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Czech Finance Ministry prepares lawsuit seeking damages for 2014 explosions » Read More Czech minister calls for European solidarity over spat with Russia » Read More Czech beer consumption in 2020 fell to its lowest level since the 1960s due to pub closures » Read More Czech Media Reveals Third Russian ‘Suspect’ in Ammo Depot Blast Probe » Read More Government Extends Antivirus Program and Approves National Strategy To Combat Hybrid Threats »Read MoreContinue Reading

From the baroque gems of bucolic farmlands in Kryštofovo Údolí (Christofsgrund in pre-WW2 German) climbing 600 meters towards the 70s Soviet-era sci-fi seduction of Ještěd hotel & TV tower, a rewarding hike across pine tree forests is a journey both in space and travel. The recent snow adds a magic touch to the natural park and a halo of vintage magic to the daring viaduct of the local railway, once the pride of the prosperous German-speaking community of Sudetenland. The only remaining memory, following the expulsion of the German-speaking Czechoslovak citizens, are the typical lozenges tiles decorations of delightful farmhouses and the names on the tombstones of the splendid 17th century wooden church of St Kryštof. We recommend a pleasantContinue Reading

Loujain Al-Hathloul wins Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize » Read More EU official: Union stands in solidarity with Prague over expulsion of Russians » Read More Ex-Czech President Klaus Doubts Russia Had Role in 2014 Ammo Depot Blasts » Read More Russia moves Navalny to prison hospital under Western pressure » Read More Foreigners who fear Czech doctor visits have a new option in Prague »Read MoreContinue Reading

Czech authorities say they are expelling 18 Russian diplomats believed to be intelligence operatives in retaliation for the explosion, which killed two people. » Read More Health Minister Petr Arenberger told a news conference on Friday that the Easter holiday did not lead to a spike in new coronavirus infections, but an easing of restrictions should be conservative and incremental. » Read More A concert that was scheduled to take place next week at Lucerna in Prague will ultimately not take place, Health Minister Petr Arenberger told journalists on Friday. » Read More A group of activists from the group Kaputin placed an effigy of Vladimir Putin, naked and seated on a gold toilet, outside the Russian embassy in PragueContinue Reading

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The International Film Festival Prague – Febiofest and six other major Czech film festivals – Anifilm Liberec, Finále Plzeň, One World, Summer Film School Uherské Hradiště, Jihlava IDFF and Zlín Film Festival – have come together to create the Association of Czech Film Festivals. This organization should enable festivals to efficiently solve the long-term problems facing the film festival scene, which have only intensified due to the complicated pandemic situation in the Czech Republic. “I am very happy we have co-created an organization for film festivals which will also welcome other festivals as associate members. It is time we established a new, modern, professional system for financing film culture in the Czech Republic. Film festivals, who by bringing the best,Continue Reading

The protected landscape area of Blanik, about a 1 hour drive from Prague, features a mosaic of forests, meadows, Romanesque monuments and Hussite-era castles. Its rocks were used for the foundations of “narodni divadlo”, the temple of Czech National rebirth, and every corner hosts a legend, like the mysterious knight with a stone-heavy helmet guarding the entrance to the “underworld “. A pleasant and rewarding 18-km hike along the Bohemian branch of the epic “Camino de Santiago” topped by eagle-eye views from the sleek Wooden watchtower and a stroll in the charming gardens of Vlašimi castle. The Prague Monitor has partnered with HIKE, BIKE, COOK & MEET as a great provider of travel ideas and events for English speakers inContinue Reading

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Chad Bryant’s book Prague: Belonging in the Modern City was released on March 28th by Harvard University Press. It has received much praise and positive reviews from critics. “Provides differing perspectives of past and present-day Prague. Each nuanced viewpoint (be it German, Czech, revolutionary, communist, or global) captures the imagination by tapping into the sense of belonging and its relationship to nationalism… Evocative and well-researched… Recommended for travellers interested in the history and politics of Prague.” Library Journal comments on Prague: Belonging in the Modern City. What does it mean to belong somewhere? For many of Prague’s inhabitants, belonging has been linked to the nation, embodied in the capital city. Grandiose medieval buildings and monuments to national heroes boast ofContinue Reading

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Slinger Bag (OTCQB: SLBG), a sports brand focused on innovating game improvement equipment and technology for all ball sports with an initial focus on the global tennis market, has today announced its launch into the Czech and Slovakian markets via a distribution partnership with Prague-based RaketSport s.r.o. (www.raketsport.cz). RaketSport s.r.o is a specialist racquet sports distributor and e-tailer that has been active since 1997 and currently manages distribution for Technifibre, Pro Kennex, and Victor. Tennis enjoys a high profile in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, helped in part by the considerable international success of players such as Martina Navratilova, Petra Kvitova, Tomas Berdych, Radek Stephanek and Jan Novotna, to name just a few. The Czech Republic hosts a number of tennis eventsContinue Reading

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International real estate consultancy company JLL today announced the appointment of Alexandra Tomášková as Head of Office Solutions effective 1st May, 2021. In her new role at JLL, Alexandra Tomášková will focus on the office sector with direct oversight of the firm’s Office Leasing businesses together with Workplace Strategy and Project Management. In her new role she will also closely cooperate with JLL’s Tétris Design & Build and Capital Markets teams on office related services. Alexandra Tomášková is joining JLL after eleven years at the Commercial Division of Skanska, where for the past three years she was Managing Director for Czech Republic and recently also EVP Operations for Czech Republic and Hungary, as well as a previous role as Leasing Director forContinue Reading