Thursday, 21 September 2017
Prague | Prague TV

A replica of a Marian column is not going to be placed back on Old Town Square. City Hall has voted to take steps to terminate its contractual obligations and to withdraw permission for the replica to be put back on the original location.

Prague | Prague TV

The parking situation in Prague should be getting a bit better. Prague 7 finally opened a new parking garage at Letná, and more underground lots are planned.

National | ČTK

President Milos Zeman supported Regional Development Minister Karla Slechtova as head of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) in his conversation with the President of the UN General Assembly, Slovak Miroslav Lajcak, on Monday.

National | ČTK

President Milos Zeman discussed migration and U.S. politics with Ivana Trump, former wife of his US counterpart Donald Trump, during their lunch at the beginning of Zeman's working visit to the USA on Monday.

National | ČTK

The Saudi Hawks aerobatic team showed its training at the Mosnov airport on Monday, replacing its planned performance within the NATO Days that could not be held at the weekend due to bad weather.

National | ČTK

The consumption of alcohol and tobacco in the Czech Republic is still high, experts from the State Health Institute (SZU) said at a press conference on Monday, presenting results of the respective survey from last year.

National | ČTK

The Brno-seated Museum of Roma Culture will be in charge of the new memorial established on the site of a former wartime Roma concentration camp in Hodonin near Kunstat, south Moravia, the government's press department has told CTK, citing the government's decision on Monday.

National | ČTK

Poaching gangs continue devastating Czech nature, using state-of-the-art equipment such as laser sights, night vision, silencers and even refrigerated trucks with which they go to forests, daily Lidove noviny (LN) wrote on Monday.

National | ČTK

Czech psychiatrists are going to analyse data on suicides in the country in order to reveal places in which suicides are often committed and propose measures to decrease the popularity of the suicide hotspots, daily Lidove noviny (LN) wrote on Monday.

National | Radio Prague

A strict new foreigners' law went into effect in August of this year despite protests from human rights organizations, NGOs working with migrants and the Czech Chamber of Commerce who all argue that it is extremely unfriendly to foreigners from non-EU member states. Now a Czech senator has decided to challenge the law in the Constitutional Court on the argument that it violates the country's international commitments as well as its own constitution.

Prague | ČTK

An exhibition of photos showing Prague buildings linked to the family of the late Czech president Václav Havel and events that occurred in them was opened in the historical Werich Villa garden in Prague's Kampa island on Friday. The exhibition is based on a book by architecture historian Zdeněk Lukeš.

Prague | Prague TV

Prague City Hall approved the Smart City concept, which is intended to make resident's lives easier through modern technology. The city will set aside CZK 600 million for smart projects such as traffic management, public WiFi, new lighting systems and ecological recovery of waste.

National | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman will meet his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and General Assembly head Miroslav Lajčák, and have lunch with President Donald Trump's Czech-born ex-wife during his upcoming visit to the USA.

Czech Republic and the EU | Prague TV

The European Commission wants to get clear evidence that food and cleaning items sold under the same names are not the same in different markets. The Commission wants to test to see if there are is a double quality standard, and has allocated EUR 2 million (CZK 52 million) for the purpose.

National | ČTK

The Czech Republic was one of the destinations of the money from a corruption fund with which Azerbaijan bribed EU politicians into lobbying for it, daily Mladá fronta Dnes wrote on Friday, publishing a graft story of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).