Tuesday, 17 July 2018
National | ČTK

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) will have to prove that he does not dominate the trust fund to which he transferred his holding Agrofert due to the latest rules for the conflict of interest, the European parliament passed in early July, the news site Neovlivní.cz said on Monday. If he fails to prove that he does not dominate the holding, he will either have to give up his posts or the firm will lose the subsidies.

Prague | Real Estate | Prague TV

The large hole on Prague's Wenceslas Square can finally be used for the construction of a new building. A valid building permit has been issued to developer Flow East for the corner of Wenceslas Square and Opletalova Street. Main construction on planned mixed-use Flower House should be finished by the fall of next year, and it should be fully ready by the start of 2020.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

Czech PM Andrej Babiš does not consider it correct of France, Germany, Malta, Portugal and Spain to accept each part of the 450 migrants from the boat rescued in the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday, he said after meeting OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria on Monday.

Politics | ČTK

The thesis of Petr Krčál, the new Czech labour and social affairs minister, from 2007 contains many pages with the text identical with older texts by other authors, Seznam Zprávy.cz wrote on Monday, shortly after Taťána Malá's departure as justice minister amid a plagiarism scandal.

National | Prague TV

Czech legislators are considering two proposals to weaken the full ban on alcohol consumption on boats or on bicycles.

Politics | ČTK

Czech PM and ANO chairman Andrej Babis and ANO's Prague branch agreed on Monday on replacing Patrik Nacher with entrepreneur Petr Stuchlik as the movement's leader in the autumn local elections in Prague, followed by Nacher in the second position, Nacher has told journalists.

National | ČTK

The Czech police and customs officers raided sites in Prague, central and north Bohemia on Monday on suspicion of unlawful treatment of protected wildlife, which, server Lidovky.cz said, was the killing of tigers in a zoo and the procession of tiger products by the Vietnamese community.

National | ČTK

The headquarters of the cyber forces the Czech military plans to establish might be based in Brno, Chief-of-Staff Ales Opata told reporters on Monday, adding that the cyber forces command is to be founded as of January 2019 and be capable of operation one year later.

National | ČTK

The Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Czech parliament, faces and has long faced the lowest public trust of all constitutional institutions, according to a poll conducted by the Public Opinion Research Centre (CVVM) in June and released on Monday.

National | ČTK

The Czech military will establish a new paratrooper regiment in the autumn of 2020, which will be gradually developed and equipped to attain all its planned full capabilities by 2026 at the latest, Chief-of-Staff Ales Opata told journalists on Monday.

National | ČTK

Two tigers and a lion escaped from their cages in the private Stit Biopark near Klamos village before this morning, but they stayed in the fenced complex and vets tranquillised them at once a few hours later, regional police spokeswoman Iva Kormosova has told CTK.

National | ČTK

Jana Necasova (previously Nagyova), the wife of former Czech prime minister Petr Necas and the former head of his office, has appealed the two-year suspended sentence and a five-year professional ban over abuse of the military intelligence service, judge Pavla Hajkova told CTK on Monday.

Politics | ČTK

The chairman of the Czech Chamber of Deputies, Radek Vondracek (ANO), will meet the Czech community and see the U.S. Congress and the United Nations headquarters during his official ten-day visit to the USA he started Monday.

Prague | Real Estate | Prague TV

Buying a flat is getting out of reach of many people in Prague. High prices plus new rules by the Czech National Bank (ČNB) mean many people will have a hard time getting a mortgage. A person with an average monthly wage in Prague would have to put aside their gross monthly income for almost 15 years to buy a flat at the average prices, according to weekly Ekonom.

Prague | Prague TV

The Prague 1 district has stepped up its fight against graffiti. The district has launched an anti-graffiti team to remove or cover graffiti on facades within the district.