Sunday, 18 November 2018
National | The Washington Post/AP

Thousands of Czechs are rallying in Prague to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš over a fraud scandal. Babiš faces charges that he has misused EU subsidies for a farm he transferred to his family members, including his son, Andrej Babiš, Jr. Babiš denies wrongdoing. More protests are scheduled for Saturday.

Life | Prague TV

The Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day, on Nov. 17, will be celebrated on Národní třída and náměstí Václava Havla for the fifth year in a row with a festival called Korzo Národní. Related events will take place at Albertov and in other cities under the banner Festival svobody, or Freedom Festival.



Politics | Prague | Prague TV

Zdeněk Hřib of the Pirate party has been elected the new mayor of Prague by the City Assembly on Nov. 15. The 39 assembly members voted in favor, while 12 were against and 14 abstained.

Politics | Prague Daily Monitor

The newly formed Senate, which met on Thursday for the second time, voted in favour of a resolution urging Prime Minister Andrej Babiš to step down, while he was being investigated in the Stork's Nest matter.

National | Brno Daily

The 2018 English First English Proficiency Index (EF EPI 2018), produced by global language training company Education First, compares the level of English proficiency among adults in 88 countries. The Czech Republic is ranked 17th out of 32 European countries included in the index.

Czech Republic and the EU | Radio Prague

Europeans will in future receive instant alerts on their mobile phones if they are close to a terrorist attack or natural disaster. The system, known as Reverse 112, was pushed through by Czech MEP Dita Charanzová and has just been approved.

Prague | Business | Prague TV

Prague's Na Příkopě street advanced to the 19th place in the ranking of most expensive shopping streets, based on rent, according to a study by consultancy Cushman & Wakefield. This is the first time Na Příkopě made it into the top 20. In the previous ranking, it was in 22nd place.

Life | Prague TV

It is already time to start getting holiday shopping under control. The MINT: Prague Fashion Market, already in its 23rd edition, is ready to help people find original goods straight from the creators, as well as workshops and refreshments.

Life | Brno Daily

The renovation work at Brno's Janáček Theatre is complete. The building, part of the Brno National Theatre, will reopen with a performance of "The Cunning Little Vixen".

Cinema | Prague TV

The Wizarding World hits a low point with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the sequel to 2016's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. Both were directed by David Yates and had screenplays by Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling.