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Average temperatures expected in next four weeks

Average temperatures for the season are expected in the coming four-week period. According to the long-term weather forecast of the Czech Hydro-Meteorological Institute issued on Saturday, we can expect daytime temperatures of around two degrees Celsius. Rainfall levels in the next two weeks ... more >>
 

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Sunday is expected to be overcast with rain or snow showers and daytime temperatures ranging between 6 and 10 degrees Celsius more >>
 

Czechs finish fourth in World Cup two-man bobsled race

The Czech Republic’s Dominik Dvořák and Jakub Nosek finished fourth in the World Cup season’s opening two-man bobsled race in Sigulda, Latvia on Saturday, securing the second best result in the country’s history. The Czechs finished 92 hundredths of second  behind the winning German team, ... more >>
 

Several renovation projects planned for Prague Castle next year

A number of renovation projects are planned for Prague Castle, one of the city’s most visited landmarks, the Prague Castle Administration spokesman told the Czech News Agency on Saturday. The administration is set to renovate the façade and roof of the left wing of the New Royal Palace and the ... more >>
 

Skiing season launched in Špindlerův Mlýn

Skiing season was launched in the country’s biggest ski centre in Špindlerův Mlýn in the Krkonoše Mountains on Saturday. According to ski-operators, there are around 40 centimeters of artificial snow on the slopes. Several ski centers around the country have been open since last weekend. The ... more >>
 

Meteorologists warn of high winds

The Czech Hydro-Meteorological Institute has issued a warning against high winds with a force of up to 70 km an hour for most parts of the Czech Republic. The warning is valid until 16 pm on Sunday. The authorities have advised people to secure their windows and garden furniture and avoid trees ... more >>
 

USAID: public image of Czech NGO sector deteriorating

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has ranked the Czech Republic third among post-communist nations in the sustainability of the civil society sector for 2017, the Czech News Agency reported on Saturday. In its annual report, the USAID said the overall sustainability of ... more >>
 

Simon Mawer’s Prague Spring: a complex love story amid the drama of 1968

When the novel The Glass Room by the British writer Simon Mawer was published in 2009 it was an instant hit, and it was no surprise when it was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. The book was widely discussed in the Czech Republic as it revolves around the story of one this country’s ... more >>
 

‘Perník’ – a Czech Christmas delicacy that goes back centuries

It is not just at local markets where gingerbread in all shapes and colours can be found. Baking the delicacy is a treasured tradition among most Czech families as well. On average each household bakes around eight types of gingerbreads, known as the perník, ahead of Christmas and children ... more >>
 

October a month of solid growth for the Czech economy, say statisticians

In October, Czech industry experienced the second best result in 2018 in terms of year-on-year growth, as the Czech Statistical Office reported growth of 6.7 percent. Largest contributions came from the car industry, metal manufacturing and the electronics sector. more >>
 

The Scala – Škoda’s new hatchback seeks to impress with emotive design and hi-tech interior

The famous automobile manufacturer Škoda Auto presented its newest model at a special unveiling in Tel Aviv on Thursday. The hatchback, which is called Scala, is expected to cost around USD 15,000 and will enter the market in April next year. Škoda hopes to sell 10,000 models in the ... more >>
 

Daily news summary 7.12.2018

BIS spy chief responds, “Stork’s Nest” case review, floorball semi-finals more >>
 

Prague prosecutor reviewing state attorney’s work on “Stork’s Nest” case v PM Andrej Babiš

Prague’s public prosecutor Lenka Bradáčová has initiated a check on a state attorney who is investigating the so-called Stork’s Nest case over the abuse of EU subsidies, in which Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and other could face prosecution. According to Czech Radio, Ms Bradáčová began ... more >>
 

Brewing in Brno: alive and well

The best known Czech beer is undoubtedly Pilsner Urquell. Budweiser (sold as Czechvar in the United States and some other countries) is probably the second most prominent. The fame of these two brands outshines many other lagers and other types of beer brewed all over Czechia. And that is ... more >>
 

Chief of spy service BIS rejects President Zeman’s criticisms

Michal Koudelka, head of the national counterintelligence service BIS, has rejected an assertion by President Miloš Zeman that the organisation has failed to catch any spies or present hard evidence of Russian and Chinese operations here. BIS its annual report issued on Monday that spies from ... more >>
 

Minister for regional development hit by corruption scandal

Even before the police have concluded an investigation into the Stork’s Nest Affair, in which the prime minister is suspected of EU subsidy fraud, another member of his cabinet has been hit by scandal. The minister for regional development, Klára Dostálová, from the prime minister’s ANO party, ... more >>
 

Škoda presents new Scala

Prague Daily Monitor Škoda Auto unveiled their newest model, the Škoda Scala, in Tel Aviv on Thursday. Based on the smallest AO version of the VW Group's MQB platform, the car shares a base with the VW Polo and the Škoda Fabia. It will however be a successor to the bigger Škoda Rapid. read more more >>
 

Zeman criticizes BIS, calls them amateurs

Prague Daily Monitor President Miloš Zeman told TV Barrandov in a hard-hitting interview on Thursday, that the Security Information Service (BIS) were behaving like amateurs. In response to a question about foreign activity in the country, Zeman suggested that the service had been talking about ... more >>
 

Opposition calls for Dostálová's resignation

Prague Daily Monitor Czech Television reports that the leaders of the opposition parties have called for Minister of Regional Development Klara Dostálová's (ANO) resignation, in response to allegations of wrongdoing at Czech Tourism. read more more >>
 

Senate chief Kubera meets Zeman

Prague Daily Monitor Senate Chair Jaroslav Kubera (ODS) called on President Milos Zeman at Prague Castle on Thursday evening. This was their first meeting since Kubera was elected Chair of the Senate and Zeman supported Kubera in the battle for the Chair's position in October. read more more >>
 
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