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December 7, 2012
ČTK About 80 people gathered in front of the Government Office yesterday to back Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who came for a several-hour visit to Prague to thank his Czech counterpart Petr Necas for the Czechs' siding with Israel...
December 7, 2012
ČTK Justice Minister Pavel Blažek Wednesday dismissed Stanislav Mečl as deputy supreme state attorney on the proposal of Supreme State Attorney Pavel Zeman.
December 7, 2012
ČTK The anti-corruption policy of the Czech government needs to be more trustworthy and it needs to be supported by more financial and human resources, the Czech branch of the Transparency International (TI) watchdog said Wednesday, referring to...
December 7, 2012
ČTK The Senate is ready to meet after Christmas to vote on the urgently needed bill that raises the pay of judges, Senate chairman Milan Štěch said Wednesday, referring to the bill that has stirred up controversies by granting a tax relief to...
December 7, 2012
ČTK Czech Social Security Administration head Petr Poncar Wednesday resigned from his post over a controversial purchase of printers worth CZK 200 million, Labour and Social Affairs Minister Ludmila Müllerová told Lidovky.cz.
December 7, 2012
ČTK American Gilbert Ferguson McCrae will serve a 16-year prison sentence for killing a man in a Prague tram, as his request for an appellate review of the court verdict was rejected by the Supreme Court.
December 7, 2012
ČTK The defence counsel of the two Czech men detained in Greece on suspicion of espionage will ask for their release on bail again on Friday and the respective commission should deal with the request the following week, he told CTK by phone...
December 7, 2012
ČTK The Czech opposition Social Democrats (CSSD) and Communists (KSCM) are opposed to Deputy Prime Minister Karolina Peake (LIDEM) being possibly appointed defence minister, they told journalists Wednesday, adding that this is horse-trading in...
December 7, 2012
ČTK Czech senator and presidential candidate Tomio Okamura pays his election campaign mostly from his own means and he has published sponsorship gifts on his account, head of Okamura's election team Jaroslav Novak Vecernicek told journalists...
December 7, 2012
ČTK Deputy PM Karolina Peake (LIDEM) would become defence minister if the Civic Democrats and LIDEM agreed on the merger of the Transport Ministry and the Industry and Trade Ministry that would be led by the ODS...

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