Sunday, 7 February 2016
National | ČTK

The Prague Municipal Court decided Thursday on the immediate release of Lebanese Ali Fayad from custody, after Justice Minister Robert Pelikan did not give his consent to Fayad's extradition to the USA. Media have speculated about Fayad to be swapped for five Czech citizens who had been kidnapped in Lebanon in mid-2015, released earlier this week and returned to the Czech Republic yesterday. The U.S. Embassy in Prague strongly criticised the Czech decision not to extradite Fayad to the United States.

National | ČTK

The Czech Republic may not be able to draw a part of EU subsidies for environment protection and some transport projects because the cabinet has not met the demand to include the Labe valley in north Bohemia in the EU system of protected valuable localities, the Arnika group told ČdTK on Thursday.



Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

European Council head Donald Tusk will arrive in Prague on February 16 to discuss support for an EU-Britain draft agreement and the migrant crisis with Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, the latter wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

Business | Radio Prague

The Czech Republic and Iran are hoping to cooperate more closely in the area of nuclear safety and a meeting between both countries nuclear energy watchdog authorities is planned for later this year, Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Eduard Muřický said on Wednesday discussing possibilities of trade with Iran after the lifting of economic sanctions.

National | ČTK

The police caught 8,563 foreigners staying illegally in the Czech Republic in 2015, an increase of 3,741 on 2014, the foreigner police said on Thursday, adding that one quarter of the detained were citizens of Syria.

Business | Radio Prague

Retail sales in the Czech Republic climbed by 5.9% in 2015 compared to the previous year, the Czech Statistical Office has announced. That was the strongest sales performance since 2008, just before the country slumped into a long-lasting recession.

Finance | CIA News

The board of the Czech National Bank decided to continue to use the foreign exchange rate as a tool for loosening the currency conditions on February 4, 2016 and confirmed its commitment to intervene if needed for weakening the koruna, so as to maintain the rate near CZK 27/EUR.

Arts | Radio Prague

There will be great excitement in the Czech art world on Friday when Ai Weiwei makes his first appearance in Prague.

Life | Prague TV

A random list of personal adaptations to Czech culture from over a decade of life here.

Life | Prague TV

The rediscovered whisky takes center stage on the Czech market

Sport | Prague TV

Sunday, February 7th sees the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers in the 50th edition of gridiron's biggest game. Prague-based football fans will be able to follow all the action deep into Monday morning. Find out where.