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Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny with daytime highs ranging between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius. more >>
 

Netflix officially launches Czech-language user interface

US video streaming Netflix officially launched its Czech-language user interface on Friday. An estimated 1,000 films, approximately 20 percent of all content now streaming on the Czech version of Netflix, have received additional Czech subtitles or dubbing. Netflix has also begun to license and ... more >>
 

Traditional fish harvest underway at Rožmberk

The annual three-day fish harvest got underway on Friday morning at the largest Czech fish pond Rožmberk, near Třeboň. The South Bohemian town is the country’s most famous centre for the production of carp, which is traditionally eaten by Czechs for Christmas dinner. Overall, fishermen in Třeboň... more >>
 

Extinction rebellion activists block traffic in Prague

Activists from the Extinction Rebellion environmental group briefly blocked traffic in Prague’s Vršovice district on Friday morning. Two protests are scheduled to take place later in the day in front of Czech Television and ČEZ headquarters. The Czech branch of Extinction Rebellion has joined a... more >>
 

Fans queue overnight in Prague to pay last respects to Karel Gott

Fans of Karel Gott are queuing in Prague to pay their last respects to the iconic pop singer, who died at the age of 80 this month. His public memorial is being held at Žofín Palace from 8:00am to 10:00pm. Hundreds of thousands are expected to attend. Already on Thursday afternoon, the first ... more >>
 

Czech president’s proposal to revoke Kosovo recognition rejected

The Highest Constitutional Officials on Thursday rejected a proposal by President Miloš Zeman to revoke recognition of Kosovo as an independent state. He had promised during a visit to Serbia in early September to raise the issue at the official's next meeting. Kosovo unilaterally declared ... more >>
 

In Search of Prague: The Face of Homelessness

by Ileana Lobkowicz | Prague Daily Monitor During a tour to experience "Prague's under-world", Ileana met Karim, a homeless tour guide working for Pragulic, the social enterprise breaking down the stigmas around homelessnes. "The goal of my tour," announced Karim, "is to change your perspective ... more >>
 

Daily news summary 10.10.2019

PM condemns Turkey attack, Prague-Beijing treaty dies, Petr Čech on ice more >>
 

PM Babiš: Czechs back EU in condemning Turkish offensive in Syria

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) said on Thursday that the Czech government agrees with the European Union’s condemnation of Turkey’s ongoing military offensive in northern Syria to create a refugee zone. Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies attacked Kurdish militia on Wednesday, ... more >>
 

Home Credit withdraws from controversial Charles University partnership

Consumer lender Home Credit announced on Thursday it will withdraw from a controversial partnership agreement with Charles University announced earlier this week. A spokesman for the company said Home Credit did not want to be drawn into irrational debates about the nature of the cooperation ... more >>
 

Beijing ends agreement with Prague – but can spat harm Czech capital?

A simmering row between Prague and Beijing has finally come to a head. After the former announced a decision to terminate a sister city agreement with the Chinese capital, the country’s embassy said late on Wednesday night that it had abrogated the document itself. But can the dispute actually ... more >>
 

Public phones to disappear from Czech streets

Public phone booths are soon to disappear from Czech streets. Mobile phone operator O2 announced on Wednesday that it will terminate their operation by the end of the year. The only exception will be small villages, where the operation of public payphones is required by law. more >>
 

Planned Prague protest aims to “disrupt business as usual”, says Extinction Rebellion organiser

The Czech branch of Extinction Rebellion has joined a wave of climate protests organised by the environmental group around the world. Protests calling on politicians to take urgent action on climate change began in Prague on Thursday and will culminate on Saturday with a demonstration and a ... more >>
 

O2 Czech Republic to remove most public phone booths by end-2019

The telecom group O2 Czech Republic plans to remove all public pay telephones by year’s end except for those it is obligated to keep in the country’s smallest municipalities. Out of the roughly 3,900 telephone booths currently in operation, some 1,150 will remain in municipalities with up to ... more >>
 

PPF’s Škoda Transportation to deliver up to 45 metro trains to Warsaw

Škoda Transportation has been confirmed as the winner of a tender to supply of up to 45 six-car metro trains for Warsaw. The first set is due to be handed over to the Polish capital within two years of signing the purchase contract. Škoda Transportation is part of the PPF group controlled by ... more >>
 

ČVUT’s Peter Zamarovský wins Littera Astronomica award

Peter Zamarovský, a professor at the Czech Technical University (ČVUT) in Prague, has been awarded this year’s Litter Astronomica prize for his literary work linking natural sciences and philosophy. Prof. Zamarovský lectures on philosophy and at other institutions also teaches physics and ... more >>
 

Weather outlook

Friday should be clear to partly cloudy throughout the Czech Republic with daytime highs of between 14 to 18 degrees Celsius. more >>
 

Slovak students win competition to design Czech Embassy in Ethiopia

The new Czech Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will be built according to a proposal by students of the Faculty of Architecture at the Slovak University of Technology (STU) in Bratislava. Jana Hájková and Kristína Boháčová, both 23, won an international competition announced by the Czech ... more >>
 

Czech kindergarten directors say quality of education at risk

About 500 heads of nursery schools and kindergartens throughout the Czech Republic have complained in a letter to Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) that pre-school education is being neglected. The letter charges that Minister of Education Robert Plaga (ANO) has failed to invest in ... more >>
 

Museum of Carriages in Čechy pod Kosířem showcases some exquisite historic gems

The Museum of Carriages in Čechy pod Kosířem is the only one of its kind in the Czech Republic, taking visitors back to the days when horse-drawn carriages were the main form of transport. The collection of historic carriages, coaches and sleighs was assembled over the last 25 years and counts ... more >>
 
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