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A sister event to the Women’s March on Washington, the Love Trumps Hate rally will take place Jan. 21 from noon to 2 pm in Prague's Wenceslas Square near the statue of St Wenceslas. The rally happens on the first day of the new term of US President-elect Donald Trump, a Republican who won the ...
Revolutions promise change, the only problem being that the promised
changes don’t always go to plan and rapid transformation often throws up
its own batch of winners and losers. It’s not surprising then that the
so-called fourth industrial revolution – which basically amounts to the
Czech dairy farmers have little reason to be cheerful. Latest European
Union figures show they are being paid the lowest prices for their raw
product across the 28 EU member countries. The average Czech price to
producers in December came to euros 26.40/100 kg compared with the EU
average of euro...
In times of boom and for selected fields of employment the Czech Republic
has frequently looked East to supplement its labour force. A decade or two
ago, the target was Slovak nurses and doctors. Now, there’s a system in
place offering a supposedly fast track recruitment system for ...
Although the official numbers will only be released by the Ministry of
Industry and Trade in several months’ time, all indications are that 2016
was a very good year for the Czech arms industry. The financial daily E15
reported that exports will now have gone up for four years straight, in
General satisfaction with the outcome of the 2016 budget, which ended with
a surplus of 61.8 billion crowns, was short lived. Coalition parties are
now embroiled in a heated argument on how the money should be used, with no
compromise solution in sight.
The world’s biggest showcase for consumer technology firms, tech heads,
and those wanting to get a glimpse of the latest innovations, has just
closed its doors. Some Czech companies have been coming to the Las
Vegas-based Consumer Electronics Show (CES) for a while now but this time
round it has ...
A successful French start-up called Dayuse, which sells hotel rooms with
cut-price rates by the hour, is set to be launched in the Czech Republic in
January, the daily Hospodářské noviny wrote on Friday.
Some 69 gambling rooms were closed in Prague by the end of 2016. In total the Finance Ministry began 184 administrative proceedings before the end of the year. A law in effect since Jan. 1, 2016, has limited gambling machines to casinos. This laws was joined Jan. 1, 2017, by a separate gambling ...
If you have been holding onto the pink-and-black Kč 50 banknote, you just have until the end of March to exchange them at seven branches of the Czech National Bank (ČNB). The notes have been invalid since April 1, 2011 and can no longer be exchanged at regular banks.
Just as the nation contributed to the reconstruction of the National
Theatre in Prague after it was ravaged by fire in 1881, Czechs are being
given the opportunity to contribute to a significant part of St. Vitus
Cathedral – a symbol of Czech statehood, the church where Czech kings
were crowned ...
Fake news has come under attack worldwide, with the Czech Republic setting up an office under the Ministry of Interior to combat misinformation spread by websites. At the same time, a new law on gambling backed by the Finance Ministry came into effect requiring internet service providers to ...
The Czech Republic is the latest country in Europe to report the outbreak
of bird flu. On Wednesday, Minister of Agriculture Marian Jurečka
confirmed that the highly contagious Avian Influenza was discovered in
birds at two poultry farms in South Moravia. Following tests on a dead
2016 was a very good year when it came to the state budget, which ended
with a surplus of 61.8 billion crowns. The result is the best since the
foundation of the Czech Republic in 1993. The last time revenues exceeded
expenditures was in 1995 and the result is a feather in the cap for ...
The coming 12 months look fairly positive for the Czech economy with growth
still expected to be strong and some room seen for unemployment to slide
even further. But the big headline event for 2017 is likely to be the exit
from the low crown regime that’s been in place for just over three ...
Seven new or reconstructed shopping malls are set to open in the Czech
Republic this year, which is twice as many as in the past two years,
according to a report by real estate consultants Cushman & Wakefield.
Last year saw some shake out on the Czech banking scene with one of the
new banks aiming to take on the top three or four falling out of the race.
But the start of 2017 has also seen a newcomer on the scene with a
financial past and some foundations to boast of.
Demand is clearly outpacing supply in the market for new flats in the Czech
capital. That and other factors have pushed up prices - by around a fifth
since the start of the year - but the buyers don’t appear to be deterred
With New Year’s Eve approaching fast, the producers of the Czech
Republic’s most popular sparkling wine, Bohemia Sekt, are doing well,
with a one-quarter increase in turnover in the last four years, the
newspaper E15 reported.
The Czech art market saw another record-breaking year in 2016. Although
final data for the past year are not yet available, it is clear that the
overall turnover at Czech auction houses will exceed one billion crowns.
The favorable result was affected by a number of record-breaking sales both