Institute for study of totalitarianism dismisses 20 percent of staff

Most affected individuals are from the digitization section, which has been sharply criticized for its handling of the Security Forces’ Archive Add a comment

Friday news briefing - Oct. 24, 2014

ČSA union calls off strike after compromise; Zeman emphasizes business cooperation between Prague and Chengdu in trade fair; New Czech army guns found to have shorter lifespan, breaks easier Add a comment

Czech sentenced 17.5 years for murder of ČSSD official

Michal Krnáč murdered ČSSD official Roman Houska in November 2013. Add a comment

Czech government criticized for not pressuring undemocratic countries

Czech Republic puts economic interest before putting pressure on undemocratic regimes, Sme writes Add a comment

Czech Airlines attendants prepare to strike

Company is handing out notices to make employees aware of seriousness of situation Add a comment

Historian sues totalitarian studies institute

Adrian Portmann claims the competition for a new director was conducted improperly Add a comment

Educators balk at Zeman's decision to shun rectors

It is the national day of the country, ‘not of Miloš Zeman,’ says chairman of higher education council Add a comment

Thursday Briefing – Oct. 23, 2014

Czech Republic plans to tighten activity on drugs and gambling in new draft; Czech expense on R&D exceed EU average; Senators cite Sváček's past activities for protest Add a comment

Czech diplomats to arrange visas in special clients' homes

Certain clients can now go through visa process without visiting a consulate Add a comment

ČSSD is key party in Prague despite election failure

More parties and small numbers of ČSSD may bring political turbulence, Jelínek writes Add a comment

Agrofert raises gross profit 25 percent in Q1–3

Finance Minister Babiš’s multibillion-dollar company is involved in many sectors in the country Add a comment

Many Czech rectors will not attend Oct. 28 ceremony

Official reason is that they are busy, but President Zeman did not extend invitation to all of them Add a comment

Wednesday news briefing — Oct. 22, 2014

Prague’s new mayor will be Slovak-born Adriana Krnáčová from ANO; Hungarian-language MEP from Slovakia is credited as Hungarian politician; Synot enters lottery market in Spain Add a comment

How to receive state honors: Make flattering Zeman documentary

Robert Sedláček, who shot ‘Miloš Zeman: A Politician's Obituary and Homage to Vysocina,’ will be honored on same day as Nicholas Winton Add a comment

Czechs may be first to cross Atlantic on raft

Group of adventurers from landlocked Czech Republic set their sights on Heyerdahlesque project Add a comment

Tuesday news briefing — Oct. 21, 2014

Artists ask Zeman to push for human rights on China trip; central bank to offer special commemorative coins over next few years; Temelín staff practice evacuation in case of terrorist attack Add a comment

Ebola checks at Czech airports start Tuesday morning

All international flights will be monitored, and passengers will need to state whether they had traveled to affected area up to 42 days earlier Add a comment

Czechs issue European warrant for Andranik Soghoyan

Russian gangster was involved in killing of innocent man, injuring another in Prague in 2007 Add a comment

Monday news briefing — Oct. 20, 2014

An advisor to Zeman allegedly placed notorious anti-Schwarzenberg ad during elections; Dutch smuggler caught at Prague’s airport; hundreds attend funeral of teenage boy killed by woman with knife Add a comment

More and more billionaires enter Czech politics

The weekend saw the election of two new senators, both of whom are staggeringly wealthy Add a comment

ČSSD to get only 11 million Kč less from state

Defeat in recent Senate election leaves prime minister’s party with much less money than before Add a comment

Bomb experts inspect ammunition storage after fire

An armored vehicle is being deployed while monitoring of explosives is under way Add a comment

So far, no Czechs hit by snowstorm in Nepal

Foreign Ministry says 40 Czechs still haven't been contacted Add a comment

Coalition maintains senate majority

ČSSD wins 10, KDU five, ANO four seats in Czech Senate elections Add a comment

Roma women to be compensated over sterilization

Government will submit a bill to address sterilzations that happened in former Czechoslovakia Add a comment

Babiš: Mafra deal was mistake

Finance Minister bought the MfD and LN publisher a year ago Add a comment

Update: 93 Czechs missing after disaster in Nepal

Foreign Ministry working on a list of Czechs who may be in the storm and avalanche area Add a comment

Friday news briefing – Oct. 17, 2014

30 Czechs missing after avalanche kills 27 in Nepal; Czech PM commemorates victim of knife attack; Slovak daily news journalists resign citing future publisher's alleged corruption record Add a comment

Further blasts heard from exploded Czech ammunition dump

Two people from yesterday still missing, bomb disposal yet to examine area Add a comment

Opava asylum linked to second 'insane' killer

Two Czech women released from the same mental asylum became killers Add a comment