Friday, 19 April 2019

Prague Daily Monitor

ODS fails to remove Klaus Jr. as Chair of Education Committee

Prague Daily Monitor |
4 Apr 2019

The Civic Democrats expressed dismay at their inability to remove renegade and former party member Vaclav Klaus Jr., as the Chair of the Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sport in the Chamber of Deputies.

D3 highway construction around České Budějovice to begin this month

Prague Daily Monitor |
4 Apr 2019

Czech Television reports that the construction of a major section of the D3 highway around Ceske Budejovice, will begin later this month. The Hochtief, Colas and M-Silnice alliance, will build a seven-kilometre-long section between Úsilný and Hodějovice, which bypasses Budejovice.

Over 400 cases of measles reported so far

Prague Daily Monitor |
4 Apr 2019

Czech Television reports that over 400 cases of measles have been reported across the country, in the first four months of this year. This is almost double the number of cases reported in 2018. The worst hit regions are Prague, Moravia-Silesia and Hradec Králove.

Every other Czech has some sort of loan

Prague Daily Monitor |
3 Apr 2019

Novinky.cz reports that approximately one half of the Czech population is in debt and owes money in the form of a bank loan, mortgage, consumer credit, car-leasing agreement or non-bank borrowings.

Zeman on official visit to Austria

Prague Daily Monitor |
3 Apr 2019

President Milos Zeman began a 3-day official visit to Vienna on Tuesday evening, when he met with Czechs living in the Austrian capital at the Czech Embassy.

Pilsner Urquell reports record sales

Prague Daily Monitor |
3 Apr 2019

Pravo reports that the Pilsner Urquell brewery reported sales of 7.2 million hectolitres of beverages, in 2018, up 3.8% from the previous year. 2018 reversed trends from previous years as demand for beer grew in pubs and restaurants and shops.

More Salmonella found in Polish meat

Prague Daily Monitor |
3 Apr 2019

The State Veterinary Administration found Salmonella bacteria in a half tonne of chicken meat that originated in Poland. According to Novinky.cz, the bacteria was found in a batch of meat supplied by Polish firm Dromico, to Czech firm Astra Maso in Nový Bydžov, with an expiry date of March 24th, 2019.

Neurologist Martin Bareš elected Rector of Masaryk University

Prague Daily Monitor |
2 Apr 2019

Czech Television reports that Martin Bareš, who is currently the Dean of the Medical Faculty of Masaryk University and a well-known neurologist, was elected Rector of the country's second largest university in Brno, on Monday.

Electric cars to have special plates for free parking in Prague

Prague Daily Monitor |
2 Apr 2019

Councillors at City Hall decided on Monday that electric cars will have free parking in the city's blue parking zones. They will not need to specially register their cars, to avail of the service, unlike the previous practice.

Tram accident in Brno leaves dozens injured

Prague Daily Monitor |
2 Apr 2019

A serious accident in Brno on Monday afternoon, involving a tram and a trolleybus, left dozens of people injured. The accident took place on the corner of the Masná and Křenová streets in the city centre.

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