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January 11, 2013
ČTK A public tender for the construction of a Czech National Institute of Mental Health that is to cost approximately half a billion crowns will be declared, the cabinet decided Wednesday, supporting the plans worked out by the Education...
January 11, 2013
ČTK Prime Minister Petr Nečas said Wednesday a majority of ministers criticised what he called the racist way the public Czech Television (CT) used in providing information on people being released from prison within the recently granted...
January 11, 2013
ČTK The proposal that a part of the amnesty that Czech President Václav Klaus has declared be abolished will be sent to the Constitutional Court on Monday, the initiator of the move, senator Alena Dernerová said Wednesday.
January 11, 2013
ČTK The amnesty announced by President Václav Klaus on New Year's Day relates to 18 cases proceeded by high state attorneys, but not all of these big cases have to be halted, Supreme State Attorney Pavel Zeman said Wednesday. He said the damage...
January 11, 2013
ČTK Václav Klaus, on his last visit to Germany in his capacity as Czech president, Wednesday tried to persuade Chancellor Angela Merkel to direct the European Union from further integration that he himself has long criticised.
January 11, 2013
ČTK The Czech Supreme Court (NS) has upheld a seven-year prison sentence for Karel Ponocny, a former clerk of the Finance Ministry, who participated in the fake exacting of an allegedly bad state debt in Peru, CTK found out from a resolution in...
January 11, 2013
ČTK South Bohemian students and other volunteers have launched a chain hunger strike in protest at the participation of the Communists in the regional government.
January 11, 2013
ČTK President Václav Klaus Tuesday said the criticism of the amnesty he announced on New Year's Day is an attack made on him in an effort to weaken his political position before the end of his presidential mandate.
January 11, 2013
ČTK The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is sending a mission to monitor the first Czech direct presidential election, the Foreign Ministry said on its website, adding that the six-member mission comprises...
January 11, 2013
ČTK A record number of Czechs supported unfairly imprisoned and persecuted activists throughout the world by signing a letter last year, Amnesty International (AI) said in its press release Tuesday.

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