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- NGO criticises ČR for lack of social housing - ČTK
The Social Watch international coalition has criticised the Czech Republic for the lack of social housing in its report for 2012 that the organisation's representatives presented in Prague yesterday.
- Respekt: Gov't wants Luxembourg judge to promote Czech interests - ČTK
The government hoped that Petr Mlsna would replace Irena Pelikánová as a judge of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and promote Czech interests more than Pelikánová, but the court rejected Mlsna's nomination, weekly Respekt writes in its latest issue out yesterday.
- Zeman says direct elections granted him broader mandate - ČTK
Speaking at a conference in Prague yesterdy, Miloš Zeman postulated presidents elected directly by citizens had a broader mandate than previous heads-of-state.
- Funeral service for Valtr Komárek set for Wednesday - ČTK
The funeral service for former politician and Prague Spring reformer Valtr Komárek, who died last week at the age of 82, will be held at Prague's Strašnice crematorium on Wednesday.
- President wants to allocate more funds to schools whose graduates find jobs - ČTK
President Miloš Zeman said yesterday he would like to change the rules of financing higher-learning institutions in a way that would give more money to schools whose graduates are successful in finding a job.
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- Mon, 20 May 2013 10:25:20 +0000: Monday News Briefing - The Prague Post
An estimated 31,000 people vsit Prague Castle to see Czech crown jewels; Czech minister wants new waste law passed by 2014 election
- Fri, 17 May 2013 10:31:24 +0000: Friday News Briefing - The Prague Post
Former Czech police chief Lessy acquitted of charges; Czech ministry plans 1.4-billion tender for welfare distribution
- Thu, 16 May 2013 10:33:39 +0000: Thursday News Briefing - The Prague Post
Czech cabinet gives more money to anti-corruption police; Zeman names three new candidates for Constitutional Court
- Tue, 14 May 2013 22:00:00 +0000: L-159s could be heading for Poland - The Prague Post
Country is the latest in a long line of possible buyers of Czech military aircraft
- Tue, 14 May 2013 22:00:00 +0000: Swiss court hears Czech case - The Prague Post
Six Czechs and one Belgian face charges for conspiring to take control of the ...
Czech Happenings (English version)
- Tue, 21 May 2013 10:04:00 +0000: Czech police seize million litres of untaxed alcohol - Czech Happenings
Prague - The Czech police have seized about one million litres of untaxed alcohol in tanks buried underground at more places in Bohemia and Moravia within their enquiry into the scandal with lethal bootleg spirits, Robert Slachta, head of the police squad for uncovering organised crime, said today.
- Tue, 21 May 2013 09:16:00 +0000: President Zeman declares war to Czech democracy - German press - Czech Happenings
Berlin - President Milos Zeman´s refusal to appoint literary historian Martin C. Putna a professor is his another attempt at extending his powers and many view it as Zeman´s declaration of war to the democratic principles in the Czech Republic, the German daily Tageszeitung writes today.
- Tue, 21 May 2013 05:23:00 +0000: Czech press survey - May 21 - Czech Happenings
Prague - President Milos Zeman is evidently testing how far his power expansion can go by his refusal to grant professorship to academic Martin C. Putna, Lenka Zlamalova says in Lidove noviny (LN) today, adding that almost all elites on the Czech scene have united in opposition to Zeman´s stand.
- Mon, 20 May 2013 14:45:00 +0000: Govt counts on internal debate preceding Czech adoption of euro - Czech Happenings
Prague - The decision on the Czech Republic´s adoption of the euro must be preceded by an internal political and social discussion that will take the EU´s broad context into account, says a document on the Czech EU membership strategy available on the government´s website.
- Mon, 20 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000: Zeman says he has stronger mandate thanks to direct election - Czech Happenings
Prague - A president elected by citizens has a stronger mandate than one elected by politicians, President Milos Zeman, the first head of Czech state who was chosen not by parliament but in a direct election, said at the Zofin Forum conference today.