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Prankster artist discovers from press he’s due in prison

David Hons a.k.a.  Roman Týc being arrested in 2010 over the Ztohoven art group’s ‘morphed’ ID project

Having paid damages for ‘vandalizing’ Prague street lights, artist from award-winning Ztohoven collective refuses to pay fine

Iranian arms dealer arrested in Prague

The Italian-made Spectre M4 submachine gun

Iranian man wanted on arrest warrant issued by US attempted to buy hundreds of M4 submachine guns in Czech Republic


Industry minister calls for preserving powers to evict for coal

Nenasytná jáma v pozadí chce pozřít i Horní Jiřetín. Jen kvůli tomu, aby se prokousala hlušinou k Litvínovu, protože zdejší uhlí už do značné míry vyrubala hlubinná šachta Centrum.

Czech Industry and Trade Minister says if mining limits are expanded, municipal heating companies will be guaranteed supplies


Local Czechs rally against shale gas drilling in Bohemia

Demonstrators in Náchod on Tuesday

Local mayors and energy company reps meet in Náchod to discuss unpopular shale gas exploration and extraction plans


Communist system better than current one, most Czechs say

Saluting Klement Gottwald and Lenin was a common staple of the regime

Majority of Czechs now view the current political system as worse than communist regime, poll indicates


Trial of MP Bárta on bribery charges gets under way

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

On first day of much-anticipated trial, MP Škárka alleges ‘godfather’ lobbyists Janoušek and Hrdlička financed Public Affairs party


Czech Foreign Minister: ‘Putin prepared elections well’

Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg ‘Kremlin watching’ in May 2011. As a result of his contacts with Russian civil rights groups and opposition politicians (and the Putin badge incident) it is unlikely he will receive an invitation beyond its walls from

Reacting to election of Vladimit Putin for third term, Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg hints at campaign manipulation


‘Pay or stay away’ Prague hospital tells Corrupt Tour

Under the slogan ‘Best of the Worst,’ the Corrupt Tour team attempts to add light humor to what is a major issue in Czech public society

Motol Hospital claims visit by ‘corruption’ tourists broke rules; agency says it didn’t, countering that a public institution cannot bar access

‘I’m being followed’ says anti-corruption campaigner Randák

„Dopravní podnik odebírá od firmy Oleo Chemical pohonné hmoty. Tato společnost má provizní smlouvu s firmou Cokeville Assets,“ řekl v televizní debatě u Václava Moravce Randák z protikorupčního fondu.

Ex-spy boss turned anti-corruption activist Karel Randák refutes claims Anti-Corruption Endowment (NFPK) engaged in espionage


Prosecutions pending in alleged Czech EU Presidency embezzlement case

Jaroslav Veselý, spolumajitel ProMoPro, tvrdí, že pojem exkluzivní ve spojení s kontraktem s Kongresovým centrem Praha je nešťastný.

Police conclude services for EU Presidency conferences were overpriced, with at least Kč 135 mln embezzled; prosecutions imminent


Czech neo-Nazis becoming more violent and sophisticated, report warns

Neo-Nazis on the march calling for ‘Nationalism in place of Globalization’

Russian and Italian neo-Nazis increasingly influencing direction, tactics of Czech far-right groups – who are spurning the skinhead image   

Senate demands Klaus sign European treaty, raises impeachment threat

Senator Jiří Dienstbier who presented the motion, says the issue of presidential powers is now urgent due to the introduction of direct presidential elections

President could be tried for treason and breaking vows say members of the upper house, the Senate, following constitutional advice


South Bohemia preparing to cash in on river tourism

The Vltava River a few kilometers downstream from Hluboká

Tourism boom expected with Kč 1.6 billion project to open Vltava River in South Bohemia to leisure craft


Czechs won’t sign EU fiscal treaty, Nečas confirms

Czech prime minister Petr Nečas (right), seen here chatting with his British counterpart David Cameron, said ahead of the Dec. 8–9 summit in Brussels he did not believe that the Czech Republic would find itself isolated alongside Britain

Ahead of London trip to prepare for EU summit with ‘lone ally’ David Cameron, PM Petr Nečas gets cabinet okay not to sign fiscal pact


Senate clears law honoring Havel, rejects motion to rename Prague Airport

Václav Havel following his inauguration as president of Czechoslovakia in 1990

Czech senators approve bill recognizing late president Václav Havel’s historical role, reject motion to rename Prague Ruzyně Int’l Airport


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Tom Jones