Friday, 26 May 2017
Politics | ČTK

Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek or Senate chairman Milan Štech (both Social Democrats, ČSSD) might be the ČSSD candidate for Czech president, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, who is the party's leader, told iDnes.cz news server yesterday. "This is one of the things caused by the conflict with Andrej Babiš and Miloš Zeman," Sobotka said.

Politics | ČTK

ANO movement leader Andrej Babiš, who was dismissed as finance minister on Wednesday, will make use of the free time he will now enjoy to meet people across the country and persuade them to vote for ANO in the October general election, daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) reported yesterday.

National | Prague TV

The State Institute for Drug Control (SÚKL) is once again looking for a domestic supplier for medical cannabis. People seriously interested in the CZK 6.36 million contract without VAT have until July 10 to register for the tender, SÚKL director Zdeněk Blahuta told the press.

News | ČTK

Czech security corps do not have any information about Manchester attacker Salman Abadi having flown via Prague before the attack and they are checking the possibility, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec tweeted yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

Former Czech finance minister Andrej Babiš, leader of the ANO movement, and communism are difficult to fight with the means of parliamentary democracy, Bohumil Pecinka writes in weekly Reflex out yesterday.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

The Czech Football Association (FACR) only has money for a few days and it will have to ask the UEFA for a loan because the Ministry for Education, Youth and Sports suspended the distribution of its subsidies, FACR secretary Rudolf Řepka said yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

The draft Czech state budget for 2018, which finance minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) presented before leaving the post on Wednesday, is hastily-made, omits billions worth of necessary expenditures and needs to be changed, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) said yesterday.

News | ČTK

The Manchester bomb attacker, Salman Abedi, did not fly via Prague before the Monday attack, Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec wrote on Twitter yesterday, citing the information Czech security forces gained from their foreign counterparts.

National | ČTK

The police revealed 299 marijuana grow facilities and 261 drug labs in which pervitin (also known as methamphetamine or crystal) was produced in the Czech Republic in 2016, according to the annual report of the National Anti-Drug Centre.

National | ČTK

The Czech Finance Ministry has joined the criminal proceedings former managers of the MUS coal mining firm face over the suspicious privatisation and mismanagement of MUS, and it will claim 8.6 billion crowns in compensation for the damage caused to the state, Seznam Zpravy server reported yesterday.

News | ČTK

The Czech Republic spends on health care a lower share of GDP than advanced European countries and the shares have been declining in the past years, according to the data the Czech Statistical Office released yesterday.

National | ČTK

The Czech police are investigating the Naše vojsko (NV) bookshop and publishers for offering for sale various objects with Nazi themes such as T-shirts and teacups featuring Adolf Hitler and Reinhard Heydrich, daily Lidové noviny (LN) reported yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman appointed today lawmaker Ivan Pilný as new finance minister replacing Andrej Babiš (both ANO) whose dismissal PM Bohuslav Sobotka proposed to Zeman on May 5.

Prague | Prague TV

The cost of an annual travel coupon won't increase, as City Hall as decided to keep it at the current level of CZK 3,650.

National | ČTK

The Czech Chamber of Deputies approved yesterday a proposal by the senior government Social Democrats (ČSSD) to set up a commission of investigation into a possible leak of information from police files aimed against outgoing Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO).