Friday, 23 August 2019
Politics | WTVB News/Reuters

Czech President Miloš Zeman on Wednesday backed the new nominee for culture minister from the junior party in the ruling coalition, defusing a political crisis that had threatened to topple the government. The Social Democrats earlier nominated Lubomír Zaorálek, a former foreign minister and lower house of parliament speaker, to head the Culture Ministry, after Zeman last week rejected their previous nominee for the post.

Dining | Prague Daily Monitor

It's easier to eat than it is to pronounce. It's crispy. It's fluffy. It's heavenly. It's trdelník. The plethora of trdelník stands and shops advertise their product as a "traditional Czech pastry" or an "old Bohemian specialty." But how traditional is it?



National | Radio Prague

The Czech Radio building in Prague saw the most intense violence during the Soviet-led invasion of August 21, 1968 and, as every year, hundreds of people marked the anniversary at the station on Wednesday. Among them were leading politicians – and one old lady who broadcast news of the occupation to the outside world.

Prague |

The city is exploring more options for reducing public transit's reliance on fossil fuels. The Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) is currently testing two options for hybrid buses that combine diesel engines with electric power.

Prague |

Koněvova Street in Prague's Žižkov district is facing a backlash over its name. A group of over 100 residents has petitioned for it to be changed, while others say the move will lead to unnecessary trouble since everyone living on the street would need new IDs and all businesses would have to file address changes, among other things.

Business | Radio Prague

Car maker Škoda Auto has received over 1,600 orders for its new crossover named Kamiq even before the start of sales at the beginning of September, according to company head Luboš Vlček. With its third SUV and first urban crossover, Škoda will be in competition with Dacia Duster, Peugeot 2008 or Renault Captur.

Business | Brno Daily

This December, the trains of the carrier Leo Express will join Czech Railways and RegioJet in serving passengers in South Moravia, according to the new railway timetable.

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Life |

Prague's National Museum, in association with Civita Mostre e Musei, opened a new exhibit on August 21st, as part of a project to commemorate 100 years of Czech Egyptology.

Arts | Prague TV

As is the case each year at Letní Letná, there will be an evening of excellent jugglery performances. Bratři v tricku has chosen for you a mix of Czech and foreign artists.

Arts | Radio Prague

Barrel organ players and street artists from the Czech Republic and beyond gathered in Prague earlier this month for the annual festival Flašinet žije! (The barrel organ is alive!), organised by the National Museum.