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Top court scraps controversial law on taxing church restitutions

The Constitutional Court has invalidated a controversial law on taxing money returned to churches in compensation for property stolen by the communist regime in the 1950s. The verdict by the highest court in the land is legally binding and there is no further means of appeal.

 
 
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Study of Chinese CVs points at “deep…

In July, a paper was published by Dr. Christopher Balding from the Fulbright University in Vietnam, which looked into…

 
 
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Ruling parties at odds over draft…

The parties of the coalition government are at odds over the draft budget for 2020. The Social Democrats, the junior…

 
 
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Deputy to take interim charge of arts…

Months after tendering his resignation, Antonín Staněk finally steps down as arts minister on Wednesday. He will be…

 
 
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Czech PM names nominee for European…

After weeks of speculation regarding the Czech Republic’s nominee for European commissioner, Prime Minister Andrej…

 
 
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Drahoš and ex-hockey star Hašek show…

President Miloš Zeman is due to remain in office until early 2023. But that hasn’t stopped names of possible successors…

 
 
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Senators say Zeman violated…

The Czech Senate has voted to bring charges against President Miloš Zeman for allegedly violating the country’s…

 
 
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State accused of owing large amount to…

The state, via health insurance companies, owes hundreds of millions of crowns to hospitals. That’s according to a…

 
 
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Former Huawei employees say client…

The Czech branch of the Chinese company Huawei is suspected of collecting sensitive data on officials and businessmen…

 
 
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Sinologist Filip Jirouš: China will…

Prague’s leadership has for months been trying to remove an article from an agreement signed between the Czech capital…

 
 
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Ursula von der Leyen’s election greeted…

The election of Ursula von der Leyen as the new president of the European Commission has elicited both enthusiastic and…

 
 
 
 
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