Friday, 19 April 2019
National | Bloomberg

Czech police recommended charging PM Andrej Babiš, the country's second richest man, for suspected fraud following a probe into the alleged misuse of EU funds. The probe against Babiš, who rose to power by attacking the political establishment and campaigning against Muslim refugees, focuses another spotlight on the EU's eastern wing, a region that's been rocked by scandal. Babiš rejected the allegations on Wednesday, denouncing them as "an organized plot" designed to ruin his political career.

Business | Radio Prague

This week marks 70 years since the establishment of the famous children's books publisher Albatros. As part of the anniversary, Albatros has released a collection of some of its most famous titles, both fiction and non-fiction, published in the years between 1960 and 1980.



Prague | Prague TV

Police presence will be stepped up for the Easter holidays in Prague and across the Czech Republic at places where large numbers of people are expected to gather and at potential targets. This is by now a routine precaution for public safety, and is not a response to any particular threat.

Business | Radio Prague

Historically low unemployment rates are having unusual side effects on the way companies treat their employees. News server Aktuálně reports that companies sometimes have to tolerate drunk and otherwise intoxicated employees for fear of having no one to replace them if they were fired.

Prague | Prague TV

In the wake of the fire that destroyed the roof and spire of Notre-Dame de Paris, the Czech President's Office has reassured the public over steps taken to protect St. Vitus' Cathedral at Prague Castle in case of fire or other potential hazards.

National | Prague Daily Monitor

The Civic Democrats finally managed to remove former ODS member Václav Klaus Jr. as the Chairman of the Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sport of the Chamber of Deputies, on Wednesday. He will be replaced by ODS member Karel Krejza.

Prague | Prague TV

The Prague City Council is looking at a project to build affordable housing for the middle class. City Councilor Hana Kordová Marvanová (United Force for Prague) introduced an idea for a cooperative housing project that counts on the participation of the city.

Arts | Haaretz/AP

The Czech Philharmonic and other major Czech orchestras will join forces to play a fundraising concert to help restore Notre Dame Cathedral, heavily damaged by a devastating fire.

Arts | Radio Prague

Fans of Antonín Dvořák have a chance to hear a new piece by one of the greatest Czech composers. An artificial intelligence programme called AIVA recently completed a fragment of his piano composition in E-minor.

Life | Brno Daily

A special cyclobus from Brno to Austrian border will start its operation again this spring. People can use this mode of transportation every Saturday, starting from April 27th.

Life | CU Media

David František Wagner on the popularity of the live action hobby and (occasional) art form