Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Business | Radio Prague

The company Škoda Transportation has won a billion crown tender to modernise 93 rail carriages for the state-owned Czech Railways. The upgraded trains are to be used on the Prague-Hamburg line as of 2016 under a new contract signed with Deutsche Bahn.

Business | ČTK

For the first time in 20 years, not a single new shopping center will be built in 2015 in the Czech Republic, since the old ones are losing customers and look half-empty, Respekt writes.



National | ČTK

The police squad for uncovering organised crime detained four persons and accused them of illegal transfer of property of the Defence Ministry after a raid there on Tuesday, Prague High State Attorney Lenka Bradáčová told ČTK.

National | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman's speech at a conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on Monday was eloquent, The Washington Post writes Tuesday.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

PM Bohuslav Sobotka has written to European Commission (EC) President, Jean-Claude Juncker, that the Czech Republic has fulfilled the civil service law-related demands, a condition for drawing EU money, knowledgeable sources reported to ČTK.

National | ČTK

The first group of Ukrainian Czech repatriates who have decided to move to the Czech Republic over the security situation in Ukraine and have been granted Czech permanent residence permits, arrived in Prague by coach on Tuesday.

Prague | ČTK

The city of Prague does not have a monument of the late president Václav Havel yet and the plan of a civic group to place it on the Petřín hill has met with both support and criticism, Lidové noviny reports.

Life | ČTK

A strong community of Volhynian Czechs has lived in Ralsko for over 20 years now, since the early 1990s when they moved in from an Ukrainian region that was hit by radiation after the explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

Cinema | The Prague Post

This year, the sun is rising for the eighth time on the Festival of Japanese Film in Prague, which since 2008 has brought a wide selection of Japanese films — encompassing many decades of filmmaking — to viewers in the Czech Republic.

Arts | The Prague Post

In recent years Ian Anderson has been revisiting the back catalog of his band Jethro Tull and will be in Prague to play some of that band's hit songs with an orchestra.

Life | Prague TV

Toboggans, whirlpools, thermal pools, wild rivers and elegant spa baths: all of this and more are on offer at countless aqua parks, water worlds and balneo parks in the Czech Republic.

Sport | Radio Prague

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says if Petr Čech does leave the soccer club it will be for a high price. The Czech goalkeeper became Chelsea's second choice between the posts after Belgian Thibaut Courtois returned from a loan spell at the start of the current season and there has been speculation he will move on in the summer.