Current Affairs

Screening to counter Ebola threat now in force at all international airports in the Czech Republic

21-10-2014 15:35 | Daniela Lazarová

Medical check-up at the airport, photo: CTK

Medical check-up at the airport, photo: CTK

Screening was introduced at the Czech Republic’s five international airports on Tuesday morning to counter the growing threat from Ebola. The checks, ordered by the country’s chief hygiene officer, range from filling in a form to undergoing a medical check-up at the airport.  More

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Childhood one of main themes at this year’s Bollywood film festival

21-10-2014 15:35 | Ruth Fraňková

This Wednesday, the annual Bollywood festival of Indian film gets underway in Prague. Now in its 12th year, the festival offers a selection of classical as well as contemporary movies from India and Pakistan, along with a rich accompanying programme. The subtitle of this year’s event is “Children of Bollywood.”  More

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In Focus

Czech Philharmonic to broadcast live for the first time in Czech and Slovak cinemas

21-10-2014 16:27 | Ruth Fraňková

Jiří Bělohlávek, photo: Zdeněk Chrapek For the first time in history, a concert by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra will reach an audience of thousands in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. This weekend the philharmonic’s concert at Prague’s Rudolfinum will be broadcast live in around thirty Czech and Slovak cinemas.  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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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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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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Belarus increasingly attractive for Czech exporters

21-10-2014 16:34 | Jan Richter

Photo: Tomáš Adamec Trade between the Czech Republic and Belarus has been steadily growing over the past decade, with Czech exports to that country having risen by more 250 percent over the last five years. Belarus has also become an important destination for Czech investors,...  More

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


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...  More

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Current Affairs

Ruling coalition preserves majority in Parliament’s upper chamber

20-10-2014 15:06 | Jan Richter

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...  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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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,...  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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