Monday, 21 August 2017
National | ČTK

The Czech Aurosa unfiltered unpasteurised semi-dark lager promoted as "the first beer for her" in a special pink champagne-like bottle faces backlash for being a "sexist product" in Britain, while it has scored success in Paris, daily Lidové noviny reported. Martina Šmírová, who started selling this beer in London recently, met with a number of ironic and mocking comments from British users on social networks.

National | ČTK

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has said on Twitter that the van plowing into a crowd in Barcelona yesterday was another "outrageous terrorist attack on innocent people."

Prague | Real Estate | Prague TV

Private developers don't usually let the public design their projects. When the Smíchov City project was first shown to the public by Sekyra Group last year, there was criticism from both the public and politicians that it was too dense. A new plan has been unveiled after eight months of discussions.

National | Prague TV

US air carrier American Airlines will have direct flights from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Prague and Budapest starting May 4, 2018, and running to Oct. 27, 2018. The airline also announced service from Chicago to Venice.

National | ČTK

A total of 137 Czechs and Slovaks died in consequence of the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 and another more than 400 people in the following years of occupation, historians Prokop Tomek and Ivo Pejcoch write in a book presented on Thursday, which updates the number of the victims.

National | ČTK

Almost 90 percent of Czech municipalities have fewer than 2,000 residents and their average number of 1,640 is the lowest of all OECD countries, daily Pravo wrote on Thursday, referring to a study of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Analysis (IDEA).

National | ČTK

The health condition of Czech President Miloš Zeman, 72, is very good, he only suffers from neuropathy in his feet, a comprehensive check-up has shown, his spokesman Jiří Ovcacek and doctor Martin Holcat, head of Zeman's health team, said in a joint press release on Thursday.

National | ČTK

Czech President Milos Zeman will receive an award from the U.S. Gershon Jacobson Jewish Continuity Foundation (GJCF) at a gala evening to be held by The Algemeiner paper in New York on September 18, CTK has learnt from the organisation's website.

National | ČTK

Czech Justice Minister Robert Pelikan has not released the Supreme State Attorney from the obligation to maintain confidentiality for hearing before the Chamber of Deputies commission on leaks of data from investigation files, which the commission head said is an obstruction on Thursday.

National | ČTK

The Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, the lower and upper houses of Czech parliament, will be able to mutually modify changes to constitutional and election bills to achieve consensus under a bill on their relations that the Senate approved on Thursday after 25 years.

Politics | ČTK

A lowering of taxes and the abolition of the sales electronic registration (EET) are among the 12 conditions of the Czech rightist opposition Civic Democratic Party (ODS), which presented them under the name the Vysehrad Declaration on Thursday.

National | ČTK

Karel Srp, founder and long-term head of the dissident Jazz Section, demands that Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka prove his contacts with the former communist secret police (StB) due to which he did not appoint him an ethical commission member, Srp told reporters on Thursday.

National | ČTK

A court in Hong Kong sent a Czech citizen, 63, to 27 years in prison for drug dealing on Thursday, the Czech Radio (CRo) webpage iRozhlas.cz has said.

National | ČTK

Czech active reservists will be receiving higher remuneration for their participation in military exercises as a compensation for the loss of their income at work under the amendment to the military law passed by the Senate on Thursday.

Politics | ČTK

The defence lawyer of former Czech PM's wife Jana Necasova, who has been tried for several suspected offences, has asked the Pirates Party to remove her portrait from its election bus where it figures together with the portraits of four politicians criticised by the Pirates.