Monday, 16 September 2019

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The Czech Republic will plant 10 million trees over the next five years

By Lucas Nemec | Expats.cz |
8 August 2019

Over the next few years, the country is preparing to get a whole lot greener.The Stromy pro budoucnost (Trees for the Future) project, an initiative from the Institute for Active Citizens supported by the Czech Ministry of the Environment, calls for ten million new trees to be planted across the country over the next five years.

The top universities in the Czech Republic revealed in a new global ranking

Expats.cz |
7 August 2019

According to a new global ranking released by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the best university in the Czech Republic is in Prague — Charles University once again comes out as the top academic institution in the Czech lands.

While no Czech universities were included among the world’s top 50 universities as ranked on the QS list (widely considered the most influential university ranking in the world), a number of the country’s academic institutions made it onto the 2020 list of the 1,000 best universities around the globe.

Prague Airport handled more passengers in first half - on track to break to another annual record

By Raymond Johnston | Expats.cz |
7 August 2019

Václav Havel Airport Prague handled a total of 7,841,865 passengers in the first half of 2019, an increase of 5 percent year-on-year. This puts the airport on track to break last year’s record numbers, if the summer plays out as expected. But the rate of increase was less than in the first half of 2018.

Record-low Czech unemployment rate drops below 2 percent

By Raymond Johnston | Expats.cz |
7 August 2019

Unemployment in the Czech Republic dropped again in the second quarter of 2019, falling below 2 percent. The number of self-employed is falling, and the number of employees is rising. Total employment in the Czech Republic in the second quarter of 2019 increased compared to the same period last year, while the number of unemployed dropped.

Prague's police cycle team will give advice, not fines, to bikers this summer

By Raymond Johnston | Expats.cz |
6 August 2019

Municipal Police will be on Prague’s bike paths this summer. They will inform cyclists about safety when riding in an effort to prevent traffic accidents and thefts. The police cycle team (Policejní cyklotým) is not giving out fines to cyclists on the bike paths. If there is a significant problem, they can call in a police patrol, though.

Ricky Gervais coming to Prague's Congress Center

By Raymond Johnston | Expats.cz |
6 August 2019

British comedian Ricky Gervais will be live in Prague at the Congress Center on Nov. 10, 2019. Tickets are available over the Ticketportal and Ticketmaster networks. Sales to Live Nation club members start Aug. 7 at 9 am, and to the general public, Aug. 9 at 10 am.

Masarykovo Nadrazi is springing back to life with new look

By Raymond Johnston | Expats.cz |
6 August 2019

The new face of Prague’s Masarykovo nádrazi is slowly being revealed. The historical building has been undergoing a large renovation, and the glass-covered main hall is mostly finished, with restored woodwork, clocks and lighting to bring it back in line with its mid-19th century original design.

Mystery solved - Rogue graffiti cleaner from Charles Bridge steps forward

By Raymond Johnston | Expats.cz |
5 August 2019

Just as one of Prague’s monument keepers was starting to remove two-week-old graffiti from a pillar on Charles Bridge, it vanished overnight. Monument care experts have been concerned that the unauthorized work may have damaged the centuries-old stones, but the person responsible says he did his work just in time to prevent the paint from settling in permanently. Professional graffiti remover Miloslav Cerny has taken credit for the removal.

Bursík: Prague should become free of gasoline-powered cars in the future

Expats.cz |
2 August 2019

People should count on fossil-fuel powered cars vanishing from Prague in the future, according to Martin Bursík. The former Czech environment minister is heading up the city's new Commission for Sustainable Energy and Climate.

Prague's police cycle team will give advice, not fines, to bikers this summer

Expats.cz |
2 August 2019

Municipal Police will be on Prague's bike paths this summer. They will inform cyclists about safety when riding in an effort to prevent traffic accidents and thefts. The police cycle team (Policejní cyklotým) is not giving out fines to cyclists on the bike paths.

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