Category: Politics

Russia adds Czech non-governmental organization Clovek v tisni (People in Need) to list of undesirable organizations; ban means Russian citizens who co-operate with Clovek v tisni now face up to 6 years in prison; NGO was mainly working on human-rights issues in Russia (iDNES) [Social Media Post] 0

Russia adds Czech non-governmental organization Clovek v tisni (People in Need) to list of undesirable organizations; ban means Russian citizens who co-operate with Clovek v tisni now face up to 6 years in prison; NGO was mainly working on human-rights issues in Russia (iDNES) [Social Media Post]

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Controversial Communist Party (KSCM) politician Zdenek Ondracek copied parts of his 2011 PhD dissertation, Palacky University Olomouc investigation finds – but university says offence occurred too long ago to strip former Commie-era riot cop of his academic title (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Controversial Communist Party (KSCM) politician Zdenek Ondracek copied parts of his 2011 PhD dissertation, Palacky University Olomouc investigation finds – but university says offence occurred too long ago to strip former Commie-era riot cop of his academic title (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Jan Strasky, Czechoslovakia’s last prime minister, dies aged 78; founding member of centre-right Civic Democratic Party (ODS) served as federal premier for six months in late 1992 (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Jan Strasky, Czechoslovakia’s last prime minister, dies aged 78; founding member of centre-right Civic Democratic Party (ODS) served as federal premier for six months in late 1992 (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Prague 6 district council (TOP 09/KDU-CSL/ODS/STAN) under fire after spending 3.6 million crowns on new public toilet; “one-cabin WC with baby-changing table” will serve playground on Anastazova street in Brevnov (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Prague 6 district council (TOP 09/KDU-CSL/ODS/STAN) under fire after spending 3.6 million crowns on new public toilet; “one-cabin WC with baby-changing table” will serve playground on Anastazova street in Brevnov (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Pirates deputy chairman Jakub Michalek survives vote on possible dismissal over alleged bullying of colleagues; party members voted 371 to 294 against dismissing him; influential 30-year-old politician is member of parliament and boyfriend of Prague city councillor Michaela Krausova (Novinky.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Pirates deputy chairman Jakub Michalek survives vote on possible dismissal over alleged bullying of colleagues; party members voted 371 to 294 against dismissing him; influential 30-year-old politician is member of parliament and boyfriend of Prague city councillor Michaela Krausova (Novinky.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Switching mobile phone operators to become quicker, cheaper and easier if President Zeman signs new amendment to electronic communications act into law; regulations set to come into effect in April of next year (2020) (Lidovky.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Switching mobile phone operators to become quicker, cheaper and easier if President Zeman signs new amendment to electronic communications act into law; regulations set to come into effect in April of next year (2020) (Lidovky.cz) [Social Media Post]

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11 of Prague’s 82 speed cameras out of action for months, including some on city’s busiest roads; cameras out of warranty, making penalties legally unenforceable; city government yet to sign new service contract (Nova) [Social Media Post] 0

11 of Prague’s 82 speed cameras out of action for months, including some on city’s busiest roads; cameras out of warranty, making penalties legally unenforceable; city government yet to sign new service contract (Nova) [Social Media Post]

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Ban on animal costume-wearing and bubble-blowing buskers comes into effect in Prague; “Mickey Mouse” on Old Town Square is first offender to be fined (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Ban on animal costume-wearing and bubble-blowing buskers comes into effect in Prague; “Mickey Mouse” on Old Town Square is first offender to be fined (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Death of Karel Gott: City of Prague government considering renaming street, square or park after iconic singer; Prague 5 also backs renaming street; Gott was long-term resident of Prague 5-Smichov (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Death of Karel Gott: City of Prague government considering renaming street, square or park after iconic singer; Prague 5 also backs renaming street; Gott was long-term resident of Prague 5-Smichov (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Death of Karel Gott: Prime Minister Andrej Babis to propose state funeral at Prague’s St. Vitus cathedral for legendary singer, who died late last night (Tuesday) from leukaemia (CT24) [Social Media Post] 0

Death of Karel Gott: Prime Minister Andrej Babis to propose state funeral at Prague’s St. Vitus cathedral for legendary singer, who died late last night (Tuesday) from leukaemia (CT24) [Social Media Post]

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