Tuesday, 2 September 2014
Czech Republic and the EU | Radio Prague

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has come under fire from members of the centre-right opposition as well as from within the coalition government, for withholding full support for a new wave of planned EU sanctions against Russia. At its summit on Saturday, the union issued a one-week ultimatum for Russia to reverse its course in Ukraine or face new consequences. Mr Sobotka has long advocated diplomacy to try and deescalate the situation in Ukraine and he is hardly alone.

Prague | The Prague Post

In the broad scope, urban planning in Prague is in a good place. Mark Johnson, head of the urban planning company Civitas, was in Prague recently to comment on the city's future development plans.



National | Radio Prague

President Miloš Zeman wished first graders well and briefly recalled his own school years when he was forced to sit with his hands behind his back and was forced to write with his right hand, although he was left-handed.

National | Radio Prague

Khaled al-Atrash is to be the new Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic. According to the daily Lidové noviny he has already received the so-called agrément from President Miloš Zeman.

Business | Radio Prague

The state-owned postal firm Czech Post is seeking 1.7 billion crowns in state compensation for losses incurred through unprofitable services it is required to provide by law, the daily Hospodářské noviny reports.

Business | Radio Prague

Agriculture Minister Marian Jurečka said on Monday that should the EC fail to help farmers and food producers hit by the EU sanctions against Russia, the Czech Republic might ban the imports of goods for dumping prices.

Business | Arabian Business.com

Czech engineers want to expand production of 'Elbee', the vehicle designed for disabled persons in wheelchairs to increase their mobility and maximise their independence.

Arts | The Prague Post

River trip ends with the site of a new National Gallery at Vrané nad Vltavou. The gallery is being built on the site of a former paper factory on the riverbank, in a colony of other unused factories.

Cinema | The Prague Post

Titled Star Wars Rebels, the new television series by Lucasfilm, Lucasfilm Animation and Disney Television Animation will premiere in the Czech Republic on the Disney Channel Sunday, Oct. 5.

Sport | Radio Prague

Czech paralympics champion Jiří Ježek was badly injured at the World Championships in Greenville on Sunday, iDnes reported.

Sport | The West Australian/AFP

Former Czech tennis star Nicole Vaidišová, who retired in 2010 aged 20, is set to make her comeback, her agent Olivier van Lindonk said on Monday.