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Czech whistleblower ‘hounded’ over presidential pardon corruption claims

President Klaus’ and his administration categorically deny any possibility of a payment being made to secure a presidential pardon

Doctors may break the patient confidentiality code in the event of suspected corruption; Dr Martin Konečný has paid dearly for doing so

16.3.2012

Czech courts approve almost one million property seizures in 2011

The number of distraint orders issued by Czech courts rose in 2011 by around 30 percent to just under a million, bailiffs’ chamber announces

Czech officers among peacekeepers besieged at Egyptian base

Under siege: the El Gorah base in the Sinai

Two Czech officers with mulitinational force being besieged in Sinai desert by Bedouin tribesmen

15.3.2012

Klaus yields to impeachment threat, signs CE Social Charter supplement

Ústavní soud. Ilustrační foto.

Czech President signs supplement to Council of Europe Social Charter after nine years of procrastination and recent impeachment threat

14.3.2012

More Czechs being fired for boozing on the job

Some 40,000 visitors tried Budvar at Shanghai’s Expo 2010

Lower tolerance on the part of bosses rather than higher consumption by employees is behind the rise in alcohol-related dismissals  

KHL ice hockey franchise to move to Prague, league’s boss says

Prague’s O2 Arena is home to Slavia Prague; the arrival of a second team would cause logistical problems, the Czech team says

Alexander Medvedev’s announcement that Lev Poprad of Slovakia will move to O2 Arena takes Czech ice hockey association by surprise 

14.3.2012

Security agency founded by prosecuted MP Bárta changes name

ABL agency implicated in spying on politicians sheds tainted image and replaces family CEO with former G4S Czech Republic boss

13.3.2012

Talks on to bring Russian KHL ice hockey league to Prague, ‘save’ O2 Arena

A KHL franchise with Prague’s O2 Arena as its home would undoubtedly be welcomed by Czech ice hockey fans, but the Czech Ice Hockey Association may attempt to obstruct such a plan

PPF and KKCG, de facto owners of Prague sports and entertainment complex O2 Arena, finalizing plan to restructure its debt

Elite detective charged over illegal wiretaps of ABL rival

Kateřina Varvařovská is the third ant=organiyed crime detective to be charged with abuse of office over the wire tap affair

Ex-detective in police unit for combating organized crime allegedly ordered illegal wiretaps on security firm SSI managers

12.3.2012

Germans and Austrians protest against Temelín on Fukushima anniversary

A demonstration against Temelín held in Vienna in 2011 during a visit by Czech PM Petr Nečas

Around 500 people protest in Mitterteich, Bavaria, against the expansion of the Czech nuclear plant, Austrians protest at Czech site

12.3.2012

Czech Interior Minister expects Kč 1.7 bln budget cut

Policejní prezident Petr Lessy vzkázal ministrovi Janu Kubicemu: Návrh reformy zpracovaný Vaší komisí není proveditelný.

Interior Minister says he won’t allow expected Kč 1.7 billion cut to his ministry’s budget to affect rank and file police and firemen 

9.3.2012

US ambassador confident Temelín nuclear extension will go ahead

Eisen, whose mother was born in Czechoslovakia, is currently Obama’s Special Counsel for Ethics and Government Reform

Temelín bidders say planned new reactor blocks will be built; Czech gov’t point man speaks of one in three chance of its cancellation 

9.3.2012

MP Bárta trial - day 3: videotape, tears and ‘absurd reality show’

Vít Bárta in the Prague 5 district court

Former Public Affairs (VV) deputy charged with taking a bribe from party paymaster Vít Bárta reveals video of alleged exchange

7.3.2012

New memorial to Czechoslovak legionaries divides Russian city

The new monument to the Czechoslovak legionaries in Chelyabinsk

A newly unveiled memorial in Chelyabinsk to the Czechoslovak men who fought the Bolsheviks on Russian soil has raised local ire

Czech President rejects clemency plea for jailed Ztohoven artist

Václav Klaus personally viewed the appeal

Aide says President Václav Klaus didn’t find ‘sufficient reasons’ to grant pardon to jailed prankster artist Roman Týc of Ztohoven

7.3.2012

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