Saturday, 15 August 2020
Prague | Prague Daily Monitor

H40, located inside the former slaughterhouse in Holešovice's market square, is intended to be a public space where visitors can join art and ceramic workshops or education and leisure programs, as well as a meeting point for creatives and artists.

National | Expats.cz

The 2021 Czech census will simplify and eliminate some questions and only include two gender options, assigned automatically when you put in your birth number, according to news details released this week by the Czech Statistical Office.

National | Expats.cz

In 2019, the share of young adults in the Czech Republic between the ages of 25 to 34 who were living with their parents was 29.0%, while the EU average was 30.5 years. The figures are from Eurostat and include 27 countries but not the UK, which is no longer an EU member.

National | Radio Prague

A group of Czech students selected for America's Future Leaders Exchange Programme had been scheduled to leave for the United States about now to spend a whole school year with host families. However, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, their plans had to be postponed.

National | Expats.cz

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has apparently convinced Greece to leave the Czech Republic off its list of countries from which travelers need to submit a negative COVID-19 test.

Prague | Expats.cz

The project of the new business district at Masarykovo nádraží from the workshop of Dame Zaha Hadid will change. Real estate and investment firm Penta decided on this after objections from the public and politicians. More housing will be added to the project, which will require completely new plans for several buildings.

Prague | Radio Prague

Prague's extremely picturesque Nový Svět district can be found beneath the hill on which the Loreto complex stands. Over the years, this part of Prague has been inhabited by servants, the city's poor and artists.

National | Radio Prague

All but forgotten today, the travelling Czech circus of Karel Kludský was once among the biggest in the whole of Europe. Now, Kludský's hometown is looking to restore his private luxury caravan to its original glory. And it is asking the Czech public for help.

National | Prague Daily Monitor

According to inspectors from the Czech State Agricultural and Food Inspection Authority, over one-third of ice cream machines did not meet hygienic standards, primarily due to the improper cleaning of machines, iRozhlas reported on Wednesday.

National | VOA News

In a speech to the Czech senate on Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that China's economic power is in some ways a greater global threat than the Soviet Union was during the Cold War. Earlier on Wednesday, Pompeo held talks with Czech PM Andrej Babis in Prague on the second day of his weeklong visit to central Europe.

National | Expats.cz

The European Union is pushing for member states to extend parental leave benefits and make benefits mandatory for fathers as well as mothers, meaning both parents would be required to take some amount of leave. If this condition is not met, the total amount of parental leave compensation granted could be reduced.

National | Prague Daily Monitor

The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute has extended its "extreme temperatures" warning, which today includes most regions with the average temperatures extending 31°C in the shade. The heat is expected to end on Friday with the upcoming storm, rain, and the temperature of 27°C.

Prague | Expats.cz

Prague will soon have another spot where people can swim in the Vltava river. An area called Plovárna Baden Baden is being created on Štvanice ostrov in Prague 7.

Prague | Business | Expats.cz

In Prague, residents and tourists using the metro must wear a mask or other nose and mouth covering when on public transit. However, during the month of August, police officers across Prague have caught and fined an increasing amount of people who did not wear a mask when using the public transit.

Prague | Expats.cz

More flats are available for long-term rental on the Prague market, and rents are dropping due to the effects of coronavirus, which has limited tourists who would have used short-term rentals. The number of available flats for long-term rental in Prague at the end of the second quarter of 2020 increased by 97.7 percent year-on-year to 14,738, compared to 7,453 in Q2 2019. The largest number of available apartments in Prague are in Prague 5 and Prague 2.