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Zeman’s term so far

President appoints two governments, vetoes few bills, does not grant pardon Prague, Sept 4 (ČTK) — Selection of the activities of Miloš Zeman, 70, the first Czech president chosen in a direct election, in the first half of his term (inaugurated on March 8, 2013): Appointment of governments and ministers: Zeman appointed two new governments… Keep Reading

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China’s CEFC in talks with Travel Service

Sixth-largest Chinese company has been on a Czech buying spree Prague, Sept 4 (ČTK) — Chinese group CEFC China Energy Company Limited is in talks about purchase of private airline Travel Service, Jaroslav Tvrdík, president of the Mixed Czech-Chinese Chamber and former CEO of national air carrier Czech Airlines (ČSA), confirmed to server Lidovky.cz today.… Keep Reading

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Czech police detain 214 migrants on trains in Břeclav

People were detained for not having travel documents, most were headed to Germany Břeclav, South Moravia, Sept 1 (ČTK) — The Czech police detained 214 refugees, mostly from Syria, on trains from Hungary and Austria at the railway station in Břeclav in the night, foreigner police spokeswoman Kateřina Rendlová told the Czech News Agency today.… Keep Reading

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Zeman: Refugees should be promptly returned

President cites disease, terrorist sleeper cells as causes for concern Lány, Central Bohemia, Aug 30 (ČTK) — Most immigrants are in Czech Republic illegally, and as they violated law, they should be promptly returned, not placed into various accommodation facilities, President Miloš Zeman said in an interview for Radio Frekvence 1 today. Zeman recalled that… Keep Reading

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Highway to Dresden will open for 2016 Christmas markets

D8 motorway should have been completed in 2010; work began over 25 years ago Prague, Aug 28 (ČTK) — Motorway D8 to Germany will be opened to traffic before the end of next year so that it can be used for travelling to the Christmas Markets in Dresden in 2016, Czech Transport Minister Dan Ťok… Keep Reading

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Magazine apologizes over poll saying Czechs would vote for Hitler

A Czech magazine briefly published results of a misguided poll, quickly pulled article Update: Týden apologizes over poll Some 53 percent of people who responded to an unscientific online poll by Czech magazine Týden would currently vote for a resurrected Adolf Hitler if he promised to rid Europe of refugees. According to the original article, the result had… Keep Reading

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NGO: Detention center not fit for children

Aid group, ombudsman say that children shouldn’t be in Czech refugee facility Prague, Aug 26 (ČTK) — The Czech Organization for Aid to Refugees (OPU) and Ombudsman Anna Šabatová consider the detention facility in Bělá pod Bezdězem, 60 km north of Prague, unsuitable for children, although the Interior Ministry says the children are well cared… Keep Reading

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German press: Czechs keep refugees behind barbed wire

Czech treatment of refugees called a violation of international law Berlin/Prague, Aug 24 (ČTK) — The Czech authorities detain refugees behind barbed wire though Czech courts and NGOs consider it a violation of international law, Frankfurter Rundschau German daily writes in a commentary today. It also writes that migrants, most of whom do not know… Keep Reading

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Temelín’s second unit offline due to defect

Both units now offline again, but ČEZ has bought electricity to cover shortfall Temelín, South Bohemia, Aug 12 (ČTK) — Staff at Czech nuclear power plant Temelín took the second unit offline in the small hours today due to a defect in the generator’s cooling system in the non-nuclear part of the plant, Temelín spokesman… Keep Reading

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Crocodile invading drug scene

Dangerous drug is coming from Poland, further east Prague, Aug 8 (ČTK) — A new kind of narcotic, dubbed “crocodile,” has reached the Czech Republic, daily Lidové noviny (LN) writes today, adding that this is an extremely dangerous drug that is mainly coming from the East, former Soviet countries and China. “I know of it,… Keep Reading

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