Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Prague | ČTK

Prague's Libeň Bridge, which has been closed for transport over its poor technical condition since January 19, has not been declared cultural heritage according to a recent decision by the Culture Ministry, Deputy Mayor for Transport Petr Dolínek said on Monday.

National | ČTK

Prime Minister in resignation Andrej Babiš wants to visit one of the refugee camps (hotspots) in Italy in May to assess possible Czech aid to refugees living there, daily Hospodářské noviny wrote on Monday, referring to government's spokeswoman Barbora Peterová.

Prague | Prague TV

Civic groups are calling to make the north-south highway that cuts through the center of Prague more friendly to pedestrians. Nine local groups sent an open letter to Prague Mayor Adriana Krnáčová (ANO) calling for changes to the sidewalks and other adjustments.

National | ČTK

The district courts in Tachov and in Plzeň-jih on Monday took into custody the Romanian drivers and their fellow passengers from two lorries with migrants detained by the police on Friday.

National | ČTK

A total of 33 people have died from flu since the beginning of its season until the end of last week, mostly the elderly over 65 with other serious diseases such as diabetes, obesity and heart problems, Czech Health Ministry spokeswoman Gabriela Stepanyova told journalists on Monday.

National | ČTK

Miroslav Liskutin, one of the last two surviving Czechoslovak fighter pilots who served with the British RAF in wartime, died in Britain on Monday, aged 98, the Czech military has announced on Twitter.

Politics | ČTK

The fresh election of Jan Hamacek as the Czech Social Democrat (CSSD) head indicates no radical change of the party, according to experts CTK addressed on Monday, some of whom praised the CSSD's plan to launch government-forming talks with ANO, while others called it unfortunate.

National | ČTK

The Czech Health Ministry will financially support the opening of new dentists' offices in remote areas and smaller towns, Health Minister Adam Vojtech (for ANO) told reporters on Monday.

National | ČTK

The Czech Republic has sent 1275 police officers abroad to help tackle the migrant crisis since 2015, and Czech police are to be deployed there at least by the end of this year, Police President Tomas Tuhy told CTK on Monday.

Politics | Reuters

The Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) picked former parliament speaker Jan Hamáček as their chairman on Sunday, bringing closer a possible breakthrough in forming a viable government. Hamáček, whose Social Democrats ruled in coalition with ANO and the Christian Democrats from January 2014 until last December, won 272 votes at the ČSSD congress, beating former regional gov't chief Jan Zimola, who got 224 votes.

National | ČTK

It would be shameful for the Czech Republic if it did not fulfil the 2 percent objective of its defence budget, it pledged to observe within NATO, Defence Minister Karla Slechtova told journalists at the Munich security conference on Saturday.

Politics | ČTK

Tomio Okamura, leader of the anti-EU Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD), should never have become a deputy chairman of the Chamber of Deputies, chairman of the Constitutional Court Pavel Rychetský told Czech Television on Sunday.

National | ČTK

The 35 foreigners, including 11 children, the police found in lorries when they were illegally driven across the Czech Republic on Friday evening were moved to a detention centre for foreigners, regional police spokeswoman said on Saturday.

Prague | Prague TV

Public transportation users are getting more forgetful. The number of items left behind has been growing steadily in recent years. The increase might also reflect that people are using public transportation more often.

Politics | ČTK

President Milos Zeman and Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) in resignation discussed the forthcoming meetings to deal with the creation of a new government at their dinner on Sunday.