Sunday, 17 February 2019
National | Business | Radio Prague

Psychiatric care in the Czech Republic has been profiting from a trend towards external care, which keeps psychiatric institutions from overflowing and lets patients function in society. To support this development, the Health Ministry set up special mobile psychiatric teams in 2018 and plans to create up to 100 in the future. But securing financing from health insurance companies may prove crucial.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Czech Television reports, based on data from the CERMAT organisation, that the number of students graduating with mathematics at the high school-leaving Maturita exams, is at its lowest in 8 years.

National | Radio Prague

There is a serious shortage of young doctors entering the Czech health system, with many physicians choosing to work in Western countries instead. In response, the Ministry of Health is considering measures that would oblige doctors to remain in the country for a certain period after their studies. However, many in the target group say the problem lies elsewhere.

Prague | Real Estate | Prague TV

New flats in the Czech Republic have risen out of reach for many people, and that has put pressure on the prices of already existing flats, according to data from real estate server Bezrealitky.cz.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Czech Television reports that the country's oldest university, Charles University in Prague, has filed a new suit against President Milos Zeman, for continuing to refuse to honour the university's choice of new professors.

National | Brno Daily

A new web application released by the City Architect's Office provides an interactive map of Brno's retail and service facilities, allowing users to browse the data to find out which areas of Brno have the largest concentration of shops or which services can be accessed at what time and place.

Czech Republic and the EU | ECFR.eu

Prague and Bratislava can jointly develop a more visible profile within the Visegrad 4 group and counter the overall dominance of Hungary and Poland.

National | Business | Radio Prague

The Dvořák American Heritage Association is one of a number of organisations based at the Bohemian National Hall in New York. Its impressive Dvořák Room houses a rich array of items connected to the composer, who did ground-breaking work during a stay in the city in the 1890s.

Czech Republic and the EU | Business | Council of Europe

In a report published on Monday, the Council of Europe's anti money laundering body MONEYVAL finds that, despite progress in the Czech Republic to combat money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing, the authorities should take a more proactive approach with regard to ML investigations.

Politics | Prague Daily Monitor

The latest Kantar CZ political opinion poll for Czech Television, for the month of January, shows that support for the Pirates and the ODS has declined, since November. ANO continues to lead the pack, with 32.5% of the vote, but the second and third ranked Pirates and ODS, have each seen their vote share drop by 2.5%, to 16.5% and 13.5% respectively, from November.

National | Business | Radio Prague

Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomáš Petříček is due to visit Washington this month to discuss a bilateral and global issues with the U.S. secretaries of state and defence, and President Trump's national security advisor.

Politics | Business | Radio Prague

A group of Czech senators recently accused President Miloš Zeman of gross violation of the Constitution and began drafting an official bill of impeachment. However, the chances of the liberal Senator 21 group finding the support to force out the head of state seem extremely slim. But why is it so hard to remove a Czech president?

Prague | Prague TV

Prague attracted almost 7.9 million visitors last year. This is a 3.2 percent increase compared to 2017. Foreign tourists accounted for 6.67 million. The number of guests from abroad increased by only 1.7 percent, while Czechs increased 12 percent, according to a City Hall press release posted on Tumblr.

Prague | Prague TV

Renovation work on Malostranské náměstí could begin by the start of 2020. There have been several delays since the project was announced, and a building permit was only issued at the start of December 2018.

Prague | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Czech Television (CT) reports that the Veleslavin suburb of Prague will have a new railway terminal, which will be built as part of the proposed train line, to Prague Airport and Kladno.