Monday, 16 September 2019

Last massive round window installed on Prague's Náplavka embankment |
20 August 2019

The final round entry window has been placed in the cubicles on the retaining wall on Náplavka along Rašínovo nábřeží. New tenants will move in to the new locations on Prague's waterfront starting in September. The custom-made hinged round windows are the largest of their type in the world.

Paid paternity leave to extend to 10 days in the Czech Republic |
20 August 2019

New EU rules want fathers to share the family burden — meaning paid paternity leave in the Czech Republic will be extended from seven to ten working days within the next three years, with fathers being compensated at the level of sick pay.

The top 10 castles and chateaus in the Czech Republic |
19 August 2019

It is no surprise that Prague Castle is the top tourist attraction in the Czech Republic, but there are other castles and chateaus well worth the visit, and nice focal point for a day trip. Many have been restored, and host large collections of art and furnishings, as well as impressive architecture.

Women's parking spaces drive ongoing controversy in Prague |
16 August 2019

Women's parking spaces are a regular phenomenon in Austria and Germany where they can be found at motorway restrooms, restaurants, and shopping centers. The practice isn't as common in the Czech Republic, though according to the Czech daily Metro, it's gaining popularity.

Prague plans to put motion sensors on street lights to cut down on wasted energy |
15 August 2019

Prague plans on saving money by modernizing street lights with motion sensors. Many locations in the city are lit all night, despite nobody walking there. In addition, lamp posts will be converted to also carry charging ports for electric cars, and QR codes to help people identify locations in case of accidents or emergencies.

Building permit issued for Industrial Palace reconstruction a decade after fire |
15 August 2019

The right wing of the landmark of the Industrial Palace in Výstaviště in Prague's Holešovice district has been covered by a tent for over a decade, following a massive fire. The city has finally obtained a building permit that allows for replacing the destroyed wing and renovating the rest of the structure.

Vinohradský Pivovar to operate Šlechtova restaurant in Prague's Stromovka Park |
15 August 2019

Vinohradský Pivovar has been chosen by the municipality not only to serve up its signature Czech cuisine and locally brewed beer but enliven Šlechtova restaurant in Stromovka Park with cultural events. The venue is slated to open (at least its outdoor section) for the summer 2020 season.

Czech confidence in US, UK and other western powers is on the decline |
14 August 2019

Czech confidence in the United States, United Kingdom, and other western powers is on the decline over the last 18 months, according to a new STEM public research opinion survey conducted in June 2019. Conversely, Czech attitudes towards Russia have risen over the same period.

Real estate taxes to increase in most of Prague after long being stagnant |
13 August 2019

Most Prague districts agreed to an increase the real estate tax coefficient. Some 53 out of a total of 57 districts were in favor of changing the method of determining the amount of tax, according to Deputy Mayor Pavel Vyhnánek (Praha sobě). The four districts not planning an increase were not identified.

Prague Pride March attracts 30,000 supporters |
13 August 2019

The annual Prague Pride March on August 10 attracted approximately 30,000 participants. While support came from a wide array of groups and organizations including Prague City Hall, there were a few incidents of protest.

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