Friday, 26 April 2019
Prague | Prague TV

Manifesto Market is opening a second site in Prague's Smíchov district. Manifesto's sibling will open this summer in the empty parking lot of a 19thcentury community center Národní dům na Smíchově, in advance of that building's renovation planned by Torino-Praga Invest.

Czech Republic and the EU | EurActiv

If a referendum on EU membership were held across the bloc today, a majority in favour of remaining would be impossible to reach in the UK, Czech Republic and Italy, according to the latest Eurobarometer released by the European Parliament on Thursday.

National | Aljazeera.com

In 1989, up to half a million people filled Wenceslas Square during the Velvet Revolution that deposed the communists. Thirty years later, on Thursday, French far-right figurehead Marine le Pen and the Netherlands' Geert Wilders urged Czechs to once more fight "dictatorship".

Prague | Prague TV

Prague will be helping to reduce the use of plastics. Any cultural or artistic events that get a city subsidy will no longer be able to sell food and beverages using disposable plastic cups, plates or cutlery.

National | Prague Daily Monitor

Prime Miniser Andrej Babiš nominated former Justice Minister and ANO politician Helena Válková as the new Human Rights Commissioner, according to Czech Television. The cabinet will discuss the proposal next week.

National | Business | Brno Daily

On April 28, for the first time in a year, tram passengers will be able to take the Number 4 tram to Kraví Hora, allowing access to the swimming pool and Brno Observatory. The street will open to drivers on May 1. Associated repair works on Lerchova will last until January next year.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

President Milos Zeman departed for Beijing on a State Visit, on Wednesday afternoon. The visit, which will last till April 28th, will see Zeman participate in the second Silk Road – Belt and Road Forum, on Friday, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Zeman will also meet several leading Chinese businesspeople, including Ren Zhengfei, the founder of communications giant Huawei. Zeman is being accompanied by a large Czech delegation of business leaders, ministers, diplomats and sports stars.

National | Radio Prague

A controversial proposal to tax money paid to religious groups in compensation for property seized under Communism is a step closer to becoming law. In their first session since the Easter holiday, MPs on Tuesday overrode a veto by the Senate to tax the restitution income of 16 Czech churches and a Jewish federation.

Prague | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

The ruling coalition in Prague 4, led by Mayor Petr Štěpánek of the Greens, and consisting of KDU-ČSL, STAN and other independent members, was removed from power, on Wednesday. The coalition had a slim majority with the bare minimum of 23 out of 45 seats, in the Prague 4 assembly.

National | Radio Prague

Residents of an Eastern Bohemian village were recently shocked to find their cherished nest of sea eagles had been wiped out by what seems to have been poison. Ornithologists have been summoned to the vicinity and the local police have launched an investigation.

Prague | Prague TV

Interest seems to grow every year in Witches Night. In the Czech Republic as well as some nearby countries an effigy of a witch is burned on a bonfire on April 30.

Prague | Prague TV

The Prague City Council approved more steps toward changing Karlovo náměstí. The design proposal approved at the end of last year will now undergo some needed adjustments, steps will be taken for creating and implementing a plan to realize the design.

National | Business | Brno Daily

36 municipalities that successfully implemented a project co-financed by European funds have entered the competition. "Our European project" involves the public in voting for the most popular project which was funded by the European Union.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMU) updated its fire warning for the country in light of continued, warm, dry and windy conditions. Conditions are worse in Moravia and the Czech Highlands, and the warning will stay in place till further notice.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Prime Miniser Andrej Babis (ANO) met with Alojz Kovsca, the President of the National Council of Slovenia, on Wendesday, in Prague.