Monday, 20 February 2017
Politics | ČTK

Prime Minister and Social Democrat (ČSSD) chairman Bohuslav Sobotka for the first time allowed for cooperation with the Communists (KSČM) on the government level in an interview with daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) published Friday. If the ČSSD succeeded in the October general election and formed a new government, the Czech Republic might have the first Communist ministers since the collapse of the communist regime in November 1989.

News | ČTK

The Czech Mendel polar station on James Ross Island in Antarctica, operated by the Masaryk University (MU) in Brno, was opened ten years ago, on February 22, 2007, Pavel Kapler, who headed the station in the past years, has told ČTK.

Politics | ČTK

The prepared election coalition of the Czech junior government Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) and the opposition Mayors and Independents (STAN) movement may collapse, MP Jiří Čunek (KDU-ČSL), Moravian Zlín regional governor, said in an interview for Friday's issue of daily Lidové noviny (LN)

News | ČTK

The Czech and U.S. presidents, Miloš Zeman and Donald Trump, will probably talk about the detained Russian hacker Yevgeni Nikulin, 29, during Zeman's visit to the White House in April, Lidové noviny (LN) writes Saturday, referring to information from the security and diplomatic community.

Prague | Prague TV

Investors and developers have unveiled plans for a suburban railway from Prague to Kladno with a new loop to Václav Havel Airport Prague. The train will stop at Nádraží Veleslavín and continue to the airport's Terminal 2, which serves Schengen countries.

News | ČTK

Europe must expect further "fake news" from Russia with the aim to undermine trust in NATO, Czech General Petr Pavel, who heads NATO's military committee, said in an interview with the Reuters news agency at a security conference in Munich yesterday.

National | ČTK

The number of doctors' job contracts in the Czech Republic has been rising in the past few years, while the number of nurses has been falling, according to data of the Institute of Health Information and Statistics (UZIS) that the tripartite council will debate on Monday.

National | ČTK

The number of women who go in for fixed-odds betting has been rising constantly in the Czech Republic and their share is 10 to 13 percent now, according to data from betting shops addressed by ČTK.

National | ČTK

The police found a box with a dummy sub-machine gun and a dummy pistol when checking the route along which President Miloš Zeman was to drive during his visit to the Hradec Králové Region on Friday morning, public Czech TV reported Saturday.

Politics | ČTK

Human Rights and Legislation Minister Jan Chvojka debated the position of the Government Legislative Council, which he has chaired since December, and the bill on social business with President Miloš Zeman and his advisers Saturday, Chvojka has told reporters.

National | ČTK

The Czech Republic is able to increase defence spending to 2 percent of GDP by 2025, Defence Minister Martin Stropnický (ANO) told ČTK at an international defence conference in Munich Saturday, in reaction to the U.S. demand.

News | ČTK

A 52-year-old Polish miner succumbed to a fatal accident in the underground mine in Stonava near Karviná, north Moravia, in the small hours Saturday.

National | ČTK

The health condition of Czech Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, 84, who suffers from lung cancer, steeply deteriorated on Friday, but doctors made his condition stable in the night, so his life is not directly threatened.

National | ČTK

Jiří Komárek, former detective of the elite organised crime squad and one of the main critics of the Czech police reform, has assumed a post at the Financial Authority operating under the Finance Ministry headed by Andrej Babiš (ANO), daily Právo reported Saturday.

Politics | ČTK

Social Democrat (ČSSD) leader Bohuslav Sobotka can see no sense in opening a debate on the party's old resolution banning cooperation with the Communists (KSČM) at the forthcoming ČSSD election conference next month, he told journalists Friday.