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February 17, 2019
Prague Daily Monitor Writer, political scientist, lecturer and former dissident, Rudolf Kučera passed away in Prague, on Tuesday, according to a statement released by the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, in Ústí nad Labem. read more
February 17, 2019
Prague Daily Monitor A few thousand citizens attended a commemoration of Jan Palach's death, fifty years ago, to protest the end of the Prague Spring and the subsequent Soviet invasion. Palach's act of self-...
February 17, 2019
Prague Daily Monitor President Milos Zeman defended his actions, in not naming Ivan Ostadal and Jiri Fajt from Charles University, as Professors, in a letter he sent to the Ministry of Education. Zeman courted controversy again earlier this week...
February 17, 2019
Prague Daily Monitor The Pirate Party chose software expert Marcel Kolaja, to lead its campaign, for the European Parliamentary elections, in May, at the party congress in Tabor, over the weekend. According to Czech Television, the Pirates will...
February 17, 2019
Prague Daily Monitor Transport Minister Dan Ťok (ANO) told Television Prima, on Sunday, that his ministry would propose changes to the current set of driving laws, in parliament this month. read more
February 17, 2019
Prague Daily Monitor The National Institute of Public Health (SZU) announced on its website, that the country was in the throes of a serious influenza outbreak, at the end of the third week of 2019. It is estimated that the current infection...
February 17, 2019
Prague Daily Monitor Právo reports that the Ostrava Transport Company (DPO), will stop printing and selling paper transport tickets, from January 1st, 2020. DPO estimates that the move will save the company over CZK 15 million, annually. read...
February 17, 2019
Prague Daily Monitor Novinky.cz reports, based on data from the Czech Statistical Office, that over 10% of the capital's residents are short of money and find it difficult to survive on their wages. This is mainly due to rapidly rising housing...
February 17, 2019
Prague Daily Monitor The Chamber of Deputies overrode a Senate veto on changes to the Labour Code, on Tuesday. The changes will see employees get paid 60% of their salaries, during the first three days of sick leave. Currently, employees receive...
February 17, 2019
Prague Daily Monitor The Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday overrode the Senate's veto on an amendment to the Civil Service Act, which sought to allow ministers to fire state secretaries. A state secretary is...

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