Monday, 22 April 2019
National | Brno Daily

Four new public rapid-charging stations for electric cars will be built by Teplárny Brno (Brno Heating Plant Company). The works will begin in June. The drivers will be able to start using them this autumn, Brno City reports on its official website.

National | Radio Prague

A group of Czech mothers known as the "breastfeeding guerrillas" – Kojící guerila – held a "feed-in" shortly before lunchtime on Monday at local branches of Austria's Raiffeisen bank. The protest was called over a specific incident at a Prague branch, but is part of a long-running campaign to change public attitudes.

Prague | Prague TV

Prague Airport will be the first airport in Europe to work with Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, which handles the world's most passengers annually. Representatives of both airports signed a cooperation agreement in early April in the United States.

Politics | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Outgoing Transport Minister Dan Ťok (ANO) will not only finish his term as minister at the end of April, but also resigned from the Chamber of Deputies, as he gave up his responsibilities as an MP, on Monday.

Politics | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

President Miloš Zeman met with future Transport Minister Vladimír Kremlík and future Industry Minister Karel Havlíček, at the Lány Chateau, on Monday. Both were nominated by Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO), last week, to replace Dan Ťok and Marta Nováková, from his party, as ministers.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

The Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc will be in Prague, on an official visit from April 16th to 18th. According to Vlada.cz, Nguyen will meet with Prime Minister Andre Babis (ANO) on the morning of Wednesday April 17th, to discuss the strengthening of economic relations between the two nations, at Straka Academy, Babis’ office.

Politics | Prague Daily Monitor

Vít Rakušan, the First Vice Chairman of STAN, the party of mayors and independents, was voted in as the party's new Chairman, over the weekend. Rakušan will take over from Petr Gazdík, who announced he was stepping down from the role, at the end of 2018. According to Czech Television, Rakušan, who is also the Mayor of Kolín, an MP and a Regional Representative, will give up the Mayor's post, as he concentrates on STAN's campaign for the upcoming regional elections.

Prague | Radio Prague

A bust of the late Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo is due to be unveiled at Prague's DOX gallery today. The ceremony is part of an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Among the guests will be Liu Xiaobo's widow and two of the former student leaders.

Politics | Prague Daily Monitor

Screenwriter David Smoljak (STAN) won a runoff against long-time Prague 9 Mayor and ODS candidate Jan Jarolím, for the Prague 9 senatorial seat, over the weekend. Smoljak won comfortably with 59.5% of the vote and Jarolím managed only 40.5% of the vote.

Politics | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

The latest political opinion polls conducted by Kantar CZ, for Czech Television, show that support for ANO and the Pirate Party continues to rise, at the cost of support for a number of other parties.

Politics | Prague | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Zdeněk Hřib (Pirates), Prague's Mayor, wrote an open letter to his coalition partner Jiří Pospíšil (TOP 09), the leader of the Spojené síly alliance, criticizing his recent comments about the coalition.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Czech Television reports that the Latvian driver of the van, which was stopped on the D1 Highway, on Thursday morning, carrying 13 Iraqi refugees who had crossed the border illegally, is in jail in Brno.

National | Business | Brno Daily

Andrew Feustel, an American geophysicist and astronaut with Czech ancestry who is known for bringing various symbols of the Czech culture into orbit, was in the city of Brno last week.

Prague | Prague Daily Monitor

The Ministry of Culture announced on its website on Thursday that it had once again recognised the historical, brutalist shopping centre Kotva in Prague, as part of the country's protected cultural heritage. The building, which was built in the 1970s and designed by the husband and wife architect duo of Vladimir and Vera Machonin, represents a high-point in the city's brutalist architectural history.

Prague | Prague TV

Fans of architecture will get another chance to see inside some normally inaccessible places. The Open House Prague festival, in its fifth edition, will open the gates of 80 buildings and other premises on the weekend of May 18–19 for free.