|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 71 present senators, 58 approved the bill that envisages immunity of members of parliament, senators and constitutional judges to expire once they leave office. Up until now, lawmakers and constitutional judges have enjoyed lifelong immunity and they could have been prosecuted only after the parliament voted to strip them of their immunity. The bill was approved by the lower house of the parliament in February and since it is a constitutional amendment it cannot be vetoed by the president.
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 ... more
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
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