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Daily news summary 24.11.2017
President wraps up Russia visit, deputy speakers, pension payments drop (Radio Praha)
Lobbyist files request for remainder of sentence to be lifted
Lobbyist Roman Janoušek has filed a request with Prague’s Municipal Court for the remainder of his prison sentence to be waived for health reasons. His health has failed to improve and his sentence was aready deferred once. Mr Janoušek was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison for a hit-and-run while driving… (Radio Praha)
Weather
Saturday is expected to be mostly cloudy. Daytime temperatures should reach highs of around 9 degrees Celsius. (Radio Praha)
Interior Ministry confirms nine candidates will run for president
The Interior Ministry has confirmed nine official candidates in the presidential election scheduled for January, and rejected and additional 11 would-be entries who failed to meet the requisite signatures. Successful applicants were required to collect either 50,000 signatures from the public, 20 from… (Radio Praha)
EU leaders set to strengthen Eastern Partnership with 20-point programme
A new boost to the so-called Eastern Partnership was due to be given by EU leaders meeting in Brussels on November 24. (Radio Praha)
President launches business forum in Yekaterinburg
Czech President Miloš Zeman, on an official state visit to Russia, launched a business forum in Yekaterinburg, in the aiming of boosting potential cooperation between Czech and Russian firms. A delegation representing some 130 Czech firms has accompanied the head of the state on his visit since the beginning… (Radio Praha)
Lawmakers elect four of five deputy speakers
Lawmakers elected four of five deputy speakers in the new Chamber of Deputies on Friday, giving their votes to Vojtěch Pikala of the Pirate Party, Tomio Okamura, the head of the Freedom and Direct Democracy, Vojtěch Filip of the Communist Party, and Jan Hamáček of the Social Democrats. Petr Fiala, the… (Radio Praha)
Council of Europe commissioner welcomes Lety pig farm deal
Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, has welcomed a deal for the Czech government to acquire the site of a pig farm in Lety, southern Bohemia, which once housed a World War II internment camp for Roma. (Radio Praha)