Czech Republic

Czech Republic's Pilsner Urquell beer is now Japanese

Japanese brewing company Asahi completed its takeover of the Czech brewery Pilsner Urquell on Friday, Asahi said in a statement.

Hackers install child porn on Czech president's computer

Unidentified hackers installed child pornography onto the computer of Czech President Milos Zeman, the Pravo newspaper reported Monday.

Czech President Zeman to seek re-election in 2018

Czech President Milos Zeman on Friday confirmed that he will seek a second five-year term in elections at the start of next year.

Croat accused of rioting at UEFA 2016 game goes on trial

The trial of Ivan Vucenovic, 21, accused of causing rioting during a European soccer championship match between Croatia and the Czech Republic in Saint Etienne, France last June, began at the Sibenik Municipal Court on Thursday.

Josip Juraj Strossmayer memorial plaque unveiled in Prague

A memorial plaque in honour of Josip Juraj Strossmayer, Croatian politician, bishop and founder of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts, was unveiled on Tuesday in Prague, which declared him a honorary citizen in 1888 and named a square after him in 1925.

Petrov urges strenghtening of Croatian-Czech economic cooperation

There are good prospects for development of economic cooperation between Croatia and the Czech Republic in the fields of energy, tourism, infrastructure, the food industry and retail, Croatian Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov said on Tuesday opening a Czech-Croatian Economic Forum on investment opportunities in Croatia.

Czech sex offender suspected of spreading HIV deported from Thailand

Thai police have deported a Czech national believed to be infected with HIV and wanted by Interpol for sex-related crimes, an official at the country's main airport confirmed on Tuesday.

Slovenian and Czech prime ministers talk cooperation

Relations between Slovenia and the Czech Republic are excellent and both countries advocate strict control of the European Union's external borders and adherence to the rules of the Schengen regime when it comes to migrant movements, Slovenian and Czech Prime Ministers Miro Cerar and Bohuslav Sobotka respectively confirmed at a press conference in Prague on Monday.

Below-freezing temperatures cause deaths in Poland, Czech Republic

Temperatures have plummeted to -25 Celsius in Poland and the Czech Republic, killing at least 12 people over the last two days, the authorities said Sunday.

Czech Republic opens centre to fight fake internet news

The Czech Republic on Sunday opened a new centre to fight fake news and disinformation on the internet.

Prague sends police to help Serbia, Macedonia stop migrants at border

The Czech Republic on Monday deployed 55 police officers to Serbia and Macedonia to block migrants from making their way north to the European Union.

Memorial plaque for Strossmayer unveiled in Prague

A memorial plaque for Croatian bishop, politicians and benefactor Josip Juraj Strosmayer has been unveiled in Prague, at the initiative of the Croatian-Czech Society from Zagreb.

Populist ANO movement wins in Czech regional elections

The populist ANO movement of Czech finance minister, media entreprenuer and billionaire Andrej Babis was the strongest part in 9 out of 13 regions in the country's regional elections on Saturday, election officials reported.

Power company Vattenfall completes sale of German coal business

Swedish state-owned power company Vattenfall said Friday it has completed the sale of its coal operations in Germany, a week after receiving approval from the EU executive.

EU approves power company Vattenfall's sale of German coal business

The European Commission on Thursday cleared the way for plans by the Swedish state-owned electricity company Vattenfall to sell its lignite operations in Germany.

Czech President Zeman says Crimea belongs to Russia

The Black Sea peninsula of Crimea belongs to Russia, the Czech Republic's pro-Moscow President Milos Zeman reportedly said Friday.

Fire destroys Middle Ages film sets at famous Prague studio

A fire at the famous Barrandov film studios in Prague may have caused over 4 million dollars' worth of damage, local media reported Saturday.

Czech Republic rejects Merkel's push for refugee quotas

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka renewed his objection to calls from German Chancellor Angela Merkel for his country to agree to a quota system for sharing the burden of the refugee crisis that has engulfed Europe.

Tourist found a month after hiking partner killed in New Zealand

A Czech tourist has been found sheltering in an alpine hut, almost a month after her hiking partner fell to his death down a steep slope in a New Zealand national park, police said Thursday.

Muslims not welcome in Czech Republic, prime minister says

Czechs do not want a larger Muslim presence in the country, according to Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka.

Gay pride rally in Prague attracts thousands

Thousands of gay rights supporters took to the streets of the Czech capital in the Prague Pride march on Saturday, which kicked off with a showing of solidarity with those who were gunned down in a mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub in June.

Sweden approves utility Vattenfall's sale of German coal business

Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall Saturday cleared a hurdle in its plans to sell its lignite operations in Germany, after securing government approval for the deal.

Czechs face identity crisis after Euro exit

The days of the Czech Republic team having familiar faces from the top European leagues could be about to come to an end after their sorry exit from Euro 2016 on Tuesday.

Turkey stay alive by eliminating Czechs, flares thrown on pitch

Turkey kept alive their outside hopes of reaching the last 16 at Euro 2016 and eliminated the Czech Republic thanks to a 2-0 win on Tuesday, but flares thrown on to the pitch by their fans could yet have ramifications.

Turkey stay alive by eliminating Czechs, N.Ireland through

Turkey kept alive their outside hopes of reaching the last 16 at Euro 2016 and eliminated the Czech Republic thanks to a 2-0 win on Tuesday, but flares thrown on to the pitch by their fans could yet have ramifications.

Turkey's Terim attacks critics, Czechs plan more changes

Under-pressure Turkey coach Fatih Terim launched an extraordinary attack on his critics in the country's media on Monday ahead of their decisive Euro 2016 Group D game with the Czech Republic.

Coach Vrba not ready to Czech out of France just yet

The Czech Republic went from down and out in France to potentially being one win from the knock-out phase in just 15 late minutes against the Croatia.

Brilliant Rakitic apologies for fan behaviour

Man of the match Ivan Rakitic apologized for the behaviour of Croatia fans which saw the Euro 2016 game with the Czech Republic interrupted in St Etienne on Friday.

Czechs hold Croatia in match overshadowed by fan problems

A late penalty by Tomas Necid rescued an unlikely 2-2 draw for the Czech Republic against Croatia at Euro 2016 Friday but the match was overshadowed by violence in the Croatian fan block.

Srna prepares for emotional return against Czech Republic

Croatia captain Darijo Srna is ready to face the Czech Republic in St Etienne on Friday having returned to Euro 2016 following his father's funeral.

Bloodied Corluka a different kind of inspiration for Croatia

In a team full of talent, the grit and determination of defender Vedran Corluka could prove an unlikely inspiration for Croatia at Euro 2016.

Late Pique goal saves Spain's unimpressive start to Euro defence

Two-time reigning champions Spain needed a late goal by Gerard Pique to pick up a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Czech Republic on Monday in their Euro 2016 opener.

De Gea case overshadows Spain's preparations for Euro debut

Spain's preparations to defend their Euro crown have been damaged by allegations that goalkeeper David de Gea was involved in an case of sexual assault at a party in a Madrid after an Under-21 game

FM: Solutions cannot be imposed in Europe

"In Europe you cannot impose solutions without taking into consideration national specificities and the sensitivity of certain issues. Imposing solutions is not in the European spirit of consensus," Kovac told a joint press conference with Zaoralek.

First Zika cases reported in Czech Republic

The Czech Health Ministry on Thursday reported the first two confirmed cases of the Zika virus in the country.

Central European countries to help Macedonia close border to migrants

Leaders of the four nations are expected to agree on helping Macedonia to block the migrants' path at its border with Greece when they meet in Prague on Monday.

Holders Czech Republic through in Fed Cup, Germans dumped out

Defending champions the Czech Republic set up a Fed Cup semi-final against Switzerland after battling past Romania 3-2 on Sunday.

Avalanche kills at least five Czech skiers in Austrian Alps

A large avalanche in the Austrian Alps killed at least five skiing enthusiasts from the Czech Republic on Saturday, police said.

Pegida teams up with Islamophobic, anti-foreigner groups in Europe

Germany's Islamophobic and anti-foreigner movement Pegida on Saturday met with representatives of like-minded groups from 14 European countries in the Czech city of Roztoky to plan Europe-wide demonstrations for February 6.

Prague critical host on David Cameron's tour to promote EU reforms

Prime Minister David Cameron faced a stoney response to proposed welfare restrictions in Prague on Friday, on the latest leg of his tour to promote proposed reforms to the European Union.

Czech Republic sends emergency assistance to Greece for migrants

The Czech Republic is sending an emergency aid shipment to Greece to help it shelter migrants and refugees there, a fire brigade spokeswoman said on Wednesday.