Friday, 1 July 2016
National | Radio Prague

The Czech Republic has negotiated a deal in Brussels that spells a green light for a number of major transport projects, the country's PM announced on Wednesday. The projects will not now require fresh environmental impact assessments, meaning Prague should soon be able to access tens of billions of crowns in EU funding. The projects in question – which may now get up and running next year – include nine sections of motorway and one railway line.

Prague | Prague TV

There will be a big change on Malostranské náměstí as of July 1. For the first time since the 1970s, the area will not be a parking lot and instead will be opened up for public activity. Eventually, the square at the center of the touristy Malá Strana neighborhood will be rebuilt and may include a restored 19th century statue and a new fountain.



National | ČTK

Special security measures have been adopted at Czech airports, the Turkish Embassy in Prague and in their surroundings in reaction to the terrorist attack that killed 36 people at the Istanbul main airport on Tuesday night, police president announced on Wednesday.

Business | Radio Prague

Large retail outlets in the Czech Republic will be forced to close their doors on seven state holidays every year after the Chamber of Deputies approved a Senate bill to that end in the face of stiff resistance from the Czech Chamber of Commerce, which says it is discriminatory.

National | ČTK

Most EU representatives are of the view that British Prime Minister David Cameron made a mistake when calling the Brexit referendum, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Wednesday.

Business | Prague Connect

The new technology centre is officially opening on 14 July in Karlín in Prague. It aims to attract software specialists to design and develop brand new web and mobile applications. Eventually, the centre should offer as many as 60 new job positions.

Life | Prague TV

Jump into medieval times with the Great Knight Celebration at Prague Castle. On July 9 and 10 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. join in on a festival celebrating Emperor Charles IV's 700th birthday.

Cinema | Prague TV

Some films are lucky with their timing. The financial thriller Money Monster comes out just as international markets have plunged into turmoil.

Life | Radio Prague

The town of Moravský Krumlov has purchased ownership of its stately home after the property was auctioned off. The property was formerly used to house Czech artist Alfons Mucha's Slav Epic.

Sport | ČTK

The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS) World Games started on Wednesday with the participation of athletes aged 14-23 from 30 countries.