Saturday, 23 June 2018

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Defence minister awards recognitions for participation in third resistance

Radio Prague |
22 June 2018

Former interior minister and dissident Jan Ruml as well as former Charter 77 spokesman Jan Litomiský were among 33 people who were recognized as members of the so-called third anti-communist resistance movement.

Babiš to reveal ministerial nominees on Friday

Radio Prague |
22 June 2018

Prime Minister-designate Andrej Babiš of ANO plans to announce on Friday afternoon the names of nominees for a minority government he is attempting to form with the Social Democrats. On the same day President Miloš Zeman is due to hold a meeting with the Social Democrats' candidate for foreign minister, Miroslav Poche, who both Mr. Zeman and the ANO leader are opposed to.

Stork's Nest grant money to be returned

Radio Prague |
22 June 2018

The company Imoba, which is part of the Agrofert conglomerate, has agreed to voluntarily return an EU subsidy of CZK 50 million that was issued for the Stork's Nest complex near Prague. Imoba has drafted an agreement on repaying the money that includes a clause stating that the move does not represent an admission that grant regulations were breached.

General Heliodor Píka honoured in Prague on anniversary of execution

Radio Prague |
22 June 2018

A ceremony was held in Prague on Thursday honouring General Heliodor Píka, who became the first victim of judicial murder in Czechoslovakia on 21 June 1949. He had been found guilty of treason in a Communist Party-orchestrated show trial.

Sudeten German leader Posselt criticises Czech "attacks" on Merkel

Radio Prague |
22 June 2018

Sudeten German leader Bernd Posselt has criticised what he called "attacks" by Czech politicians on Chancellor Angela Merkel. The German head of government said on Wednesday that there had been no moral or political justification for the post-war expulsion of Germans from Central and Eastern European countries.

Landscape Festival seeks to reignite neglected areas of Prague

Radio Prague |
22 June 2018

After a two-year break, the annual Landscape Festival returns to Prague over the summer months after launching on Thursday on Vítkov hill. Featuring a wide range of musicians and artists, the free festival aims to draw attention to forgotten public spaces and urban landscapes in the capital by transforming them into cultural hubs.

Škoda Transporation to provide 80 trams to Germany

Radio Prague |
22 June 2018

Czech company Škoda Transporation has won a tender to supply 80 trams to the German public transport company Rhein-Necker-Verkehr (RNV), which operates public transport in the Rhein-Necker region in south-west Germany. The first vehicle is expected to start operating in 2021.

Merkel calls Sudeten German expulsion "immoral"

Radio Prague |
22 June 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has drawn condemnation from both the Czech president and PM for a speech she delivered on World Refugee Day in which she said there was "no moral or political justification" for Czechoslovakia's post-war expulsion of some 3 million ethnic Germans. Merkel's remarks came ahead of a series of meetings of EU leaders on the highly contentious issue of how to reform the bloc's migration and asylum policy while protecting its borders.

David Pastrňák again named ice hockey player of year

Radio Prague |
21 June 2018

David Pastrňák has been presented with the Golden Hockey Stick for best Czech ice hockey player of the year for the second time in a row. The Boston Bruins forward, who is 22, finished ahead of Jakub Voráček of the Philadelphia Flyers in the annual poll.

Foreign Ministry: Czechs lose important partner in UNHCR

Radio Prague |
21 June 2018

The US decision to pull out of the United Nations Human Rights Council means that the Czech Republic is losing an important partner in protection of human rights and freedoms, Irena Valentová of the Czech Foreign Ministry's press department told the Czech News Agency on Wednesday.

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