Saturday, 25 November 2017
National | ČTK

The Czech state signed on Thursday a purchasing contract with the AGPI firm, the owner of the pig farm in Lety, south Bohemia, situated at the site of the former WW2 camp for the Roma, for which it will pay CZK 450.8 million, including tax. Moreover, the state plans to spend another CZK 120 million on the clean-up of the area and other adjustments of the complex, Deputy Culture Minister René Schreier told ČTK.

Life | Prague TV

The Czech Republic will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia in 2018. The country split up into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993, but both countries will be marking the anniversary anyway. Exhibitions are planned at several museums and locations including Prague Castle, the National Museum and the plinth of the former statue of Stalin.



Politics | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman wants to appoint ANO leader Andrej Babiš Czech prime minister probably on December 6 and ANO's nascent minority government around December 15, he told journalists during his visit to Russia in Moscow on Thursday.

Politics | ČTK

A deeper integration of the Czech right wing is needed but this is a big challenge and a lot of effort would be required for such a project to be completed, TOP 09 honorary chairman Karel Schwarzenberg told ČTK, referring to the recent formation of the Democratic Bloc in parliament.

National | Prague TV

During Advent and Christmas, police will increase security measures in places with a high concentration of people throughout the country. More police should be visible on the streets starting this weekend.

Business | Radio Prague

Unions at Volkswagen's Czech manufacturer Škoda Auto are threatening to go on strike, claiming that the company doesn't show enough interest in its employees, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Thursday.

Prague | Prague TV

Prague City Council approved funds to renovate sports grounds and fix unsafe conditions. Most of the money will be given to city districts.


5 reasons to appreciate life in the Czech Republic (all year long)

Life | Brno Daily

The countdown to Christmas has started. In a little over a month, we'll be eating Christmas dishes and smooching under the Mistletoe, and the festive mood is already felt everywhere in the streets.

Life | Radio Prague

Brno is cool again. The second city of the Czech Republic is finally shedding its somewhat shabby image and finding healthy self-confidence. Its streets are filling with smart shops and there is a lot to do and see.

Cinema | Prague TV

Sequels seldom surpass the originals. Daddy's Home 2 manages a few more laughs than its 2015 predecessor, but that is admittedly a rather low bar.

Arts | Radio Prague

Three Plastic Rooms, a new English translation of the novel Umělohmotný třípokoj by Petra Hůlová, has just been published. Marking the book's official launch, the author spoke at an event attended by local aficionados of Czech literature in London this week.