Category: Politics

Hradec Kralove branch of Tomio Okamura’s far-right SPD party complains on Facebook that “99%” of people on Hradec Kralove-to-Prague train are foreigners, alongside photos of two other passengers; post is deleted less than 24 hours later (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Hradec Kralove branch of Tomio Okamura’s far-right SPD party complains on Facebook that “99%” of people on Hradec Kralove-to-Prague train are foreigners, alongside photos of two other passengers; post is deleted less than 24 hours later (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Update: 24-year-old man suspected of murdering missing Prague couple Marie Drasnarova & Premysl Herzan is student at Charles University’s Maths & Physics faculty, and was ODS candidate in last year’s (2018’s) council elections, source tells Blesk; alleged accomplice is medical student (Blesk.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Update: 24-year-old man suspected of murdering missing Prague couple Marie Drasnarova & Premysl Herzan is student at Charles University’s Maths & Physics faculty, and was ODS candidate in last year’s (2018’s) council elections, source tells Blesk; alleged accomplice is medical student (Blesk.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Kosovo police arrest and biefly detain “eight Czech citizens” carrying drone, Serbian flag and “Kosovo is Serbia” banner ahead of this afternoon’s (Saturday’s) Kosovo-Czech Republic Euro 2020 football qualifier (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Kosovo police arrest and biefly detain “eight Czech citizens” carrying drone, Serbian flag and “Kosovo is Serbia” banner ahead of this afternoon’s (Saturday’s) Kosovo-Czech Republic Euro 2020 football qualifier (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Government prepares new international marketing campaign, with slogan “Czech Republic: The Country For The Future”; no mention of “Czechia” (HlidaciPes.org) [Social Media Post] 0

Government prepares new international marketing campaign, with slogan “Czech Republic: The Country For The Future”; no mention of “Czechia” (HlidaciPes.org) [Social Media Post]

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Opposition politicians accuse Prague city government of corruption after Obecni dum picks Vinohradsky pivovar to run Stromovka’s Slechtova restaurant; Praha sobe councillor Hana Trestikova is Obecni dum supervisory board chair; Vinohradsky pivovar’s Matej Turek was previously Praha sobe candidate (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post] *edited* 0

Opposition politicians accuse Prague city government of corruption after Obecni dum picks Vinohradsky pivovar to run Stromovka’s Slechtova restaurant; Praha sobe councillor Hana Trestikova is Obecni dum supervisory board chair; Vinohradsky pivovar’s Matej Turek was previously Praha sobe candidate (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post] *edited*

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Prague “godfather” Roman Janousek spotted riding bike, visiting Zlute lazne leisure complex and going to gallery unaccompanied, three years after having prison sentence postponed for medical reasons; controversial businessman/lobbyist was jailed in 2014 for drink-driving hit-and-run (Ceska televize) [Social Media Post] 1

Prague “godfather” Roman Janousek spotted riding bike, visiting Zlute lazne leisure complex and going to gallery unaccompanied, three years after having prison sentence postponed for medical reasons; controversial businessman/lobbyist was jailed in 2014 for drink-driving hit-and-run (Ceska televize) [Social Media Post]

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Stat of the Day: According to polls, the Ceska piratska strana (Czech Pirate Party) is easily the most popular party with Czech voters born in 1989 and later (Michal Sirovy on Twitter) [Social Media Post] 0

Stat of the Day: According to polls, the Ceska piratska strana (Czech Pirate Party) is easily the most popular party with Czech voters born in 1989 and later (Michal Sirovy on Twitter) [Social Media Post]

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Breaking: City of Prague to replace official New Year’s Day fireworks display with videomapping show, out of concern for animals and residents “sensitive to excessive noise” (iDNES.cz) *edited* [Social Media Post] 0

Breaking: City of Prague to replace official New Year’s Day fireworks display with videomapping show, out of concern for animals and residents “sensitive to excessive noise” (iDNES.cz) *edited* [Social Media Post]

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Update 3: Charles Bridge-cleaner/convicted killer Miloslav Cerny turns down Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib’s offer of reward for graffiti-removal but demonstrates his cleaning techniques for the mayor; bridge’s stone was undamaged by Cerny’s cleaning, analysis shows (Aktualne.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Update 3: Charles Bridge-cleaner/convicted killer Miloslav Cerny turns down Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib’s offer of reward for graffiti-removal but demonstrates his cleaning techniques for the mayor; bridge’s stone was undamaged by Cerny’s cleaning, analysis shows (Aktualne.cz) [Social Media Post]

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