In December 1969, Sekyra was part of the American operation Deep Freeze which studied conditions in Antarctica, but that was just one of his many different accomplishments.
Members of the public service Czech Radio Council (ČRo) admitted that they were wrong when accusing Radio Wave of promoting fascism.
The Czech Republic boasts one of the lowest rates of prenatal and natal mortalities in the world, yet paradoxically, criticism of Czech maternity hospitals is growing.
The opposition is attacking Topolánek’s cabinet because of money that is to be spent on open sandwiches. The Office of the Government has increased the refreshment budget by more than CZK 10 million in the past two years. Ministries will also spend extra millions, as they will provide European officials and politicians with food and drink during the Czech EU presidency. MPs discussed the Office of the Government’s budget even during the session of the petition committee. Since they could not reach a conclusion, they could not adopt any official resolution. “Items like refreshment or gifts, these are a tragedy. Although we will be presiding over the EU, the expenses are exorbitant,” said a member of the lower house petition
Barack Obama’s motto during the presidential campaign was “Change We Need”. My first question to Ambassador Richard Graber was what changes he thought the American people were looking for.
Czechs are consuming increasing amounts of cocaine, but marihuana and methamphetamine remain the country’s most popular illicit drugs, shows a report by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).
On his state visit to Ireland next week, President Václav Klaus plans to meet Irish euro-sceptic Declan Ganley. Some Irish politicians complain Klaus is meddling in Ireland’s internal affairs.
After taking over the rotating EU presidency from France next January, the Czech Republic will take all the necessary steps to reach agreement on the climate and energy package by adopting a pragmatic approach.
Prague, Nov 3 (CTK) – The Czech Chamber of Deputies will hold anextraordinary session in November to discuss the international financialcrisis and namely a bill on bank saving deposits, Radana Jurankova, head ofthe Chamber of Deputies organisational committee, told CTK Monday. The session that will take place on November 11 was convoked by Chamber ofDeputies chairman Miloslav Vlcek (senior opposition Social Democrats, CSSD)at the Social Democrat deputies’ request , Jurankova said. It will also discuss the future of the Injury Hospital in Brno, southMoravia, she said. Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek (junior government Christian Democrats,KDU-CSL) said last week that the government wanted to convoke anextraordinary session of the Chamber of Deputies with the main point on theagenda being an amendment to
The Liberec town hall has to figure out who is going to operate the Ještěd and Vesec ski resorts after the February world cup in cross-country skiing. The resorts, which the state rewarded with a CZK 1.1 billion investment in preparation for the championship, are no longer considered a lucrative investment. The company Snowhill, which is scheduled to take over the resorts’ management after the ski championship, is seeking new terms for the contract, according to Liberec Town Hall. “The events came in reaction to changes in Snowhill ownership. I don’t want to make early judgments, as negotiations haven’t finished and there are still a few options left. But it can’t be ruled out that Snowhill will leave both ski