|Social Democrats (CDDS), the major Czech opposition party, proposed next year's general and European elections to be held on the same day, CTK news agency reported. CSSD leader Bohuslav Sobotka suggested May 23-24 as an eventual date for the elections adding that holding the two polls together will save the budget several hundred millions of crowns and will also cut the costs of election campaigns. In 2014 the Czech Republic will also hold municipal elections and two-round elections to the Senate, the parliament's upper chamber. According to the latest poll of STEM agency, CSSD remained the most popular party in the country with a backing of 33%, followed by junior ruling party TOP 09 with a support of 14.3% ahead of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM) garnering 11.7%. Support for the senior ruling party Civic Democrats (ODS) hit a new record low in March with only 6.8% of the voters saying they will cast a ballot for the party of PM Petr Necas.
The Czech unit of UK retailer Tesco faces a fine of up to CZK 3mn (EUR 116,000) for selling beef lasagne containing undeclared horsemeat, Radio Prague reported. The state-run Agricultural and Food ... more
The upper house of the Czech parliament, the Senate, voted on March 20 a constitutional amendment to limit the immunity of lawmakers and constitutional judges, Radio Prague reported. Out of the ... more
Russia's Gazprom has signed a contract with Czech oil and gas company MND Group to build a USD 128mn underground gas storage facility in Damborice, in the Czech South Moravian region, Gazprom said in ... more