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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:30:00 +0200
Authorities mulling more stringent conditions for pork imports
The Agriculture Ministry and the State Veterinary Authority have said that in view of the spread of African swine fever they are considering setting down more stringent requirements for pork products imported to the country. This w...

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:13:00 +0200
Supreme Court rules in favour of journalist in wiretapping case
The Supreme Court has ruled that a court order allowing the police to tap journalist Janek Kroupa’s phone in connection with an investigation of a suspect purchase of hardware for the Czech military was illegal. The court said su...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:55:00 +0200
Coalition reaches deal on sick-leave compensation
The coalition parties ANO and the Social Democrats agreed on Monday that the first three days of sick leave will be financially compensated as of July next year. Under the present legislation, employees are not entitled to any wage...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:36:00 +0200
Social Democrats proposing compromise on disputed minimal wage hike
The Social Democratic Party has said it would be willing to raise the minimal wage by 1,200 crowns a month next year, instead of the 1,500 it had been pushing for. Labour and Social Affairs Minister Jana Maláčová said after Mond...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:20:01 +0200
Sports News 24.9.2018
In Sports News this Monday: Plíšková lifts Tokyo Open title; Radek Štěpánek to play Tommy Haas in his farewell to tennis; Čech first to make 1000 saves in premier league; Czech biker Kateřina Nash takes bronze at World Cup i...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:42:00 +0200
Daily news summary 24.9.2018
Windstorm damage, confidence in economy up, schools hold mock elections

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:39:00 +0200
Weather forecast
Tuesday should bring partly cloudy to overcast skies with day temperatures between 9 and 13 degrees Celsius. This year’s first snowfall was reported in the Krkonoše Mountains on Monday.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:29:55 +0200
Famous Cold War spy Ladislav Bittman dies aged 87
One of the most important Czechoslovak Cold War defectors, Ladislav Bittman, died in his atelier in Rockport, Massachusetts, on Tuesday night. The foreign intelligence officer turned disinformation professor crippled Czechoslovak dis...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:14:30 +0200
Illegal employment brokered via 'underground agencies' rising
The Czech economy is booming – and so is the informal, grey economy, with an estimated quarter of a million people working illegally, as employers turn to so-called “underground agencies” to procure employees.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:47:00 +0200
Secondary schools hold mock local elections ahead of October’s vote
Secondary schools across the Czech Republic are holding mock local elections on Monday a fortnight before the actual elections take place. The event, which is being held for the 10th time in succession, is organized by the NGO Peop...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:20:00 +0200
Man tried for illegal trade in weapons
The regional court in Plzen on Monday heard the testimony of a 42-year-old man who is on trial for holding unregistered weapons and trading in weapons without a license. According to the state attorney in the years between 2010 and ...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:19:00 +0200
Confidence in Czech economy up
Overall confidence in the economy rose, for a second successive month, by 0.5 points to 99.6 in September, the Czech Statistics Office said on Monday. Year-on-year, the composite confidence indicator, or Economic Sentiment Indicator,...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:27:47 +0200
Suzanna Halsey: I organised New York celebration of Velvet Revolution from offices of Penthouse
Suzanna Halsey is one of the most active members of the Czech community in New York and describes herself as an inveterate organiser. Alongside teaching Czech and other work, she is on the board of the New York chapter of the Czechos...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:13:00 +0200
Strong winds batter Czech Republic
Strong winds and heavy rain battered the Czech Republic overnight bringing down electricity lines, damaging roofs and stopping trains due to fallen trees. Although fire crews worked throughout the night a number of rail tracks and ...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:57:00 +0200
Czech attacks Serbian artist Marina Abramović
A 51-year old Czech national was arrested in Florence after attacking Serbian artist Marina Abramović at an exhibition of her work, the DPA news agency reported. The man allegedly hit the artist over the head with one of her auto-po...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:57:00 +0200
President Zeman meets with Steve Bannon
President Miloš Zeman received Steve Bannon, Republican and former White House chief strategist to President Trump, at Lany chateaux on Sunday for talks that covered international developments, EU affairs and issues relating to Russ...

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 14:58:00 +0200
Daily news summary 23.9.2018
Interest rates to go up, budget support, Plíšková wins 11th WTA title

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 14:35:00 +0200
Government to seek Communist Party backing for draft budget
Labour and Social Affairs Minister Jana Maláčová told Czech Television on Sunday that in seeking support for the 2019 draft budget the government would focus primarily on securing backing from the Communist Party. She said that ...

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 14:12:00 +0200
Weather forecast
Monday should be overcast with rain in the western parts of the country and day temperatures between 9 and 13 degrees Celsius.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 13:58:00 +0200
Central bank expected to increase interest rates next week
The central bank is likely to increase the basic interest rate to 1.5 percent at a meeting of the bank‘s board on Wednesday, according to financial experts. The National Bank last raised the basic interest rate by a quarter of a pe...

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 13:56:00 +0200
Plíšková wins 11th WTA title in Tokyo
Karolína Plíšková stunned Japanese sensation Naomi Osaka in straights sets to capture the Pan Pacific Open on Sunday. The fourth seed took just 63 minutes to complete a 6-4, 6-4 victory over the newly crowned US Open champion in ...

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:04:00 +0200
Šedá happy with her social experiment despite criticism
Czech conceptual artist Kateřina Šedá has said she is happy with the outcome of her UNES-CO project in the town of Český Krumlov, despite getting many negative reactions from the public. Speaking at a press conference at the c...

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:02:00 +0200
Pharmacists demanding action over late delivery of medicines
The Czech Chamber of Pharmacists says it will sue the State Institute for Drug Control over late delivery of drugs, unless the institute takes action against distributors who fail to deliver medicines on time. According to the law th...

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:00:00 +0200
Fences going up along highways to prevent clashes with wild animals
Construction firms are erecting special fences along Czech highways to prevent frequent clashes of cars with wild animals. Every year clashes with deer and wild boar cause over 12 thousand accidents, many of which are fatal. The ...

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 02:01:00 +0200
Brundibár – the child opera that premiered in the Terezín ghetto 75 years ago
The Prague composer of Jewish descent, Hans Krása, wrote Brundibár using Adolf Hoffmeister’s libreto as early as 1938. Sadly however, the opera only became famous once it premiered in Terezín on September 23rd 1943. Krása hims...

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 17:00:00 +0200
Daily news summary 22.9.2018
PM willing to help Syrian orphans,Car Free Day,Plíšková in Tokyo final

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 16:56:00 +0200
Václav Havel Library to publish memoirs of Havel’s father
The Václav Havel Library is publishing the memoirs of Václav M. Havel, the father of the late Czech president Václav Havel. The book tells the life story of the successful builder, engineer, and businessman who completed Lucerna P...

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 16:55:00 +0200
Eleven Czech cities join Car Free Day
Eleven Czech cities joined World Car Free Day on Saturday, an international event celebrated on September 22 in which people are encouraged to leave their cars at home for the day and use more environmentally-friendly means of transp...

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 16:54:00 +0200
Weather forecast
Sunday should bring overcast skies and rain around the country with day temperatures between 12 and 16 degrees Celsius.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 10:13:00 +0200
Karolína Plíšková reaches final in Tokyo
No.4 seed Karolína Plíšková has reached the final at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo after beating Donna Vekic 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in a gruelling match that lasted 2 hours and five minutes. “I don’t think my serve was great,...

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