Sunday, 22 September 2019
Prague |

Prague must immediately close part of the pedestal of the former Stalin Memorial at Letná, based on the results of a report commissioned by the Municipal Property Department. The entire area above the pedestal must close within five days unless the roof below is reinforced.

National | Revelstoke Review

Instead of promoting a new voting system online, a Czech family that recently travelled through Revelstoke said they are doing it in-person instead. Petra and Ondřej Schwarzová are traveling around North America, with their two young kids in a van where people can write questions directly its side.

National | Radio Prague

An in-depth survey commissioned by Czech Radio suggests that Czech society is divided into six social classes that differ in terms of resources and status. The study defines two types of upper middle class, three types of lower middle class and an impoverished class. Here is a representative of the wealthy, upper middle class.

Prague |

So far this year, inspectors from the State Veterinary Administration (SVS) have carried out 53 inspections in 14 farmers markets in Prague, and found problems 26% of the time. The most serious problems were the sale of food of unknown origin or expired food.

National | Business | Radio Prague

A rose-coloured porcelain cup and saucer made 225 years ago has pride of place at the Museum of Porcelain in Klášterec nad Ohří. It is the oldest preserved item which was made within a series of experiments in porcelain production in 1794.

National | Business |

Two Czech tourists were fined EUR 3,000 earlier this week after they were caught by police skinny dipping in the city's famed canals, reports news server CNN.

National |

The Czech Republic's quality of life has been rated 24th out of a total of 149 countries in the 2019 Quality of Life Index, representatives from the Deloitte company revealed to local press on Wednesday. The country jumps two positions over 2018, when the Czech Republic was rated #26, and also leapfrogs the USA for the very first time. Countries were ranked according to three main categories: Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing, and Opportunity.

National | Radio Prague

What is the makeup of Czech society 30 years after the Velvet Revolution? That is the question which Czech Radio tried to answer by commissioning a large-scale sociological survey across the Czech Republic. The results show that rather than a simple division between the haves and have-nots, Czech society is made up of six social classes. One is quite unique in the European context.

National | Tennessee Journalist

A donation-based activist organization staffed by volunteers is promoting transgender equality and personhood in the Czech Republic. Trans*Parent was founded quite recently, forming in the spring of 2015 due to the work of local transgender activists seeking to affect meaningful policy change and to fill the need for a strong support space.

Prague | Radio Prague

Just to the right of Prague's famous mediaeval astronomical clock on Old Town Square, where tourists congregate in droves on the hour to see "The Walk of the Apostles", lies an attraction of an altogether different nature. For one thing, it's a mere century old, rather stinky, and only open to the public once a year.

Czech Republic and the EU | Business | UNIAN

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has said he plans to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the UN General Assembly session in New York, D.C. The meeting is scheduled for next week.

National | Business | ROMEA.CZ

The International Network against Cyber Hate (INACH) is holding its annual conference in Prague this year. The conference will take place on 30 October 2019 at the Hotel Belvedere. The conference will be on antigypsyism and hate speech in the online environment. INACH is organizing the event in association with ROMEA o.p.s.

National | Radio Prague

Few people in the Czech Republic know that a significant chapter in the history of early Czech sound recordings was written by Czech immigrants in the United States. For several years now, Filip Šír from the National Museum in Prague has been searching for the lost recordings and the stories of the people behind them.

National | Radio Prague

September 16th is not a day that IT specialist Ivo Raisr is likely to forget in a hurry. His regular morning trip to work by bus turned into a near-disaster and he himself made the prime time news as hero-of-the-day. Police and paramedics say his level-headed action in a crisis saved many lives.

Prague |

People renting out flats in Prague via Airbnb or similar services have been storing keys in small combination safes chained to municipal light poles. The city has started removing the key safes, as attaching anything to the poles is illegal.