Category: Politics

Update: Drink-paddling still a crime on Czech rivers after bill relaxing zero-tolerance alcohol limit for recreational boaters is delayed until after parliament’s summer break; law change to be debated again in September (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Update: Drink-paddling still a crime on Czech rivers after bill relaxing zero-tolerance alcohol limit for recreational boaters is delayed until after parliament’s summer break; law change to be debated again in September (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Massive anti-Babis protest at Letna park, Prague 7-Holesovice, causing major disruption to traffic and public transport in the area (Blesk.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Massive anti-Babis protest at Letna park, Prague 7-Holesovice, causing major disruption to traffic and public transport in the area (Blesk.cz) [Social Media Post]

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President Zeman tells TV Barrandov that “lemmings are a type of butterfly” – which is news to the small Arctic rodent (Aktualne.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

President Zeman tells TV Barrandov that “lemmings are a type of butterfly” – which is news to the small Arctic rodent (Aktualne.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Cool: Web entrepreneur Michal Blaha is making a print-quality image of Vaclav Havel’s signature available for download on GitHub (michalblaha on GitHub) [Social Media Post] 0

Cool: Web entrepreneur Michal Blaha is making a print-quality image of Vaclav Havel’s signature available for download on GitHub (michalblaha on GitHub) [Social Media Post]

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Reading Material: A PDF of Michael Zantovsky’s English-language Vaclav Havel biography, “Havel: A Life”, is apparently freely available from the Charles University website [Social Media Post] 0

Reading Material: A PDF of Michael Zantovsky’s English-language Vaclav Havel biography, “Havel: A Life”, is apparently freely available from the Charles University website [Social Media Post]

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Brno political group “Kralovopolsti patrioti” plant flowers in potholes to draw attention to poor state of local roads; cops remove them after judging them to be an obstacle to traffic (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Brno political group “Kralovopolsti patrioti” plant flowers in potholes to draw attention to poor state of local roads; cops remove them after judging them to be an obstacle to traffic (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Cesky rozhlas journalists discover 24 Czech municipalities where joke party “ANO, vytrollime europarlament” received more votes than Prime Minister Andrej Babis’s ANO party in European elections; voters probably misread ballot papers, says Luzice, South Bohemia mayor (iROZHLAS.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Cesky rozhlas journalists discover 24 Czech municipalities where joke party “ANO, vytrollime europarlament” received more votes than Prime Minister Andrej Babis’s ANO party in European elections; voters probably misread ballot papers, says Luzice, South Bohemia mayor (iROZHLAS.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Breaking: Shot accidentally fired onboard plane carrying Prime Minister Andrej Babis by member of his security detail; nobody injured; incident took place while plane was still at Brussels airport (Ceska televize) [Social Media Post] 0

Breaking: Shot accidentally fired onboard plane carrying Prime Minister Andrej Babis by member of his security detail; nobody injured; incident took place while plane was still at Brussels airport (Ceska televize) [Social Media Post]

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Government rejects proposal to relax Czech Republic’s zero-tolerance drink-driving laws; ODS’s suggested 0.5 per mille limit would double chances of accident, says new Transport Minister Vladimir Kremlik (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Government rejects proposal to relax Czech Republic’s zero-tolerance drink-driving laws; ODS’s suggested 0.5 per mille limit would double chances of accident, says new Transport Minister Vladimir Kremlik (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Joke party “ANO, vytrollime europarlament” (“ANO, we’re trolling the European Parliament”) to get 1.1 million crowns in state funding after receiving 1.57% of Czech vote in European elections; policies include “sea for the Czech Republic” and putting a Czech on Mars by 2030 (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Joke party “ANO, vytrollime europarlament” (“ANO, we’re trolling the European Parliament”) to get 1.1 million crowns in state funding after receiving 1.57% of Czech vote in European elections; policies include “sea for the Czech Republic” and putting a Czech on Mars by 2030 (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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