Czech manufacturing business sentiment beat expectations in November, reaching its highest point since August 2018, the Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) showed on Tuesday. The headline PMI reading rose for the seventh consecutive month to 53.9 in November from 51.9 in October, moving further away from April’s low, data compiled by IHS Markit showed.
A European Commission auditing review has confirmed that Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš breached domestic and EU conflict of interest legislation. The report, dated October 22 and seen by Politico, finds that Babiš controls the Agrofert conglomerate — which includes a wide range of companies in the agri-food sector — despite having transferred his assets into two trust funds in 2017 after a Czech transparency law was passed.
The administration of the Krkonoše National Park in the north-west of the Czech Republic has been reviving fruit orchards and alleys at the foothills of the country’s highest mountains. It has already planted dozens of fruit trees, mainly apples, pears and cherries, which used to be part of the landscape for centuries.
Minister of Finance Alena Schillerová plans to propose a reduction in value added tax (VAT) on period products, such as tampons and sanitary pads, to 10 percent from the current 21 percent. The news comes a week after Scotland became the first country in the world to make such products free and readily available for all.
A new documentary on the late rock star Frank Zappa contains multiple references to Prague. Zappa was the first major Western musician to visit the city after the Velvet Revolution and performed his last ever concert there in 1991. But why was he so popular with the Czech underground?
The Christmas tree on the Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) will be taken down after it serves its purpose in the centre of Prague. However, its journey will not end there. The 17.5-meter Christmas tree from Kamenný Přívoz embarked on a long journey on its way to Prague’s historical center. It’s decorated with six kilometers of Christmas chains, 40 stars and 300 Christmas ornaments. The Christmas tree will stay on the Old Town Square until the 6th January. After that, once it’s taken down, its branches will be delivered to Czech zoo as per annual tradition. The branches will serve as food for some of the inhabitants such as giraffes. The trunk will be delivered to Střední odborná škola Jarov
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The widespread response to the COVID-19 pandemic by academia, private enterprise, and state agencies confirmed that the Czech Republic is very innovative and has great potential in this field. Currently, the Czech Republic ranks 24th on the Global Innovation Index (GII).
Leader of the Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev received the award of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Tomas Petricek – the medal For Merits in Diplomacy, the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine reported.
Nuclear energy is dangerous. Obviously. But, in Central Europe, not in the way you might think. In this region, nuclear energy is an extremely dangerous and potent political weapon and economic lever.