Category: Politics

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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Prague set to run out of vehicle registration numbers in two and a half years using current combination of numbers and letters; how problem will be solved remains unclear; around 1,224,000 vehicles currently registered in capital (iDNES) [Social Media Post] 0

Prague set to run out of vehicle registration numbers in two and a half years using current combination of numbers and letters; how problem will be solved remains unclear; around 1,224,000 vehicles currently registered in capital (iDNES) [Social Media Post]

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Live Video: Crowds gather at Letenska plan (Letna plain), Prague 7-Bubenec/Holesovice, for the latest mass protest against Prime Minister Andrej Babis (Nova) [Social Media Post] 0

Live Video: Crowds gather at Letenska plan (Letna plain), Prague 7-Bubenec/Holesovice, for the latest mass protest against Prime Minister Andrej Babis (Nova) [Social Media Post]

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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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