Tuesday, 13 November 2018
National | Radio Prague

Czech scientists are using the latest technology to study the ancient roads of the Bohemian kingdom. Unlike Western Europe, the area of present-day Czechia was not colonized by the Romans, who developed a sophisticated network of paved routes or "via Romana". This means the road system was developed without any earlier blueprints.

National | Radio Prague

This year's Václav Havel Award for the Advancement of Civil Society handed out by the Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation VIZE 97 has gone to Fred Malek, one of the most successful U.S. businessmen and philanthropists of Czech origin. The prize, presented by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, recognises Mr. Malek's outstanding contribution to Czech-US relations.

Politics | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

The latest Kantar CZ poll for Czech Television, which looks at support for political parties should parliamentary elections be held today, saw support for the Pirates and ODS rise to 16% and 14% respectively.

National | Reuters

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš said on Thursday he wanted to pull the Czech Republic out of a United Nations migration agreement and would discuss this with his governing coalition partner. Babiš expressed his dislike of the pact a day after Austria said it would follow the United States and Hungary in backing out of the U.N. pact over concerns that it would blur the line between legal and illegal migration.

National | Radio Prague

Politicians, MPs, experts on security and defence and foreign guests assembled at a conference on security at Prague Castle on Thursday. The conference addressed not only present-day security threats but the links between security and democracy, or the state of the economy.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš addressed a security conference in Prague on Thursday and said that the Czech Republic and central Europe need NATO.

Prague | Prague TV

Travelers have been reporting that their transit coupons stored on Lítačka cards are not registering when the cards are checked by ticket inspectors. The problem was first apparent in September when Lítačka was launched in an online shop.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

The Chamber of Deputies passed an amendment to the Labour Code on Thursday, guaranteeing employees compensation for the entire duration of sick leave. Previously, employees were only eligible for compensation after the first three days, and received nothing before that. The Confederation of Industry estimates that the changes, which come into effect from next year, will cost employers CZK 8 billion annually.

Prague | Prague TV

Trams and pedestrians can go under the overpass near the Vltavská metro stop at Bubenská street, starting Nov. 1. Cars are still excluded from using the surface of the overpass though. The overpass, which had to be closed due to its poor condition, has been provisionally secured.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

The Chamber of Deputies on Thursday voted against lifting Communist MP Zdeněk Ondráček's immunity, as requested by the police, to pursue a criminal case of defamation against him. The police were acting on a complaint by former Presidential candidate Michal Horáček against Ondráček.

Prague | Prague TV

Prague was ranked 23rd in an index most sustainable cities in 2018, which was the best in the CEE region. Europe made a strong showing compared to the rest of the world, taking eight spots out of the top 10.

Prague | Business | Radio Prague

Parliament is discussing a new legislation amendment, which intends to make it easier for district authorities to remove aging car wrecks abandoned in otherwise useful parking spaces.

National | Brno Daily

Temperatures in the first two weeks of November will be above average; the third week is expected to see a combination of average and above average temperatures, according to the regular monthly forecast from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute.

National | Business | Radio Prague

Among the recipients of the state awards handed out by President Miloš Zeman on October 28, was Karel Lánský – a legend of Czech Radio broadcasting. For eight dramatic days after the Soviet led-invasion of Czechoslovakia Lánský and his team kept independent Czechoslovak Radio on the airwaves, broadcasting from secret locations in Prague and running the operation from his flat close to the radio's Vinohrady headquarters.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš added to the debate on the scrapping of Daylight Savings Time within the European Union on Wednesday, and suggested that the Czechs would chose staying in winter time permanently.