Thursday, 23 November 2017

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Zeman to meet Gorbachev, Medvedev, Putin in Russia

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15 Nov 2017

President Miloš Zeman will meet Pm Dmitry Medvedev and former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev during his visit to Russia next week, his spokesman said. On Tuesday, Zeman is scheduled to meet Vladimir Putin in Sochi. The Czech president will be accompanied by representatives of 129 Czech firms, the biggest Czech business delegation going abroad in the past 25 years, according to the Czech Confederation of Industry.

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Report: Inflow of US students to CzechRep increasing

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15 Nov 2017

U.S. students' interest in staying in the Czech Republic rose by nearly one third from 2014 to 2016, according to the Open Doors statistics of U.S. student exchange, and the number of Czechs studying at U.S. universities also increased, Jakub Tesar from the Fulbright Commission said on Tuesday.

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Pirates want debate on ANO's exclusion from MPs' committees

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15 Nov 2017

The Czech Pirates have sent a letter to the deputies' groups of all parties in parliament, presenting their proposal for a proportional division of the posts of heads of lower house committees among all parties except for ANO, which is forming a minority government, they told media on Tuesday.

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ODS: New government should make no major decisions

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15 Nov 2017

The Civic Democratic Party (ODS) will propose to the Chamber of Deputies that it pass a resolution calling on the future government not to take any steps beyond the routine administration of ministries if it does not gain confidence in the Czech lower house, ODS leader Petr Fiala told CTK on Tuesday.

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Churches get CZK 10 billion in compensation by end 2017

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15 Nov 2017

Churches in the Czech Republic will receive the fifth instalment within the 59-billion-crown sum going to them under the restitution law at the end of the year, whereby the total sum they will have received will slightly exceed 10 billion crowns, the Culture Ministry's data show.

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Attorneys want ex-police to be charged with power abuse

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15 Nov 2017

Czech state attorneys proposed on Tuesday that a court charge former police officer Jiri Komarek of power abuse in connection with his comments on Police President Tomas Tuhy, whom he accused of "a brutal leak of information" last year, attorney Pavel Prygl has written on the Internet.

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Zeman to award war veterans, Bohemian studies expert in Russia

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15 Nov 2017

Czech President Milos Zeman will bestow state awards on several personalities during his upcoming visit to Russia, Presidential Office head Vratislav Mynar told CTK on Tuesday, adding that a Medal of Heroism will go to up to four Russian WWII veterans who helped liberate Czechoslovakia.

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KDU insists on heading for opposition after meeting Zeman

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15 Nov 2017

The Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) are going to opposition, their chairman Pavel Belobradek confirmed after a meeting with President Milos Zeman on Tuesday, criticising the election-winning ANO for neither holding government-forming talks nor proposing the new lower house's lineup.

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Expert in Prague: Every ninth woman in EU faced sexual violence

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15 Nov 2017

Every ninth woman in the EU has encountered some form of sexual violence, 55 percent have experienced sexual harassment and 5 percent were victims of sexual assault, an EU-wide research showed, presented at a conference in Prague on Tuesday.

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ANO leader explaining transfer of church agenda

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15 Nov 2017

The costs associated with financing of churches account for 29 percent of the Czech Culture Ministry budget, ANO leader Andrej Babis said on Tuesday, explaining why he wants the church agenda to be moved to the Finance Ministry.

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