Saturday, 1 November 2014
Politics | Radio Prague

President Miloš Zeman has defended his decision not to invite two university rectors to a Prague Castle ceremony marking Czechoslovakia Independence Day on 28 October, the most important Czech public holiday. Just like last year, Mr Zeman's office omitted the rectors of Brno's Masaryk University and the South Bohemian University in České Budějovice from the guest list over past disagreements.

National | Radio Prague

Despite an overall improvement in the quality of air in the Czech Republic, more than half of the country’s population is affected by air pollution, according to a report on air pollution in 2013 released by the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute.

News | Radio Prague

During his official visit to China, Czech President Miloš Zeman called for the lifting of visa requirements for Chinese citizens.

National | Radio Prague

No security flaws were found at the secondary school in Žďár nad Sázavovou where a mentally ill woman killed a 16-year-old student two weeks ago and injured another three people, Education Minister Marcel Chládek told TV Prima on Sunday.

National | Radio Prague

The transition from communism in 1989 saw crime rates quadruple and peak in 1999 when over 426,000 criminal acts were registered.

National | Radio Prague

A man convicted of last year’s murder of an influential Social Democrat politician has been sentenced to 17.5 years in prison.

National | Radio Prague

The chief justice of the Czech Constitutional Court, Pavel Rychetský, has asked for changes to the legislation to prevent insolvency abuse which he said was the biggest issue facing the country’s legal system.

Politics | Radio Prague

The opposition Civic Democrats are the only party in the lower house of the Czech Parliament that will boycott a planned trip of Czech MPs to Moscow, the news website novinky.cz reported on Sunday

National | Radio Prague

Women make up around 15 percent of tram drivers in the Czech capital, according to a report by news website novinky.cz.

National | Radio Prague

Two tunnels on the north Bohemian D8 motorway between Prague and the German border have been closed over problems with their lighting systems, the Czech road directorate said

Politics | Radio Prague

The ANO party in the southern city of České Budějovice has struck a deal with TOP 09, the Christian Democrats and the local grouping Citizens for Budějovice to form a coalition at the city hall, the local ANO party leader, Jiří Svoboda said.

Czech Republic and the EU | Radio Prague

The new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker received a relatively strong endorsement from MEPs on Wednesday, less than ten days before it assumes office on November 1.

Prague | Radio Prague

Prague City Tourism has just launched a million-crown-campaign aimed at attracting more Czech visitors to Prague.

Politics | Radio Prague

The ANO party, along with the Social Democrats and the three-way coalition of the Greens, the Christian Democrats and Mayors and Independents, who are holding talks on forming a coalition in Prague, have reached agreement on a division of seats in the City Council.

News | Radio Prague

The anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International has criticized a number of countries, among them Japan, Russia, Brazil and the Czech Republic, for not abiding by an OECD convention on combating bribery in international business transactions.