Friday, 24 November 2017
National | ČTK

The Czech state signed on Thursday a purchasing contract with the AGPI firm, the owner of the pig farm in Lety, south Bohemia, situated at the site of the former WW2 camp for the Roma, for which it will pay CZK 450.8 million, including tax. Moreover, the state plans to spend another CZK 120 million on the clean-up of the area and other adjustments of the complex, Deputy Culture Minister René Schreier told ČTK.

Politics | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman wants to appoint ANO leader Andrej Babiš Czech prime minister probably on December 6 and ANO's nascent minority government around December 15, he told journalists during his visit to Russia in Moscow on Thursday.

Politics | ČTK

A deeper integration of the Czech right wing is needed but this is a big challenge and a lot of effort would be required for such a project to be completed, TOP 09 honorary chairman Karel Schwarzenberg told ČTK, referring to the recent formation of the Democratic Bloc in parliament.

National | Prague TV

During Advent and Christmas, police will increase security measures in places with a high concentration of people throughout the country. More police should be visible on the streets starting this weekend.

Prague | Prague TV

Prague City Council approved funds to renovate sports grounds and fix unsafe conditions. Most of the money will be given to city districts.

Politics | ČTK

The ANO movement will head seven lower house committees and the Democratic Bloc four, the Pirates, the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) and the Communists (KSCM) will head two each and the Social Democrats (CSSD) one, according to an agreement the Czech parties reached on Thursday.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

Czech MEPs Jaromir Stetina and Jiri Pospisil (both TOP 09) protest against the invitation of Belarusian President Alexandr Lukashenko to the 5th Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit on Friday, they said in a statement released on Thursday.

National | ČTK

Recent changes in the world security environment, their impact on diplomacy and the problem of hybrid wars will be among the main issues on the agenda of a security conference to be held in Prague next week.

Politics | ČTK

Only one candidate, MEP Jiri Pospisil, has announced his decision to run for Czech TOP 09 chairman at the party's congress this weekend, and he might gain the post despite certain reservations TOP 09's current leaders have voiced about his candidacy.

National | ČTK

Czech President Milos Zeman expressed support for the release of ill Ukrainian religious scholar Igor Kozlovsky, whom pro-Russian rebels keep in detention in Donbass, during his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, he said in Moscow on Thursday.

Politics | ČTK

Andrej Babis wants the regional governors who were elected to the lower house of the Czech parliament for his ANO movement to give up one of the posts, he told CTK on Thursday.

National | ČTK

Modernisation, including the softening of the laws applied to women, is not at variance with Islam, Naif Al Aboud, the new ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the Czech Republic, who assumed the post in April, has said in an interview with CTK.

National | ČTK

Czech President Milos Zeman has changed, he has lost scruples and acts without all restraint due to a long-term use of addictive substances, TOP 09 honorary chairman Karel Schwarzenberg, who turns 80 in December, has said in an interview with CTK.

National | ČTK

Czech President Milos Zeman opened an exhibition of the treasures from Prague Castle, the seat of kings and presidents, in the State History Museum on Red Square in Moscow on Thursday.

National | Radio Prague

Veterinary inspectors have discovered an illegal warehouse with 2.6 tonnes of meat, the deputy spokesman of the Czech Veterinary Authority, Petr Majer, told the Czech News Agency on Thursday.