Thursday, 27 July 2017
Czech Republic and the EU | Radio Prague

Britain and the rest of the EU are at the start of the Brexit negotiations and in some sense both sides are still exploring where there are major differences and where there is agreement. Britain's Brexit negotiator, David Davis, was in Prague on Tuesday for talks with the Czech foreign minister over its take on the talks so far and how they should proceed.

Politics | ČTK

A crushing majority of the Mayors and Independents' (STAN) national committee is for the movement running independently in the Czech general elections to be held on October 20-21, its chairman Petr Gazdík said on Tuesday.

National | Prague TV

More cameras with facial recognition capabilities and a system to check license plates are among the new security measures coming to international airports in the Czech Republic. The measures were approved by the government, according to a statement on the Interior Ministry website.

National | ČTK

ANO chairman Andrej Babiš denied having ever had a police file on an open case in his hands during his hearing before the Czech lower house commission investigating information leaks from police files on Tuesday, he told reporters.

National | ČTK

The Czech Constitutional Court rejected on Tuesday rightist lawmakers' proposal to abolish a part of the law on air protection that allows clerks to check what people burn in their home boilers.

National | ČTK

Rising wages and their expected further growth, declining unemployment rate, relatively low costs of living and strengthening national currencies are a reason for East European emigrants, including Czechs, to return home from the West, Hospodářské noviny reported.

Czech Republic and the EU | Breitbart New

Hitting back at Brussels' attack on the nation's refusal to take "refugees", the Czech Republic has said the European Union must secure the continent's borders before demanding nations welcome quotas of what could be an effectively endless influx of people from the third world.

Politics | ČTK

Tuesday's decision of the Mayors and Independents (STAN) to run in the Czech general election solo and not with the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) means an unnecessary splitting of forces and the threat of a one-party monopoly, the KDU-CSL has said in a press release sent to CTK.

National | ČTK

The condition of the Czech woman who was wounded in an attack on tourists at the Egyptian resort Hurghada ten days ago suddenly worsened in the past two days and it is critical, the Czech Health Ministry said in a press release on Tuesday.

National | ČTK

A new rescue centre of the Bavarian Red Cross together with a competence and coordination centre for cross-border health rescue service is opening today in Furth im Wald, Germany, close to the Czech border, Ilona Mauritzova and Pavel Hrdlicka have told CTK.

National | ČTK

Lobbyist Dalik Marek was definitively sentenced to five years in prison for a fraud during the talks on the purchase of the Pandur armoured carriers for the Czech military, the Prague High Court ruled on Tuesday.

National | ČTK

The Czech police accused the Czech Sport Association (CUS), its head Miroslav Jansta and secretary Jan Bohac within the case of suspected manipulations of sport subsidies on Tuesday, the Aktuálně.cz news server reported.

National | ČTK

Senate chairman Milan Stech received a petition against the European firearms directive on control of firearms possession and acquisition from the Czech opponents to the introduction of the stricter rules on Tuesday.

National | ČTK

A man attacked a sales clerk in a firearms shop he wanted to rob, but the clerk's colleague shot him and the attacker died in hospital afterwards, the Prague police write on their website about an incident that occurred in the city's centre on Monday.

National | ČTK

Czech authorities are arranging the return of two Czech men who were detained in Crete on Friday searching an archaeological site in the west of the island with metal detectors and released on bail on Tuesday, Irena Valentova, the Czech Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman, has told CTK.