Tuesday, 22 August 2017
National | ČTK

Former Science Academy chairman Jiří Drahoš has collected 78,321 signatures on his petition, which is more than the 50,000 he needs to run for Czech president, he said at an informal meeting on Saturday. His team plans to continue collecting the signatures in a similar way as current President Miloš Zeman, who will seek re-election, and lyricist and former successful businessman Michal Horáček.

Prague | Prague TV

The Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia took place Aug. 21, 1968, making this year the 49th anniversary of the event. A public event to remember the invasion will take place at Wenceslas Square starting at 12:40 pm and run to 10 pm on Monday, Aug. 21.

Prague | Prague TV

The transportation card Lítačka may be getting more features. Prague City Hall is considering linking the card to discounts for bike- and car-sharing services.

National | ČTK

On Sunday, some 200 people, including Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, commemorated the Roma Holocaust at the memorial in Hodonín u Kunštátu, built at the site of a former Nazi interment camp for Roma people.

Prague | Real Estate | Prague TV

The most expensive Czech regions to rent a flat in are Prague and Plzeň. The cheapest rents are in Ústí nad Labem or Moravian-Silesia regions, according to an analysis by developer Trigema.

Politics | Bloomberg

Czech lawmakers launched a process to strip billionaire Andrej Babis of his parliamentary immunity over fraud allegations, the biggest challenge to his ambition to lead the country's next government after October elections.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

Czech Prime Minister Sobotka will debate the future of the EU and the economic and social coming close of its members at a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and the Austrian and Slovak PMs, Christian Kern and Robert Fico, to be held in Salzburg, Austria, on August 23.

Prague | ČTK

The Petrin observation tower in Prague was illuminated in the national colours of Spain in order to pay respect to the victims of the Thursday terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils on Friday.

National | ČTK

Experts from six EU states will monitor the three lynx populations in Europe, including the one in the Sumava area, south Bohemia, before outlining a strategy for the international protection of this endangered species within an EU-subsidised project prepared by the Czech Environment Ministry.

National | ČTK

Celebrations marking the centenary of the October 28, 1918 establishment of Czechoslovakia will be held in Brno's streets and the exhibition grounds on June 1-17 next year, Mayor Petr Vokral told a press conference on Friday.

National | ČTK

Bomb-disposal experts have found more than 800 rounds of ammunition from the Muna factory that exploded after WWII in a forest between Breclav and Valtice, which is a popular tourist destination, police bomb-disposal service chief Michal Dlouhy has said.

National | ČTK

A two-week joint exercise of the Czech and Israeli military forces ended at Israel's Tze'elim base in the Negev Desert this week, The Jerusalem Post wrote on Friday, and Czech General Staff spokesman Jan Sulc confirmed the information to CTK.

National | ČTK

Ten foreigners, a 37-year-old man and nine children aged from 10 to 17 years, from a Swiss music ensemble were hospitalised with gastrointestinal troubles last night, Prague sanitary station director Jan Jarolimek and emergency service spokeswoman Jana Postova said on Friday.

National | ČTK

Czechs' interest in watching videos on YouTube has increased by 35 percent year-on-year, according to the data released by the Czech branch of Google.

National | ČTK

The Czech Aurosa unfiltered unpasteurised semi-dark lager promoted as "the first beer for her" in a special pink champagne-like bottle faces backlash for being a "sexist product" in Britain, while it has scored success in Paris, daily Lidové noviny reported. Martina Šmírová, who started selling this beer in London recently, met with a number of ironic and mocking comments from British users on social networks.