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Fin Min budget law amendments will hinder lending, banks warn

Draft law would force state funds, NGOs, and some regional administrations to hold accounts with Czech National Bank (ČNB) 

18.4.2012

Deputy PM Karolína Peake resigns from Public Affairs

PM Petr Nečas with Karolína Peake and Pavel Dobeš at Prague Castle on Friday to officially assume their new cabinet positions

At least four Public Affairs MPs will join Peake’s new political platform, casting center-right coalition majority in lower house into doubt 

Prague stops payments for ring-road bridge

Nový Trójský most, součást komplexu Blanka, měl být dokončen ještě letos. Zcela jistě nebude.

Cost of bridge on new section of Prague ring road being built by Metrostav more than doubles, police investigating

17.4.2012

Public Affairs selects Education Minister candidate

„V souvislosti s probíhající organizační změnou jsem považoval za nutné ukončit již dva týdny trvající diskusi mezi panem ministrem, panem náměstkem a mnou tím, že ke dni 31. ledna t. r. rezignuji jako ředitel odboru vysokých škol,“ napsal Jiří Nantl v e

Public Affairs (VV) party reportedly to recommend Jiří Nantl, currently a deputy education minister, for the top spot 

17.4.2012

Police cleared of wrongdoing in detention of lobbyist Janoušek

Czech Police Inspectorate concludes police who detained Janoušek following his drunk hit and run did not break law   

16.4.2012

Lobbyist Janoušek may have influenced ex-Czech police chief

Former police president and outgoing deputy police president Vladislav Husák

Czech intelligence agency BIS concluded Roman Janoušek’s links with former police president Vladislav Husák posed threat to state 

13.4.2012

Czech ice hockey legend says Russian KHL is bad news but local league better

As a player, Vladimír Růžička won Olympic gold and silver medals, four World Campionships medals, and as a trainer - two Extraliga championships, three runners up medals, and as national team trainer, two World Championships gold medals.

Czech ice hockey legend and HC Slavia trainer Vladimír Růžička says a KHL team in Prague will pose problems for local clubs but maintains the Czech league is more attractive

Czechs in front line of Russian moves to hike price of Urals oil

Cuts in Russian oil shipments to the Czech Rep. via the Druzhba pipeline may be part of a ploy to push up oil prices for Western Europe

12.4.2012

Czech opposition demands police reopen presidential clemency probe

ČSSD deputy leader Lubomír Zaorálek is spearheading his party’s move against President Václav Klaus’ controversial pardons

Opposition Social Democrats (ČSSD) say police should open slander investigation if presidential bribe testimony was false

12.4.2012

Police make arrests over Czech EU presidency fraud

Jaroslav Veselý, spolumajitel ProMoPro, tvrdí, že pojem exkluzivní ve spojení s kontraktem s Kongresovým centrem Praha je nešťastný.

Fraud charges have been pressed over an alleged overcharging scam during the Czech EU presidency, which threatens Defense Minister Alexandr Vondra's continuation in the government

12.4.2012

Czech Environment Ministry revokes shale gas exploration license

Polská plynařská firma PGNiG se snaží objevit břidlicový plyn u města Kozienice ve středním Polsku.

Australian-owned BasGas Energia Czech will now have to reapply for controversial shale gas exploration license   

11.4.2012

Gazprombank acquires stake in Czech oil services firm

Investovat do průzkumu nových nalezišť se nyní v Rusku nevyplatí.

Banking arm of Russian giant Gazprom purchased 46 percent stake in private Czech oil and gas services firm Eriell 

10.4.2012

VV’s Prague district heads call on party leader to resign

Nikdy dopředu nevíme, k čemu dospějeme, prohlásil Radek John.

Prague chapters of smallest coalition party call upon leader Radek John to step down, blaming him for plunge in ratings  

6.4.2012

Czech insurer VZP to sue server over hospitals closure report

The hospital in Kutná Hora which aktualne.cz reported will face closure as a result of the VZP’s planned spending reforms

VZP denounces as ‘scaremongering’ Aktualne.cz report that the health insurer’s spending review will lead to closures of up to 50 hospitals

Siemens and Arab sheik among recipients of Czech EU grants

Large corporations and rich foreign entrepreneurs have received EU grants to the Czech Republic worth hundreds of millions of crowns

6.4.2012

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Tom Jones