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Organisers “over the moon” to secure Julianne Moore for Karlovy Vary

The biggest stars at this year’s Karlovy Vary film festival will be Julianne Moore, Casey Affleck and Patricia Clarkson, with Moore’s latest feature After the Wedding set to be screened at the opening ceremony on June 28. I discussed the main guests, his own personal recommendations and a special... more >>
 

Cyber agency: Cybersecurity lacking in many government offices

The Ministry of Labour and Social affairs and the General Financial Directorate are just some of the government offices with serious cybersecurity issues, according to an examination conducted by the National Cyber and Information Security Agency, the Czech daily Deník N reported ... more >>
 

Senate to vote on establishing commission to consider EC audit on Babiš

Following a preliminary audit from the European Commission, which found the Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš to be in a conflict of interest due to the structure of the trust funds currently owning his former company, the opposition has proposed a Senate commission on the matter. It will be made... more >>
 

Anti-Babiš protest organiser ready to go on if next major protest is ignored

The chief organiser of the recent countrywide wave of protests calling for the resignation of the Czech justice and prime ministers, Mikuláš Minář, told Czech Television on Tuesday that his group A Million Moments for Democracy is ready for a “long-haul race” if it comes to it. He implied that ... more >>
 

Open air festival Arena gets underway on Wednesday

A third edition of the open air festival Arena, founded by the Forman brothers, gets underway at Prague’ Smíchov embankment on Wednesday evening. Over the course of ten days, the festival will offer a number of theatre and circus performances, concerts, a dance hall as well as workshops for ... more >>
 

Thousands of Czechs protested against PM Andrej Babiš

Thousands of people again took to the streets of towns and cities around the Czech Republic on Tuesday evening to protest against Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and his appointment of Marie Benešová as justice minister. Rallies took place in over 300 municipalities, including Ostrava, Plzeň and ... more >>
 

Hradec Králové region tops survey for best place to live in Czechia

An annual survey of the Czech Republic’s 14 regions has placed the east Bohemian region of Hradec Králové as the best place to live in, followed by South Bohemia and the Moravian region of Zlín. Hradec Králové, which is last year’s winner as well, scored well in all categories, including ... more >>
 

Study provides Prague City Hall with vision for new neighbourhood

Up to 25,000 people could be living in Prague 7‘s Bubny neighbourhood, at least according to a study commissioned by Prague City Hall, whose results were announced at a press conference of Tuesday. more >>
 

Daily news summary 11.6.2019

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Prague’s Nude Mona Lisa sent to France

A large exhibition is currently being held at France’s Condé Museum in the Domaine de Chantilly depicting the lesser-known yet seminal work of Leonardo da Vinci: the Nude Mona Lisa. One of the important copies which visitors are able to see was loaned by the National Gallery in Prague. more >>
 

May coldest on record since 1961

This May was the coldest for the last 28 years with an average temperature for the month of 10.7 degrees Celsius, the Czech Hydro-Meteorological Institute wrote on its website on Tuesday. In 2018, the average temperature for the month of May was 16.2 degrees Celsius. The lowest temperature ... more >>
 

Better training for new drivers perceived as key to making Czech roads safer

Although billions of crowns are spent on the modernization of Czech roads every year, being on the road in this country is not always a pleasant experience. Czech drivers are reputed to be inconsiderate, aggressive and inclined to take risks. And finding a solution to the problem has been ... more >>
 

PM Babiš: Czechia supports North Macedonia’s EU accession

The Czech Republic supports the start of EU accession talks with North Macedonia as it has fulfilled all the necessary conditions, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš said after meeting with his North Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev on Tuesday. Mr Babiš said the Czech Republic was ready to help ... more >>
 

Karlovy Vary to honour US actresses Julianne Moore and Patricia Clarkson

U.S. Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore is set to receive the Crystal Globe for her outstanding contribution to world cinema at the opening of this year’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, festival organizers announced on Tuesday. Patricia Clarkson, who this year won a Golden Globe for... more >>
 

Starting price of Škoda Kamiq set at 379,000 crowns

Škoda Auto’s new SUV model Škoda Kamiq will be sold on the Czech market for 379,000 crowns, the Czech car manufacturer announced on Tuesday. The starting prize is around 10,000 crowns higher than the price of Škoda Scala model. The brand’s third and smallest SUV replaces Yeti, which was ... more >>
 

Weather

Wednesday is expected to be sunny to partly overcast with heat storms in the afternoon and evening. Daytime highs will range between 29 and 33 degrees Celsius. more >>
 

Czechia sees its first tropical night this year

Temperatures in some parts of the Czech Republic surpassed 20 degrees Celsius at night, making it the country’s first tropical night of the year. Several measuring stations, mainly in Central and Eastern Bohemia, recorded their warmest ever temperature for the night. The hottest place in the ... more >>
 

Sales of 100 top Czech companies exceed three trillion crowns

Turnover of the Czech Republic’s 100 largest companies last year for the first time exceeded three trillion crowns (around 118 billion euros), according to the Association Top 100. Meanwhile, their profits grew by 12.3 percent year-on-year to over 209 billion. Car maker Škoda Auto again won the... more >>
 

More protests against Babiš to take place outside Prague

More protests against Prime Minister Andrej Babiš are planned for outside Prague on Tuesday evening. The demonstrations will take place in Brno, Ostrava, Plzeň and other regional centres and towns. They are organised by the group Million Moments for Democracy, which last Tuesday drew an estimated... more >>
 

Czechs beat Montenegro 3:0 in Euro 2020 qualifier

The Czech Republic beat Montenegro 3:0 in Olomouc on Monday night in a qualification game for next year’s European Championships. Jakub Jankto and Patrik Schick found the net for the hosts, while the visitors’ Boris Kopitovič scored an own goal. That victory was the second in a few days for the ... more >>
 
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