Prague 5 has appealed to the director of an elementary school in the district to step down and in the meantime filed a criminal complaint against him due for having performed in erotic “spanking” films years ago with girls who they fear might have been underage. He has denied any wrongdoing, and none of the women in the films appear to be under the age of 18.
Euro 2012 can be a kick in the teeth for employers, warn Prague-based Kocián Šolc Balaštík (KŠB) and other international law firms that have compiled a manual addressing how to handle heightened absenteeism and other fouls (so to speak) during the ongoing European football championship in Poland and Ukraine, which run through July 1.
Chief Prague Prosecutor Vlastimil Rampula will again be removed from office following a ruling by the Supreme Administrative Court (NSS) on Tuesday in favor of a cassation complaint by Czech Minister of Justice Jiří Pospíšil, who charged the top prosecutor had held up key corruption investigations and mishandled a major privatization case, costing the state tens of billions in damages.
The population of the Czech Republic increased by 2,100 during the first quarter of 2012 to reach 10,507,600, with the increase driven by “a positive balance of international migration,” although their numbers decreased compared to the same period of last year, the Czech Statistical Office (ČSÚ) said on Tuesday.
Following the May 2010 parliamentary elections, responsibility for the performing arts fell to Czech deputy culture minister Radek Zdráhal. He didn’t like what he saw at the Prague State Opera — losses and less than transparent management — and this month filed a criminal complaint against an unknown perpetrator over questionable contracts and other alleged irregularities. But why didn’t the Culture Ministry act?
When it comes to architectural discussions in the Czech capital, today it often seems to be a bitter battle of words from preservationists versus developers. While public buildings are most often used as examples of period Prague architecture, there are a number of still-standing and often well-preserved private villas, a few even open to the public. And it turns out, even back in those glory days; battles were still waged over the design of a “modern” building.
Czech Ombudsman Pavel Varvařovský has again threatened to resign from his post unless the lower house or Parliament adopts changes he has proposed, for example on a draft law that would allow municipalities to ban repeat offenders without a permanent residence from living there for up to three months.
A rare Przewalski mare bred at the Prague Zoo and transported to the endangered wild horse breed’s ancestral home of Mongolia last year has given birth to a foal — and two others are pregnant, with one ready to give birth at any moment.
Corruption is undermining economic stability in Europe, the anticorruption watchdog Transparency International said in a report issued this week. The Czech Republic has shown a worrying “rollback” since joining the EU, it said, with public procurement and political-party funding areas of particular concern. But no European country received a clean bill of health in the watchdog’s so-called corruption integrity check.
Although less than three percent of the total Czech population are ethnic Roma, children from that minority group make about one-third of students at “practical schools” for kids with mental, psychical or learning disabilities, the office of Ombudsman Pavel Varvařovský said on Wednesday.