Monday, 18 June 2018
Prague | Prague TV

Prague City Hall has approved a plan to renovate Hotel Opatov in the southern part of the city into low-income housing. Some local politicians and residents oppose the plan. The renovation of the city-owned property will cost some CZK 550 million. The hotel will be converted to have 342 apartments, with 157 as 1+1, some 167 as 2+kk , with 31 of those for the handicapped, and the rest as 3+kk. The original design of the hotel prevents larger flats.

Life | Reuters

Spears crossed, swords touched and arrows flew in a Czech forest over the weekend as hundreds of fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit reenacted a major battle. More than 1,000 people, dressed in costumes from Tolkien's books, took part in the Battle of the Five Armies, according to organizers of the annual event, held in a forest near the Czech town of Doksy, 80 kilometers north of Prague.



Politics | Radio Prague

Social Democrat leader Jan Hamáček said on Friday that an internal party-wide referendum had approved forming a coalition government with Prime Minister-designate Andrej Babiš's ANO movement. Just under 60 per cent of Social Democrats voted in favour of the move.

National | Radio Prague

French President Emmanuel Macron, along with Czech and Slovak prime ministers Andrej Babiš and Petr Pellegrini, will attend a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Czechoslovak armed forces, the French weekly Vosges matin wrote last week.

Business | Radio Prague

The world-renowned Czech piano maker Petrof last year recorded a turnover to the tune of 245 million crowns, which is an increase by nine percent on the previous year.

National | Brno Daily

Last week, the Brno City Council agreed to buy a company that owns the property and the construction project for the so-called "CD Palace" on Benešova Street. In the future, the planned CD Palace will house all Brno Municipal offices.

Business | Prague Leadership Institute

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it, said J. B. Shaw. One can almost visualize the slack-jawed look on the face of the former as the success of the latter is pointed out in this quote.

Life | Prague TV

A website and a smartphone app have been launched to make it easier for people to integrate into living in Prague. The free app is called Praguer, and it functions in English, Vietnamese, Russian and Czech.

Life | Prague TV

Anna is back to serve you the five events of the week as well as some burgers from Hilton Prague.

Life | Prague TV

The Czech Photo Centre is showcasing the photography of Josef Bosák in a show called Piece of Armenian Soul. The show runs until Aug. 12.

Cinema | Prague TV

If people know one name from the cocaine trade of the 1980s, it is Pablo Escobar. His life story is told from the point of view of his mistress in Loving Pablo, based on the book Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar.