Friday, 23 June 2017
Politics | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman "was furious" when Ivana Trump, the Czech-born ex-wife of U.S. President Donald Trump, told him that she would not become U.S. ambassador to Prague, although her former husband offered it to her, Zeman said in an interview on TV Barrandov last night.

National | Prague TV

Prague Police have found some 1,867 violations of noise regulations in the three weeks since a smoking ban has forced smokers on the street in front of pubs and restaurants. This is an increase of 400 over the previous year.

News | ČTK

Some of the recommendations the OECD has made for the Czech Republic to fight the bribery of foreign officials effectively are no surprise and Prague plans the respective steps on its own, the Justice Ministry and the Supreme State Attorney's Office (NSZ) said in reaction to the OECD yesterday.

National | ČTK

The Czech Republic, with its 100 illegal puppy mills that smuggle 50,000 dogs abroad a year, is an infamous leader in this respect, and the state plans a tough crackdown on these businesses, daily Mladá fronta Dnes (MfD) reported yesterday.

National | ČTK

Wages have started growing faster in the Czech Republic of late, which is a positive trend triggered by local car makers and quickly "infecting" more and more related companies, Luděk Vainert writes in Hospodářské noviny (HN) yesterday.

National | ČTK

The "Confessional" new web application enables people "to redeem themselves from their sins" by paying to charity, its author, Czech actor Jiří Mádl, whose company has launched it, has told reporters.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

Aleš Chmelaš, so far the head of the Government Office's section for EU economic policies coordination, is the new Czech state secretary for EU affairs, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said when introducing him to reporters yesterday.

News | ČTK

Shahram Abdullah Zadeh, a Czech businessman of Iranian origin charged with huge tax evasion in fuel trading, will stay in a custody prison, the Regional Court in Brno has decided, its spokeswoman Eva Sigmundová told ČTK yesterday.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

People in the Czech Republic are irrationally afraid of the adoption of the euro, President Miloš Zeman said yesterday and added that the euro would only bring a change to the instrument for measuring economic phenomena and that it would not affect Czech sovereignty either.

News | ČTK

Sixty percent of Czechs share the view that their country should not accept any refugees from countries hit by war, 33% would accept the refugees temporarily and 3% would let them settle in the country, according to the latest CVVM poll conducted in April and released yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

The Czech senior government Social Democrats (ČSSD) will present their new election manager and the leadership will discuss details of the campaign before the October 20-21 general election on Friday next week, election leader Lubomír Zaorálek told journalists yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman, 72, will leave politics if he loses the direct presidential election to be held next year, he said, answering a question from the audience at the Žofín Forum on the Czech National Interest yesterday.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

The Czech Republic wants to take an active part in the emerging strengthened cooperation of EU countries in defence, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka told journalists arriving at today's EU summit.

Politics | ČTK

Andrej Babiš as well as his ANO movement is unacceptable in the incumbent and in any future government, Petr Fiala, chairman of the rightist opposition Civic Democratic Party (ODS), told ČTK yesterday.

National | ČTK

A regional court yesterday sentenced Zdeněk Pfeifer to 11.5 years in prison for spreading HIV knowingly.