Bush visit to cause considerable traffic disruption in Prague

The Prague authorities say there will be considerable disruption to transport in the city during a visit by US President George Bush at the beginning of next week. Cars will not be allowed to stop along any of the routes Mr Bush is expected to take on Monday evening or during the day on Tuesday. The biggest restrictions are due around Prague Castle, which will be closed off.

George Bush will discuss plans to build a US radar base in the Czech Republic with the country's president, Vaclav Klaus, and prime minister, Mirek Topolanek. He is also due to deliver a key-note speech at a conference, and may visit the Radio Free Europe headquarters in the centre of the Czech capital.

Author: Ian Willoughby