Thursday, 17 January 2019
Business | Radio Prague

Tuesday's vote against PM Theresa May's Brexit deal has raised fresh concern in the Czech Republic regarding the uncertainty that lies ahead and the possibility of a "hard" Brexit. According to the leading Czech business daily Hospodářské noviny a "hard" Bexit would result in a drop in direct and indirect Czech exports to Britain and the loss of an estimated 40 thousand jobs on the home market.

Prague | Prague TV

Veletržní palác, the main modern art venue of the National Gallery in Prague (NGP), will be renovated. The NGP will call an international architectural competition by the end of February. The long-planned modification is intended to improve the space for exhibitions, NGP head Jiří Fajt said.



National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

A few thousand citizens attended a commemoration of Jan Palach's death, fifty years ago, to protest the end of the Prague Spring and the subsequent Soviet invasion. Palach's act of self-immolation came to define the Soviet invasion globally and inspired a number of Czech dissidents.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Writer, political scientist, lecturer and former dissident, Rudolf Kučera passed away in Prague, on Tuesday, according to a statement released by the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, in Ústí nad Labem.

Prague | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Czech Television reports that the Václav Havel Airport in Prague will shortly embark on a project to expand its parking facilities and to construct a new glass skywalk. The airport spokesperson stated, that the current parking capacity was insufficient, given the massive growth in passenger numbers, over the last few years.

Business | Radio Prague

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has set out for South Asia this week. Together with Industry Minister Marta Nováková and a delegation numbering dozens of Czech business representatives, the PM is visiting important economic hubs in the region. Expanding science, research, education and defence cooperation is also on the agenda.

Business | Brno Daily

From 17-20 January, two tourism exhibitions will take place at Brno Exhibition Centre, showing off the best that South Moravia has to offer while also informing Brno residents of some of the opportunities available to them in other countries.

Arts | Prague TV

A series of videos and images by American artist Arthur Jafa and others called A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions will be at the Rudolfinum until March 31, and admission is free.

Arts | Prague TV

Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher is going to perform in Prague for the first time. He is joining the lineup at the Metronome Festival Prague, to be held June 21–22 at Výstaviště Holešovice.

Cinema | Prague TV

A Russian submarine disaster film tries to mix suspense with melodrama