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February 27, 2013
ČTK Prime Minister Petr Nečas on Friday signed agreements with 16 churches and religious societies on financial compensation amounting to CZK 59 billion for property confiscated by the communist regime. The largest sum, CZK 47 billion, would go...
February 27, 2013
ČTK Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg (TOP 09), who unexpectedly visited president-elect Miloš Zeman Friday afternoon, declined to comment on the meeting, while Zeman told journalists that staffing the posts of Czech ambassadors abroad was on...
February 27, 2013
ČTK The police Squad for Uncovering of Organised Crime has raised corruption charges against six persons, including a judge, a prosecutor and a lawyer, in connection with court decisions.
February 27, 2013
ČTK Prague plans to introduce low-emission zones in 2015 to keep vehicles away from city centre.
February 27, 2013
ČTK Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg praised the speech Prime Minister Petr Nečas made in the Bavarian parliament on Thursday, in which Nečas expressed regret over the post-war expulsion of millions of Sudeten Germans. "I must congratulate...
February 27, 2013
ČTK The last 59 members of the Czech provincial reconstruction team (PRT) that worked in Afghanistan's Logar province from March 2008 returned to their homeland Thursday.
February 27, 2013
ČTK The amnesty that outgoing Czech President Václav Klaus declared on New Year's Day has halted criminal proceedings in 327 cases as yet, Supreme State Attorney Pavel Zeman said at a public hearing in the Senate Thursday.
February 27, 2013
ČTK Nearly four fifths of Czechs think the debt rate of households is high and 83 percent of respondents think the state debt is high, according to the latest poll conducted by the Public Opinion Research Centre (CVVM).
February 27, 2013
ČTK The state should start preparing the Czech economy for lowering its dependence on fossil fuels, environmentalists from the Friends of the Earth movement said Thursday, pointing to the rising prices of oil, gas and coal that burden the...
February 27, 2013
ČTK The Czech Republic should use its contacts in the European Union as well as arbitration mechanisms to defend the position of Czech power utility CEZ in Bulgaria, president-elect Miloš Zeman told journalists Thursday.

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