Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Prague | Real Estate | Prague TV

A working group to create a new building law has been set up at Prague City Hall, according to Prague Mayor Adriana Krnáčová, who was speaking at a real estate related conference. Experts agree with city officials that the current system of land-use planning and construction permitting needs to be overhauled. Krnáčová says the lengthy building permit process is one of the main reasons why available apartments are currently lacking in Prague. The short supply leads to sharp increases in housing prices.

Prague | Radio Prague

Prague City council's executive committee has backed demolishing the city's historic Libeň Bridge, a 1928 construction with Cubist elements, rather than opt for renovation. If the plan goes ahead, a new bridge will be built in its place. Proponents argue that saving the original would be almost costly as building a new bridge and will require less maintenance moving forward.



National | ČTK

The Czech police accused five of the seven Dutch men in their 20s and early 30s whom they detained at Prague airport on Monday over a suspected brutal attack on a waiter in a downtown restaurant on Saturday.

National | ČTK

A new book on the beginning of the Charter 77 anti-communist manifesto and movement in Czechoslovakia, written by historians Petr Blažek and Radek Schovánek, includes some so far unknown circumstances and unpublished documents.

Finance | ČTK

The Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) want the monthly pension of a mother to be increased by 500 crowns for each child she raised, their chairman Pavel Bělobrádek told journalists on Tuesday.

Business | Radio Prague

The revenues of Czech music business increased last year by 11 percent to 834 million crowns, according to a press release by the Czech branch of International Federation of Phonographic Industry.

National | Radio Prague

Plastic surgeons at Olomouc university hospital say they have performed a unique operation in the country when they transferred a toe to replace part of a woman's finger.

Life | Prague TV

There is a tradition in the Czech Republic as well as some other nearby countries of burning an effigy of a witch on a bonfire on April 30. Several Prague districts organize family-friendly events and there is also a large one at Žluté lázně, followed by an evening concert.

Arts | ČTK

The National Gallery in Prague has opened an exhibition of works by Austrian modernists Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) and Egon Schiele (1890-1918) from its collections on the occasion of their 100th death anniversary. The exhibition entitled The End of the Golden Times will last until July 15.

Prague | Prague TV

The Botanical Gardens in Troja will make a new entry area this year that will include a nature trail on the building's roof. The studio Fránek Architects won a competition for the new entrance design.

more life