Thursday, 21 September 2017
National | Prague TV

Czech tuzemák has again caught the attention of food regulators in Brussels. A chemical used to create the artificial rum flavor in the popular Czech liquor is suspected by the European Food Safety Authority of being carcinogenic. The chemical, called rum ether, is also used in candy and bake goods. The European Commission will evaluate the information and could ban the chemical from use in food and beverages across the EU. If that happens, Agriculture Minister Marian Jurečka will ask for an exception so that tuzemák can still be made.

National | ČTK

Russian President Vladimir Putin invited his Czech counterpart Miloš Zeman to Sochi and he accepted the invitation, Zeman told Czech reporters at a press conference in New York, where he attended the U.N. General Assembly, on Wednesday.

Politics | ČTK

The new Czech office supervising the financial affairs of political parties launched administrative proceedings against the ANO movement over a book in which its leader Andrej Babiš presents his political vision, Czech Radio (ČRo) reported.

National | Radio Prague

A Czech national, who was kidnapped by terrorists in Libya in 2015, was probably murdered soon after the abduction, the Austrian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

National | ČTK

A paleontology research centre of European importance and with a collection of dozens of thousands of carbon fossils will be built in Rokycany in the months to come, co-financed from EU funds.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech world of science has just presented its biggest prizes with the major cash awards giving certainty to the winners leading internationally significant research.

National | ČTK

The Kyrgyz government's decision to withdraw from its contract with the Czech Liglass Trading firm is a standard procedure, President Milos Zeman told reporters on Wednesday. Under the contract, the firm was to build a cascade of hydroelectric power plants on the Naryn River in Kyrgyzstan.

National | ČTK

US President Donald Trump's UN speech was like grading disobedient pupils and the international community should not be based on any pupil-teacher style, Czech President Miloš Zeman told journalists on Wednesday.

National | ČTK

Czech President Milos Zeman discussed the fight against terrorism with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and invited him to Czech Republic on Wednesday, the director of the Presidential Office foreign department, Rudolf Jindrak, has told journalists.

National | ČTK

The Czech General Inspection of Security Corps (GIBS), investigating crimes of the police and other security forces members, accused 247 people last year, which is 11 fewer than the year before, according to its annual report released to CTK on Wednesday.

Prague | ČTK

The Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR) will open a new centre of architecture and urban planning (CAMP) with the aim to inform the public on major building projects in the capital on Thursday, IPR head Ondrej Bohac told reporters on Wednesday.

National | ČTK

The Czech-German Fund for the Future (CNFB) will support over 100 new cross-border projects with almost 16 million crowns, such as cultural start-ups and events focusing on meetings and communication of the youth, the CNFB said in a press release on Wednesday.

National | ČTK

Although the Czech-German relations have lately been the best ever in their history, the different stances of both countries on the migration crisis are disturbing them, German MP Petra Ernstberger has told CTK before the Sunday elections to the German Bundestag.

Prague | Radio Prague

Prague City Hall has installed large concrete barriers on the city's Old Town Square in the centre as a preventive measure against possible terrorist attacks.

National | ČTK

One person died and one got injured in an explosion that occurred in the Jugo military quarters in Vyškov yesterday morning, Defence Ministry spokesman Jan Pejsek said on Tuesday. The blast is a tragic accident that must be investigated, Defence Minister Martin Stropnický told ČTK. He said he regretted that a man lost his life in it. The ministry said it seems the blast was not caused by an attack or deliberate action.