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Miloslav Ransdorf
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Miloslav Ransdorf dies

The MEP has recently been caught up in a scandal in Switzerland Czech Member of European Parliament Miloslav Ransdorf (Communists, KSČM) has died Jan. 22 at the age of 62, reportedly of a stroke. The information was confirmed by source in the Communist Party. Earlier in the day he had been rushed to the Institute… Keep Reading

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Zeman calls for NATO to guard EU borders

Czech president says the plan for a newly created guard in insufficient Czech President Miloš Zeman said NATO would do a better job of protection European borders from immigrants than the proposed European Border and Coast Guard. “I favor a joint NATO command to protect the EU borders, similar to what exists in Afghanistan,” Zeman… Keep Reading

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Wednesday news briefing — Jan. 20, 2016

Parents may avoid vaccinating children in exceptional cases; Group says there is a third child custody case in Norway; Zaorálek calls for backup plans; Czech Radio getting new director Parents may avoid vaccinating children in exceptional cases The Czech Constitutional Court (ÚS) ruled that parents can refuse to have children vaccinated based on freedom of conscience in… Keep Reading

Zeman: Accepting refugees plays into Islamic State's hands
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Zeman: It is ‘practically impossible’ for Muslims to integrate

President reaffirms his anti-Islamic stance in a new interview from Lány Czech President Miloš Zeman said that it was “practically impossible” for Muslims to integrate into Europe, and went on to blame the New Year’s Eve attacks against women in Cologne and other German cities on “Muslim culture.” Zeman quoted two passages of the Quran,… Keep Reading

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Prime minister’s e-mails hacked

Some of Sobotka’s messages were published on an extremist website Some 80 e-mails were stolen from Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka’s account, according to server The messages were posted on an extremist white power website that opposed refugees and immigration. Many of the messages were between Sobotka and his adviser Ota Novotný and referred to… Keep Reading

Posted on in EU News

V4 countries adopt joint declaration

Bloc shares unified position on key issues of migration and terrorism Prior to a meeting of the European Council, the Visegrad Group adopted a joint declaration regarding topics that will be debated with the leaders of other EU Member States in Brussels today and tomorrow, according to a Czech government press release. The V4 countries… Keep Reading

Apple Prague museum
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Apple Museum opens in Prague

Items from largest private collection of Apple products are on display A museum opened in Prague with items from the largest private collection of Apple products from 1976 up to 2012. Apple Museum Where: Husova 21, Prague 1 When: Opened Dec. 17. Daily 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The collection includes items from Steve… Keep Reading

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Train hits truck in north Moravia

No serious injuries in morning collision in Frýdek-Místek Municipal traffic camera caught an accident between a passenger train and a semi truck at 7:38 a.m. in the city of Frýdek-Místek in the Moravia-Silesia region. The truck made a turn and attempted to cross the railroad tracks, despite the flashing red lights signaling that a train… Keep Reading

Posted on in Prague News

Thief hides in restaurant, pigs out on six geese and three ducks

… and a four liter jar of pickles, six kilograms of goose fat and liver, poppy seeds and butter before being caught at opening time The plan does not seem to have been fully thought out. A 48-year-old man hid is a restaurant on Mezibranská Street in Prague 1, just off of Wenceslas Square, at closing… Keep Reading

Posted on in Culture

ThrowbackThursday : The Federal Assembly

One of Prague’s more controversial buildings is a fusion of mismatched styles If pictures of the former stock exchange on what is now Wilsonova Street look a bit familiar but not quite right, there is a reason for that. The exchange building, the work of architect Jaroslav Rössler, was completed in 1938. It didn’t serve… Keep Reading

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