The government has approved a plan to scrap a state subsidy program for some newly built solar energy power plants. PM Petr Nečas says the measure, which aims to prevent electricity prices from rising too high, becomes effective in March.
Czech Prime Minister Petr Nečas has accepted the resignation of his deputy Radek John. John — chairman of the junior coalition Public Affairs party — stepped down as interior minister last month to take over a newly created post of vice-premier in charge of fighting corruption.
Milan Baroš and Michal Kadlec scored to lead the Czech Republic to a 2-0 victory over Liechtenstein in qualifying for the 2012 European Championship on Tuesday.
The zoo in the eastern city of Ostrava says 14-year-old mother Vishesh gave birth to the 78 kilograms calf — her first — early Friday.
The Czech Republic will have to do without Radek Štěpánek in next month’s Davis Cup quarter-final against Chile.
An official says nine people have been killed in a fire in an abandoned building in Prague on Wednesday. The victims were not identified, but Czech public radio and television stations say they were probably homeless.
The upper house of the Parliament voted 57-5 on Wednesday to approve the deployment of up to 720 servicemen in Afghanistan in 2011 and up to 640 in 2012.
The Czech Republic earned a comfortable 2-0 win over Liechtenstein in a 2012 European Championship qualifier on Tuesday for its second Group I victory in five days.
Czech Republic midfielder Radek Šírl has signed for Mladá Boleslav until the end of next season on a free transfer from Zenit St. Petersburg.
Hamburg is set to loan Czech international defender David Rozehnal to French club Lille.