Saturday, 28 February 2015
National | Radio Prague

President Miloš Zeman welcomed winemakers at Prague Castle on Wednesday who finished top of their categories in the prestigious Salon vín competition, ranking the Czech Republic's best wines.

National | ČTK

The right-of-centre Civic Democrats have called on the upper house of Parliament to back a proposal for Czechs to decide in a referendum whether or not the country should adopt the European currency.

National | The Independent

At least nine people have been killed and another seriously injured after a gunman opened fire at a restaurant in the Czech Republic, before turning his gun on himself, police have said. The shooting, believed to be the worst in the young country's peacetime history, took place in the Družba restaurant in Uherský Brod, a town of 17,000 people which lies 180 miles southeast of Prague. Czech Television said the attacker fired about 25 rounds. At least 20 people are believed to have been in the restaurant at the time of the attack.

National | Radio Prague

A team of Czech scientists from Charles University has announced the discovery of neurons in the brain, which react only to emotions.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech prime minister, Bohuslav Sobotka, says that like most Czech citizens he has been shocked by the tragic shooting incident on Tuesday. Mr. Sobotka said he offered his deepest condolences to the families of victims.

Politics | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman will appoint current First Deputy Justice Minister Robert Pelikán as justice minister in the second week of March, Pelikán said after he met Zeman at Prague Castle on Tuesday.

National | Radio Prague

Although work ethics in the Czech Republic has improved in recent years, a survey just out indicates that employees spend an hour a day –on average – on social networks, dealing with their private mail or chatting on the phone.

National | ČTK

An ongoing online auction offers several old handwritten documents signed by Czech kings. "It is a very exceptional set. I've never seen a similar one on the market in the past 20 years," auction organiser Petr Beneš told Mladá fronta Dnes.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

The number of Czechs in high EU posts is "desperately low" and Prague even fails to meet the EU's informal quota in this respect, Hospodarske noviny (HN) writes Monday, adding that the cabinet has prepared a strategy to bring more Czechs to EU posts and help promote them within the EU.

National | ČTK

The number of Czechs with firearms may be too high, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec told the Prima television station after a gunman shot dead eight people and then himself in a restaurant Tuesday.

National | ČTK

Czech President Milos Zeman explained his recent statements challenging the integration of disabled children at school to the National Disability Council's leadership Tuesday, its chairman Vaclav Krasa has told reporters.

National | ČTK

The Czech Defence Ministry will dismiss expert Jan Vylita as of March 1 since he was stripped of security clearance a few weeks ago, and thereby also lost the post as an auditor in the NATO command, ministry spokesman Petr Medek confirmed to CTK Tuesday.

Politics | ČTK

The junior opposition Dawn of Direct Democracy rejected the idea of its leader Tomio Okamura on the further development of the party and it decided to found a new party, Dawn members told journalists after their meeting Tuesday.

National | ČTK

Islamism is a reaction to the power dominance of the West, the advancing modernisation and the failure of the previous attempts to cope with it, Petr Kratochvil, head of the Prague-based Institute of International Relations (IIR), told Tuesday's issue of daily Lidove noviny (LN).

National | ČTK

The Czech police suspect a 61-year-old Pole of tax evasion worth 84 million crowns in tobacco leaves import to the Czech Republic, officers from the Kobra team, which investigates serious economic crime, told journalists Tuesday.