Saturday, 29 July 2017
National | ČTK

It is unwise of the EC to force migrant quotas upon the Central European countries, but the stubborn rejection of the quotas by Czech politicians, which might cost Prague hundreds of millions of crowns, is quite incomprehensible, Petr Honzejk writes in Hospodářské noviny (HN).

Prague | Prague TV

Prague city councilors will be considering a ban on sales of bottles of alcohol after 10 pm. The proposal would not affect restaurants or bars, but is intended to curb sales of boxes and bottles of wine and liquor in problematic areas. It is not clear if it would cover ottled beer.



Business | Radio Prague

Newly released Czech automobile production figures for the first half of 2017 point to a continued boom in an industry that has been driving the economy in recent years. After record output in 2016, the first six months of this year saw domestic auto manufacturing grow by a further 5.1%.

News | Prague TV

The train ride from Prague to Munich could take under four hours by the year 2030. Czech Transport Minister Dan Ťok (ANO) signed a joint declaration with Bavarian Minister of Interior, Construction and Transport Joachim Herrmann at a Bavarian-Czech rail summit in Furth im Wald, Germany, on improving cross-border railway infrastructure.

National | ČTK

The Czech police accused three members of the former communist secret police StB of threatening a doctor from northern Bohemia within an operation against the political opposition codenamed Asanace in the early 1980s, daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) reported yesterday.

News | ČTK

A team of students from the Czech Technical University (ČVUT) in Prague won the Imagine Cup prestigious international contest held by the Microsoft company with their project helping children with diabetes, the organiser announced yesterday.

Cinema | Prague TV

Fast cars, pretty women and crime make a surefire formula for a summer film. Baby Driver, the new film from cult director Edgar Wright, hits all the right notes but in the end remains a bit too aloof, too smug about it own cleverness. The ride is fun, but the destination isn't as original as promised.

Opinion | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman shows a dual approach to various forms of authoritarian regimes and some may even suspect him of preferring authoritarianism to democracy, Jiří Pehe writes in daily Právo, reacting to the opinions Zeman voiced in a recent radio interview.

Sport | Prague TV

Two teams from the UK competed in the finals of the seventh year of the Generali CEE Cup for under 19s. Everton beat Burnley 3:1 in the match held in Ďolíček Stadium. The tournament had 12 youth teams from around the world.