Monday, 17 June 2019

Prague Daily Monitor

Zeman begins China visit

Prague Daily Monitor |
25 Apr 2019

President Milos Zeman departed for Beijing on a State Visit, on Wednesday afternoon. The visit, which will last till April 28th, will see Zeman participate in the second Silk Road – Belt and Road Forum, on Friday, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Zeman will also meet several leading Chinese businesspeople, including Ren Zhengfei, the founder of communications giant Huawei. Zeman is being accompanied by a large Czech delegation of business leaders, ministers, diplomats and sports stars.

Fire warning continues to be in place

Prague Daily Monitor |
25 Apr 2019

The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMU) updated its fire warning for the country in light of continued, warm, dry and windy conditions. Conditions are worse in Moravia and the Czech Highlands, and the warning will stay in place till further notice.

Prague 4 ruling coalition loses power

Prague Daily Monitor |
25 Apr 2019

The ruling coalition in Prague 4, led by Mayor Petr Štěpánek of the Greens, and consisting of KDU-ČSL, STAN and other independent members, was removed from power, on Wednesday. The coalition had a slim majority with the bare minimum of 23 out of 45 seats, in the Prague 4 assembly.

International support for Fajt grows stronger

Prague Daily Monitor |
24 Apr 2019

International support for Jiří Fajt, who was controversially dismissed as the Director of the National Gallery in Prague by Culture Minister Antonín Staněk last week, is growing.

ANO would win elections

Prague Daily Monitor |
24 Apr 2019

The latest political opinion polls released by the Public Opinion Research Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic for April 2019, indicate that ANO would win the elections, with 32% of the vote.

Risk of fires in Czechia is amongst the highest in Europe

Prague Daily Monitor |
24 Apr 2019

Czech Television reports, based on the latest data from the EU's Copernicus Programme, which is the European system for monitoring the earth, that given the arid, drought-like conditions present on the continent, the Czech Republic is amongst the countries with the highest risk for forest fires.

Hamáček warns ANO over Supreme State Prosecutor

Prague Daily Monitor |
24 Apr 2019

Jan Hamáček, Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the ČSSD, the junior partner in the current governing coalition, warned ANO and Prime Minister Andrej Babiš that his party would leave the coalition, if the government attempted to remove Supreme State Prosecutor Pavel Zeman from his position. Hamáček said any vote on Zeman's future, would be the last vote that the government would take, according to Czech Television.

Wind and fire warning in place on Tuesday

Prague Daily Monitor |
23 Apr 2019

The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMU) warned citizens to be aware of the risks posed by strong winds and dry, warm temperatures and their ability to cause forest fires. Winds with gusts of up to 70km/h are expected on Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Electricity prices at highest in seven years

Prague Daily Monitor |
23 Apr 2019

Czech Television reports that electricity prices are at the highest they have been in the last seven years and are expected to continue rising.

Forest fire in the Pilsen region

Prague Daily Monitor |
23 Apr 2019

Fire fighters doused a potentially life-threating forest fire on the outskirts of Pilsen, on Monday evening. Novinky.cz reports that the fire spread to the northern edge of Pilsen, behind the Lochotín housing estate towards Krkavec Hill.

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