Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Czech Republic and the EU | Reuters

The designated Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš said that the European Union should not push Czechs over their refusal to shelter asylum-seekers, because it could strengthen extremist parties in the country. The European Union's executive will sue Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic in the bloc's top court for their refusal to host asylum-seekers, Brussels said on Thursday. Babiš, whose government is due to be appointed by President Miloš Zeman on Dec. 13, repeated his country's stance on migrants.

Arts | Prague TV

You may have noticed some atypical decorations on the Kotva shopping mall. On the facade, there are 11 gingerbread figures each measuring over three meters and weighing 100 kilograms. They are the work of international artist Marek Schovánek. The gingerbread figures invite people to an exhibition inside called Anarchist Cookie Shop, which has turned part of the third floor of Kotva into an anarchist cafe.



Politics | ČTK

Several Czech politicians criticised President Miloš Zeman for having attended the national conference of the anti-European populist Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) on Saturday. The SPD praised Zeman, but it did not express direct support to his candidacy in the January presidential election.

Business | ČTK

Experts from the Czech company IQ Structures have invented a way of improving holograms and they were awarded a certificate of merit for holography innovations at a world conference in Barcelona in November.

Prague | Real Estate | Prague TV

The construction of the Letná shopping center started Dec. 7 with the laying of the foundation stone. The start of Letná obchodní centrum was delayed for several years since the Prague 7 Town Hall objected to the original design of the project.

National | ČTK

An earthquake with the magnitude of up to 3.5 degrees on the Richter scale hit the Czech part of Silesia at around 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, but it did not cause any injuries or material damage.

Business | Prague Leadership Institute

Fact: Over 40% of the companies that were at the top of the Fortune 500 in 2000 were no longer there in 2010. For some reason, this statistic never ceases to amaze me, because of what it says about the consequences of failing to adapt to changing circumstances.

Life | Prague TV

Join Eli on a tour around Prague, to visit some of the nicest Christmas Markets around town. Starting at the market in Jiřího z Poděbrad, Eli is making her way around Prague to end at the biggest market at Old Town Square.

Life | Prague TV

Volunteering is on many people's lists of New Year's resolutions. There are many little things that you can do, such as volunteer at an animal shelter or crocheting hats or other clothing for the homeless or refugee.

Life | Radio Prague

Historically, Olomouc used to be the historical capital of Moravia, the eastern part of what is now the Czech Republic. It all changed at the end of the Thirty Years' War when the city was ransacked by invading Swedish armies.

Opinion | ČTK

The social contract has collapsed in the Czech Republic, which faces businessmen's populism and a crisis of political parties, Jiří Přibáň, Czech lawyer and sociologist at the University of Wales, said at a conference on Friday, warning against the current Czech developments as potentially dangerous.