Offices ‘too passive’ in assessment of mentally ill

Chief Czech attorney criticizes approach of four out 14 offices responsible for psychiatric hospitals Add a comment

Friday news briefing — Nov. 28, 2014

Orco cuts Q1-Q3 losses, raises revenues thanks to Polish deal; Czech schools fare bad in European environment study; GDP growth in Q3 is little slower than CNB's forecast Add a comment

Security measures tightened over poisoned letters

New guidelines will cover the handling of suspicious mail Add a comment

MfD: Zeman's man may become ambassador to Ukraine

Bedřich Kopecký is a graduate from the Soviet diplomatic school Add a comment

Thursday news briefing — Nov. 27, 2014

Budějovický Budvar wins trademark dispute in Norway; National Gallery ex-head need not apologize to his successor; Sobotka: EU should back gas supplies from new sources Add a comment

Nurse may have killed five more patients

Czech 50-year-old nurse accused of murdering patients remanded in custody Add a comment

Wednesday news briefing — Nov. 26, 2014

Peter Demetz receives honorary doctorate from Masaryk University in Brno; ombudsman Šabatová agrees there should be fewer Roma children in special schools; Czech-Tajik trade wrinkles ironed out Add a comment

Doctors want law against troublesome patients

Proposed law is based one used by lawyers, who can reject deceptive clients Add a comment

Zeman inveighs against former prime minister

This time, it is Vladimír Špidla’s turn to be badmouthed after he criticizes president Add a comment

Tuesday news briefing — Nov. 25, 2014

UAE to open embassy in Prague; most Czechs believe Roma kids should go to standard school; Škoda Electric produces 14,000th trolleybus Add a comment

South Moravian governor upset with media, wants new TV channel

Michal Hašek complains about objectivity, so he plans to remedy the situation with public money, at least until next election Add a comment

Slovak woman under suspicion of killing her own kids

Czech Police investigating suspicious death of an infant, re-examining earlier cases Add a comment

Academics stand with Nov. 17 protesters against Zeman

In an open letter, they disagree with Charles University rector’s backing of president Add a comment

Monday news briefing — Nov. 24, 2014

Israeli president turns down invitation to Castle; PPF banka raises net profit; Aero Vodochody is one of fastest-growing aircraft producers in the world Add a comment

Czech Orthodox Church has new archbishop

After long dispute, church elects a new leader who recently served in the Russian Orthodox Church Add a comment

Electricity price to drop some 2.5 percent

Suppliers will announce final price after Energy Regulatory Office decision next week Add a comment

Lennon Wall bounces back

New murals fill the empty space a few days after art group whitewashed it Add a comment

Stolen statues returned

Czech Police find two priceless statutes of saints in Austria Add a comment

Analysis: Expand nukes at Temelín and Dukovany

Industry and Trade Minister says there is a consensus on expanding reactors Add a comment

Foreign minister jumps on anti-Zeman bandwagon

Zaorálek: Ukrainian complaints about Zeman's statements cannot be belittled Add a comment

Sobotka rocks cowboy hat in Texas

Prime minister meets outgoing and new Czech consuls in Dallas Add a comment

Friday news briefing — Nov. 21, 2014

Iron Curtain victims memorial unveiled at Czech-Austrian border; Poll: Trust in President Zeman steeply falling; Bodily remains found at exploded Czech ammunition dump Add a comment

Sobotka criticizes Zeman

The Czech prime minister wants to harmonize communication with the president Add a comment

VZP ends cooperation with Proton Center

Largest Czech insurer will send people to Germany due to price difference Add a comment

Thursday news briefing — Nov. 20, 2014

Prague cathedral to heat pews to raise visitors' comfort; Unknown offender paints Marshal Konev statue pink; Nagyová intelligence abuse trial adjourned until January Add a comment

Senate re-elects Štěch as its chairman

Social Democrat has been in the upper house of Parliament since 1996 Add a comment

Zeman blames protests on Schwarzenberg voters

President says if there are any further protests, he will hear the participants out ... next November Add a comment

Wednesday news briefing — Nov. 19, 2014

Nearly 20 percent of Czech towns fail to use EU subsidies; Prague will host summit of Visegrád presidents in December; gas pipeline leak, explosion in north Moravia Add a comment

Velvet Revolution gets no flowers from Zeman

As president, he has never laid a wreath at Národní Street memorial, unlike his predecessors Add a comment

Janoušek finally goes to jail

Prague’s ‘éminence grise,’ who ran down a woman with his car in 2012, starts his 4.5-year prison term Add a comment