Saturday, 25 May 2019
Finance | Radio Prague

The subject of MPs' travel expenses is in the spotlight after Czech Radio reported that a group of legislators visited an exotic tourist destination while on a taxpayer-funded trip to Peru. The politicians say they themselves purchased tickets to enter Machu Picchu. However, their hotels and flights were covered by the Chamber of Deputies. Analyst Tomáš Pojar said there was no way whatever that a visit by the Audit Committee to Peru, or indeed anywhere outside Europe, could make sense.

Arts | Radio Prague

The 18th edition of the annual Prague Fringe festival starts today. Theatres, cafes and many other spaces in the Czech capital's picturesque Malá Strana district will host a weeklong programme packed with events ranging from theatre to music. The festival is the brainchild of Scotsman Steve Gove. He says the relatively small size of the Prague Fringe is actually an advantage.



Business | Radio Prague

Krkonoše National Park in the north-west of the Czech Republic is trying to clear away fallen trees left in the park after winter in fear of bark beetle infestation. The park's administration is offering people the chance to come and process the timber on their own for a symbolic price.

Czech Republic and the EU | Emerging Europe

The European ombudsman Emily O'Reilly has opened an inquiry on the European Commission's refusal to grant full public access to documents relating to conflict of interest in the Czech Republic. According to Mrs O'Reilly, EU authorities might be withholding or delaying the release of information regarding the conflict of interests of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and its company Agrofert.

National | Business | The Economist

It was the biggest so far of a series of weekly demonstrations against the Czech government. On May 21st some 50,000 protesters, more than double last week's number, gathered on Wenceslas Square, the focal point of the Velvet Revolution in 1989 and the anti-communist revolt in 1968, to rail against Andrej Babis, a billionaire industrialist who has been prime minister since October 2017.

Business | Radio Prague

An estimated 2.5 billion people around the world suffer from poor vision and over one billion people, mostly in the developing world, can’t afford glasses or don't have access to them. A Czech-US start-up, DOT Glasses, has come up with a solution that offers huge promise.

Arts | Brno Daily

The largest and oldest anime and manga fan-event will take over Brno Exhibition Center this weekend. Fans can look forward to meeting Tetsuro Shimaguchi, a Japanese samurai choreographer that worked for the Kill Bill movie; and Orchid, a Spanish doll photographer.

Arts | Prague TV

Close your eyes, open your ears and listen! One of the greatest musical storytellers and member of Kompakt label Kölsch will narrate his story tonight at Roxy with an eclectic All Night set presenting his own label IPSO.

Life | Radio Prague

Monoxylon is the Greek term for a vessel chiselled out from a single tree trunk. It's also the name of a Czech-led experimental archaeological expedition, which first set off in such a craft back in 1995.