Thursday, 21 March 2019
Czech Republic and the EU | Prague TV

Some 40 groups have submitted lists of candidates to the Czech Interior Ministry for the upcoming elections to European Parliament. The legal deadline for filing has passed, but if a filing was made before the deadline but not yet received at the ministry's main office, the number could increase.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

The Senate in a secret ballot, on Wednesday, chose not to approve Charles University Vice Rector and Law Professor Ales Gerloch's nomination to the Constitutional Court. Gerloch received only 19 out of 64 votes cast and his nomination failed.

Prague | Prague TV

Prague's buses may soon end making stops where nobody gets on or off. Ropid, the organizer of Prague's transit system, has proposed a plan calling for all bus stops to be "na znamení," meaning people have to signal the driver ahead of time by pushing a button.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Tereza Hluskova who was arrested at Lahore airport, while attempting to smuggle out nine kilograms of heroin, in January 2018, was sentenced by a Pakistani court on Wednesday. She will spend eight years and eight months in prison near Lahore, and in addition, will have to pay a fine of 113,000 Pakistani Rupees.

Czech Republic and the EU | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) will travel to Brussels on Thursday and Friday, to attend the Spring European Council meeting. On the agenda, will be talks on strengthening the European economic base, climate change, a summit with China and ways to tackle disinformation.

National | Business | Reuters

The Czech Republic may support a delay to the date of Brexit at the upcoming European Council meeting, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Wednesday.

National | Business | Radio Prague

Japanese professor of architecture Yoshio Sakurai has over the past twelve years visited every building ever realised by Adolf Loos, the Brno-born pioneer of European Modern architecture in the early 20th century. A sketchbook and camera in hand, Prof. Sakurai was on a mission that has now been fulfilled: to create exact scale models of Loos's best works.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

The cabinet headed by Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) met with representatives of the Association of Towns and Municipalities on Wednesday, to discuss amendments to the public construction law.

Prague | Prague TV

The John Lennon Wall in Prague's Malá Strana district was reinvigorated March 18 with new paintings by Czech and visiting artists. The event called Meet Art was meant to mark 30 years since the fall of communism.

National | Brno Daily

On Monday, a judge at Brno Municipal Court dismissed a complaint from Cardinal Dominik Duka and his lawyer Ronald Němec that their religious rights had been violated by two plays performed at the Brno Center of Experimental Theater last year.

National | Business | Brno Daily

Jiří Švachula has four properties sealed by police as more details emerge of the identities of those taken into custody in connection with the corruption scandal at Brno-Střed City Hall.

Prague | Prague TV

The first steps for building the Metro D line connecting the city center with the city's southern neighborhoods is about to start. City Hall expects to start work on the long-planned fourth metro line in two months. The first phase of the line will extend from Pankrác to Nové Dvory.

Prague | Prague TV

Prague ranks 69th in the 2019 Quality of Living Ranking by human resources consulting firm Mercer. The showing was the best among cities in Central and Eastern Europe (the former communist-era Eastern bloc), but Western Europe dominated the top of the chart.

Czech Republic and the EU | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Czech Television reports that 40 parties and alliances registered to field candidates in the upcoming European Parliamentary elections, up one from the previous time. The elections will take place on May 24th and 25th.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Czech Television reports that President Milos Zeman who is currently visiting different parts of the country, called Turkey a de facto ally of the terror organisation, the Islamic State.