The regional court in Hradec Králové has found three people guilty of
fraud in connection with manipulated public tenders for the reconstruction
of the National Stud Farm in Kladruby.
They were served hefty fines and in one case a suspended sentence. Twenty-two people were charged altogether in the case that involved five construction firms. The verdicts are not legally binding.
The National Stud Farm in Kladruby nad Labem is one of the oldest establishments of its kind in the world, and is home to the oldest indigenous Czech horse breed - the Kladruber.
Two more Czech attractions have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage
Site list. One is the uniquely preserved mining landscape Krušné hory –
Erzgebirge for which the Czech Republic made a joint bid with Germany, the
other is the national stud farm in Kladruby in Central Bohemia.
Founded in 1579, the farm is known for its Kladruber horses, one of the oldest breeds in the world. The first Czech sites to be included on the list were the historic centre of Prague, Telč and Český Krumlov in 1992. The overall number of Czech sites has now reached 14.
The national stud farm in Kladruby nad Labem, Central Bohemia is planning to apply for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List in September next year, the deputy governor of the Pardubice Region, Roman Línek, told the Czech News Agency. Following the application there will be a two- or three-year process before the stud farm learns whether it has been accorded the prestigious status. Founded in 1579, the Kladruby stud is known for its large Kladruber horses, one of the oldest breeds in the world.
The national stud farm in Kladruby, Central Bohemia is a step closer to being included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Czech News Agency reported. The minister of agriculture, Marian Jurečka, and the minister of culture, Daniel Herman, on Thursday signed an agreement to set up a committee to coordinate the bid. The farm should file an application with UNESCO next year but winning a place on the list would take several more years. Founded in 1579, the Kladruby stud is known for its Kladruber horses, one of the oldest breeds in the world.
The organized crime unit of the Czech police on Friday raided the national stud farm Kladruby nad Labem, a subsidiary of the Agriculture Ministry, a police spokesman said. The raid is part of a large-scale operation in a number of places in eastern Bohemia and the capital. The police have not disclosed any further details, and said a report would be released next week. Some reports suggest the police operation is related to the distribution of EU’s cohesion funds in eastern Bohemia.
Amid all the disagreements in the cabinet there has also been wrangling of a different sort – apparently the issue of what to give the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, for a wedding present. The powers that be in fact agreed on quite a lot on Wednesday, and between an anti-corruption bill, welfare reform and a ten-year outlook for the armed forces, they also hammered an agreement to give the new royal couple a horse. It is of course a horse as souped up as they come, a rare young stallion with a radiant pedigree, but London