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March 31, 2013
ČTK Prime Minister Petr Nečas recommended Thursday that the Labour and Social Affairs Ministry scrap the project of electronic social cards (sCards) for welfare benefit payment as soon as possible. He said the best of the bad solutions is to...
March 31, 2013
ČTK Ambulance operators in Prague face increasing problems in securing hospital admission for patients, including those in life danger, due to alleged lack of beds and staff, Mladá fronta Dnes writes.
March 31, 2013
ČTK A Czech postage stamp with the portrait of new President Miloš Zeman will be issued on April 24 and people will be able to buy it at all 3300 post offices in the country.
March 31, 2013
ČTK Czech Vietnamese seek an official recognition as an ethnic minority, including a seat in the Government Council for Ethnic Minorities, but they may not succeed due to their reputation as a drug mafia, Právo writes.
March 31, 2013
ČTK President Miloš Zeman wants his predecessor Václav Klaus's wife, Livia Klausová, to become the country's ambassador to Slovakia. Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg dislikes the idea.
March 31, 2013
ČTK President Milos Zeman named the diplomat, former ambassador Hynek Kmoníček, head of the foreign department of the Presidential Office.
March 31, 2013
ČTK The audit of the European Commission has arrived at the conclusion that not only regions but also the Finance Ministry is responsible for mistakes and frauds in the drawing of EU funds in the Ústecký and Karlovarský regions.
March 31, 2013
ČTK The financial management of the Czech senior opposition Social Democrats (CSSD) and government TOP 09 ended up in a loss of several million crowns in 2012, while the Communists (KSCM) managed to reach a slight surplus, the parties reported...
March 31, 2013
ČTK A part of the ceiling in a multiplex in the centre of Plzeň collapsed, injuring five people Thursday, the regional emergency service and police spokeswomen reported. A young woman was transferred to hospital with light injuries, while...
March 31, 2013
by Michelle Alves de Lima | Prague Daily Monitor There is a new wave of gangsters from the former Soviet Union coming into the Czech Republic, said Mark Galeotti, a leading expert on Russian organised crime, when speaking in Prague last week.

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