Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Politics | ČTK

The right-wing opposition criticises the Czech government of Andrej Babis (ANO) for bringing the Communists to power for the first time since the 1989 fall of the communist regime and will not vote confidence in it in the Chamber of Deputies, the opposition leaders said on Tuesday.

Prague | ČTK

Prague will ban cyclists in selected pedestrian zones in the historical centre from 10:00 to 17:00 and the municipal technical road service (TSK) started placing the respective traffic signs these days.

National | ČTK

Vivaristics is experiencing a boom in the Czech Republic, with snakes being the most popular pets along with other reptiles and spiders, expert Jan Dohnal has told CTK, adding that a rising number of fans view vivaristics as a lifestyle, not merely a hobby.

National | ČTK

The government of ANO and the Social Democrats (CSSD) will not support deputies' bill securing constitutional protection of marriage as a bond between man and woman in the Chamber of Deputies, PM Andrej Babis told a press conference after a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

National | ČTK

The ethical commission of the Mendel University in Brno will check the thesis of Tatana Mala despite her announced resignation as justice minister over plagiarism allegations, university spokesman Filip Vrana told CTK on Tuesday.

Politics | ČTK

The national executive committee of ANO, the Czech senior government party, has approved its lists of candidates for the October Senate and local elections in all wards except for Prague where Patrik Nacher may be replaced as the proposed election leader, Jaroslav Faltynek said on Friday.

National | Prague Morning

Majority of Czech people mainly do not want drug addicts, alcoholics, criminals, Roma, immigrants, and Muslims as their neighbors, a survey by Brno's Masaryk University has shown. On the other hand, most respondents seem to be more accepting of Jews and homosexuals.

National | Radio Prague

President Miloš Zeman has appointed 40 new judges nominated by a former minister of justice, Robert Pelikán. In a ceremony at Prague Castle, the head of state told the judges that while ministers came and went the court system remained. Mr. Zeman also warned the judges against journalists, who he described as wasps.

Politics | ČTK

Czech Justice Minister Taťána Malá has resigned on her post after 13 days in office. In her announcement on Monday she said that the accusations of plagiarism in her theses, levelled against her, were just a campaign. Malá said she insisted on her position that she had not made any major mistake. PM Andrej Babiš said he presumed he would ask President Miloš Zeman to entrust him with temporarily heading the office instead of Malá.

National | Prague TV

The name Czechia is failing to catch on after two years as the short alternative to the Czech Republic. Companies, agencies and other institutions are clinging to the long name as it is more accepted internationally. The most recent rejection came from the national hockey team, which unveiled new uniforms at the end of June. They not only lacked the national shield, using a giant crowned lion's head instead but have the text Czech Republic, with Czech in large letters.

Politics | ČTK

The centre-right opposition welcomed the resignation of Czech Justice Minister Taťána Malá over a plagiarism scandal on Monday, but it considers bizarre and alarming that the post is to be temporarily held by Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, who is prosecuted over an EU subsidy fraud.

National | Radio Prague

Harley-Davidson celebrated its 115th anniversary last weekend, bringing motorcycle enthusiasts to Prague from all corners of the globe. Some 110,000 people flooded into the city's Holešovice neighborhood for the festivities, fully 10% more than expected.

Prague | Life | Prague TV

The atmospheric Czech capital, while not yet perfect, is gradually increasing its accessibility

Politics | ČTK

The Czech Republic needs a government with confidence and all the risks associated with the nomination of the new justice minister are borne by Prime Minister Andrej Babis's ANO, Interior Minister Jan Hamacek (Social Democrats, CSSD), told journalists on Monday.

Politics | ČTK

The Czech Social Democrat (CSSD) board agreed on Monday that its resolution saying that MEP Miroslav Poche is the party's only candidate for the post of foreign minister is still valid, party head Jan Hamacek has told journalists.