Thursday, 24 May 2018
Prague | Prague TV

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Politics | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman will name Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) again as the prime minister irrespective of the outcome of the Social Democrat (ČSSD) referendum on the party's forming a joint government with ANO, Zeman said on Wednesday. Zeman repeated he was against an early election.

National | ČTK

Printed media should be replaced by a different form of communication on the Internet, such as blogs and news sites, Czech President Miloš Zeman said on Wednesday, when asked how the plurality of views and politicians' proportional appearances in public media should be secured.

Politics | ČTK

The local elections will be held in the Czech Republic on October 5-6, along with the first round of the elections to one-third of the Senate as President Miloš Zeman set the date on Wednesday.

National | ČTK

The proportion of the Czechs ready to accept working foreigners as they may be the only solution to the problem of the shortage of manpower rose to 55% over the past two years, according to a poll conducted by the STEM agency and released on Wednesday.

National | ČTK

The lower house of Czech parliament on Wednesday passed an amendment to the law on air protection that would extend the due periods for checks of boilers in homes from the current two to three years, while their price range would be determined by an Environemt Ministry regulation.

National | ČTK

The Czech Civic Democrats (ODS) want the deletion of obsolete norms that are no longer applied but still continue burdening the country's legal order, they told media on Wednesday, presenting a bill abolishing 63 laws and directives issued in 1919, in the wake of the birth of Czechoslovakia.

Politics | ČTK

The opposition failed to reject the draft amendment to the law on civil service proposed by the minority government of Andrej Babis (ANO) in the Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday because the Communists (KSCM) and the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) supported the government.

National | ČTK

The late Ferdinand Peroutka was definitely a great journalist but he succumbed to the Nazi ideology at a certain stage, which can be proved by his articles written in 1938-39, Czech President Miloš Zeman said at the Žofín Forum discussion meeting on Wednesday.

National | ČTK

The Czech government approved a plan of state-sponsored events to mark 100 years from the establishment of Czechoslovakia this year, PM Andrej Babis told media after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, adding that the plan covers the 24 most important events out of 167 to be staged by public institutions.

Politics | ČTK

The Czech Association of Free Unions (OSPZV-ASO) will campaign against the Social Democrats (CSSD) unless the party joins the planned coalition government with the ANO movement, the unions leader Bohumir Dufek has said.

National | ČTK

Natality in the Czech Republic sharply declined in the past 25 years, even dropping below the simple reproduction limit, Czech Demographic Society chairwoman Jitka Langhamrova told media at the opening of a three-day Brno conference on Czech and Slovak demography on Wednesday.

Politics | ČTK

Czech-Japanese Hayato Okamura, older brother of anti-EU far right Freedom and Direct Democracy's (SPD) leader Tomio Okamura, will run for the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) in the autumn Senate elections, KDU-CSL spokeswoman Denisa Morgensteinova told CTK on Wednesday.

National | ČTK

A U.S. army convoy, comprising some 400 vehicles and 1,000 troops, will move across the Czech Republic and then continue across Poland to an exercise in the Baltics next week, Jakub Fajnor, from the Defence Ministry press department, told journalists on Wednesday.

Prague | ČTK

Praguers are complaining about a new tourist attraction, the beer bikes, special vehicles driving through the historical centre with tapped beer served aboard up to 15 people who are "cycling," and the City Hall is considering regulating this, daily Lidove noviny (LN) wrote on Wednesday.