Tuesday, 22 May 2018
National | ČTK

The Czech General Inspection of Security Corps (GIBS) has accused former elite detective Jindřich Lát, who was adviser to interior minister Martin Pecina, of promising protection from police to businessmen for money, the public Czech TV reported on Saturday. Lát, former member of the anti-corruption unit, thereby gained millions of crowns, ČT said. A businessman, who was to pay Lát for this protection, turned to the police in the past.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech Republic alongside other European countries has been struggling in recent decades with increasingly frequent droughts. But research carried out by a team of scientists from the Faculty of Environmental Sciences suggests that Europe has actually witnessed similar or even more severe periods of drought in the past 1,000 years.

National | ČTK

It would be an extremely harmful compromise not to send Czech soldiers to the Baltics because of the Communists' demand in exchange for their toleration of the new government, General Petr Pavel, chairman of the NATO Military Committee, said in a debate on Czech TV on Sunday.

Politics | ČTK

Michal Berg, from the Czech Green Party, was elected to the leadership of the European Greens at their congress in Antwerp on Sunday. Berg wants to develop green politics and unite the Greens in Europe, he said.

National | ČTK

The Supreme Court accepted in early May the Californian judiciary's decision and recognised a Czech gay couple as the parents of a recently born baby, which is the first case of a same-sex Czech couple to be given this legal right, Mladá fronta Dnes reported.

National | ČTK

Eleven people left the country to fight in Syria in 2017, including two Czechs, and the foreign fighters tried to return to the EU via the Czech Republic after the Islamic State was defeated in Syria and Iraq, according to a report on the Czech security situation.

National | ČTK

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) wants to find inspiration for the school reform and the fight with disinformation in Finland, he told reporters on Sunday before his departure for a two-day working visit to Helsinki.

Politics | ČTK

It is important for the future government to concur with the president in foreign policy, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) said on Sunday, commenting on the nomination of Social Democrat (CSSD) Miroslav Poche for foreign minister, which President Milos Zeman opposed.

Politics | ČTK

The Czech Pirate Party will run in the autumn elections to the Prague Assembly with demands for a transparent City Hall, better services for families and a healthier city, its candidates told reporters on Sunday when the party launched its election campaign.

National | ČTK

The atrocities of Nazism must be still remembered and future generations must learn about them, Czech Chamber of Deputies chairman Radek Vondracek (ANO) said in his speech at a commemorative ceremony at the Terezin National Cemetery on Sunday.

Prague | ČTK

The Prague regional organisation of the ANO movement confirmed Patrik Nacher as its leader in the autumn election to the Prague Assembly at its meeting on Saturday, Martin Vodicka, assistant to Prague Mayor Adriana Krnacova (ANO), has told CTK.

National | ČTK

Some Czech politicians consider the decrees issued by Czechoslovak president President Edvard Benes in 1945 outdated, while others criticise the reopening of this issue, they told CTK in a poll among representatives of the parties in parliament and President Milos Zeman on Saturday.

Politics | ČTK

The Social Democrat (CSSD) regional branch in Central Bohemia, which was headed by new party leader Jan Hamacek, supports the CSSD's entry into a coalition government with ANO of PM Andrej Babis, CSSD spokesman Peter Vurbs told CTK on Saturday.

Politics | ČTK

MEP Pavel Svoboda will lead the Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) in the election to the European Parliament (EP) to be held in May 2019, followed by MEPs Tomas Zdechovsky and Michaela Sojdrova on the candidates' list, KDU-CSL chairman Pavel Belobradek told CTK on Saturday.

National | ČTK

Extremists organised 334 events in the Czech Republic in 2017, which is 26 more in comparison to the previous year, according to a report on internal security provided to CTK.