Friday, 27 March 2015
National | The Wall Street Journal

A US military convoy arriving in the Czech Republic this weekend will encounter both warm welcomes and disdain as rival activists seek to show their opposing views regarding Moscow's incursions into eastern Ukraine. Pavel Safr, a leading activist behind plans to greet some 500 US soldiers with friendly signs, is concerned that anti-convoy demonstrators will send the wrong message. "I'm acutely troubled by that my country could look like it's siding with Russia," Mr. Safr said.

Business | Radio Prague

Small newsagent's-cum-tobacconists are an extremely common sight in the Czech Republic's cities and towns. However, times are tough for the industry and the shops are today closing at a rapid rate, the newspaper Mladá fronta Dnes reported this week.



Finance | Reuters

Czech president Miloš Zeman reiterated his opposition to the Czech central bank's weak crown policy on Thursday, after the bank's board agreed to keep in place a cap on the exchange rate with the aim to support price growth.

National | ČTK

Up to half a million Czechs suffer from serious psychiatric problems and one third of the country's population of 10.5 million has been treated with a mental disease at least once in their lives.

National | ČTK

The legal awareness of the Czech public substantially increased over the past 15 years as people know their rights more than before and many of them are not afraid to fight for them, ombudsman Anna Šabatová told ČTK.

National | ČTK

More than 5% of inhabitants of Prague are people of other than Czech nationality and that is why the city will have a council for national minorities, the city assembly decided in compliance with the law on Thursday.

Czech Republic and the EU | Radio Prague

The Czech Republic joined Schengen eight years ago and, in addition to the enormous benefits membership brought, the authorities are increasingly dealing with the downside: illegal migrants and drug trafficking.

Life | The Prague Post

More than 300 cities in the Green Heart of Europe are joining WWF's event to 'change climate change'. In the Czech Republic, events are coordinated by the NGO, and towns from Brno to Ústí nad Labem are participating.

Life | Radio Prague

A museum centred on cars produced in the former Eastern Bloc is set to open at Strnadice in Central Bohemia in the middle of April.

Life | The Prague Post

The sixth annual Battle of the Nations will be held in Prague on May 7-10, 2015. The weekend-long event on Petřín Hill will contain aspects of several disciplines of full-contact combat, including historical sword fighting, kickboxing, MMA and wrestling.

Dining | Radio Prague

The Slovenian couple Meti and Primoz run a Deli and Diner in Prague 6 which offers a variety of Slovenian and Mediterranean dishes that celebrate fresh and locally grown ingredients.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic has had a permanent problem with its former prime ministers because it does not know how to treat them and what to do with them, Martin Zvěřina writes in Lidové noviny Thursday in relation to "the promising news" that ex-PM Petr Nečas did not leave the Civic Democrats.