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Police investigate collapse of building in central Prague

Police are investigating the cause of Tuesday’s collapse of a building in the centre of Prague, which left a number of workers trapped inside. The building on Mikulandská street, just off Národní, has been undergoing renovation work. Three people were freed from under the rubble after the ... more >>
 

Four new ambassadors to Czech Republic to assume office

Four new ambassadors to the Czech Republic are set to present their credentials to President Miloš Zeman on Wednesday. The new diplomats include Argentinian ambassador Roberto Alejandro Salafia, Morocco’s Hanane Saadí and Patricio Alberto Pradel Elqueta of Chile and New Zealand’s ambassador ... more >>
 

President accepts labour and social affairs minister’s resignation

President Miloš Zeman on Wednesday accepted the resignation tendered by labour and social affairs minister Petr Krčál. The newly appointed minister announced his resignation on Tuesday, only weeks after being appointed. The news came a day after reports that the Social Democrat politician had ... more >>
 

Daily news summary 18.7.2018

Italian MP’s letter to Babiš Aero Vodochody deal Colours of Ostrava more >>
 

Dead tiger and feline pelts discovered during police raids

Czech customs officials discovered the body of a freshly killed tiger and pelts of large felines during a raid at sites in Prague, central and north Bohemia, which took place on Monday. Mutilated bodies of other animal species were also found. The news was announced on Wednesday in a joint press... more >>
 

Filmed in Prague: the Instagram capturing the Czech Republic’s cinema city

Prague’s old-world beauty and relatively low production costs have made it a popular destination for filmmakers. Amateur photographer Musa Bektash is going behind the lens to put the scenes of many famous movies in context. more >>
 

Second minister resigns over allegations of plagiarism

Labour and Social Affairs Minister Petr Krčál announced his resignation on Tuesday after facing accusations of plagiarism. He is the second minister to resign on these grounds in the course of just one week. more >>
 

Presidential Office not facing distraint over Zeman's words

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. read more more >>
 

Sculptor creating first "habitable statue" in Czechia

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. read more more >>
 

Krčál ends as minister over plagiarism

ČTK Labour and Social Affairs Minister Petr Krčál said he has handed in his resignation to ČSSD head Jan Hamáček over plagiarism allegations, which Hamáček accepted and proposed Labour Ministry senior official Jana Maláčová for Krčál's successor. On Monday, news site Seznam Zpravy.cz reported ... more >>
 

KDU wants to prevent authoritarian parties from dominating Senate

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 ... more >>
 

Prague backs Krejčíř demanding better conditions in foreign jail

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.... more >>
 

Archive to acquire broadcasting rights to Patočka recordings

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 ... more >>
 

It takes firemen nine hours to put out fire in national park

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. read more more >>
 

Three rescued from partly collapsed building in centre of Prague

ČTK Two floors collapsed in a building under reconstruction in Mikulandská street in the centre of Prague Tuesday morning, burying several people, three of whom have been found with severe injuries and rescued by firemen. read more more >>
 

Weather

Thursday is expected to be partly overcast with occasional showers and daytime highs ranging between 24 and 28 degrees Celsius. more >>
 

Kněžínek appointed head of government’s Legislative Council

The newly-appointed justice minister Jan Kněžínek has been appointed the head of the government’s Legislative Council, the government’s press department said on Wednesday. Charles University professor Kněžínek, who served as a deputy head of the Legislative Council, replaced Taťána Malá in the ... more >>
 

NHL: Czech forward Nosek re-signs deal with Golden Knights

Czech hockey player Tomáš Nosek has agreed to a new one-year deal with NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights worth 962,500 US dollars. In signing the deal, the 25-year-old forward avoids an arbitration hearing that was set for July 30. Last season, Nosek scored seven goals and eight assist in 67 games ... more >>
 

Italian PM reacts to Czech refusal to take in migrants

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has sent an open letter to his Czech counterpart Andrej Babiš, who refused to take any of the 450 migrants rescued by Italy at the weekend, calling the Italian approach to immigration a “road to hell”. According to Reuters, Conte said Rome had the “high ... more >>
 

Aero Vodochody inks deals to supply US and Portuguese firms

The Czech aircraft manufacturer Aero Vodochody signed deals to sell 22 of its new L-39NG and L-39CW planes at an air industry trade fair in the UK on Tuesday, a spokesperson said. The company is set to sell 10 planes to Portugal’s SkyTech and 12 to RSW Aviation, which is one of the biggest ... more >>
 
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