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 Czechs love ballrooom dancing, and still value the ability to glide their way across a parquet floor to a foxtrot, quickstep or waltz. Dance classes are surprising popular amongst the young — almost everyone in high school goes to them, so they don't make a fool of themselves at their graduation ball. Rob Cameron has been watching young Czechs work on their cha-chas and has this from Prague.
The Czech parliament has begun debating a bill to allow same-sex marriage, which, if it became law would make the Czech Republic the first former eastern bloc country to do so. It's leading to lively discussion about the merits — or otherwise — of gay marriage. From Prague, Rob Cameron reports.
French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US Defence Secretary James Mattis are all visiting Prague to mark the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia. It might sound odd to be celebrating the birth of a country that no longer exists, but 1918 is still remembered with great fondness by Czechs and Slovaks as their first taste of independent statehood.
A new twist has emerged in the attempted poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Czech Radio has reported that the two suspects, believed to be Russian military intelligence officers, were in the Czech Republic in October 2014, the same time that Skripal was allegedly briefing Czech intelligence on Russian spying activity. Rob Cameron reports from 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.