Prague’s Libeň bridge, which connects Palmovka and Maniny, is about to undergo reconstruction. This isn’t exactly material for a column on politics, but I feel urged to issue a public warning: Watch out, someone’s going for our wallets again. The 80-year-old bridge — the longest in Prague, by the way — really is in bad shape. If Tram No 1 rolled over the bridge any faster, the span would probably crumble. The bridge is so far gone, in fact, that it will have to be completely reconstructed. How convenient. Anything short of rebuilding from scratch would be wastefully cheap. If new concrete is going to be put down at all, then it will be necessary to expand the single lanes
The Czech government on Monday approved a proposal to allow product placement in television programmes. In one sense it means a new advertising medium, and in another, simply bringing above-board what producers have already been doing for a long time.
Slavia Praha take on famous Serbian side Crvena Zvezda (Red Star Belgrade) in a Europa League qualifier at Synot Tip Aréna (Eden) on Thursday, 20 August.
For only the second time in the 29-year history of the World Group, the Davis Cup semifinals will feature the Czech Republic. That seems an odd statistic given the golden era enjoyed by the Czechs in the 1970s and 80s.
Driving on busy dual-carriageways can be a hairy experience. Indeed, the Czech Republic has one of the highest rates of road fatalities in all of Europe; last year, nearly 1,100 people died on Czech roads.
Places around town where you can move your feet or watch someone else’s steps.
Russia has ordered two Czech diplomats to leave the country in a tit-for-tat spying row with Prague, Interfax news agency quoted an unidentified Russian official as saying on Tuesday. “This unfriendly act by the Czech side, which declared two of our diplomats persona non grata, could not be left without a response,” the official told the agency. “Two Czech embassy workers in Moscow were told to leave Russia.” The Czech Republic expelled one Russian diplomat and told another not to come back from holiday due to suspicions they were spying, website www.idnes.cz said late on Monday. “It is surprising that this information became public knowledge despite the fact that the Czech side itself proposed not to allow any leaks,” the