Monday, 29 May 2017

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LN: President Zeman ignores smoking bans

ČTK |
24 May 2017

President Milos Zeman respects smoking bans neither at home nor during his foreign trips, as exemplified by his recent journey to China from which he returned last Thursday, daily Lidové noviny (LN) reported yesterday.

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LN: Zeman to open Prague Castle display in Moscow this autumn

ČTK |
24 May 2017

President Miloš Zeman plans to open an exhibition about the past and present of Prague Castle, the seat of Czech rulers, in Moscow in the autumn, daily Lidové noviny (LN) reported yesterday.

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Kvitová wants to play Wimbledon after hand injury

ČTK |
24 May 2017

Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová is striving for playing Wimbledon, which she won in 2011 and 2014, after the serious hand injury she suffered last December, and she will decide on her start in French Open at the very last moment, her spokesman Karel Tejkal told ČTK yesterday.

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PM welcomes Zeman's decision to sack Babiš

ČTK |
24 May 2017

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) welcomes President Miloš Zeman's decision to dismiss Andrej Babiš from the government and appoint Ivan Pilný (both ANO) as a new finance minister, he told reporters yesterday.

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Pardoned killer Kajínek should not be celebrity, PM Sobotka says

ČTK |
24 May 2017

It is no good that Jiří Kajínek, is becoming a celebrity, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) told journalists yesterday in reaction to President Miloš Zeman's having pardoned the convicted double murderer.

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Zeman to sack Babiš, appoint Pilný today

ČTK |
24 May 2017

President Miloš Zeman will dismiss Deputy PM and Finance Minister Andrej Babiš from the government and appoint Ivan Pilný (both ANO) as a new finance minister on Wednesday, Zeman's spokesman Jiří Ovčáček told reporters yesterday.

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Pardoned double murderer Kajínek leaving prison

ČTK |
24 May 2017

Double contract murderer Jiří Kajínek, 56, who was serving his life sentence and whom President Miloš Zeman pardoned, left the prison in Rýnovice after 23 years in it yesterday.

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Ex-minister awarded Czech and Slovak Transatlantic award

ČTK |
24 May 2017

Former Czechoslovak defence minister and diplomat Luboš Dobrovský will be presented with the Czech and Slovak Transatlantic Award at the Globsec international conference in Bratislava, Rastislav Kačer said yesterday.

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MPs want commission to deal with leaks from police files

ČTK |
24 May 2017

The Czech Chamber of Deputies will discuss a proposal to create a commission of investigation into a possible leak of information from police files, MPs decided during a discussion on changes to the programme of the current session yesterday.

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Poll: Half of Czechs consider number of foreigners acceptable

ČTK |
24 May 2017

A half of the Czech population believe that the number of foreigners living in the Czech Republic is adequate, while 39 percent consider it excessive and only 2 percent consider it too low, according to a poll the CVVM agency released yesterday.

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