Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Business | ČTK

Czech President Miloš Zeman recommended Czech Liglass Trading firm, which is to complete a cascade of hydroelectric power plants on the Naryn River, to his Kyrgyz counterpart Almazbek Atambayev during their meeting, it ensued from his interview for Czech Radio Radiožurnál on Monday. According to the contract, Liglass Trading will build two large and dozens of small hydroelectric power plants in Kyrgyzstan and invest a total of 230 million dollars in the first stage.

National | ČTK

Five to 10% of insect species, or up to 3,000 of them, have got extinct in Czech territory in the past century and many others are endangered, surviving in rare tiny populations, the weekly Respekt reported on Monday, citing data released by entomologists and experts in biodiversity.



National | ČTK

The Czech Republic will give CZK 24 million to the Libyan coast and naval guard's operation, which makes Prague the largest contributor among the EU countries, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka tweeted, citing the cabinet's decision on Monday.

National | Radio Prague

Judicial reforms in neighbouring Poland have come under fire in the Czech Republic, but the government in Prague has so far not expressed an official stance on developments in its Visegrad bloc neighbour and partner.

National | ČTK

Two homosexual men, who are the parents of a now four-year-old child from a surrogate mother according to Californian law, have the right to be recognised as parents in the Czech Republic, the Constitutional Court ruled on Monday.

Business | Radio Prague

Czech measures to deal with its nuclear waste backlog are again under scrutiny as the country faces possible European Commission sanctions for failing to pass on its domestic plans for dealing with nuclear waste from power plants and other civil activities and an update of the existing strategy taking place.

Prague | Prague TV

Prague has plans to expand train service by 2030 with 20 new railway stations. But there are already problems with the first planned stations at Eden and Zahradní Město. They will not go into service for at least five years, and the antitrust office (ÚOHS) is dealing with issues concerning them.

Prague | Prague TV

Prague often tops list of cities to live in and visit, but it only came in 30th out of 60 ranked cities in a survey by polling and opinion firm Ipsos. New York remained the most popular city worldwide.

Prague | Prague TV

The number of passengers getting caught without a ticket on Prague's public transportation system every year has been slowly increasing, but the demographics remain the same.

Arts | Radio Prague

Since becoming director of the Czech National Gallery three years ago this month, Jiří Fajt has secured exhibitions by major international artists and helped make its numerous buildings in the capital more accessible to the public.

Life | Foreign Policy

On a balmy spring evening, the Czech Embassy was packed with men in suits and women in cocktail dresses. All were gathered to celebrate Korbelová's 80th birthday — or, as she's better known to the rest of the world, Madeleine Albright.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czechs harm their own position by being active members of the Visegrad Four (V4) group now that the rule of law and liberal democracy have been attacked in Hungary and Poland, Jiří Pehe wrote in Právo, adding that Czech leaders should at least distance themselves from the attacks.