Friday, 26 August 2016
National | Radio Prague

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Prague for the first time in four years to meet with Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka as well as the Czech head-of-state. The visit is part of a post-Brexit tour by Mrs Merkel to discuss the future of the European Union as well as bilateral cooperation.

Arts | Radio Prague

The Letní Letná festival of New Circus is back and well underway in the Czech capital. One of the headlining acts this year is LIMBO, a production which has gotten rave reviews.



National | Deutsche Welle

Czech police have arrested a man who tried to drive into the motorcade of visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Investigators say Merkel was not in any danger.

National | ČTK

Former Czechoslovak communist leader Miloš Jakeš and premier Lubomír Štrougal are among 67 Czech and Slovak citizens sued for the deaths of five East German at the border in the communist era, Platform of European Memory and Conscience head Neela Winkelmann said on Friday.

Business | Radio Prague

Czech power distributor Energo Pro is set to build a new hydro power plant with a dam in the Erzurum province in north eastern Turkey. The overall cost of the project is expected to reach 240 million US dollars, which is nearly 6 billion crowns.

National | ČTK

Russian media use political stances of Czech President Miloš Zeman in support of the Kremlin's aggressive and expansive policy, according to a study worked out by the Semantic Visions firm that the European Values think tank presented in Prague on Friday.

National | ČTK

Cyclists should be allowed to ride with a moderate amount of alcohol in blood of up to 0.8 per mille, that is to have a few glasses of beer or wine, on local roads, according to an amendment that the upper house of parliament approved on Thursday.

Dining | Prague TV

The sixth annual Foodparade, which will be held in the gardens of Troja Chateau, takes place Sept 3–4. The festival brings together local restaurants, which will present special selections from their menus.

Life | Prague TV

A recently launched service in Prague called DoDo ( functions like a personal assistant and can get you almost anything once you send an SMS or a message over Facebook.

Life | Prague TV

The memorial plaque for the Velvet Revolution on Národní třída is going to move due to the renovation of the passage in Kaňkův palác. It will go from inside the passage to the outside of the building to reduce the risk of fire from candles.

National | Radio Prague

The Gypsy MaMa fashion brand is the work of a Czech NGO which has been very active in helping to improve the living conditions of several thousand Roma living in one of the country's biggest socially excluded areas known as the Brno "Bronx".