Monday, 25 June 2018
Politics | Business Insider/Reuters

Czech president Milos Zeman said on Sunday he may appoint a new two-party cabinet on Tuesday or Wednesday following eight months of political instability after last October's election.

National | Brno Daily

The new Brno Territorial Plan will be approved between 2021 and 2022. On Tuesday, Brno city representatives approved guidelines for the drafting of a proposal for the new plan.

National | Brno Daily

The astronomical clock in náměstí Svobody, or as the city refers to it "the multifunctional clock machine", is undergoing renovation work in the coming days.

Prague | Prague TV

Some households in Prague will go without hot water temporarily. A large number of buildings get hot water from central heating plants, and some of the pipelines and plants will be undergoing planned maintenance.

National | Human Rights Watch

The Czech government expressed support on Friday for a same-sex marriage bill, sponsored by 46 members of parliament from various political parties.

Politics | Radio Prague

President Miloš Zeman will on Monday meet ministerial candidates for a government being assembled by ANO leader Andrej Babiš. The head of state will play host at his residence near Prague to several prospective ministers nominated by both ANO and the Social Democrats, who are set to form a two-party minority coalition backed by the Communists on key votes.

National | Radio Prague

The razing to the ground of the village of Ležáky in Eastern Bohemia and the murder of the local community by the Nazis was remembered on Sunday, 76 years after those terrible events took place. Hundreds of people attended a memorial at the spot where the atrocities occurred.

Politics | Radio Prague

President Miloš Zeman says that the Social Democrats' nominee for minister of foreign affairs, Miroslav Poche, has not been proposed to him as a cabinet member by the prime designate, Andrej Babiš of ANO. The president said in an interview on Sunday that there had been a blank space by foreign affairs in a list of ministerial candidates he received from Mr. Babiš.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech National Archive has taken possession of recently discovered film and audio recordings of the 1950s show trial of Rudolf Slánský and others. Since being found the materials had been looked after by the National Film Archive. The NFA comes under the Ministry of Culture, which had promised to apply for government funding for their care.

National | Radio Prague

The spokesman for President Miloš Zeman, Jiří Ovčáček, should quit over his comments on Twitter, says the president of the Czech Constitutional Court, Rychetský. Speaking in an interview published by the news site iDnes.cz, Mr. Rychetský said Mr. Ovčáček's position gave him no right whatever to express any opinions on the courts, domestic politics or foreign policy.

National | Radio Prague

The quality of water being fed into Czech reservoirs is rapidly declining, an expert from the Academy of Sciences told a conference in Prague on drinking water, and in some areas is on the verge of being untreatable, meaning it cannot be readily filtered to become potable.

National | Radio Prague

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has drawn condemnation from both the Czech president and PM for a speech she delivered on World Refugee Day in which she said there was "no moral or political justification" for Czechoslovakia's post-war expulsion of some 3 million ethnic Germans. Merkel's remarks came ahead of a series of meetings of EU leaders on the highly contentious issue of how to reform the bloc's migration and asylum policy while protecting its borders.

Prague | Radio Prague

After a two-year break, the annual Landscape Festival returns to Prague over the summer months after launching on Thursday on Vítkov hill. Featuring a wide range of musicians and artists, the free festival aims to draw attention to forgotten public spaces and urban landscapes in the capital by transforming them into cultural hubs.

National | Radio Prague

A ceremony was held in Prague on Thursday honouring General Heliodor Píka, who became the first victim of judicial murder in Czechoslovakia on 21 June 1949. He had been found guilty of treason in a Communist Party-orchestrated show trial.

National | Brno Daily

Food waste management is an issue discussed regularly in European institutions. The amount of food that Europeans throw away each year could feed up to 200 million people, it was reported at a recent conference on the topic.