News PKN seeking to buy out ENI state in Unipetrol: report

14-04-2014 15:25 | Chris Johnstone

Polish oil giant PKN Orlen is negotiating to buy out Italian refinery company ENI’s 32.4 percent in Czech petro-chemical group Unipetrol, the news agency Reuters reported on Monday citing Czech Minister of Industry and Trade, Jan Mládek. PKN Orlen already has an almost 63 percent stake in Unipetrol, which controls the Czech Republic’s biggest refinery company, Česká Rafinérská. Last week the business daily Hospodářské Noviny said PKN Orlen was also looking to take over state-owned oil pipeline company MERO and fuel and petrol station owner Čepro.

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Over 15 kilometres of highways to be built next year

29-09-2016 15:20 | Ruth Fraňková

Over 15 kilometres of new highways are set to be built in the Czech Republic in the course of 2017, the Czech News Agency reported on Thursday, citing data from the Ministry of Transport. Among the newly opened motorways should be a remaining stretch of the D11 highway from Prague to Hradec Králové, which should be completed by end of August. The Czech Republic’s highway network currently measures 1,228 kilometres. 

Over 15 kilometres of highways to be built next year

29-09-2016 15:20 | Ruth Fraňková

Over 15 kilometres of new highways are set to be built in the Czech Republic in the course of 2017, the Czech News Agency reported on Thursday, citing data from the Ministry of Transport. Among the newly opened motorways should be a remaining stretch of the D11 highway from Prague to Hradec Králové, which should be completed by end of August. The Czech Republic’s highway network currently measures 1,228 kilometres. 

Czech Gripen fighters leave for Icelandic mission

29-09-2016 14:03 | Ruth Fraňková

Five Czech Gripen fighter jets left the military airport in Čáslav on Thursday to patrol the skies above Iceland. The Czech planes will be on duty in Icelandic airspace for the third time and for the first time they will be armed with air-to-air missiles. Iceland is a NATO member but does not have an army of its own. The area is often subject to Russian incursions to test NATO air security and preparedness. 

Tennis: Strýcová advances to quarterfinals at Wuhan Open in China

29-09-2016 12:14 | Ruth Fraňková

Czech tennis player Barbora Strýcová advanced to the quarterfinals of the women’s singles at the Wuhan Open in China on Thursday after defeating Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 1-6, 6-4, 7-5. She is set to face Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulková in the next round later on Thursday. The Slovak number one previously knocked out another Czech, Karolína Plíšková, in straight sets 6:2, 6:2. Meanwhile, Karolína Plíšková’s twin sister Kristýna has won her first WTA quarterfinals in Tashkent after defeating Irina Khromahceva of Russia. 

Czech diplomat: Sudan has no evidence against Czech Christian missionary

29-09-2016 12:13 | Ruth Fraňková

The Sudanese authorities have no conclusive evidence against a Czech man, who is currently being tried in the country on charges of crimes against national security, the Czech ambassador to Egypt Veronika Kuchyňová Šmigolová told the Czech News Agency on Thursday. Mr Jašek, who travelled to the country as a Christian missionary, was arrested in December last year and has been in prison since then. According to the server Christian Solidarity Worldwide, he is charged with the propagation of false news and he faces several serious accusations that are not related to his missionary activities, waging war against the state and espionage, which carry the death penalty as the maximum sentence. 

Škoda Kodiaq to be sold at base price of 677,900 crowns

29-09-2016 12:13 | Ruth Fraňková

The base price of Škoda Auto’s newest car model, the Škoda Kodiaq, will start at 677,900 crowns, the Czech car maker announced on Thursday at the Paris Motor Show, where the new model was presented to the public for the first time. That is nearly 50,000 crowns more than the starting price of the Škoda Superb. With a 4.7-metre body and a seven-seat layout, the Škoda Kodiaq is the Czech car manufacturer’s first large SUV. It is set to enter the market early next year, with a choice from two petrol and two diesel engines. 

Court orders minors suspected of brutal killing of homeless man to remain in custody

29-09-2016 10:17 | Jan Velinger

The regional court in Ústí nad Labem has ordered that two youths suspected of beating a homeless man to death remain in custody pending trial. The murder took place on Monday this week and was described as exceptionally brutal. The state prosecutor overseeing the case said there were reasons to fear the suspects could commit a similar crime, flee justice and go into hiding if released. As minors, the suspects could face the maximum sentence of 10 years behind bars if found guilty of the crime. 

Interior minister meets with German counterpart, discusses Czech stance on migrant quotas

29-09-2016 09:59 | Jan Velinger

Interior Minister Milan Chovanec has said that Germany understands the Czech Republic’s position rejecting EU migrant quotas; he made the statement after meeting with his counterpart Thomas de Maiziére. The two met for 90 minutes and agreed both countries would send police to Greece to help secure the border in the face of the migrant crisis if Athens put forward a request for a Frontex mission on its territory. Earlier on Wednesday, Minister Chovanec reiterated that the Czech Republic would accept no new migrants before the end of the year. 

Foreign Minister Zaorálek to attend Peres funeral

28-09-2016 14:38 | Jan Velinger

Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek will attend the funeral of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres on Friday on behalf of the Czech Republic, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka confirmed. The foreign minister will head the Czech delegation to pay last respects. Czech President Miloš Zeman will not be part of the delegation as he will be on a working visit to Greece, his spokesman Jiří Ovčáček said on Wednesday. His spokesman said the president would send a condolence letter; through his spokesman Mr Zeman expressed regret over Shimon Peres' death, calling him a great statesman who had been able to lead his country even at the age of 90. 

Czech goalies get ice time in NHL pre-season

28-09-2016 12:53 | Jan Velinger

Czech goalies have gotten ice time in pre-season matches in the NHL: David Rittich, who played his last two seasons for Mladá Boleslav, took to the ice for the first time for his new team the Calgary Flames. Rittich came on in the third period in a game against Winnipeg and stopped six shots and allowed no goals. The final score was 3:0 for the Flames.

The Washington Capitals' Vítek Vaněček played the opening 28 minutes against the Carolina Hurricane, allowing a single goal. The Caps lost the match 2:1 in overtime. The 20-year-old goalkeeper got the start again and played the full 60 minutes against the Montreal Canadiens but allowed five goals on 29 shots. The final score was 5:2.

Nashville's Marek Mazanec stopped 11 shots by Florida and allowed one goal in two periods of play; Nashville went on to lose by a score of 4:1. 

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