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.
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.
How Ireland's abortion referendum is polarizing society – Gibraltar complicates Brexit negotiations – London's spike in murders – Defying the state, churches in Germany provide sanctuary to asylum-seekers – How France is dealing with a surge in foreign unaccompanied minors – The fallout after Prague extradites a Russian hacker to the US – A visit to the world's oldest restaurant.
A Czech decision to extradite a suspected Russian hacker to the United States is threatening to damage ties with Moscow. Yevgeniy Nikulin was detained in Prague in 2016 by Czech police acting on an FBI arrest warrant, and was finally flown to the US last week. The 30-year-old Moscow native is accused of hacking three American tech companies — charges he denies. Rob Cameron reports from Prague.
The Czech Republic’s pro-Russian president has won a second five-year term in office. Milos Zeman beat a pro-EU political newcomer, who fought his campaign on preserving liberal values and reaffirming the Czech Republic’s place in Europe. Rob Cameron has more from Prague.