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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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Soc Dems set ultimatum to stay in govt,…

The Social Democrats’ party leadership on Monday set a final condition for remaining in the minority government of…

 
 
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Top-level meeting on government crisis…

President Miloš Zeman has not made any final decision concerning the replacement of Culture Minister Antonín Staněk…

 
 
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Former EP vice-president Libor Rouček…

The European Parliament elected its leadership on Wednesday and two Czech MEPs – Dita Charanzová from the Liberals…

 
 
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Czech PM happy to have side-lined…

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has hailed the EU compromise on nominations for the bloc’s top jobs as a big success…

 
 
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On third day of talks to name new EU…

After failing to reach a decision during over 18 hours of talks on Sunday and Monday, EU leaders reconvened in Brussels…

 
 
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Emergency talks expected to decide…

As Europe labours under a scorching heatwave, the Czech government is feeling the heat for very different reasons. The…

 
 
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Embattled Czech PM survives second no…

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš's government, as expected, survived a no-confidence vote early on Thursday morning, despite…

 
 
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EU study shows dual food quality is…

The presence of so-called dual quality food in European stores was confirmed this week, when the results of a European…

 
 
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Wage increases and ministerial merry-go…

On Thursday it will be one year since the appointment of the minority government of ANO and the Social Democrats. Much…

 
 
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Czech anti-govt protest urging PM…

Over a quarter million people rallied on Sunday afternoon at Prague’s Letná Plain to demand the resignation of Prime…

 
 
 
 
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