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Police on alert after shooting threat directed at Czech schools

Police have warned Czech schools of a possible shooting attack after the sending of a threat of that nature via social media, the Czech News Agency reported. A police spokesperson said the warning concerned schools in more than one region but did not reveal more detailed information. A threat was... more >>

Daily news summary 10.6.2019

State attorney reacts to Zeman, Hamáček meets protesters, Stránský funeral more >>

Homing pigeon’s race in Krajková

The biggest homing pigeons’ race took place in Krajková, in the Sokolovsko region, on Sunday June 9th. Tens of thousands of homing pigeons set out on a flight of several hundred kilometres from West Bohemia to Moravia or as far as Slovakia. The first pigeons made it back home within five to six ... more >>

Unemployment in May drops to new low

The unemployment rate in the Czech Republic fell to a new low in May, at 2.6 percent down from 2.7 percent the previous month. The drop was in line with expectations and is attributed to seasonal work. more >>

“Let’s not hide the good places – let’s turn the bad places into good ones”: The Honest Guide guys discuss their new book and lots more

Janek Rubeš is the face of Honest Guide while Honza Mikulka does the camera and all the technical stuff. Their videos, highlighting great spots to see in Prague and warning visitors of scams to avoid, are huge and their YouTube channel has over 435,000 subscribers. Now they have produced the book... more >>

iRozhlas: Zeman right hand man tried to influence justice minister

A former minister of justice, Robert Pelikán, says that Vratislav Mynář, the head of President Miloš Zeman’s office, tried to pressure him to intervene in a case involving Lesní správy Lány, which oversees forestry at the president’s residence. News site reported on Monday that Mr. ... more >>

Embattled Czech PM launches counter-offensive to win over public in Agrofert dispute

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has launched a massive counter-offensive to the preliminary EU audit concluding that he has a conflict of interest due to strong links to his former business empire. While he refuses to meet with the organizers of the street protests against him, he has taken ... more >>

Vondroušová jumps to 16th in world after reaching Paris final

Czech tennis player Markéta Vondroušová has shot to 16 in the world rankings, her highest ever position. The 19-year-old climbed 22 places in the WTA rankings after losing to Ashleigh Barty of Australia in her first Grand Slam final at the Paris Open on Saturday. The Czech Republic’s Karolína ... more >>

Supreme state attorney says Zeman comments show his ousting is being mulled

The supreme state attorney, Pavel Zeman, says comments made by President Miloš Zeman at the weekend indirectly confirm that his removal is being considered. The head of state criticised the prosecutor’s stated intention of analyzing a preliminary European Council report suggesting that Prime ... more >>

Lidice – the tragic fate of a village that became a powerful symbol

Today it is exactly 77 years since units of the German Security Police liquidated the Central Bohemian village of Lidice in retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. While far from the only example of such cruelty during the war, Lidice became famous around the world. In part due to... more >>

Czech jobless number lowest in 22 years

Unemployment in the Czech Republic fell to 2.6 percent in May from 2.7 percent the previous month, according to official figures released on Monday. Some 200,675 people were out of work in May, the lowest number recorded since the same month in 1997. Meanwhile, the number of vacant positions ... more >>

Pepper de Callier: Things to Think About

Prague Leadership Institute "Never go out to meet trouble. If you will just sit still, nine cases out of ten someone will intercept it before it reaches you." I love the common-sense and calm Calvin Coolidge's quote always inspires in me. It reminds me of how often we react so quickly to ... more >>

Weather forecast

It should be mainly sunny with the chance of storms in the Czech Republic on Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to reach up to 31 degrees Celsius. Daytime highs will remain at around 30 degrees Celsius for the remainder of the week. more >>

Funeral of Jiří Stránský takes place in Prague

The funeral of writer Jiří Stránský took place Prague’s Church of Our Lady Before Týn on Monday. The mass was served by the head of the Czech Roman Catholic Church, Cardinal Dominik Duka, who said that Mr. Stránský had enriched Czech culture thanks to the brave life he had led. Mr. Stránský, ... more >>

Czechs mark 77 years since destruction of Lidice by the Nazis

June 10 marks the 77th anniversary of the destruction of the central Bohemian village Lidice by the Nazis, in what was one of the worst atrocities in the country’s history. The village was razed to the ground and its 300 inhabitants, including women and children, were killed as part of ... more >>

Hamáček meets with organizers of anti-government protests

Deputy Prime Minister and Social Democrat leader Jan Hamáček on Sunday met with representatives of the civic initiative Million Moments for Democracy, which has been organizing anti-government protests around the country in recent weeks. Mr. Hamáček met with the protest leaders after Prime ... more >>

Daily news summary 9.6.2019

Opposition wants no-confidence vote,Czechs divided over protests,Adam Ondra more >>

Babiš’s ANO party would win general elections

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš’ ANO party would still win general elections in the country, despite a slight drop in support, according to a poll for Czech Television conducted by the Kantar agency. According to the May survey ANO would gain 27.5 percent of the vote, down by 2.5 percent on the ... more >>

Czechs divided over anti-Babiš protests

A flash poll conducted by the Median agency on the anti-Babiš protests that have been taking place in Prague and other big cities in recent weeks, suggests that while a third of respondents support them, a fifth of those polled disagree with them. Ninety percent of respondents said they had ... more >>

Opposition parties want vote of no-confidence in Babiš government

The centre-right opposition parties in the lower house have said they want to call a vote of no- confidence in the Babiš government, despite the fact that they lack the votes needed to bring down the administration. In a debate on Czech Television Miroslav Kalousek from TOP 09 said the growing ... more >>
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