Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Prague | ČTK

A court expelled a foreigner from the Czech Republic for three years for having written an inscription with a marker over St Francis statue on the 14th-century Charles Bridge, the oldest stone bridge in Prague, Prague 1 State Attorney's Office head Jan Lelek told ČTK on Monday. Moreover, the Prague 1 District Court imposed a six-month suspended sentence on the foreigner and ordered him to cover the damage of CZK 15,000.

Life | Radio Prague

Friends recall writer Petr Šabach, whose stories became the basis for some of the best-loved Czech films of recent years and who died at the weekend. The Prague-born short-story writer Petr Šabach died on Saturday at the age of 66. However, many Czechs know Šabach not primarily from his books but from the hit movies based on his work that found a place in the national consciousness in recent decades.



National | ČTK

The Czech Republic still fails to introduce postal ballot to facilitate the participation in elections for its citizens abroad, daily Hospodářské noviny wrote on Monday, adding that the political scene remains split on the issue.

Prague | Prague TV

A replica of a Marian column is not going to be placed back on Old Town Square. City Hall has voted to take steps to terminate its contractual obligations and to withdraw permission for the replica to be put back on the original location.

Business | Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sapar Isakov says his government has canceled an agreement with a Czech company to construct parts of Upper Naryn Cascade hydropower project and several other hydropower plants.

Prague | Prague TV

The parking situation in Prague should be getting a bit better. Prague 7 finally opened a new parking garage at Letná, and more underground lots are planned.

Finance | ČTK

Czech monthly pensions are to increase by CzK 475 on average next year, which is their highest rise since 2008, Labour and Social Affairs Minister Michaela Marksová said after a cabinet meeting on Monday.

Life | Prague TV

The traditional collection for Heart Days is under way and will last until Friday, Sept. 22. The money collected will help children with serious illnesses in the Czech Republic.

Life | Prague TV

Watch Prague TV's video capturing the highlights from the Zažít město jinak Americká celebrations. Listen in for Eli's tips as to what Prague has to offer this week.

Cinema | Prague TV

The winner of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival will be at the Lucerna cinema on Sept. 21 at 6:30 pm for a special screening. The Hungarian film On Body and Soul will be presented by actress Alexandra Borbély, one of the two stars of the film.

Opinion | ČTK

The expectations of some people that a new Czech government will be formed without ANO leader Andrej Babiš after the October general election are unrealistic, Erik Tabery writes in the weekly Respekt out on Monday.