK addressed yesterday expressed concern over the arrests of thousands of soldiers and judges in Turkey after a recent failed coup and they said the European Union and NATO need the country to remain stable. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) told public Czech Radio (ČRo) he hopes that the Turkish government will not abuse the attempted coup to suppress its political critics, although some of its steps indicate that this may be happening.

Prague | Prague TV

Prague is known as a city of historical buildings, and for much of the city there are limits on how tall new buildings can be so as not to interfere with the city's skyline. But the existing rules are a patchwork. That my soon change, as a new zoning plan for Prague that would take effect in 2020 would allow skyscrapers in more sections of the city.

National | Radio Prague

A new battle over drugs and health spending appears to be brewing with the Ministry of Health pushing for a lower limit to the ceiling that pensioners should pay for prescription medicines.

National | Radio Prague

For the last decade the independent label Starcastic has been releasing much of the best Czech and Slovak alternative music, including in recent times from the likes of Please the Trees, Bonus and Mayen.

Politics | ČTK

Officials from the Czech Interior Ministry, Police Presidium and the Supreme State Attorney's Office will discuss Supreme State Attorney Pavel Zeman's comments on a planned police reform at a meeting on Tuesday, which, however, Zeman will not attend, he told ČTK yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

The EU clearly condemns the recent attempt at a military coup in Turkey, but at the same time it is convinced that Turkey must not divert from democracy and democratic values protection in consequence of the event, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek told reporters yesterday.

National | ČTK

The strategy of fighting HIV infection, which has been considerably rising in the Czech Republic, and a reaction to this year's high occurrence of tick are the priorities of the country's new chief sanitary officer Eva Gottvaldová, she told journalists yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

The Czech Association of Local Self-Rule Bodies (SMS) will call on churches to stop claiming property from municipalities in unsubstantiated cases like they did in case of regions, its head Stanislav Polčák told journalists yesterday.