Friday, 26 August 2016
National | ČTK

Czech school atlases must not label Jerusalem the capital of Israel, the Education Ministry has decided in reaction to a complaint from the Palestinian embassy, daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) writes on Monday.

National | Radio Prague

The country's Supreme Audit Office has found serious shortcomings in the Culture Ministry's handling of funds for the renovation and preservation of cultural heritage sites.

National | Radio Prague

The state prosecutor said he was seeking 2-3 year suspended sentences for former officials at Prague City Hall, including the former mayors Bohuslav Svoboda and Tomáš Hudeček and a former city councillor for IT, in connection with the Prague Opencard.

National | ČTK

Anti-Islam activist Martin Konvička organised a performance showing the invasion of the Islamic State group in the country on Sunday, many of the strolling tourists ran away from the city's central square when the group started firing from toy guns and the police ended Konvicka's event. Konvicka rode a camel, being followed by an off-road vehicle full of men masked like Islamic fighters who fired in the air from toy guns and shouted Allahu Akbar.

National | ČTK

Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka will have two meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week, first on Thursday, August 25, when she will arrive in Prague, and one day later in Warsaw, together with the other PMs of the Visegrad Four (V4).

Prague | Prague TV

Trams routes in Prague will undergo a big overhaul as of Aug. 28. Some nine lines will have route changes while three new lines will be introduced. A dozen lines will remain unchanged.

National | ČTK

A brothel in Cheb, west Bohemia, officially run as a boarding house, has received a one-million-crown EU subsidy for reconstruction within support for local tourism, Mladá fronta Dnes wrote on Friday.

National | Radio Prague

The 14th annual Czech Winegrower of the Year competition culminated in a gala ceremony held in Prague's Žofín on Thursday evening. 604 samples were tasted in total, with the overall winner, Bzenec chateaux winery.

National | The Guardian

Remains of British-trained killers of Reinhard Heydrich thought to lie neglected in an unmarked grave in Prague cemetery.

National | Radio Prague

Foundation Charter 77 has started raising money for a bell to honour the late president Václav Havel on the fifth anniversary of his death in December of this year.

National | ČTK

The Czech Republic has no career system for the occupation of some top posts in the police and the army, Andor Sandor has written in daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) in relation to the fact that Jiri Lang is leaving the post of BIS counter-intelligence head after 13 years.

National | ČTK

Czech Culture Minister Daniel Herman and Minister for Human Rights Jiri Dienstbier were among those who commemorated the 48th anniversary of the country's invasion by the armies of the Warsaw Pact outside the seat of the public Czech Radio on Sunday.

National | ČTK

The Usti Region is setting up its film office that will attract film makers and tourists to the area, the region's spokeswoman Lucie Dosedelova has told CTK.

National | ČTK

The West German secret service had known of the Soviet plans for a military intervention in Czechoslovakia in 1968, daily Lidove noviny (LN) wrote on Saturday, citing a new study of German and Czech historians available on the website of the Czech civilian intelligence UZSI in both Czech and German.

National | ČTK

The arrival of Robert Slachta, former head of the Czech police Squad for Uncovering Organised Crime (UOOZ) at the Customs Administration is in consistence with law, the Finance Ministry said on Friday in reaction to critics, including security corps trade unions.