Monday, 22 April 2019
Prague | Prague TV

Prague City Hall is dealing with the construction of new bridges. A designer has been chosen for the planned bridge Dvorecký most, which will join Prague's Podolí and Zlíchov districts within four years. The Prague City Council also approved the selection of a supplier for construction documentation for a footbridge between Holešovice and Karlín.

Politics | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

STAN, the party of mayors and independents, suggested at a conference in the Chamber of Deputies, on Monday, that the country would be better off if several government bodies moved their offices from Prague, to the regions. STAN has drafted a law on the subject and is looking for support from other parties.

National | Business | Brno Daily

Brno employees from the city council and all other city companies have donated over 700 kg of food and other basic goods for the homeless. The food collected will go to the various facilities of the Social Welfare Department, where social workers work with people in need, so that the food can be distributed effectively to those who really need help.

Politics | Prague Daily Monitor

Transport Minister Dan Ťok (ANO) told Novinky.cz on Monday, that he will be exiting the government shortly. Ťok said that he had agreed on his exit with Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) and that the PM would decide the exact date shortly. Ťok is the longest serving Transport Minister and took over the post in December 2014, serving both, in the previous Bohuslav Sobotka (ČSSD) government and in the current cabinet. Ťok said he was exhausted and wanted to exit politics.

Prague | Prague TV

The sixth edition of Prague Design Week will be held April 15-21 on two floors of náměstí Republiky 7. Over 60 exhibitors will take part. They include Petr Kopecký and his products from naturally dried wood, under the brand EnjoyTimber.com, and the young designer Anna Jožová, who has made a series of vases decorated with shards of discarded glass in a collection called Eternity.

Czech Republic and the EU | Business | VOA

As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) heads into its eighth decade amidst doubts in some quarters of its contemporary relevance, the Czech Republic's Foreign Minister tells VOA that there's "huge consensus" among political parties in his country in support of NATO membership and of America's leadership within the alliance.

Prague | Prague TV

Prague City Hall, in cooperation with the Town Hall of Prague 1, is considering creating a decree that would set the closing time of bars in and around Dlouhá Street and other problem areas.

Politics | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Czech Television reports that Agriculture Minister Miroslav Toman (ČSSD) is alleged to have a conflict of interest, due to a bunch of suspicious land deals made by his father, Miroslav Toman Sr., when Toman Jr. was a Deputy Minister at the ministry.

Prague | Prague TV

About three dozen taxis gathered in Strahov and went down to Malostranské náměstí to voice opposition to an amendment to the Road Transport Act that the taxi drivers say favors services such as Uber or Taxify.

National | Business | Brno Daily

This past weekend, a total of 50 Brno City Police officers joined thousands of volunteers in the clean-up drive organised by Ukliďme svět, ukliďme Česko. According to the data available, there were 2,273 cleaning events which were held during the weekend, involving 65,000 volunteers.

National | Business | Brno Daily

The Brno Transport Company (DPMB) will continue with more testing, and has decided to increase the data limit for the WiFi available on public transportation.

Politics | Business | Global Voices

While Slovakia and the Czech Republic officially and amicably split in 1993, their societies still share strong cultural, economic, and political links — to the point that some segments of Czech society are calling Zuzana Čaputová, Slovakia's president-elect, as a "Czech president".

National | Business | Radio Prague

The Civic Democrats have come out with a new amendment to the Czech driving legislation, which would allow drivers to have up to two lagers before taking the wheel. They hope to table the proposal at the next session of the Chamber of Deputies, but there appears to be scant support for the idea in the lower house. ANO deputy Dr. Rostislav Vyzula, who sits in the Committee on Health Care, said Czechs are not ready for it and it could lead to a rise in alcohol consumption among drivers.

National | Business | Radio Prague

Czech archaeologists have made another significant discovery in Egypt, unearthing the tomb of an Egyptian dignitary dating back to the end of the Fifth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom. They also revealed the identity of an ancient Egyptian queen at a pyramid complex in south Saqqara near Cairo, which had long baffled experts.

Prague | Prague TV

City Hall has announced an open tender for leases to operate the wall cubicles at Náplavka on Rašínovo nábřeží and Hořejší nábřeží. The main criteria are the quality of the project and its compliance with the overall concept of developing Prague's Vltava waterfront.