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Czechs to extend lease of Gripens: report

The Gripen Jas 39 in flight

Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg (TOP 09) says it make no sense to switch to another jet fighter 

Top Czech court upholds justice minister’s sacking of Prague prosecutor

Personální výměna na postu pražského vrchního státního zástupce, který zastává Vlastimil Rampula, je jednou z nejcitlivějších věcí, již v současné době vláda řeší.

Vlastimil Rampula has been accussed of dragging his feet on politically senstive corruption cases, hampering investigations


Czech population rises to above 10.5 mln on net immigration

Highest net migration reached by citizens of Slovakia, followed by Russia, the US and Ukraine, the statistical office said

NWR seeks Polish partner to develop Dębieńsko mine: report

Debate over lifting coal mining limits is heated

NWR, controlled by Czech billionaire Zdeněk Bakala, has reportedly held inconclusive talks with JSW about a partnership


NWR board approves Dębieńsko mine project

NWR holds a 50-year mining license to extract coal from the Polish site; it has applied for a license to mine additional coal seams there


German investor loses Kč 4 bln arbitration vs Czech state over CE Wood

InterTrade sought damages due to alleged irregularities in tenders held by Lesy ČR


Czech recession deepens, down 0.8 pct in Q1

Komerční banka expects the Czech economy to decline around 0.5% on average over the full year

Prague bourse launches START for small caps

Prague bourse creates loosely regulated ‘START’ market for small caps in bid to attract SMEs with lower reporting, listing requirements


EPH claims Czech Coal supply contract termination ‘unjustified’

Coal mining by night in the northern Bohemian coal basin

Czech Coal and EPH are rivals for power plants Czech utility ČEZ is looking to offload, due to its own beef with the miner


Czech Ombudsman to ‘quit’ if MPs ignore his proposals

Pavel Varvařovský, Ombudsman

Pavel Varvařovský says lawmakers will need to find a new public defender of rights by year’s end if his proposals aren’t addressed

Czech-bred Przewalski horses producing foals in Mongolia

Przewalski horses have been bred in the Czech lands since 1923; Prague Zoo played key role in preserving the rare breed

‘Money, Politics and Power’ report points to Czech crony capitalism

Obavy panují také kolem toho, jak si budou úředníci ty, kteří mají majetkový...

One in three managers of SMEs in the Czech Republic believes a public contract cannot be won without resorting to bribery or kickbacks


Discrimination of Roma pupils continues: Czech ombudsman

Office of Ombudsman Pavel Varvařovský says the situation has not improved since a 2007 European Court of Human Rights ruling

First Rosický, now Baroš: injuries plague Czech team

Czech team doctor Petr Krejčí says midfielder and captain Tomáš Rosický will be ready for Russia, but striker Milan Baroš may not


Czech trade balance for April disappoints

Czech trade balance for April ended in a surplus of Kč 22.0 billion, up Kč 8.8 billion on the year but below market expectations

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Brian Kenety