Category: Politics

Tana Fischerova dies, aged 72, following “long illness”; actress-turned-politician was member of Czech parliament from 2002 to 2006, and ran for president in 2013 (Blesk) [Social Media Post] 0

Tana Fischerova dies, aged 72, following “long illness”; actress-turned-politician was member of Czech parliament from 2002 to 2006, and ran for president in 2013 (Blesk) [Social Media Post]

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President Zeman’s opening words to Boris Johnson when they first met, in 2017: “I heard that you wrote a biography of Winston Churchill and that it’s complete shit” (HN) [Social Media Post] 0

President Zeman’s opening words to Boris Johnson when they first met, in 2017: “I heard that you wrote a biography of Winston Churchill and that it’s complete shit” (HN) [Social Media Post]

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Denik N makes full English-language European Commission “conflict of interest” report into Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Agrofert subsidies available online (Scribd) [Social Media Post] 0

Denik N makes full English-language European Commission “conflict of interest” report into Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Agrofert subsidies available online (Scribd) [Social Media Post]

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Interactive map tells you how many CCTV cameras you pass when you walk between any two points in Prague (iROZHLAS) *edited* [Social Media Post] 0

Interactive map tells you how many CCTV cameras you pass when you walk between any two points in Prague (iROZHLAS) *edited* [Social Media Post]

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“Ohnostroj pro Prahu” (“Fireworks for Prague”) association raising money for New Year’s Day firework display to replace cancelled official City of Prague display; Prague 2 council (ODS/TOP 09/ANO/OSB) offers Bastion in Folimanka park as site (Blesk) [Social Media Post] 0

“Ohnostroj pro Prahu” (“Fireworks for Prague”) association raising money for New Year’s Day firework display to replace cancelled official City of Prague display; Prague 2 council (ODS/TOP 09/ANO/OSB) offers Bastion in Folimanka park as site (Blesk) [Social Media Post]

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Sources tell Respekt magazine that final version of European Commission audit has found conflict of interest between Andrej Babis’s role as prime minister and as former owner of the Agrofert conglomerate; Agrofert may be forced to return millions of euros in EU subsidies (Respekt) [Social Media Post] 0

Sources tell Respekt magazine that final version of European Commission audit has found conflict of interest between Andrej Babis’s role as prime minister and as former owner of the Agrofert conglomerate; Agrofert may be forced to return millions of euros in EU subsidies (Respekt) [Social Media Post]

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Prague-Reporyje Mayor Pavel Novotny (ODS) angers Russia by proposing memorial to General Vlasov’s anti-Communist Russian Liberation Army; “Vlasovtsy” collaborated with Nazis before switching sides and supporting Czechs in Prague Uprising; Novotny is former tabloid journalist and frequent provocateur (Denik) *edited* [Social Media Post] 0

Prague-Reporyje Mayor Pavel Novotny (ODS) angers Russia by proposing memorial to General Vlasov’s anti-Communist Russian Liberation Army; “Vlasovtsy” collaborated with Nazis before switching sides and supporting Czechs in Prague Uprising; Novotny is former tabloid journalist and frequent provocateur (Denik) *edited* [Social Media Post]

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Non-sport fan President Zeman makes rare trip to football match, with daughter Katerina, to watch Chinese-owned Slavia Praha play Inter in the Champions League; Slavia lose 3-1 (Novinky) [Social Media Post] 0

Non-sport fan President Zeman makes rare trip to football match, with daughter Katerina, to watch Chinese-owned Slavia Praha play Inter in the Champions League; Slavia lose 3-1 (Novinky) [Social Media Post]

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Video: Petra Prochazkova, journalist with independent newspaper Denik N, slaps Vladimir Franta of Russian propaganda website Sputnik Ceska republika, at the Forum Media 2019 conference at Hotel Grand Majestic Plaza, Prague 1-Nove Mesto (EuroZpravy) [Social Media Post] 0

Video: Petra Prochazkova, journalist with independent newspaper Denik N, slaps Vladimir Franta of Russian propaganda website Sputnik Ceska republika, at the Forum Media 2019 conference at Hotel Grand Majestic Plaza, Prague 1-Nove Mesto (EuroZpravy) [Social Media Post]

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Disgraced lobbyist Marek Dalik served substantial part of prison sentence for corruption working in luxurious Znojmo, South Moravia pension; pension-owner had contract to employ prisoners; Dalik, a former aide to ex-Prime Minister Topolanek, was given a five-year sentence in 2016 for asking for bribes but was conditionally released on Monday (Aktualne) [Social Media Post] 0

Disgraced lobbyist Marek Dalik served substantial part of prison sentence for corruption working in luxurious Znojmo, South Moravia pension; pension-owner had contract to employ prisoners; Dalik, a former aide to ex-Prime Minister Topolanek, was given a five-year sentence in 2016 for asking for bribes but was conditionally released on Monday (Aktualne) [Social Media Post]

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