Saturday, 20 January 2018
National | Radio Prague

The Czech environmental group Arnika is ringing alarm bells. According to the results of a recent study it conducted, some children's toys and grooming accessories, such as hair brushes, sold in the EU contain toxic substances. Arnika's Karolína Brabcová says this is an unfortunate side product of the drive to promote plastics recycling.

Prague | Prague TV

Libeňský most has been closed for all vehicle, tram and bus traffic due to what City Hall called an emergency situation regarding its safety. The bridge will be open for pedestrians and cyclists.

Politics | ČTK

The chances of former Science Academy head Jiří Drahoš to be elected Czech president have been rising in the past few days, according to bookmakers who have lowered the odds for his victory since Monday from 1.6-1 - 1.68-1 to 1.5-1 - 1.52-1.

Politics | ČTK

The Friends of Miloš Zeman association has published an advertisement in some newspapers that express support for the re-election of incumbent Czech President and attack his rival candidate, academic Jiří Drahoš, by saying he welcomes migration.

Prague | Prague TV

Almost one-fifth of bridges in the capital city are in poor, very poor or emergency condition, according to a report submitted to City Hall's Transportation Committee by the Technical Administration of Roadways (TSK).

National | Radio Prague

A Russian newspaper says that the health of Yevgeny Nikulin, accused by the US of hacking computers at top companies, has deteriorated severely in a Czech prison. His lawyer describes the situation as a "death sentence". However, the Czech authorities refute the allegations.

Prague | Prague TV

Tram transportation in the city center will become a bit complicated. The tracks between the Újezd and Malostranská stops will be closed for repairs from Jan. 22. to Feb. 21, according to the Prague Public Transit Company (DPP).

Politics | Radio Prague

The political future of current Czech prime minister Andrej Babiš seems rather up in the air at present. The ANO chief now says another top party figure could lead the government.

Politics | ČTK

Czech presidential candidate Jiri Drahos is tied with migration, which means the advertisements in Thursday's press were right, President Milos Zeman, who seeks re-election and will face Drahos in the runoff later this month, said in an interview on TV Barrandov commercial station on Thursday.

Politics | ČTK

Czech presidential candidate Jiri Drahos's wife Eva Drahosova joined him in his campaign before the runoff vote visiting a retirement home in Prelouc, east Bohemia, and she is planning separate visits to other regions, too, she has told CTK.

Politics | ČTK

Czech President Milos Zeman and his challenger Jiri Drahos will fight in two live broadcast television duels before the next weekend runoff, on commercial Prima TV on Tuesday and public Czech Television (CT) on Thursday, spokespersons of both TV stations told CTK on Thursday.

Politics | ČTK

The team of Jiri Drahos, one of the two Czech presidential bidders heading for the runoff vote, is going to tape over the billboards an unsuccessful rival bidder has offered to him for campaigning with the slogan "I vote for Drahos," his spokeswoman Katerina Prochazkova told CTK on Thursday.

National | ČTK

Czech President Milos Zeman underwent a minor intervention in hospital on Tuesday because of a small inflammation, his spokesman told CTK on Thursday in reaction to the news released by the Aktualne.cz server that Zeman had a minor operation in his oral cavity in the Prague-Na Homolce hospital.

Politics | ČTK

Programme compromises between the Czech Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) and the ANO movement of PM Andrej Babis might be found and ANO might start promoting the political priorities the SPD has submitted to it, SPD chairman Tomio Okamura told reporters after ANO-SPD talks on Thursday.

Politics | ČTK

President Milos Zeman will receive the resignation of the government of Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) on January 24, as they agreed on over the phone on Thursday, presidential spokesman Jiri Ovcacek told journalists on Thursday.