Monday, 24 November 2014
National | Radio Prague

The editorial board of the Washington Post published a scathing editorial on Friday slamming leaders in the former eastern bloc, specifically Czech President Miloš Zeman and Hungary's PM Viktor Orban. The daily, reflecting on notable pro-Russian statements in the face of EU sanctions and the crisis in Ukraine, described Zeman as a "virtual mouthpiece for Russian President Vladimir Putin" and maintained as worrying that the current Czech government had distanced itself from a human rights agenda laid out in the 1990's by the former president Václav Havel.

Prague | The Prague Post

Portraits of murdered musician and peace activist John Lennon, as well as a walrus and a yellow submarine, are among the new spray-painted pieces on the Lennon Wall, a major tourist attraction in Prague's Malá Strana district. The wall was painted completely white save for the words "Wall Is Over" on Nov. 17, the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.



Politics | Radio Prague

Public trust in President Miloš Zeman has fallen sharply, according to a survey by the CVVM agency released on Friday. Some 37% of people who took part in the poll said they trusted the president, down from 58% recorded last month, a record one-month decline.

National | Radio Prague

Czech police have revealed and returned to the original owners two priceless wooden statues dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. The statues, of two saints, Jan Nepomuk and Vojtěch, were stolen around 20 years ago, from a church and a historic monuments depository.

Business | Radio Prague

The central bank is preparing to tighten its policy on mortgage loans as of next year, the daily Hospodářské noviny reports. Although it is not yet clear what form the restrictions may take Czech banks will no longer be prepared to cover the full cost of the real estate due to the high risk of potential losses.

National | Radio Prague

Czech consumers, as well as firms and internet users, on Saturday donated 173 tonnes of food in the second annual food donation drive for people living in poverty.

Dining | The Prague Post

The strange American holiday built around turkey and pie is celebrated at a few places.

Cinema | The Prague Post

British Pathé film offers a nostalgic look at the Czech capital in the 1930s.

Arts | Radio Prague

Earlier this month, Cirk La Putyka and project manager Štepan Kubišta launched Jatka 78, a new theatre and experimental multi-media centre expected to bring new possibilities and new work to the Czech theatre and art scenes.

Life | Prague Daily Monitor

"Go beyond the dominant voices to ask, 'Who are the missing voices.'" (Peter Ramsden)

Opinion | Tribune-Review

Monday last marked the 25th anniversary of the start of the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia.

Sport | Times Colonist

Roman Koudelka overcame blustery conditions to claim his first World Cup win at the season-opening individual ski jumping event on Sunday.