Saturday, 20 December 2014
National | Radio Prague

A specially-commissioned bust of the late Czech president is set to be unveiled at Ireland's parliament in March.

National | Radio Prague

On Thursday, December 18th, Czechs marked the third anniversary of the death of Václav Havel, the legend of the Velvet Revolution and the country's first post-communist president.

National | Radio Prague

Mayors of municipalities in the close vicinity of the Temelín nuclear power plant have called on the Czech government to carry on with the plant's expansion.

National | Radio Prague

A Czech woman has filed a lawsuit with a court in Norway appealing a decision of the country's social services to take away her two sons and place them in foster care, the paper Mladá fronta Dnes reported on Thursday.

Prague | Radio Prague

Among the many Christmas events underway in Prague at this time of year is an exhibition of nativity scenes and bells at Bethlehem Chapel in the city centre.

Prague | The Prague Post

If the number of tourists stays on track, the Christmas season could bring 250,000 foreign visitors to Prague, according to CzechTourism.

Czech Republic and the EU | The Prague Post

The Council of the European Union reached a political agreement on a draft directive to reduce the consumption of lightweight plastic bags.

National | Radio Prague

The Senate on Thursday approved a three-percent hike in salaries for lawmakers. Under the new legislation, which was passed by the Senate without debate, the basic monthly salary of an MP will increase next year by 17,500 crowns, to 57,600 crowns.

National | Radio Prague

Minister of Education Marcel Chládek appointed 64 new professors on Thursday. The ceremony at Prague's Karolinum was not attended by President Miloš Zeman, who, according to his spokesman Jiří Ovčáček, was getting ready for the upcoming meeting with the Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liebermann.

National | Radio Prague

Three foreign nationals, who are accused by the US of collaborating with terrorists, denied their guilt at a hearing at Prague's municipal court on Thursday. Ali Fayad, Faouzi Jaber of Libanon and Chalid Marabi of the Ivory Coast were allegedly planning to sell weapons and cocaine to American secret agents, who were disguised as members of a Colombian terrorist organisation.

National | Radio Prague

Czechs disposed of unused medicines worth almost CZK 2 billion last year, according to a survey carried out by the State Institute for Drug Control. Unused medicines made up for more than 3% of all the medication supplies to pharmacies and hospitals.

National | Radio Prague

A man who set himself on fire in central Prague on Tuesday night has died of his injuries, a spokesman for the Vinohrady hospital in the capital said. The man, who was 56, doused himself in a flammable liquid and set himself alight at the top of Wenceslas Square shortly before midnight.

National | Bloomberg

A 56-year-old Czech man was in critical condition after setting himself on fire at Wenceslas Square in the center of Prague, according to the city's Emergency Medical Service.

Prague | Radio Prague

A court of appeals in Prague on Wednesday sentenced the former head of Prague City Hall's IT department, Ivan Seyček, to 3.5 years in prison over his role in the controversial Opencard project.

Czech Republic and the EU | Radio Prague

The European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen has warned the Czech government that if it fails to address shortcoming related to the country's recently approved civil service act, EU funding for Czech operational programme in the period 2014 – 2020 will be put on hold, the news website lidovky.cz reported on Wednesday.