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Pavel Blažek to be named Czech justice minister

Místopředseda ODS Pavel Blažek se v úterý stane ministrem spravedlnosti.

Set to be named justice minister, Pavel Blažek, known as ‘Mr Invisible,’ is the only ODS party vice chair not in government or parliament


Ukrainian on trial for abusing over 100 Czech girls

Youngest alleged victim of the Ukrainian man was eight years old; he’d contacted hundreds online before one girl’s father contacted police

Unipetrol stake worth $56 mln sold

The 2.98 percent Unipetrol stake was the same size as that of a December 2010 block trade carried out by Levos via J&T


Prague authorities shut Amsterdam-style brothel

Czech capital closes controversial window-shopping newcomer to Wenceslas Square area’s red-light district

Wife of ex-Czech PM publishes brothel business guide

Wife of former Czech premier publishes brothel operator’s guide as spicy extra


Racial relations in Czech Republic strained, poll shows

More than four out of five Czechs say whites and Roma minority generally do not live peacefully side by side

Cristina Muntean, AmCham Marketing Committee chairwoman

Ex-business journalist, Media Education CEE founder named first chairwoman of the Marketing Committee of Prague AmCham

‘Papa Pirate’ Rickard Falkvinge

In an exclusive interview for Czech Position, Swedish Pirate Party founder Rickard Falkvinge tells of his motivation and inspiration for establishing the renegade party back in 2006, and everything from Marx to Monopoly. He gives a broad overview of what technology he sees will be in use over the next 15 years, predicts the end of the banking world and the dawn of the golden age of journalism.


Piraeus refutes information in Czech Position article

Piraeus Bank says it has filed a libel suit against wikigreeks over information in article cited this week by Czech Position

Russia says pilot error caused hockey team plane crash

The last team photo of Locomotiv Yaroslavl, taken in late August

Russian air safety experts blame pilot error for the plane crash that killed Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey players, including three Czechs

Tiffany & Co. to open Prague store, first in CEE

The interior of Tiffany & Co.’s flagship store in New York City

Tiffany & Co. plan to open a Prague store next summer — the US jeweler’s first location in Eastern Europe — on the Czech capital’s high street

Zurich firm, Monlid Development form Czech JV

M&A Property Investors forms €20 mln JV with Prague-based Monlid Development to start a residential project in Lidice

Czech undecover ČOI inspectors find consumer discrimination

Czech Trade Inspection Authority may fine 15 businesses for consumer discrimination, inlcuding for not housing ‘Gypsy’ women

S&P raises Czech sovereign ratings

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s raises Czech Republic’s rating on long-term obligations in foreign currencies by two levels.


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