The Senate’s constitutional legal committee has voted down the latest candidate to the Constitutional Court, Zdeněk Koudelka. President Václav Klaus nominated the head of the Kroměříž law academy early last month as his second nominee; his first, Jan Sváček, was rejected by the upper house in December on the grounds that he had joined the Communist Party in 1989. Although a member of the Social Democratic Party, which controls the Senate, Mr Koudelka was considered to lack support in the party as an ally of the president. He received three of eight votes in the secret ballot.
Language exams for foreigners seeking permanent residency permit to become tougher
Czech teenager builds second-largest ever Millennium Falcon LEGO model
Gunman kills six patients in Ostrava hospital, two more fighting for their lives
HN: Developers aiming to sell co-living concept in Prague
Veronika Čáslavová: sex trafficking still a taboo topic in Czechia