Tuesday, 19 February 2019
National | Prague Daily Monitor

Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček will visit the United States of America, between February 20th and 23rd. According to MZV.cz, Petříček will meet Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Advisor John Bolton and USAID Administrator Mark Green, in Washington D.C. On his agenda will be discussions on the state of Czech – American relations, the Transatlantic Partnership and issues of cyber and energy security. In addition, Petříček will meet with local Czechs and speak at two well-known think-tanks.

Business | Radio Prague

A plan to revamp the Prague-based European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency is being keenly followed in the Czech Republic. The move could see even more investment in the country's space industry, which has been flourishing for several years.



Politics | Business | Radio Prague

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has been re-elected chairman of the ANO party that he founded seven years ago, running unopposed at the party's congress on Sunday. Polls show Mr. Babiš remains the most popular, trusted politician in parliament, and ANO would win general elections if held today. So, what direction is he looking to take the party – and the country?

Business | Reuters

A meeting of the central European Visegrad group countries scheduled to start in Israel in Monday has been canceled after Poland pulled out, news agency ČTK said, citing Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš.

Politics | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Právo reports that a unique cross-party coalition of the Pirates, ČSSD, Greens and the citizen's grouping Senator 21, will support Petr Daubner in the upcoming Prague 9 Senate byelection in April. Daubner is currently a Prague 9 councilman for the Pirates.

Prague | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Czech Television reports that the Vltavská overpass, which connects vehicular traffic from Letná to the Magistrála, is being given new support beams. The Technical Administration of the Roads of the City of Prague announced that work began on Monday and should extend the life of the overpass, for a few more years.

Cinema | Prague TV

La Película festival will present films from Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries from Feb. 19 to 24 at Prague's kino Světozor. While the main focus is Spain, special attention will be given to Peru.

Life | Radio Prague

Prague's Museum of Decorative Arts hosts an extensive exhibition dedicated to Zika and Lida Ascher and their silk business.

Life | Brno Daily

A currently inaccessible part of the Capuchin Gardens will open to Brno residents and tourists in April.