Wednesday, 18 October 2017
National | ČTK

Historians from the Czech Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (USTR) have completed a book highlighting the fates of Czechoslovak people who went through Soviet gulags, based on which a documentary series has been made to be broadcast by public Czech Television (CT) later in October.

Politics | ČTK

The Czech opposition Mayors and Independents (STAN) are ready to cooperate with the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) after the upcoming elections, but they rule out cooperation with undemocratic parties such as Andrej Babis's ANO movement, STAN election leader Jan Farsky told CTK on Thursday.

Politics | ČTK

Thursday's verdict of the Slovak Constitutional Court cancelling the previous court decisions that Andrej Babis, leader of the Czech government ANO, was registered wrongly as an agent of the Communist StB secret police, is unlikely to impact ANO's result in the upcoming general election, political scientists have told CTK.

National | ČTK

An evening projection of the faces of Holocaust victims on the facade of the Pinkas Synagogue in Prague will commemorate the anniversary of the first war-time transport of Jews from the Czech Lands, curator Jana Splichalova told journalists on Thursday.

National | ČTK

The Czech police have also charged Jihlava Deputy Mayor Jana Mayerova (ANO) in the case of a 50-million-crown subsidy for the Capi hnizdo (Stork Nest) company, in which government ANO chairman Andrej Babis is accused, Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) daily wrote on Thursday.

National | ČTK

The number of young teachers has been rapidly decreasing in the Czech Republic since they are leaving schools and fresh graduates from education faculties prefer more lucrative jobs, daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) writes on Thursday, referring to the Education Ministry's statistics.

National | Prague TV

A new smartphone app aimed at hikers, cyclists, and other tourists has been launched by Czech internet firm Seznam.cz. The app, called Windy Maps, covers the whole world. One of its main advantages is that it can function offline, as signals in the rural areas and parks are often very weak.

Politics | ČTK

European Parliament (EP) Vice President Pavel Telička has ended cooperation with the ANO movement for which he was elected to the EP, ANO leader Andrej Babiš told E15.cz on Wednesday, one week before the general elections.

National | Prague TV

A project seeks to make it possible to get from Prague to Hradec Králové in less than an hour. The Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC) is planning to accelerate the line to reduce the travel time to 55 minutes from the Prague-Vysočany station and 62 minutes to Prague's main railway station, Hlavní nádraží.

National | Radio Prague

The environment group Greenpeace has weighed into a political row over the extraction of the valuable lithium ore in the Czech Republic. It says the country risks getting seriously short changed under the current mining royalty rules.

Czech Republic and the EU | Brno Daily

The Ombudsman's Office will have the power to check whether employees from other EU countries are not discriminated against in the Czech Republic because of their foreign nationality, according to an amendment to the anti-discrimination law that the Senate approved on Wednesday.

National | ČTK

The whole Czech government coalition rejected Zeman's pro-Russian stances presented in his speech in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Tuesday as they are at variance with the cabinet's policy Culture Minister Daniel Herman tweeted on Wednesday.

National | ČTK

The German government's stance on Crimea has remained unchanged, it has been an integral part of Ukraine, the German government's spokeswoman told CTK on Wednesday in reaction to Czech President Milos Zeman's speech in which he called the Russian annexation of Crimea a "fait accompli."

National | ČTK

President Milos Zeman asked members of his suite to chase away a cameraman from the public broadcaster Czech Television (CT) or he will kill him, he said during his Tuesday visit to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, the Newsroom CT24 channel said on Wednesday.

National | ČTK

Human rights in some countries should not be ignored over economic interests, Michael Zantovsky, spokesman for former president Vaclav Havel and a former Czech ambassador to Britain, said at the beginning of a conference on the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize on Wednesday.