Sunday, 23 November 2014
National | Radio Prague

Politicians and others have been marking the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution since Monday morning, laying wreathes and flowers and lighting candles at the memorial to student demonstrators in the centre of Prague.

National | Radio Prague

Developments following the fall of communism in then Czechoslovakia have failed the expectations of most Czechs and Slovaks, according to a survey for Czech and Slovak public broadcasters.

National | Radio Prague

Police in the city of Brno on Monday were forced to step in on Monday to prevent a clash between student demonstrators and far right extremists, holding separate protests.

National | Radio Prague

During protests at Prague's Albertov where the Czech president was drowned out by chanting, whistling and jeers, his German counterpart, Joachim Gauck, was struck in the temple by a thrown egg.

Politics | Radio Prague

President Miloš Zeman on Monday welcomed German President Joachim Gauck at Prague Castle, together the heads of state from Slovakia, Hungary and Poland (part of the Visegrad 4).

Politics | Radio Prague

The Czech and Slovak prime ministers, Bohuslav Sobotka and Robert Fico, have criticized the influence of business on politics. Mr Sobotka, who appeared along with his Slovak counterpart in a debate on Czech TV on Sunday, said entrepreneurs had discredited political parties.

News | Radio Prague

Czech hospitals will not accept Syrian patients for treatment as part of the international MEDEVAC programme, the news website lidovky.cz reports.

Prague | Radio Prague

Prague's Na Homolce hospital “ineffectively, uneconomically and unaccountably” spent CZK 3.4 billion, or nearly USD 154 million, over the past five years, the news agency ČTK reported on Saturday quoting a Health Ministry audit.

Politics | Radio Prague

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has approved the nomination of Dan Ťok for the post of transport minister, Mr Ťok told reporters after meeting with the prime minister on Saturday.

Prague | Radio Prague

Thousands of believers attended a mass in honour of St Agnes of Bohemia in St Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle on Saturday, the news agency ČTK reported.

Prague | Radio Prague

Representatives of the ANO party, the Social Democrats and the three-way grouping of the Green Party, the Christian Democrats and Mayors and Independents have signed a coalition agreement on administrating Prague. Adriana Krnáčová of the ANO party, which won the local elections in Prague, will be the city's new mayor, the first woman ever in the city's top post. ANO will hold the city's finances, security, health and housing.

National | Radio Prague

A newly-released government report on state of the Czech environment for the year 2013 has underscored the continued issue of poor air quality across the Czech Republic.

National | Deutsche Welle

Authorites in Germany and the Czech Republic have arrested 15 suspects in Leipzig and Prague after 2.9 metric tons of the chemical chloroephedrine, which is used to make crystal meth, was seized by police.

National | Radio Prague

A full 58 percent of Czechs say they have trouble making ends meet on their present income, according to a survey conducted by the CVVM polling agency.

National | Radio Prague

A number of NGOs active in the field of human rights and minorities have issued a joint declaration which points to what they call persisting discrimination of Roma children in the Czech education system.