Current Affairs

Ruling coalition preserves majority in Parliament’s upper chamber

20-10-2014 15:06 | Jan Richter

Bohuslav Sobotka, Milan Štěch, photo: CTK

Bohuslav Sobotka, Milan Štěch, photo: CTK

The Czech centre-left coalition government has conserved a comfortable majority in the Senate after 18 of their candidates won seats in the upper chamber of Parliament over the weekend. With 10 newly elected senators, the senior coalition Social Democrats were the most successful party at the polls. However, less than 17 percent of voters cast their ballots in the second round of the election, the lowest turnout on record.  More

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One on One

Thomas Szende: co-founder of the Prague Thrift Store

20-10-2014 15:46 | Dominik Jůn

Photo: archive of Prague Thrift Store Thomas Szende, a Budapest-born management consultant moved to the Czech Republic in 2005 where, along with his wife, he founded the Prague Thrift Store. When we met up to talk about his successful endeavour, I noted that the stores are charity-oriented, which is quite a rare thing to see in the Czech Republic. More

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Sports News

Sports News

20-10-2014 13:59 | Ian Willoughby

Milan Baroš, photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: Baroš fails to make dream return to Baník Ostrava after missing chance in dying minutes; Plzeň remain top of league; Berdych wins in Stockholm for 10th title of career; Kvitová prepares for first match at WTA Finals; and Třinec are way out in front in Extraliga.  More

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Czech Life

Artist Jen Lewin and organiser Pavel Sedlák on the Prague Light Festival

18-10-2014 02:01 | Dominik Jůn

'The Pool', photo: archive of Signal festival Hello and welcome to a special programme looking at the upcoming Signal Prague Light Festival, which is taking place from 16-19th October. It is the second year that the festival is reaching Prague, bringing light art works to various locations across the city.  More

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Letter from Prague

A New Yorker’s experience with the Czech language

18-10-2014 02:01 | Jelani Spencer-Joe

Photo: Vendula Kosíková It’s officially been one month since I landed in Prague and began my study abroad program. Whenever someone from home asks me about the most surprising things about Prague, after mentioning the well-behaved dogs that are too independent for leashes, I usually say the Czech language and that there’s a large Asian population living here. I find it funny that these are the two things giving me, a native hailing from New York City, the most culture shock.  More

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Young Czech wins EU literature award for novel on photographer Drtikol

17-10-2014 16:02 | Jan Richter

'A History of Light' Czech writer Jan Němec is among 13 young European authors who have won the 2014 European Union Prize for Literature. Němec was recognized for his unusual debut novel about the renowned Czech photographer František Drtikol. Entitled A History of Light, the novel captures Drtikol’s complex personality, and follows his path from photography to eastern spirituality and Buddhism.  More

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In Focus

Ztohoven open crypto-anarchy institute in Prague

14-10-2014 15:17 | Ruth Fraňková

Paralelní Polis, photo: CTK The guerrilla art group Ztohoven, known for their controversial projects and often operating in anonymity, have made a somewhat surprising move. This weekend, they opened an official institution, a so-called institute of crypto-anarchy. Situated in a former factory building in Holešovice, the Paralelní Polis or parallel world will serve as a hacker space, a hub and a bitcoin café. According to its founders, it will offer the public a possibility to “step out of the system”.  More

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Finance Ministry proposes levelling high tax on illegally acquired property

20-10-2014 15:13 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: Khalil Baalbaki The Czech Finance Ministry is working on a draft law which would give the tax authorities more powers in investigating the source of undeclared property exceeding 10 million crowns. If the owner is unable to prove the origin of the assets, the authorities...  More

New campaign to promote Czech food products

17-10-2014 15:13 | Ruth Fraňková

Photo: Ambro / A new campaign to support Czech-made food products will be launched this month. Funded by the Czech Ministry of Agriculture, the campaign - called České vánoce s regionálními výrobky, or Czech Christmas with Regional Products - is aimed to motivate consumers...  More


Sunday Music Show

Monikino Kino: CzechoSlovak duo explore arc of relationship on debut

19-10-2014 02:01 | Ruth Fraňková

Monikino Kino - 'Prázdniny', photo: Slnko Records The first album by the Czecho-Slovak duo Monikino Kino (Petr Marek of MIDI LIDI and Monika Midriaková) reflects the story of a relationship from start to finish in a series of songs combining intimate electronic pop with reflective, playful lyric.   More

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My Prague

My Prague – Nancy Bishop

18-10-2014 02:01 | Ian Willoughby

Nancy Bishop, photo: archive of Nancy Bishop Countless Hollywood movies and TV series have been shot in the Czech Republic in the last two decades. Casting director Nancy Bishop, who moved to Prague in 1994, has worked on many of those projects, from The Bourne Identity to Mission Impossible IV...  More

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Current Affairs

Diplomatic row flares up over treatment of Ghanian student in Prague Ebola scare

17-10-2014 15:22 | Jan Velinger

Illustrative photo: CTK Ghana is readying to lodge a formal complaint with the Czech Foreign Ministry over the alleged poor treatment of one of its citizens during an Ebola scare last week. Last Saturday, medical workers and the police tracked the student, who had visible symptoms...  More

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Pelhřimov: a town that attracts extraordinary people

16-10-2014 15:31 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: archive of Good Day Agency Just as the town of Plzen is associated with great beer and the town of Pardubice with gingerbread, the town of Pelhřimov brings to mind amazing feats, records and curiosities. The town got its reputation thanks to the Good Day Agency which is behind...  More

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Czech History

Prague exhibit explores role of music in modern Czech history

11-10-2014 02:01 | Jan Richter

1980s pop albums, photo: archive of National Museum From the Hussite wars of the Middle Ages to the Velvet Revolution of 1989, many pivotal events in Czech history occurred against a musical backdrop, at least in the nation’s collective memory. An exhibition at the National Memorial on Prague’s Vítkov...  More

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