Thursday, 5 December 2019
National | Prague Daily Monitor

Presidential candidate Jiří Drahoš, who lost against Miloš Zeman in the last election, is sure that disinformation was one of the main reasons. The more momentum he gained in his campaign, the more trolls and conspiracies were brought out. After winning a seat in the senate, Drahoš became active about the risks of disinformation, and the need to educate others how to fight back or even be made aware of the issue.

Prague | Prague Daily Monitor

The city of Prague is getting ready to work with a new supplier of transit stops and is testing an updated model for a fully covered, modern transit stop. The city says that there are not enough stops in the city which cover the public from the elements. The new version under consideration is one of seven offered by Artěl, the designer.

Prague | Expats.cz

Prague City Hall is starting a pilot project to support community events. From January to March 2020, the city wants to support local festivities, book and clothing bazaars or inter-generational events. Individuals or associations will be able to apply for up to 50,000 CZK, and a total of 3 million CZK are earmarked for the first three months of the program.

Prague | Prague Daily Monitor

Prague plans on rebuilding the left wing of the Industrial Palace at the Výstaviště building in Stromovka. The plan also calls for renovation of the entire complex. A fire destroyed the left wing in 2008 and after years of deciding what to do, the project should move forward.

National | Radio Prague

The Moravian town of Nové Město is renaming a street on its main square in honour of a Jewish family whose tragic fate featured in the international bestseller Hana's Suitcase.

Prague | Expats.cz

City Hall has put all Prague's municipal holiday events in one easy to use website.

Czech Republic and the EU | Business | Radio Prague

A European Commission audit has found Czech PM Andrej Babiš to be in a conflict of interest over EU subsidies paid to the Agrofert holding he founded and placed in a trust fund two years ago, the weekly magazine Respekt reported on Sunday. The European Commission has told Czech Radio this is the final version of the audit first leaked in preliminary form earlier this year. However, Mr. Babis and his regional development minister insist it is not.

National | Business | Romea

The Czech Police have been investigating more and more bias crimes involving hatred recently. Does this mean racism is increasing here, on average? Political scientist Jan Charvát says that in reality, such cases have always existed here, but in the past the public didn't pay attention to them.

National | Prague Daily Monitor

Three years ago the Czech Republic launched the philosophy of educating children with disorders with the general student population. The National Institute of Continuing Education is therefore mapping the attitudes and needs of 6349 teachers and 355 headmasters in the area of inclusive education.

National | Radio Prague

Last week's release of the Czech Security Information Service's (BIS) annual report was widely covered by Czech media and even some foreign outlets. What stood out was the considerable amount of detail that the public version contained on Russian and Chinese spying operations in the country last year. So what are these two states up to? And what are their reasons?

Prague | Radio Prague

The historical Koh-i-noor factory building in Prague's Vršovice district is set to be converted into a residential area with apartments, restaurants and other public facilities, the website daily e15 wrote on Friday. The investment project is expected to cost around two billion crowns.

National | Business | Radio Prague

Charges have been dropped against four Czech Army officers in connection with the mysterious death of an Afghan, the news site Ekonomický Deník reported. The individual concerned, Wahidullah Khan, seems to have been responsible for shooting Czech dead soldier Tomáš Procházka in Shindand, Afghanistan last year.

Czech Republic and the EU | Radio Prague

Incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen's new team of commissioners was confirmed in office by a vote of the European Parliament on Wednesday. The EC's first female president promised a transformation that would touch "every part of the EU's society and economy", with the fight against climate change at the top of her list.

National | Radio Prague

The murky death of Jan Masaryk in 1948 has been back in the news recently, after the discovery of fresh evidence prompted the reopening of the case. The new investigation is welcomed by Masaryk's great-niece Charlotta Kotik, who says that if he had wished to kill himself he would have done it in his characteristic style.

Prague | Expats.cz

The Christmas tree in Prague's Old Town Square will be lit at 4:30 pm on Saturday, November 30, and the Christmas market there and at Wenceslas Square, as well as most of the remaining markets that haven't already started, will open at the same time.