Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Prague | Real Estate | Prague TV

A working group to create a new building law has been set up at Prague City Hall, according to Prague Mayor Adriana Krnáčová, who was speaking at a real estate related conference. Experts agree with city officials that the current system of land-use planning and construction permitting needs to be overhauled. Krnáčová says the lengthy building permit process is one of the main reasons why available apartments are currently lacking in Prague. The short supply leads to sharp increases in housing prices.

Prague | Radio Prague

Prague City council's executive committee has backed demolishing the city's historic Libeň Bridge, a 1928 construction with Cubist elements, rather than opt for renovation. If the plan goes ahead, a new bridge will be built in its place. Proponents argue that saving the original would be almost costly as building a new bridge and will require less maintenance moving forward.

National | ČTK

The Czech police accused five of the seven Dutch men in their 20s and early 30s whom they detained at Prague airport on Monday over a suspected brutal attack on a waiter in a downtown restaurant on Saturday.

National | ČTK

A new book on the beginning of the Charter 77 anti-communist manifesto and movement in Czechoslovakia, written by historians Petr Blažek and Radek Schovánek, includes some so far unknown circumstances and unpublished documents.

National | Radio Prague

Plastic surgeons at Olomouc university hospital say they have performed a unique operation in the country when they transferred a toe to replace part of a woman's finger.

Prague | Prague TV

The Botanical Gardens in Troja will make a new entry area this year that will include a nature trail on the building's roof. The studio Fránek Architects won a competition for the new entrance design.

National | ČTK

Only definitively sentenced cabinet members should leave their posts, President Milos Zeman told TV Nova tonight in relation to the Social Democrat (CSSD) demand that ministers resign once they are convicted which the CSSD presented within its talks on a possible government with ANO.

National | ČTK

Deputy Defence Minister Tomas Kuchta will become Czech ambassador to Serbia in the weeks to come, Foreifn Ministry spokeswoman Michaela Lagronova told the website of the E15 daily wrote on Tuesday.

National | ČTK

Supporting 24 schools in Syria and helping some 200,000 people endangered due to the civil war is currently the biggest project of the People in Need (CvT) organisation, Tomas Kocian, the CvT's head of humanitarian programmes, told CTK on Tuesday.

National | ČTK

About 400 military history clubs from Czechia, Slovakia and various other countries will co-create historical military camps' atmosphere during Plzen's Liberation Festival on May 3-6, Pavel Rogl, from the 16th Armored Division's military history club, told CTK on Tuesday.

National | ČTK

The Czech police accused 22 people of tax evasion worth at least 850 million crowns, money laundering in foreign bank accounts and participation in an organised crime group on Tuesday, state attorney Petra Ullrichova, supervising the case, has announced on her office's website.

Prague | Radio Prague

The cyclists' organisation Auto*Mat has lodged a court complaint against Prague 1 district council's move to introduce a daytime ban on bikes in large parts of the centre of the city.

National | ČTK

Iraqi Defence Minister Arfan al-Hayali offered cooperation of intelligence services and in fighting terrorism to his Czech counterpart Karla Šlechtová in Prague on Monday. She will talk about the proposal with the military intelligence chiefs. If they show interest in the cooperation, an advanced team would check the situation in Iraq. The decision on the possible cooperation would be made based on the team's information, she added.

National | ČTK

The medieval Karlštejn Castle will be restored for CZK 95 million, 85 percent of which will be covered by an EU subsidy. Within the project, the Imperial Palace and the Castle Burgrave will be reconstructed. Besides, new display rooms and a modern visitors' centre will be built. The castle will remain open to the public during the reconstruction.

Politics | ČTK

The Social Democrats (ČSSD) will insist within their government-forming talks with ANO that a member of a possible joint cabinet have to resign if convicted, even if the verdict were not definitive, ČSSD head Jan Hamáček told ČTK on Monday.