Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, who is charged with EU subsidy fraud, was summoned by the police on Thursday for questioning in connection with the case, the daily Právo reported on Saturday. His wife Monika and daughter Adriana were also questioned.
Babiš and six others are suspected of having illegally acquired a 50 million crown EU grant for the Stork’s Nest farm and hotel compound which was part of his multi-billion crown empire after orchestrating a fake transfer of ownership to enable it to qualify for a grant intended for small and medium-sized businesses.
If convicted Andrej Babiš could face up to ten years in prison.
The number of Czechs who are unconditionally against the Czech Republic taking in refugees has dropped by 11 percent, to 58 percent, according to a poll conducted by the CVVM agency.
Eighty-two percent of Czechs consider refugees a potential threat to European security and 71 percent say they are a threat to global peace.
Thirty-five percent of Czechs would agree to the Czech Republic taking in refugees until it is safe for them to return to their homeland. In the autumn of last year only 25 percent of Czechs expressed this view.
Thousands of people joined the annual Avon walk to end breast cancer through the centre of Prague on Saturday. The charity fundraising walk aims to raise awareness of the need for prevention and provide more information to patients and family members.
It is supported by a number of Czech celebrities, among them singers Tonya Graves and Debbi, and actresses Iva Pazderková, Vanda Hybnerová and Hana Holišová. In its 18th year, the walk has raised 110 million crowns to date.
Prague hosted a get together of French veteran Peugeot cars on Saturday. In its 26th year, the International L'Aventure Peugeot Meeting brought together participants from France, Germany, Belgium, Austria and even Costarika with close to 80 veterans. There were six veterans from the Czech Republic. The oldest Peugeot at the event was a 172 M from 1928.
Seventy-seven Prague institutions will open their doors to the public within the increasingly popular Museum Night event held annually in the Czech capital.
Now in its 15th year, Museum Night offers visitors a guided tour of various institutions, including areas usually off limits to the public, workshops, theatre and dance performances.
Among the institutions which will open their doors to visitors between 9pm and 1am on Saturday are museums, galleries and Czech Radio. Admission is free of charge. The event traditionally attracts thousands of visitors.
The legendary Czech footballer Tomáš Rosický will end his career with a star-studded beneficiary game at Prague’s Sparta stadium on Saturday.
The game will pit international stars such as Cesc Fábregas, Mathieu Flamini, Van Persie, Aleksandr Hleb and Jens Lehmann against a home team including Pavel Nedvěd, Karel Poborský, Jan Koller, Petr Čech and Milan Baroš.
The game, which is hopelessly sold out, was due to start at 5pm, but had to be pospond due to heavy rain. There is an accompanying exhibition and gifts for fans.
Sunday should be partly cloudy to overcast with rain in places and day temperatures between 27 and 31 degrees Celsius.
Czech president burns giant red underpants at press briefing
Restoration work on Prague’s Astronomical Clock reveals hidden secrets
Czech restaurants and pubs facing serious shortage of workers
Václav Klaus: Russia not a threat to Czech Republic, unlike EU
Ozzy Osbourne performing in Prague with Hollywood Vampires, featuring Johnny Depp