Thursday, 19 July 2018
National | Prague TV

The National Library will remain in the Klementinum, and not move to new building such as the proposed controversial Blob.

National | ČTK

The Jan Patocka Archive will gain the broadcasting rights for the only existing TV recordings with Jan Patočka, the late Czech thinker and dissident, from the Prague-seated French Institute that will pay for them to the French National Audiovisual Institute, the French embassy said on Tuesday.

National | Brno Daily

At a Brno City Council meeting this week, councillors selected a contractor to carry out a technical study of the construction of Komárov Velodrom. The contractor they selected was Arch.Design, Ltd., which submitted the lowest bid price of CZK 1,950,000.

National | ČTK

Sculptor Michal Trpák is creating the first "habitable statue" in the Czech Republic, an organically shaped building that will serve as an annex to a dental surgery and a lab in České Budějovice.

National | ČTK

A fire hit a remote forested hilly area in the Czech Switzerland National Park in north Bohemia on Tuesday, and it took firemen about nine hours to put it out as the area is unaccessible to their equipment, their spokesman Milan Rudolf has told CTK.

National | ČTK

Czech diplomacy has backed Radovan Krejcir's demand for better conditions in the South African prison where he has stayed since 2013, now serving the 35-year sentence given to him for an attempted murder, kidnapping, torture and drug-trafficking in 2016, Czech Television (CT) said on Tuesday.

Politics | ČTK

It is important for democratic forces to prevail in the Czech Senate elections so that the upper house of parliament remains a watchdog of constitutionality, Christian Democrat (KDU-CSL) leader Pavel Belobradek said after a meeting of the party leadership discussing the election plans on Tuesday.

National | ČTK

A Prague district court has halted the distraint proceedings that the Presidential Office faced for ignoring the verdict on apology for President Milos Zeman's abusive words on the late democratic journalist Ferdinand Peroutka, public Czech Television (CT) has reported.

National | ČTK

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) will have to prove that he does not dominate the trust fund to which he transferred his holding Agrofert due to the latest rules for the conflict of interest, the European parliament passed in early July, the news site Neovlivní.cz said on Monday. If he fails to prove that he does not dominate the holding, he will either have to give up his posts or the firm will lose the subsidies.

Prague | Real Estate | Prague TV

The large hole on Prague's Wenceslas Square can finally be used for the construction of a new building. A valid building permit has been issued to developer Flow East for the corner of Wenceslas Square and Opletalova Street. Main construction on planned mixed-use Flower House should be finished by the fall of next year, and it should be fully ready by the start of 2020.

Czech Republic and the EU | ČTK

Czech PM Andrej Babiš does not consider it correct of France, Germany, Malta, Portugal and Spain to accept each part of the 450 migrants from the boat rescued in the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday, he said after meeting OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria on Monday.

Politics | ČTK

The thesis of Petr Krčál, the new Czech labour and social affairs minister, from 2007 contains many pages with the text identical with older texts by other authors, Seznam Zprávy.cz wrote on Monday, shortly after Taťána Malá's departure as justice minister amid a plagiarism scandal.

National | Prague TV

Czech legislators are considering two proposals to weaken the full ban on alcohol consumption on boats or on bicycles.

Politics | ČTK

Czech PM and ANO chairman Andrej Babis and ANO's Prague branch agreed on Monday on replacing Patrik Nacher with entrepreneur Petr Stuchlik as the movement's leader in the autumn local elections in Prague, followed by Nacher in the second position, Nacher has told journalists.

National | ČTK

The Czech police and customs officers raided sites in Prague, central and north Bohemia on Monday on suspicion of unlawful treatment of protected wildlife, which, server Lidovky.cz said, was the killing of tigers in a zoo and the procession of tiger products by the Vietnamese community.