Saturday, 21 July 2018
Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

The European Union needs a reform and powers must return from Brussels to national capitals, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) said in an interview with the The Financial Times (FT) daily published on Thursday. He rejected the allegations about democracy being threatened in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. Babiš confirmed his cabinet's firm opposition to the refugee quotas, that is the redistribution of migrants across the EU.

Prague | ČTK

Bikes decorated by Czech artists will appear in Prague streets within the city bikesharing system in the next two months, a project the Zdeněk Sklenář Gallery and the Rekola firm have prepared in support of the Endowment Fund of Pediatric Oncology.



Finance | Real Estate | Prague TV

Mortgage numbers rose in June after a slump in May and reached the highest volume so far this year. The average interest rate decreased by two-hundredths of a percentage point, reaching 2.49 percent, according to the Fincentrum Hypoindex.

Politics | ČTK

Criminal activities of local and regional politicians make up a negligible fraction of 0.03 percent in the total volume of crime in the Czech Republic, Supreme State Attorney Pavel Zeman told reporters on Thursday.

National | Prague TV

Czechs are the second-heaviest drinkers, tied with France, in both the European Union and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), according to OECD health statistics released recently. Lithuania was first in both cases.

National | ČTK

The Czech Republic suspended the acceptance of work visa applications by Vietnamese on Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday, citing the recent overburdening of the Czech embassy in Hanoi and also security risks.

National | Sport | ČTK

The glass trophies for the winners of the Tour de France famous cycling race, which will end in ten days, look like outstretched wings of a bird, Peter Olah, who has been designing the trophies for the race since 2011, told ČTK during their production in Lindava on Thursday.

Arts | Prague TV

An acclaimed production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni is returning to the Estates Theatre for 15 performances between Aug. 9 and 31.

Arts | ČTK

Renowned Czech playwright and author Pavel Kohout is preparing a drama version of his novel The Hangwoman (Katyně), which a Czech amateur group linked to the late former president Václav Havel will perform in the world premiere next spring in Havel's honour.

Cinema | Prague TV

ABBA music and Mediterranean beaches come back together for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the follow up film to the 2008 hit Mamma Mia!

Life | Prague TV

What's Up Prague is taking you on a tour around Prague's top beer places.