• 04/23/2022

    Labour and Social Affairs Minister Marian Jurečka was re-elected into the position of Chairman of the Christian Democrats by the party’s Saturday congress. He was the only person running for the leadership position.  Mr Jurečka has led the party since January 2020.

    Jan Bartošek was elected First Deputy Chairman. Deputy Mayor of Brno Petr Hladík, deputy Tom Phillipp and the Deputy Regional Governor of Moravia-Silesia Lukáš Curylo were all elected Deputy Chairmen.

    Author: Tom McEnchroe
  • 04/22/2022

    Saturday should be partly cloudy with scattered showers and day temperatures between 13 and 17 degrees Celsius.

  • 04/22/2022

    Nearly 70 percent of e-shops inspected last year broke the law, according to the Czech Trade Inspection Authority.  The most frequent transgression is failure to provide complete and comprehensive information on products sold and sellers still resort to unfair business practices. E-shops often neglect to inform consumers about the possibility of an out-of-court settlement of consumer disputes or the conditions under which goods can be returned. The inspection authority imposed over 1,200 fines to the tune of 11.69 million crowns.

  • 04/22/2022

    Children’s intensive care units are filled with small patients suffering from severe respiratory infections or acute diarrhea, the ctk news agency writes. According to Jan Boženský, chief physician at the children’s department of Agel hospital in Ostrava, the social isolation accompanying the Covid pandemic is to blame. He said such a large number of children in intensive care units is extremely unusual at this time of year and can only be attributed to a drop in immunity post-Covid.

  • 04/22/2022

    More than four hundred Russian students from foreign universities have been admitted to Russian universities, where they will be able to continue their studies for free, the Russian education minister reported. More than 1,200 Russians studying abroad have reportedly requested a transfer to universities in their homeland. According to the Russian authorities most of them are from the Czech Republic and Ukraine, followed by Poland, Britain and the US.

  • 04/22/2022

    Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský has stressed that speed is of the essence in giving Ukraine the military support it needs to win the war with Russia. In an interview for CNN, the Czech foreign minister said he would like to see the bigger states such as Germany do more to support Ukraine militarily, because it could make a huge difference, but added that he understands their internal dilemmas and respects their decision. Minister Lipavský said it was understandable that the Czech Republic was helping as much as it could and sending heavy weapons, including tanks, to Ukraine. “If Ukraine falls, Putin will not stop at their border and we experienced 1968, we know what it is like to be occupied by Russia, ” the Czech foreign minister said.

  • 04/22/2022

    Czech Tereza Hlůšková, who was convicted of drug smuggling in Pakistan in 2019 and acquitted last November, is now free to leave the country. On Wednesday, Pakistan's Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the Pakistan Customs Authority, which tried to get her case reopened. Hlůšková is due to return home  on April 23, local media reported.

    Hlůšková was detained by customs officials in January 2018 at Lahore airport in Pakistan with nine kilograms of heroin as she was about to board a flight for the United Arab Emirates. The Czech claimed that she had come to Pakistan as a model and someone had slipped the heroin into her suitcase. In March 2019, she was sentenced to nine years in prison and fined $800. She appealed the verdict and was acquitted of the charges last November.

  • 04/22/2022

    During talks in Washington Czech Defense Minister Jana Černochová and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed their countries’ interest in concluding a mutual defense cooperation agreement. The two officials also discussed the security situation, the modernization of the Czech army and the possible acquisition of US supersonic fighter jets, helicopters and tanks by the Czech military.

    At the meeting, the ministers signed a cooperation agreement between the Czech and US arms industries. According to the Czech Ministry of Defense, the agreement will be valid for ten years and is intended to ensure that companies from one country that want to supply military material to another country are not discriminated against.

  • 04/21/2022

    Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský will attend the funeral of the former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright next week in Washington, the ctk news agency reported citing foreign ministry sources. Madeleine Albright, who was of Czech descent, had exceptionally close ties with her old homeland, was a close friend of the late president Vaclav Havel and did a great deal to support the Czech Republic’s integration into Western structures after the fall of communism. She died on March 23at the age of 84. The funeral will be held at the National Cathedral in Washington on April 27.

  • 04/21/2022

    Friday should be mostly overcast with rain in the eastern parts of the country and day temperatures between 12 and 16 degrees Celsius.

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