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Clerks swamped by applications for passports for children

Ahead of the summer holidays — and a June 26 deadline across the EU — Czech families rush to get separate passports for their children

Zeman gaining on Švejnar, Fischer still leads

Former caretaker PM Jan Fischer (left) is now polling well ahead of early favorite Jan Švejnar (right), a Czech-American economist who in 2008 took on the current president, Václav Klaus, in what stand to be the last elections to be decided by parliament

Ex-Czech caretaker premier Jan Fischer still well ahead of the pack of presidential, Miloš Zeman may be a dark horse

7.5.2012

Czech trade surplus at record high in March

Although the March results ‘surpassed all expectations,’ the ‘foreign trade dynamics proved disappointing,’ an analyst said 

Independent Petr Fiala named Education Minister

Diverzifikace vysokých škol musí být jedním z podstatných výsledků reformy systému terciálního vzdělávání, říká profesor Petr Fiala, jemuž brzy skončí druhý rektorský mandát.

The former university rector and science advisor to the Czech prime minister named education minister aims to ‘stabilize’ the sector

Czech manufacturing sector stalls in April

Manufacturing PMI drops to 49.7 in April from 52.1 in previous month; impusle for growth must come from abroad, HSBC says 

Prague taps brain trust to modernize metropolis

Czech capital puts together advisory team in quest to become a modern European city

Czech pirates copy top search page to spark copyright debate

The Czech Pirate Party’s new website is identical in style to the ‘Czech Google’

The site Pirati.cz, which will serve as the party’s new homepage, works on the same principle as the wikis

30.4.2012

Poles mull Net4Gas buy in tandem with Czech-Polish gas pipeline expansion

In line with further reducing dependence on Russia for natural gas, Poles could also bid on Czech pipeline, E15 daily reports

30.4.2012

Suspicious Prague land-use plans benefited ‘godfathers’

Deputy mayor says Prague zoning process must be revised to eliminate the influence of lobbyists

30.4.2012

Anonymous to shut Czech political parties’ sites during Occupy Prague protest

A screen shot from the ‘Operation Extinction’ video

Hacktivists say all top Czech politicans are either corrupt or tolerate graft, and only give voters the illusion of democracy

27.4.2012

Czech environmentalists decry call to end subsidies for renewables

Appeal to the Czech president to sack the ERÚ head is likely to get a frosty reception as he vetoed the renewable energy law

27.4.2012

Masová privatizace přivedla postkomunistické země na mizinu

Politickým tvůrcem a symbolem masové privatizace v České republice byl v devadesátých letech ministr financí a posléze premiér Václav Klaus.

Dle autorů studie z Harvardu a Cambridge existuje „přímá spojitost“ mezi rychlou masovou privatizací a ekonomickým úpadkem a úplatkářstvím.

27.4.2012

Schwarzenberg: Gov’t may fall ‘within weeks’

Politici se opakovaně svářejí o to, kdo bude unijní problematiku a miliardy z Bruselu kontrolovat. Přetahovaná premiéra Nečase s ministrem zahraničí Schwarzenbergem není výjimkou.

Whatever Friday’s result, if coalition MPs don’t vote for austerity measures and church restitution gov’t will collapse, FM says

27.4.2012

Prague 5 cancels ‘dubious’ PRE contract

Milan Jančík momentálně nekomunikuje. Až zítra, ve středu 5. ledna, bude odpovídat na nepříjemné otázky při tiskové konferenci, kterou svolal.

PRE provided PCs to Prague 5 City Hall under a contract extended by ex-mayor Milan Jančík – shortly before he joined the firm

25.4.2012

Prague renames street after Václav Havel’s first wife

Václav and Olga at their cottage

Street in Prague 3’s historically rough and tumble Žižkov neighborhood renamed in honor of local ‘patriot’ Olga Havlová

25.4.2012

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Brian Kenety