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Unions threaten action over plan to let 10 percent of state employees go

The Czech Republic’s unions have come out strongly against the minister of finance’s plans to make some 10 percent of state employees redundant as a cost-saving measure. Union leaders say the idea will impact the quality of public services – and are threatening action.

 
 
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Government agrees in principle on…

After months of debate, the coalition government has agreed in principle to provide free school lunches to children…

 
 
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President’s chancellor under fire for…

The president’s chancellor, Vratislav Mynář, tried to influence the decisions of judges in key courts, according to…

 
 
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Key organisations to carry out Huawei…

The Czech government has ordered the operators of the country’s key infrastructure to ensure they are not open to…

 
 
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Report: One in six Czech state…

One in six of the Czech Republic’s state attorneys are ex-members of the pre-1989 Communist Party, Czech Radio’s…

 
 
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Government slow on upholding anti…

When Andrej Babiš’s government published its manifesto in June 2018, it vowed to come up with new measures to combat…

 
 
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West Nile Fever in Czechia? EU’s East…

This time of year, everyone is naturally taking stock of 2018 – the highs and lows of the past year – and what may lie…

 
 
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Czech parliamentary leaders use New…

Not since 2013 has a seated Czech president addressed the nation on New Year’s Day: the current head of state, Miloš…

 
 
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Immigration changing Czech society

The Czech society has traditionally been quite homogenous. Of course, there have always been regional differences in…

 
 
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Cyber security centre warns against use…

The Czech Republic’s cyber security institution, NCISA, has released a warning that Huawei devices may be used to…

 
 
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Under fire from Brussels, Czech PM…

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš on Monday responded to criticism from Brussels over an alleged conflict of interest…

 
 
 
 
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