Thursday, 15 November 2018
Politics | Radio Prague

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš is once again fighting for his political future in the wake of revelations that his son, who allegedly suffers from a mental disorder was held in Crimea against his will by his father's associate to prevent him testifying in the Stork's Nest affair in which the prime minister faces charges of EU subsidy fraud. Could this be the end of the road for the besieged Czech prime minister? Political analyst Jiří Pehe thinks not.

National | Prague TV

Winter is coming. The Salvation Army has set up facilities to help people without shelter in the cold weather. Across the Czech Republic, they will offer 2,000 beds in dormitories and shelters, with 350 in Prague. Other organizations in Prague provide more than 1,200 beds.



Politics | Prague Daily Monitor

Jaroslav Kubera (ODS) was elected Senate chair in a secret ballot on Wednesday morning. Kubera faced Václav Hampl (Independent, nominated by KDU-ČSL) in a second round runoff after Jan Horník (STAN) was eliminated from the race in the first round.

Czech Republic and the EU | Reuters

The Czech Republic on Wednesday joined the growing ranks of European Union countries that reject a United Nations pact to regulate the treatment of migrants worldwide. "The Czech Republic has long favored the principle of separating legal and illegal migration," Deputy Prime Minister Richard Brabec told a news conference.

National | Prague TV

Money exchange customers may soon be able to cancel their transaction within three hours. An amendment to the current law was approved by the Chamber of Deputies. It still needs to be approved by the Senate and signed by the president before it can take effect.

Business | Brno Daily

Kateřina Hanáková, Senior Recruiter at Deutsche Telekom Services Europe Czech Republic, spoke to Brno Daily recently to explain some of the challenges of recruiting in the Czech Republic.

Finance | Prague Daily Monitor

Jana Maláčová (ČSSD), Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, told reporters on Wednesday that the governing coalition had finally agreed to raise the minimum wage to CZK 13,350 next year. The government is expected to formally approve this at its next meeting in a week's time.

Life | Prague TV

The Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day, on Nov. 17, will be celebrated on Národní třída and náměstí Václava Havla for the fifth year in a row with a festival called Korzo Národní. Related events will take place at Albertov and in other cities under the banner Festival svobody, or Freedom Festival.

Life | Prague TV

It is already time to start getting holiday shopping under control. The MINT: Prague Fashion Market, already in its 23rd edition, is ready to help people find original goods straight from the creators, as well as workshops and refreshments.

Life | CU Media

For more than 15 years the Charles University's Karolinum Press has been publishing a series called Modern Czech Classics, featuring some of the country's best writing as well as lesser-known gems.