Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Prague | Prague TV

Prague City Hall has launched a section of its website for people using online shared accommodation services such as Airbnb, Booking, Trivago, Roomorama, and VRBO. The site at shared-accommodation.praha.eu and sdileneubytovani.praha.eu has sections for accommodation providers and for renters in Czech, English, German and French.

National | ČTK

An open prison, in which no armed guards will be working, launched its operation in Jiřice on Monday, but the first inmates are to arrive only in the days to come, its director Petr Suk told journalists.

Politics | ČTK

The support for the Czech Pirates is surging shortly before the October 20-21 general election, having reached 8.5 percent, largely at the expense of ANO, the Social Democrats (CSSD) and the Communists (KSCM), according to the latest Median agency’s poll released on Monday.

National | ČTK

Pharmacists will join the planned protests of general practitioners and outpatient specialists and some of them will symbolically close pharmacies for half an hour on Wednesday morning, Czech Pharmacists' Chamber (CLnK) spokeswoman Michaela Bazantova told CTK on Monday.

National | ČTK

Prince Edward, the youngest son of British Queen Elizabeth II, will visit the Czech Republic next week to present gold medals within the Duke of Edinburgh International Award (DofE Award) educational programme, in which 2,500 young Czechs participate this year, Martin Batko told CTK on behalf of the organisers on Monday.

National | ČTK

The firms spreading media content on the Internet, such as Google and Facebook, must follow the same rules as other media outlets, pay taxes in the country they operate and respect copyright, Czech Deputy PM for Science, Research and Innovations Pavel Belobradek told reporters on Monday.

National | ČTK

The EU should change, otherwise it will face disintegration, Jiri Hynek, the Czech Defence and Security Industry Association head and a candidate for Czech president, has told CTK, adding that his priority as the head of state would be security and the promotion of Czech interests.

Politics | ČTK

More than 9,000 Czech citizens have registered on the voter lists at Czech embassies to be able to take part in the Czech general election to be held on October 20-21, the Foreign Ministry told CTK on Monday.

Politics | ČTK

Foreign media comment on Andrej Babis and his government ANO movement ranking first in the pre-election polls for the upcoming Czech parliamentary election to be held on October 20-21, while some of them label him as a populist.

Politics | ČTK

The numbers of the disabled and the Roma people among Czech election candidates have been falling, with no Roma party running in the general election due on Friday and Saturday and no disabled person being among the parties' leading candidates, the two groups' representatives have told CTK.

National | ČTK

The Czech government and the Chamber of Deputies should clearly distance themselves from the pro-Russian statements by President Milos Zeman in his speech in the CE last week, Chamber foreign committee head and former foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg (TOP 09) said on Monday.

National | ČTK

The most popular names Czech parents gave to their babies born in January were Jan, Jakub and Matyas for boys and Eliska, Tereza and Anna for girls, according to the data the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) presented on Monday.

Politics | ČTK

ANO leader Andrej Babis is likely to form a coalition government if the results of the Czech election that will be held on Friday and Saturday do not much deviate from the latest polls, which may pose a problem for him, the financial paper Hospodarske noviny (HN) wrote on Monday.

National | ČTK

A female black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis), sent to the Mkomazi national park in Tanzania from the Czech Dvur Kralove zoo in June 2016, died in recent days, the head of the zoo's international projects, Jan Stejskal, told journalists on Monday.

Politics | Foreign Policy

This week, Czechs will head to the polls for parliamentary elections and, if things go as expected, will elect as prime minister an embattled tycoon suspected of stealing money from the European Union and of having worked with communist-era secret police. Four big factors will determine the extent to which a Babiš victory could turn the Czechs toward Moscow — or at least against liberal society.