Current Affairs

Czech top officials in war of words over migrant crisis

26-11-2015 15:48 | Daniela Lazarová

Miloš Zeman, Bohuslav Sobotka, photo: Filip Jandourek

Miloš Zeman, Bohuslav Sobotka, photo: Filip Jandourek

Relations between the Czech president and prime minister have hit an all-time low over the migrant crisis. After weeks of restraint, Prime Minister Sobotka recently accused the president of populism and “legitimizing xenophobia”. President Zeman has now lashed back, accusing the head of government of putting the country at risk by his indecisiveness and humanistic stance.  More

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Great Czech photographer Eva Fuková dies at 88

26-11-2015 15:48 | Ian Willoughby

Eva Fuková, photo: CTK Eva Fuková, one of the most distinctive Czech photographers of the second half of the 20th century, has died at the age of 88. Fuková began her career in her native Prague but produced some of her most important work in the United States, where she spent much of her life.  More

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Former intelligence chief: We have known for a long time that terrorists use this country as a safe haven or transit state

26-11-2015 16:08 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: Filip Jandourek Ever since the terrorist attacks in Paris, security issues have been at the forefront of public and media attention in the Czech Republic. Although the country’s intelligence says it has no indication of an imminent threat, security has been tightened around key institutions and will remain so at least until the end of the year. The need to consider security is affecting things like the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree on Old Town Square as well as people’s travel plans for the holidays.  More

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In Focus

Supermarket stereotypes targeted by food waste campaigners

24-11-2015 15:52 | Ruth Fraňková

Gleaning, photo: archive of Zachraň jídlo The average European throws out around one hundred kilos of foodstuffs every year, and the Czech Republic is no exception. For several years now, an initiative called Zachraň Jídlo or Save Food has been trying to prevent the enormous waste as well as raise Czechs’ awareness of the problem. Along with organising food donations, it attempts to provide information and solutions to all participants in the food chain, from producers to distributors and consumers.  More

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Sports News

Sports News

23-11-2015 16:01 | Ian Willoughby

Slovan Liberec - Sparta Prague, photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: Sparta slip off top of table after over three months after Congo’s Delarge gives Liberec 1:0 win; new leaders Plzeň and Sparta prepare for Europa League action; Sáblíková enjoying best ever start to season, says coach after her latest feats; and Synek named Czech rower of year for sixth time.  More

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Czech Books

Dan Duta: Canned quotes and dead lovers from a Romanian poet in Czech

21-11-2015 02:01 | David Vaughan

Dan Duta, photo: David Vaughan It is not unusual to come across poets writing in English even if it is not their mother tongue. But for a non-native speaker to write poetry in Czech is rare indeed, and some might say bordering on the masochistic, given the fiendish complexities of the Czech language. But the process can also be very rewarding, both for the poet and the reader.  More

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Letter from Prague

Many different November 17 demonstrations, worlds apart

21-11-2015 02:01 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: CTK There were supposed to have been around 17 demonstrations in Prague on the November 17 state holiday to commemorate the start of the students’ protest that sparked the Velvet Revolution and the fall of Communism.  More

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Power prices to remain virtually unchanged in 2016, says regulator

26-11-2015 13:45 | Ian Willoughby

Photo: European Commission Czech consumers can expect to pay a fraction less for natural gas next year while electricity prices are set to remain more or less the same in 2016, according to announcements made on Thursday by the Energy Regulatory Office.   More

Dealer files lawsuit against Hyundai chief over alleged kickback demand

25-11-2015 14:15 | Ian Willoughby

Photo: Marián Birošík, Public Domain The second-biggest car maker in the Czech Republic, Hyundai, finds itself in the spotlight after its largest dealership in the country, Hyundai-Fischer CZ, launched legal action against the auto producer’s local boss, whom it accuses of corrupt...  More



Buoyant Czech antiques market takes new directions

25-11-2015 13:34 | Chris Johnstone

Antique market, photo: CTK The Autumn edition of Prague’s flagship antique market has just finished with exhibitors of high priced paintings, glassware, militaria, and furniture in buoyant spirits on the hopes of high spending Czechs and foreigners coming through the doors. The...  More

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Current Affairs

Bloc Against Islam leader charged with hate speech

25-11-2015 15:35 | Jan Velinger

Martin Konvička, photo: CTK The head of the Bloc Against Islam Martin Konvička has been charged with inciting hatred toward a group of people based on their religious beliefs. Most recently, the anti-Islam activist attended a rally in support of President Milos Zeman appearing...  More

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Putting the bowl out for charity

25-11-2015 15:35 | Ruth Fraňková

The first Czech edition of the international charity project Empty Bowls, aimed to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger, will take place at Prague’s Café Jedna this Saturday. People can come and buy a bowl of soup and do a good deed...  More

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Sunday Music Show

Tara Fuki and their music of the night

22-11-2015 02:01 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: Indies Scope records Sunday Music Show brings you the haunting, dream-like music of the duo Tara Fuki. The two female cellists and singers are hard to categorize saying they bring music from dreams and the subconscious, weaving fragile but powerful creations “as thin as...  More

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21-11-2015 02:01 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: CTK In Magazine: the Ship of Fools passes through Prague, the world champ in pull-ups is Czech, breweries are preparing a number of special brews for the Christmas market, meet Ivan, Vasil, Sergei, Igor and Boris, five Russian veterans on the road and Czech...  More

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