Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic. It is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in Europe and has a number of cultural attractions.
Prague is the seat of government in the Czech Republic, and also the country's largest city. Its historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and attracts millions of international visitors each year. It has long been one of the main hubs of culture in Europe. This is an automatic compilation of DW content about Prague.
The prime minister of the Czech Republic has been under fire for refusing a proposal to give refuge to 50 Syrian orphans currently languishing in Greek refugee camps. In a lengthy interview, Mr Babis repeated that his country would not take in a single refugee, and it was better to help child victims of the war in their home countries. Rob Cameron reports from Prague.
For most Czechs and Slovaks who were alive 50 years ago, the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia that began the night of August 20, 1968 is etched in their mind. The "Prague Spring" was crushed with the arrival of 2,000 and 500,000 troops. Over 80 civilians were killed. Alexa Dvorson takes us back.
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Each year the great and the good decamp from the Czech capital Prague to the spa town of Karlovy Vary for its legendary film festival, and this year is no exception. Shawshank Redemption star Tim Robbins has been on hand to lend some A-list Hollywood glamor to the red carpet. Rob Cameron is there and has this report.
The Czech Republic has a new government. Prime minister, billionaire businessman Andrej Babis, will lead a new cabinet, a minority coalition with the Social Democrats, propped up by the Communist Party. The head of the Social Democrats will be a busy man, he’s simultaneously filling the role of deputy prime minister, interior minister and also foreign minister. Rob Cameron reports from Prague.
What are the challenges facing the NGO sector in the countries of the former Soviet Union, and how can new technology is used for civic activism? The Czech capital Prague played host recently to a conference bringing together several hundred civil society campaigners, donors and IT experts, who spent two days exchanging ideas. Rob Cameron was there and has this report.
Czech President Milos Zeman has claimed that the type of nerve agent used against Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury was also produced and tested in the Czech Republic. Mr Zeman’s comments were immediately seized upon by Moscow, which said they proved Britain was lying when it claimed that Russia was the only country capable of producing the Novichok agent. Rob Cameron reports from Prague.
Each year the international organisation Reporters Without Borders releases its World Press Freedom Index, ranking freedom for journalists to do their job in 180 countries around the world. There were no changes at the top – Norway – or the bottom – North Korea, but significant tumbles for the Czech Republic and Slovakia, who both slipped ten places down the chart. Rob Cameron reports from Prague.
Six months after elections, the Czech Republic is no closer to a viable government. The man appointed as prime minister faces criminal prosecution for alleged EU subsidy fraud. His rivals refuse to sit in coalition with him, leaving the option of getting into bed with the far-left Communists who want to leave NATO, or the far-right SPD which wants to leave the EU. Rob Cameron reports from Prague.