Monday, 16 September 2019

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Germany is stockpiling millions of iodine tablets in case of a Czech nuclear accident

Expats.cz |
23 August 2019

Germany's Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) has ordered 190 million iodine tablets in case of a serious nuclear accident in the Czech Republic or other neighboring countries that have nuclear power plants, according to a report by German broadcaster WDR. Germany is in the process of shutting down its nuclear power plants and should close the last one by 2022 as it transitions to renewable power based on wind, solar and other sources.

Food prices rapidly rising: what are the most expensive items right now?

Expats.cz |
23 August 2019

Food prices in the Czech Republic are rising at a rapid rate according to newly released data from the Czech Statistical Office (CZSO). In terms of the year-on-year comparison, in July, consumer prices rose by 2.9%, or 0.2 percentage points up on June.

Prague will modernize schools with new 3D and audio-visual technology

Expats.cz |
23 August 2019

Prague is upgrading some of its classrooms with new 3D and audiovisual technology. The city will match European Union contributions to spend a total of CZK 29.5 million on the project.

Prague residents can influence the future shape of the new Bubny-Zátory neighborhood

Expats.cz |
23 August 2019

Prague residents can now comment on the proposed development of the Bubny-Zátory brownfield. In June, city representatives presented a proposal from the territorial study on a 110-hectare site. The study shows what the new neighborhood might look like. Now it has been published and is ready for a public comments.

Žižkov's Koněvova Street may be renamed, as Prague opposition to its Soviet namesake grows

Expats.cz |
22 August 2019

Koněvova Street in Prague's Žižkov district is facing a backlash over its name. A group of over 100 residents has petitioned for it to be changed, while others say the move will lead to unnecessary trouble since everyone living on the street would need new IDs and all businesses would have to file address changes, among other things.

Prague testing two hybrid buses to help reduce CO2 emissions

Expats.cz |
22 August 2019

The city is exploring more options for reducing public transit's reliance on fossil fuels. The Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) is currently testing two options for hybrid buses that combine diesel engines with electric power.

Prague's National Museum opens large-scale Tutankhamun multi-media exhibit

Expats.cz |
22 August 2019

Prague's National Museum, in association with Civita Mostre e Musei, opened a new exhibit on August 21st, as part of a project to commemorate 100 years of Czech Egyptology.

Prague students to live in nursing homes, get cheap rent in exchange for helping seniors

Expats.cz |
21 August 2019

Here's one way to beat the inflated rent prices in Prague: get an apartment in a nursing home. If you're a local student looking for affordable housing in the Czech capital – and open to interesting offers – then Prague 3 might have just what you're looking for during a new pilot project that hopes to help out both students and seniors.

August 21 march in Prague will mark 50 years since Czechoslovak forces fired on their own citizens

Expats.cz |
21 August 2019

A march to mark the 50th anniversary of protests in 1969 and highlight the current political situation will take place August 21 starting at 6 pm on Wenceslas Square and going to Hradčanské náměstí. The group Million Moments for Democracy is organizing the event and related rallies in towns across the country.

Prague City Hall picks tram route from Vinohrady to Hlavní nádraží

Expats.cz |
20 August 2019

The route that trams will take from Vinohrady to the main train station Hlavní nádraží has been selected. Construction will not start before 2025, although some of the tracks were put in place during the recent renovation of the National Museum.

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