Saturday, 20 January 2018
Politics | ČTK

Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) wants his new government to be appointed by President Milos Zeman even if he is defeated by Jiri Drahos in the second round of the presidential election, while the cabinet should be formed by the end of February, Babis told the daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) on Thursday.

National | ČTK

The number of human transplant surgeries has increased by almost one third in the Czech Republic in the past ten years, with a total of 843 organs being transplanted last year, the second highest number after 2014, according to preliminary data released by the Transplant Coordination Centre.

National | ČTK

The Interior Ministry will soon decide on the request of about 70 Chinese Christians who applied for asylum in the Czech Republic, Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) told the Chamber of Deputies, answering a question by MP Jan Cizinsky (Christian Democrats, KDU-CSL) on Thursday.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

The Czech Interior Ministry will prepare an information campaign on the EU's privacy protection directive (GDPR) and speed up the completion of a bill on the directive's Czech implementation at PM Andrej Babis's request, Babis (ANO) said in the Chamber of Deputies on Thursday.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

The European Union (EU) programmes earmarked almost ten million euros for culture projects with Czech participation last year, which was some three million euros more than the year before, the Creative Europe Czech office's representatives have told reporters.

National | ČTK

The Supreme Administrative Court (NSS) has ruled that the Prague Municipal Court must deal again with the case of a Kurdish woman from Iraq whom the immigration police denied access to the Czech Republic in December 2016.

Politics | ČTK

The Pirates criticise Oleg Blasko becoming a new political deputy to Labour and Social Affairs Minister Jaroslava Nemcova (ANO), about which the ministry reported on its website on Thursday.

Politics | ČTK

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš's minority cabinet approved its resignation on Wednesday as it did not gain confidence in the Chamber of Deputies on Tuesday and it will rule until a new cabinet is appointed, Babiš said. Babiš wants to have a personal meeting with Zeman. Zeman is expected to entrust Babiš with forming a new cabinet. The talks with other parties have already started. "Social Democrats look like being ready for the negotiations," Babiš said.

National | ČTK

Academic Jiří Drahoš clearly defeated his rival Miloš Zeman in the simulated election held among secondary school students two weeks before the presidential runoff, the organising People in Need NGO said on Wednesday.

Politics | ČTK

Czech President Miloš Zeman will not accept the resignation of the minority government of Andrej Babiš (ANO) this week, although he originally announced it, because of his busy schedule, his spokesman Jiří Ovčáček told ČTK on Wednesday.

Politics | ČTK

Communist deputy Zdeněk Ondráček will not head the Chamber of Deputies' committee supervising the General Inspection of Security Forces (GIBS), as he was not elected to the post in MPs' repeated vote on Wednesday.

Prague | Prague TV

Prague 1 wants to limit bikers from the center of the city starting in April. The move is large because bicycle and electric bicycle tours have replaced Segways in the city center, and have been interfering with pedestrians.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

The European Parliament's (EP) Budgetary Control Committee will deal with the Čapí hnízdo case of a suspected EU subsidy fraud, implicating Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO), Czech MEP Tomáš Zdechovský said on Wednesday.

National | ČTK

The Czech Chamber of Deputies asked the cabinet on Wednesday to block the introduction of the mechanism of asylum seekers redistribution across the EU at the upcoming negotiations on the EU draft asylum policy reform, and said only member states should keep responsibility for granting asylum.

Politics | ČTK

Various disinformation is being intentionally spread about former Academy of Sciences head Jiri Drahos and incumbent Czech President Milos Zeman on social networks before the presidential runoff that will be held in ten days.