Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Politics | Prague Daily Monitor

Jan Hamáček, Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the ČSSD, the junior partner in the current governing coalition, warned ANO and Prime Minister Andrej Babiš that his party would leave the coalition, if the government attempted to remove Supreme State Prosecutor Pavel Zeman from his position. Hamáček said any vote on Zeman's future, would be the last vote that the government would take, according to Czech Television.

Czech Republic and the EU | Radio Prague

More than 60 percent of Czechs believe the decision to join the European Union nearly 15 years ago was beneficial to their country, an exclusive poll commissioned by Czech Radio shows.



Politics | Radio Prague

The unexpected resignation of Justice Minister Jan Kněžínek late last week, coming just one day after police investigators proposed charging the prime minister with EU subsidy fraud has raised an outcry from opposition politicians, who say the move gives serious cause for concern about the independence of the Czech judiciary.

Business | Reuters

Czech President Milos Zeman will meet Huawei Chief Executive Ren Zhengfei when he visits China this week in a sign of support for the technology firm, which faces U.S. allegations that Beijing could use its technology for spying.

Prague | Prague TV

Prague will become a more important player in space research. The European Parliament approved the expansion of the European Global Navigation Satellite System (GSA). This gives Prague, where the agency is based, a chance to capitalize on the potential for more scientific projects and closer EU cooperation.

National | Prague Daily Monitor

Czech Television reports, based on the latest data from the EU's Copernicus Programme, which is the European system for monitoring the earth, that given the arid, drought-like conditions present on the continent, the Czech Republic is amongst the countries with the highest risk for forest fires.

Prague | Prague TV

Summers have been getting warmer and trams getting more crowded with tourists. The Prague Public Transit Company will be adding more air conditioning to trams. The installation will likely take until the end of next year.

Arts | Prague TV

The annual Prague Microfestival takes place for the 11th time. It will be held in two new Prague cultural clubs: Žižkostel on April 26–27 and in Punctum on April 28. Both venues are in Žižkov.

Arts | Brno Daily

International festival of contemporary and classical ballet will take place in Brno in May and June. Spectators can look forward to a varied program consisting mainly of neoclassical and contemporary choreography.

Life | Brno Daily

Brno's Capuchin Terraces opened yesterday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. They were under renovation since last autumn.

Arts | Prague Daily Monitor

International support for Jiří Fajt, who was controversially dismissed as the Director of the National Gallery in Prague by Culture Minister Antonín Staněk last week, is growing.