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

Czechs could have children's ombudsman by 2017

Human Rights Minister Jiří Dienstbier indicates the new post should be ready by 2017 Add a comment

Tuesday news briefing — Nov. 18, 2014

AAA Auto used car dealership sales equal those of 2013 six weeks before end of year; Dukovany resumes operations at two units following shutdown; sales at Penny Market rose 2 percent last year Add a comment

Zeman invites Putin to Prague

Czech president appears undaunted by criticism of his pro-Russian stance on Ukraine conflict Add a comment

Sobotka leaves for U.S. visit

Prime Minister will meet Joe Biden, unveil bust of Havel inside Capitol Add a comment

Google honors Velvet Revolution

Special doodle for Nov. 17 is only visible in the Czech Republic and Slovakia Add a comment

Premier disses his finance minister

Andrej Babiš is obvious target for Sobotka’s critical remark about businesspeople in gov’t Add a comment

Žantovský: November 17 breakthrough was surprise

Former ambassador expected the collapse to come in December Add a comment

Tons of dangerous waste dumped

Loophole in the law allows for cheap disposal of toxic substances Add a comment

Kerry praises Velvet Revolution

US secretary of state issues statement on 25th anniversary Add a comment

Fatalities at coal mine

Three people die, nine injured in tremor at Moravian coal mine Add a comment

Friday news briefing — Nov. 14, 2014

Okamura no longer investigated over anti-Romany rhetoric; Prague police arrest Ukrainian mafia boss, was avoiding prison; Nuke plant Dukovany not ready for extended operation Add a comment

Pussy Riot answers Zeman

Russian punk band member addresses president’s radio rant Add a comment

NBÚ: Czechs may use cyber attacks

A ‘national cybernetic security strategy’ is currently being developed Add a comment

Thursday news briefing — Nov. 13. 2014

ANO, ČSSD and Three-Party Coalition sign agreement in Prague; Nuke plant Temelín to unhook unit 2 for repair; Czech deputy PM: Juncker should go if his agreements were unlawful Add a comment

Czech health insurance to cover proton therapy

Tele-monitoring of patients with psychotic disorders will also be covered in future Add a comment

Gorbanevsky says Zeman's decoration of mother was disingenuous

Zeman, who called Khodorkovsky a thief rather than a former political prisoner, suggests the extent of Russia’s clampdown on dissidents is overblown Add a comment

Wednesday news briefing — Nov. 12, 2014

U.S. firm offers Black Hawk helicopters to Czech military; fifty-eight percent of Czech managers see economy reviving; telecoms firm O2 with revenues, profit down in Q1–3 Add a comment

Students in Opava call on Zeman to resign

In Moravia, country’s head of state tells young protester to “learn standard Czech” Add a comment

Tuesday news briefing — Nov. 11, 2014

World War II heroes awarded on Veterans’ Day; water pipe leak repair at Dukovany to last until next week; Foreign Affairs Ministry appoints new spokeswoman Add a comment

Court rejects 1 billion Kč restitution claim

Suit concerns a textile factory seized by the communist government after it came to power in 1948 Add a comment

Czech tripartite to deal with problems in country’s regions

Prime minister says the multiparty group ‘will establish a new tradition’ in its approach to solving problems Add a comment

Czech lower house to have special session on lawmakers' pay

In interesting twist, if deputies fail to pass proposed bill, their pay could rise more than 25 percent Add a comment

Monday news briefing — Nov. 10, 2014

Finance minister set to file complaint about fellow minister; Israel might build anti–cyber attack center in ČR; Czech unemployment falls to nearly 7 percent Add a comment