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Czech pipeline operator refutes report of Russian oil cuts

Czech national pipeline operator Mero and refiner Unipetrol dismiss report of drastic cuts in Russian oil deliveries via Druzhba pipeline

5.4.2012

Investigation shelved into suspected cash for presidential clemency

Klaus, the founder of the ODS, had cast doubt on charges against Drobil

Czech police shelve probe into allegation that cash was paid to president Václav Klaus’ administration to arrange presidential pardon

5.4.2012

Public Affairs deputy head resigns, party in disarray

Tomáš Jarolím speaking on Czech Television on Thursday evening

Tomáš Jarolím announces resignation as deputy chairman of Public Affairs after taking the blame and apologizing for sparking the latest coalition crisis  

5.4.2012

Brno to face Pardubice in Czech ice hockey final

Kometa fans waited until the early hours to greet their team on their return from the semifinal winning game in Plzeň

Kometa Brno reaches first play-off final in over 40 years to face Dominik Hašek’s hometown club    

ČEZ earmarks extra Kč 2 billion for nuclear plant safety

Čtyři ze šesti českých reaktorů, konkrétně v Dukovanech (na snímku), nemají masivní ochrannou obálku, zvanou kontejnment.

Power major ČEZ to boost protection of its two Czech nuclear power plants against natural elements; critics say plans are political and superfluous

4.4.2012

Close contacts between two ODS ministers and ‘godfather’ lobbyist revealed

Agriculture and environment ministers reportedly consulted controversial lobbyist about privatization of Prague airport

3.4.2012

Czech right-wing extremists charged for planning bomb attacks

Czech police report seizures of guns and materials for production of bombs, say neo-Nazis planned attacks on specific people 

Anonymous again targets Czech ruling party

Personal details of some 10,000 Civic Democrats (ODS) published by hackers claiming link to Anonymous ‘hacktivists’

2.4.2012

Political campaign poster defacer on police wanted list

Roman Smetana has become a popular figure, with fans offering to pay his fines

Roman Smetana refuses to accept he committed a crime and says his continued persecution will damage political elite 

30.3.2012

Czech fathers equally capable as mothers at upbringing, poll suggests

Eighty-seven percent of respondents said Czech fathers are able to look after children equally as well as mothers

Junior party threatens to quit Czech gov’t over ‘putsch’

Tomáš Jarolím speaking on Czech Television on Thursday evening

Deputy leader of junior coalition member Public Affairs (VV) to formally propose quitting the government; threatens to quit party  

30.3.2012

Secret recording causes ‘crisis of confidence’ in Czech ruling coalition

MP Vít Bárta, stripped of his immunity to prosecution, in court on Monday

Public Affairs party considers future in government after recordings suggest coalition partners tried to pay MPs to jump ship

29.3.2012

Wiretaps of ex-Prague mayor, lobbyist ‘not admissible’

Former Czech Constitutional Court deputy chairwoman Eliška Wagnerová

Experts say recordings indicating corruption in City Hall can’t be used in court due to their uncertain origin (said to be the spy service BIS)

29.3.2012

Czech gov’t moves to reduce number of non-EU laborers

Materiál vycházející z vědeckého grémia Bankovní asociace doporučuje změny v aktivní politice zaměstnanosti.

Labor offices instructed not to issue work permits to unqualified non-EU citizens in bid to reduce 9 percent unemployment rate

Large fire, explosions in area of Semtex factory

The fire at the Synthesia plant

Explosions and toxic fumes reportedly released as fire rages next to Czech explosives factory; local residents advised to stay indoors

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Tom Jones