Sunday, 4 December 2016
Prague | Prague TV

During the Christmas holidays, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day some 5% more tourists are expected than last year, according to Prague City Tourism. Fewer Americans are expected, though, due to security concerns.

National | ČTK

The largest US spy drones, Global Hawks, will be allowed to fly over Czech territory as of 2017, the Czech government decided in late October, daily Pravo reports.

Czech Republic and the EU | Radio Prague

A group of Czechs working in European institutions in Brussels teamed up with professional singers to stage a performance of Rusalka, perhaps the best-known opera by Antonín Dvořák.

National | ČTK

Michal Plocek, a 22-year-old elite rower, who represented the Czech Republic and was the world champion in the junior and under 23 categories, was found dead in a Prague sports boat yard on Monday evening.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech Republic is for the first time fully taking part in Giving Tuesday, a global event created back in 2012 to promote charitable and philanthropic acts.

National | ČTK

The Czech Republic is short of centres that offer psychotherapeutic treatment for free, as a result of which patients have to wait for months unless they prefer visiting a psychotherapist whose services are not covered from health insurance and people must pay for them, Pravo wrote on Tuesday.

National | ČTK

The Czech military should buy drones, for monitoring and later combat operations, President Milos Zeman, who is the supreme commander of Czech armed forces, told a command meeting on Tuesday.

Prague | ČTK

A sculpture of Eliska, the 14th-century Bohemian queen from the domestic Premyslid dynasty, together with her small son, future Holy Emperor Charles IV, was unveiled in the courtyard of the historical complex of Charles University in Prague, on Monday, Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) wrote on Tuesday.

National | ČTK

About one thousand Czechs have been serving prison sentences abroad, mainly in the neighbouring Germany and Austria, and most often they were punished for drug crimes and theft, daily Mlada fronta Dnes wrote on Tuesday.

National | ČTK

The Czech state is going to spend millions of crowns on promoting its unique Baroque heritage as a tourist attraction to replace this year's 700th anniversary of Bohemian King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, daily Lidove noviny (LN) wrote on Tuesday.

Prague | Radio Prague

The company Metroprojekt is set to build a high-speed rail line between Prague's Václav Havel Airport and the city's Veleslavín, which is where travelers now transfer from the Metro system to a bus to the airport.

Prague | Prague TV

The city will get new train stations within four years at Rajská zahrada, Eden and Zahradní Město, which will also connect with public transportation. The stations will get modernized tracks among other things.

National | ČTK

The National Security Office (NBU) will rebuild a part of former barracks in Brno-Černá Pole into a new seat of the National Cyber Security Centre for up to 400 employees within a broad plan that the Czech government approved on Monday.

National | ČTK

Foreigners will be able to work in the Czech Republic for a longer time without extending their visas, according to an amendment to the law on foreigners' stay and changes to the relevant laws that the government approved on Monday.

Politics | ČTK

Finance Minister Andrej Babis's ANO would win the elections to the Czech Chamber of Deputies now, but the Social Democrats in the second position have closed the gap by one-third to 10%, according to the latest poll conducted by the CVVM.