Friday, 17 August 2018
National | Radio Prague

A number of Czech politicians have criticised President Milos Zeman’s decision not to speak in public in connection with Tuesday’s 50th anniversary of the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact states. TOP 09 chairman Jiří Pospísil said Mr. Zeman was neglecting his constitutional duties in not taking part in events marking such a momentous anniversary for the country.

Prague | Prague TV

The area around Václav Havel Airport Prague should get quieter. In view of the current increase in air traffic in the Czech Republic and in Europe, Prague Airport, the company that operates the airport, will introduce more preventive measures to maintain a low level of night noise in the Prague districts and municipalities in the immediate vicinity of the airport. The measure is aimed at reducing the total number of night takeoffs and landings between 10 pm and 6 am, and to better regulate traffic in that time frame, including delayed arrivals and departures.



Prague | Prague TV

Hundreds of thousands of people from Bohemia and abroad have seen the digital clock in Prague's Old Town Square, which was put up to take the place of the original Astronomical Clock while it is being restored. The state of the repairs now requires the LED copy to be removed as well so the original can start to be put back. The original should be in place in September, once the final pieces are ready.

Business | Brno Daily

A report published by the Czech Statistical Office on August 9 reveals the latest inflation rates in the Czech Republic. The data for the second quarter of 2018 shows a rise in consumer prices (Consumer Price Index) by 2.3% year-on-year (compared to the same period of the previous year).

Czech Republic and the EU | Prague TV

To truly get a sense of the beauty of the Czech Republic, it's best to get off the ground and see it from the air. You can float high above Central Bohemia, a region filled with gorgeous castles, chateaux and charming countryside. Balloon Adventures Prague, a family owned company, offers both private balloon flights and group tours. The company has several experienced pilots who can guide the balloon tour in English.

Prague | Prague Morning

The air pollution in Prague is so bad that visiting the city for a long weekend means you have as good as smoked four cigarettes and those living in the city smoke the equivalent of 365 a year, a new study reveals. According to the environmental group Transport & Environment, breathing the air on a four-day visit to Prague is equivalent to inhaling the smoke of four cigarettes.

National | Radio Prague

The funeral of Kamil Benes, who was one of three Czech soldiers killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan earlier this month, has been held. The minister of defence, Lubomír Metnar, and the chief of staff of the Czech army, Ales Opata, were among hundreds who attended the funeral mass in Hluboká nad Vltavou on Thursday morning. The service was preceded by a military flyby.

Life | Prague TV

American baseball fans can look forward to Matuska Day Vol. 2, to be held Aug. 18 starting at 2 pm at the Kotlářka Baseball Field in Prague 6. The day will feature a doubleheader game with Kotlářka Prague playing their crosstown rivals the Tempo Titans in the Extraliga playoffs leading up the Czech Series. The first game starts at right at 2 pm and the second is slated for 5 pm.

Cinema | Prague TV

Race relations in the US have hit new lows recently with the rise of the alt-right. The deadly march last year in Charlottesville, Virginia, inspired director Spike Lee to return to the topic that figured heavily in his early work. It is his best film since 25th Hour in 2002.

Arts | Prague TV

The Letní Letná International Festival of Contemporary Circus and Theatre began Aug. 15 and runs until Sept. 2 at a popup tent village at Letná park near the Chotkovy sady entrance. The opening night featured a free performance to give people an idea of what the festival has to offer. The same show will be repeated Aug. 16 at 8:30 pm.