Saturday, 16 December 2017
National | Radio Prague

Newsweek has reported that the recently appointed American ambassador to Prague, Stephen B. King, was allegedly involved in violence in connection with the Watergate affair in the early 1970s.

National | ČTK

Czech far-left and anarchist groups plan to protest against the meeting of European extreme right parties from the Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENF) group that will be organised by Czech populist leader Tomio Okamura (SPD) in Prague this weekend.

National | ČTK

The Teaching Hospital in Olomouc has bought for CZK 3.3 million a special ambulance with a hydraulic stretcher considerably easing manipulation of obese patients as the first health facility in the Czech Republic.

Prague | Real Estate | Prague TV

Prague offers relatively cheap office workspaces. Office spaces in Prague are about 90 percent cheaper than those in Hong Kong, which is the world's most expensive city. Prague came in 162nd place in Cushman & Wakefield's ranking for 215 cities in 58 countries.

Prague | Prague TV

Renovations to the Muzeum metro stop on the A line are taking a temporary break over the holidays. The platform in the direction of Depo Hostivař is again in operation, so people will no longer have to bypass the station and backtrack to change to the C line at Muzeum.

National | ČTK

New Czech Health Minister Adam Vojtech (ANO) will first deal with electronic prescriptions and he has already submitted a draft amendment to the respective law, he told reporters after PM Andrej Babis (ANO) inaugurated him on Wednesday.

National | ČTK

New Czech Labour and Social Affairs Minister Jaroslava Nemcova wants to focus on changes in pensions, the preparation of a pension reform, alternative family care and interconnection of social and health care, she said after PM Andrej Babis (both ANO) inaugurated her on Wednesday.

National | ČTK

President Milos Zeman signed the appointment decrees of 52 university professors, his spokesman Jiri Ovcacek told CTK on Wednesday. The decrees will be handed to them by new Education Minister Robert Plaga (ANO).

National | ČTK

New Czech Interior Minister Lubomir Metnar wants to fight illegal migration and people smuggling, promote digitisation and stronger efficiency of the state administration and examine the civil service law, he told reporters after PM Andrej Babis (ANO) inaugurated him on Wednesday.

National | ČTK

All nine candidates, registered by the Interior Ministry, will run for Czech president in January as the Supreme Administrative Court (NSS) has rejected a complaint by Terezie Holovska for formal shortcomings, the court announced on Wednesday.

Politics | ČTK

Justice Minister Robert Pelikan (ANO) became the head of the Czech Government Legislative Council at the cabinet's first meeting on Wednesday, while PM and ANO chairman Andrej Babis will head the Science and Research Council, Babis told reporters Wednesday.

National | ČTK

Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) would like the Czech Republic to send a military unit to protect the Libyan border from uncontrolled migration in the future, he told reporters after the inauguration of new Defence Minister Karla Slechtova (for ANO) on Wednesday.

National | ČTK

The Czech-German Fund for the Future (CNFB) is to spend 21 million crowns on more than 100 projects which will support both countries' relations, the fund said in its press release out on Wednesday.

National | ČTK

The Czech police accused ten people, both foreigners and Czechs, including three police officers, a former police and a defence lawyer, of influencing criminal proceedings after a Tuesday raid on legal offices, Prague State Attorney's Office spokeswoman Stepanka Zenklova told CTK Wednesday.

National | ČTK

The Czech military is planning the investments in the construction and reconstruction of its training grounds for one billion crowns between 2019 and 2025, Defence Ministry spokeswoman Jana Zechmeisterova told journalists on Wednesday.