Saturday, 16 December 2017
National | Prague TV

A new regulation will require supermarkets to give unsold but still consumable food to charity. The amendment to the Food Act comes into effect at the start of the new year. Food waste is a large contributor to global warming and other environmental problems such as pollution, deforestation and water sustainability. From the start of 2018 shops over 400 square meters will be obliged to give unsold but still safe food to charity.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

The Czech Republic should not convince the European Commission to withdraw its legal complaint against it over its rejection of quotas for the redistribution of migrants by accepting some refugees, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš told journalists during the EU summit on Thursday.

National | ČTK

Four fifths of Czechs said the Czech Republic should not be fulfilling the EU quotas for accepting asylum seekers, according to the latest poll by the CVVM public opinion research centre released on Thursday.

National | ČTK

Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovak representatives on Thursday signed a four-year project that aims to improve the conditions of thousands of small farmers in Kenya and contribute to the dealing with the causes of illegal migration in this way.

Czech Republic and the EU | Radio Prague

Sometime labelled as anti-European Union, new Czech prime minister Andrej Babiš has chosen Brussels and a crunch European Council meeting as his first foreign trip. And Mr. Babiš says he wants his government to play a much more active role in EU affairs.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

Andrej Babis (ANO), prime minister of a new Czech government, has a chance of changing the country from a permanent troublemaker into a normal EU member, and his first steps in this respect look hopeful, Ondrej Houska writes in daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Thursday.

National | ČTK

Czech presidential candidate Pavel Fischer called on President Milos Zeman, who seeks re-election, to join the election campaign in a letter sent to him and passed to CTK on Thursday.

National | ČTK

Former Czech Science Academy chairman Jiri Drahos has the biggest support among the voters who know him, followed by President Milos Zeman, who seeks re-election, according to a poll conducted by STEM/MARK in December and released on Thursday.

National | ČTK

Czech President Milos Zeman has invited the prime minister for an annual New Year luncheon, his spokesman Jiri Ovcacek told CTK on Thursday, adding that this will be the first luncheon to be attended by Andrej Babis (ANO) as the brand-new prime minister.

National | ČTK

The self-proclaimed state of Liberland, which was declared by Czech Vit Jedlicka three years ago in a border area between Serbia and Croatia claimed by neither of the two countries, has 150,000 citizens now, Jedlicka has told reporters.

National | ČTK

Slovak media consultant Roman Liptak will head the analytical section of the Czech Presidential Office to replace Radek Augustin who was made the head of the Government Office on Wednesday, Presidential Office spokesman Jiri Ovcacek told CTK on Thursday.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

Czech PM Andrej Babis is convinced that the EU member states will not outvote the Czechs on migrant quotas again, as this could provoke other countries' departure from the EU, he told journalists before leaving for the two-day EU summit in Brussels.

National | ČTK

Czech President Milos Zeman thanked Czech soldiers on foreign missions for their work and fight against various forms of Islamic terrorism through a video call, in which the new Defence Minister Karla Slechtova also joined, Zeman's spokesman Jiri Ovcacek told CTK on Thursday.

Politics | Radio Prague

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš' new minority government has been sworn in at Prague Castle and will now have a maximum 30 days to find backing in a confidence vote. The prime minister made clear earlier his government was wasting no time getting to work. First up: getting things up and running at the ministries and then a two-day summit in Brussels.

National | ČTK

Former Academy of Sciences head Jiří Drahoš won the simulated student presidential election, organised by the People in Need NGO for all types of secondary schools and held on Tuesday and Wednesday.