Friday, 9 December 2016
National | ČTK

Miroslav Sklenář was assigned on Thursday to head the Czech Presidential Office's Protocol Department whose head Jindřich Forejt resigned on Tuesday. Sklenář headed the protocol department under president Václav Havel and he left during the presidency of Václav Klaus. Sklenář left the protocol department for a branch of the China Energy Company Limited (CEFC) in 2015.

Business | Prague TV

Most stores larger than 200 square meters will close at noon on Dec. 24 and remain closed on Dec. 25 and 26 due to a recent law that took effect in October.



Politics | ČTK

Miloslav Ludvík, who was recently appointed as health minister, defended the post of chairman of the Prague branch of the ČSSD, being supported by 99 out of the 160 delegates in the vote on Thursday.

Finance | ČTK

President Milos Zeman told FinMin Andrej Babis that the state budget for next year, which the parliament passed on Wednesday, does not focus on investment enough. Babis said enough money would be available for investments in 2017.

National | ČTK

The national oppression and resistance memorial centre has opened in Panenské Břežany. The exhibition includes the table of Sudeten German leader Konrad Henlein and a copy of the Nazi guillotine from the Prague-Pankrác prison.

National | ČTK

Czech universities like some other in Europe have offered jobs to some Turkish scholars who were dismissed after the July failed military coup in Turkey, daily Lidové noviny reported.

Prague | ČTK

The most famous "faces" of the Charter 77 anti-communist movement in former Czechoslovakia will be presented in an exhibition at Václav Havel square in Prague from January 6-26.

Arts | ČTK

The Culture Ministry permitted this week the export of the Slav Epic series of paintings by Czech Art-Nouveau artist Alfons Mucha for display in Japan.

Cinema | Prague TV

Czech locations are the main highlight of Underworld: Blood Wars, the fifth installment of the vampire and werewolf series that has been running since 2003.

Cinema | Prague TV

Generic film titles, especially for comedies, are often a warning that the films will have a lot of insipid and generic attempts at humor. Office Christmas Party does little to break the trend.

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Opinion | ČTK

Many bad words are said about the EU now, but compared to the post-Soviet integration, it is a great success, Zbyněk Petráček wrote in Lidové noviny.