Friday, 20 October 2017
Politics | ČTK

The people spreading fear of open Europe may win the general election in the Czech Republic to be held on Friday and Saturday, Germany's Zeit writes, alluding to the ANO movement of Andrej Babiš, which is a clear election favourite. "Will the Czech Republic, which has so far been seen as a bridge between the East and the West, rank among the central European countries ruled by populists?" Zeit asks, hinting at Poland and Hungary.

Arts | Prague TV

Alfons Mucha's Slav epic belongs to Prague, the Municipal Court ruled. The verdict is final. The painter's grandson, John Mucha, had sued Prague City Hall over the ownership of cycle of 20 large-scale canvases. The grandson's claim was based on Prague not creating an exhibition hall, which he claimed was a condition for ownership. Judge Iveta Veselá said the gift agreement was concluded between the city and American industrialist Charles Richard Crane, who commissioned the work.



Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka has asked Jean-Claude Juncker for the EC to act as a genuine impartial arbiter of the observance of EU rules, since some states have a feeling that this is currently not the case and the EC does not apply equal criteria to all, he said on Thursday.

Business | ČTK

The Czech FAU firm that ended insolvent and bankrupt after the Financial Administration's (FS) intervention last year, has filed a criminal complaint on suspicion that the FS's decision to freeze its property was initiated by someone outside the FS.

National | Prague TV

The smuggling of heroin, cocaine and synthetic drugs represents the greatest problem facing Georgian customs officers. Therefore, the Czech canine service will help them to acquire and train service dogs, this time with the support of the Czech Development Agency.

Life | Radio Prague

The Czech NGO Brontosauri v Himalájích has been helping the village of Mulbekh, in Little Tibet, for ten years now. Attention is focused around the local primary school which has grown from strength to strength.

Business | Prague TV

The third edition of the most exciting international career networking event in Prague takes place on October 21st at Anglo-American University. This is your opportunity to meet with representatives from the largest local and international companies seeking to hire multilingual talents.


Staying balanced by teaching English

Arts | Prague TV

Practically the first thing any visitor learns about Prague is that the world premiere of Mozart's Don Giovanni took place here, with Mozart conducting on Oct. 29, 1787. The Estates Theatre in Prague on Oct. 27 and 29, 2017, will present a new production of Don Giovanni with opera star Plácido Domingo conducting.

Dining | Prague TV

One thing people can generally agree on is that cake is good. The third Prague Cake Festival takes place Nov. 11, 2017, from 10 am to 7 pm at Hotel Pyramida in Prague 6.

Cinema | Prague TV

Strangers turning up at very isolated houses in films often heralds some danger. Writer and director Darren Aronofsky has become a unique screen visionary, and Mother! ranks among his most fully realized works, a deeply personal project that doesn't neatly fit into any genre.

Arts | Radio Prague

Fresh Franz Kafka Prize recipient Margaret Atwood discusses the threat to women's rights, Trump's America – and "poor" Gregor Samsa.