Tuesday, 25 April 2017
News | ČTK

Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek wants to challenge with the European Human Rights Court in Strasbourg the verdict with which a British court acquitted a British citizen who killed a Czech man last year, he said Friday.

National | ČTK

The case of Ruslan Mukuschev, an ethnic Chechen with Austrian asylum who was recently arrested on a shopping trip to the Czech Republic, showed that the EU lacks legislation to bind its members to recognise asylum status granted elsewhere, daily Lidové noviny (LN) reported Friday.

Prague | Real Estate | Prague TV

The average temperatures in Prague have gradually risen to more 10 degrees Celsius since the 1960s, and the city is looking at ways to mitigate the problem. While 10 degrees does not sound warm, the average takes into account nights and also winter. The city wants to use green plants help to control the temperature.

Politics | ČTK

The expected victory of centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron in the first round of the French presidential election today would be good news for France, the Czech Republic and Europe, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) said on Twitter last night.

Prague | ČTK

A procession of about 300 people carrying Israeli flags walked through the old Jewish quarter of the city and then gathered in the Wallenstein Garden, which is part of the Senate, to mark Yom HaShoah, the Holocaust Day, yesterday.

National | ČTK

The number of abortions has been steadily decreasing in the Czech Republic and it was about 20,000 last year, while in 1990 their number was more than five times higher, according to data of the Czech Statistical Office.

National | ČTK

A majority of Czechs share the view that President Milos Zeman is the president of all citizens (52%), but only a minority believes he creates a good image of the country abroad (42%), according to a poll whose results the public Czech Television (ČT) released yesterday.

National | ČTK

Interior Minister Milan Chovanec has called on the police to submit evidence about the existence of the online game Blue Whale, which allegedly encourage the players to commit suicide and against which the police recently warned, he told public Czech Television (ČT) yesterday.

National | ČTK

There is no space for "a dramatic increase" in the Czech minimum wage, Deputy Prime Minister Pavel Bělobrádek (Christian Democrats) told Prima TV today, in reaction to the trade unions demand that the minimum monthly wage be raised from CZK 11,000 to CZK 12,500.

National | ČTK

A large group of anti-abortion activists marched through the centre of the Czech capital city Saturday, carrying flags, white crosses and banners reading "Children are always Hope" and "Abolish Abortion Law."

National | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman, Health Minister Miloslav Ludvík and his predecessor Svatopluk Němeček (both Social Democrats, ČSSD) rejected the plan to make euthanasia legal in their talks at the presidential chateau in Lány near Prague Saturday.

National | ČTK

The Civic Democrats (right-wing opposition ODS) offer lower taxes resulting in higher salaries and the abolition of the electronic registration of sales (EET), which Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) started introducing in 2016, in their election programme presented Saturday.

Politics | ČTK

The Civic Democratic Party (ODS) is seeking a presidential candidate who has a realistic chance to beat incumbent President Miloš Zeman and it is unlikely to support any of his rivals who have joined the presidential contest so far, ODS leader Petr Fiala told journalists Saturday.

Politics | ČTK

The Czech senior government Social Democrats' (ČSSD) leadership approved the leaders and lists of candidates for the October general election in eight regions today and it will decide on the remaining six regions on May 12, ČSSD Chairman and PM Bohuslav Sobotka has told reporters.

Politics | ČTK

The Czech Republic will focus on political tackling of the consequences of the political developments in Ukraine and Turkey when it holds the presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek said Friday.