Monday, 25 May 2015
National | ČTK

Czech ambassador to Britain Michael Žantovský will head the Václav Havel Library as of September 1, its current director Marta Smolíková told ČTK Tuesday.

National | ČTK

An increasing number of Czechs are against smoking in restaurants, cafes and nightclubs, according to a poll conducted by the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University and the Ipsos agency and released Tuesday.

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Brno, the second largest Czech town, sincerely regrets the excesses accompanying the transfer of Germans in May 1945 after WWII when thousands of them died during a march from Brno to Austria, municipal representatives said Tuesday.

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The Czech government agency for social inclusion should remain under the office of Human Rights Minister Jiri Dienstbier, but it should not be divided into several sections, Peter Cap, one of its protesting employees, told reporters after a meeting with PM Bohuslav Sobotka Tuesday.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

All parties in the Czech Chamber of Deputies reject the quotas for the distribution of refugees among EU countries, proposed by the European Commission, the parties' representatives told journalists Tuesday.

Politics | ČTK

Czech President Milos Zeman expressed his admiration for former British prime ministers Winston Churchill, Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher during a reception at the British embassy Tuesday, hosted on the occasion of the 89th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.

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The Czech governing Social Democrats (CSSD) and Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) Tuesday agreed on increasing the health insurance payment for children, pensioners and unemployed from 845 to 904 crowns a month, Health Minister Svatopluk Nemecek has told journalists.

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The Czech military wants to use more often unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), especially for reconnaissance, in the future, first deputy chief of Jiri Baloun told CTK Tuesday.

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The Regional Court in Prague appointed a defence counsel ex officio for former Czech lawmaker and regional governor David Rath, charged with corruption, court spokeswoman Zuzana Steinerova has told CTK.

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The EU-Ukrainian association agreement is a tool to help achieve peace and stability in Ukraine, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek (senior government Social Democrats, CSSD) said after a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin Tuesday.

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The Liberec Region is against the planned extension of brown coal mining across the border in Poland since this would raise noise and the amount of dust in the area and threaten drinking water sources, Josef Jadrny, deputy governor for the environment, said Tuesday.

Politics | ČTK

Independent lawmakers from the Dawn movement have founded a new party called National Interests, its chairman and lawmaker Petr Adam told CTK Tuesday, adding that the entity is likely to merge with Dawn in the future.

National | ČTK

Czech Senate chairman Milan Stech bestowed Tuesday the upper house's silver commemorative medals on six anti-Nazi fighters who operated in the Czech Lands and abroad at wartime.

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The Czech Republic's population will rise in the next decades when its ageing will be outweighed by a high birth rate and the inflow of immigrants, according to the EC's fresh forecast, which, however, is in sharp contradiction to the opinion of Czech experts, Lidove noviny (LN) says Tuesday.

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Czech secondary school student Ondřej Hubálek has one a bronze medal in the international contest of young scientists ISEF with his new method of cleaning drinking water from heavy metals. Hubálek, from a private secondary school in Letohrad, developed a way of using spawn to remove toxic copper from water.