Jakub Kulhanek Named New Foreign Minister

President Miloš Zeman will appoint Social Democrat candidate Jakub Kulhánek (CSSD) as Foreign Minister on Wednesday afternoon at Prague Castle. After today’s meeting between Zeman and Kulhánek, the spokesman of the Castle, Jiří Ovčáček, posted on Twitter. After Monday’s dismissal of Tomáš Petříček (CSSD), diplomacy is temporarily led by the chairman of the CSSD and […]

Czech, Russian Ministers To Discuss Purchase Of Russian Vaccine

Czech Interior Minister Jan Hamacek will discuss the possibility of purchasing Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine with Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov during his visit to Moscow on April 20-21, a source close to the Russian ministry informed TASS. “During the visit, a working meeting is planned with Minister of Industry and Trade […]

Czech MPs Reject Proposed Quota For Locally-Produced Food In Supermarkets

Czech lawmakers have rejected a proposal to force supermarkets to have a mandatory quota on locally produced food. The proposed law would have come into effect in 2022 and meant the percentage of Czech food sold in large supermarkets would have to be at least 55%. This would rise to at least 73% in 2028, […]