Saturday, 29 April 2017
Politics | ČTK

Aides to Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) have drafted an analysis targetting the core of the business activities of Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) and the ways he got rich, the regional daily Denik.cz said yesterday.

National | ČTK

Bedbugs have invaded Czech towns, including quite rich neighbourhoods, while the worst situation is in Most, north Bohemia, where these parasites have been reported in two-thirds of houses, daily Mladá fronta Dnes (MfD) reported yesterday.

National | ČTK

The Prague Municipal Court today upheld the verdict according to which the dismissal of Culture Minister Daniel Herman (Christian Democrats, KDU-ČSL) from his former post of head of the Totalitarian Regimes Study Institute (ÚSTR) was unlawful.

National | ČTK

The Czech police are planning the creation of a new unit whose members will use drones, while bases for the unmanned aerial vehicles may be formed in Prague, Brno, Ostrava, north Moravia, and České Budějovice, south Bohemia, in the next two years, under a report the government will decide on.

National | ČTK

All firms that issued one-crown bonds in 2012 will be controlled by the Financial Administration (FS), Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO), who has said in the Chamber of Deputies the pressure exerted on the FS is absurd, told journalists yesterday.

Prague | Business | Prague TV

Prague City Hall again wants to be in charge of water distribution to the city. On Tuesday city councilors approved the purchase of water company Pražské vodovody a kanalizace (PVK).

National | Prague Connect

In an increasingly growing environment where the demand for talented employees is at an all-time high, the benefit of career fairs is hugely beneficial to both companies and potential workers.

Politics | ČTK

Jiří Zimola (Social Democrats, ČSSD), the outgoing governor of the South Bohemia Region, told President Miloš Zeman at their meeting today that he will step down on Thursday only due to a brutal political pressure exerted on him on the regional level, he told the media.

National | ČTK

The Czech rightist opposition TOP 09 has asked PM Bohuslav Sobotka to see to it that the Financial Administration (FA) stops excessively issuing orders to block assets of firms and entrepreneurs, a practice whose frequency has risen under Andrej Babiš (ANO) as finance minister, TOP 09 said yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

Activists from the Czech liberal opposition Kromeriz Appeal are establishing a new political grouping, called Justice and Innovations (SPIN), with the objective of having their vision implemented in the manifestoes of other parties, its representatives told journalists yesterday.

Politics | ČTK

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) wrote to ČTK yesterday that he should not be ranked among the oligarchs who buy newspapers in order to solidify their influence, as was done by the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in its regular report on the freedom of the media.

National | ČTK

The public sector employees' trade unions demand a 10-percent rise in the salaries of teachers, health care workers, culture facilities' employees and clerks as of September, CMKOS Czech umbrella trade union organisation chairman Josef Středula said yesterday.

National | ČTK

District, regional and high courts do not sufficiently fulfil their duty to publish important verdicts electronically, the ombudsman's office says in its annual report for 2016, which it released yesterday.

News | ČTK

Czechs are trying to breed one of the world's most endangered primates, the Philippine tarsier (Carlito syrichta), in the Philippines, zoologist Milada Řeháková, head of the respective Tarsius project, has said in a press release.

Politics | ČTK

The Social Democrats (ČSSD), the Pro South Bohemia grouping, the Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) and the South Bohemians 2012 signed a coalition agreement on a new South Bohemia regional government yesterday.