Many people overlook their financial health but looking after your finances is just as important as looking after your mind and body. Poor financial health can cause huge amounts of stress, and this will affect your physical and emotional wellbeing. Fortunately, there are plenty of straightforward ways to improve your money management. Here are tips to improve your financial health today: Follow the 50/30/20 rule Many financial experts recommend that the 50/30/20 rule is the best way to manage your budget, maximize your savings, and achieve your financial goals. The rule states that you should spend 50% of your after-tax salary on essentials like rent or mortgage repayments, 30% on things that you want but don’t need, e.g., vacations orContinue Reading

A healthy diet that is filled of fresh fruit and vegetables has been proven to provide long-term health benefits. A nutritious diet will keep your body healthy and help to prevent chronic conditions like high blood pressure and type two diabetes. Changing your diet can be a challenge, but simple changes to your eating habits can make a big difference. Here are simple tips to make your diet healthy and improve your nutrition: Eat more fruit and vegetables Fruit and vegetables contain large amounts of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that your body needs to be healthy. They are also an excellent source of fiber, which will help you maintain a healthy gut and avoid digestive issues like constipation. InContinue Reading

AMC Capital IV (AMC), advised by Accession Capital Partners (ACP), has signed an agreement to acquire shares in data-driven agribusiness P&P Spearhead UK Holdings Ltd (Spearhead) from Paine Schwartz Partners. The transaction is subject to certain conditions, including antitrust approvals. Spearhead is one of the leading vertically integrated food and agriculture businesses operating in the EU. The company manages 83,000 hectares of farmland across Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and the UK, where the company started more than 50 years ago. It is a clear European leader in regenerative agriculture, harnessing valuable data it collects through its application of the state-of-the-art technologies for precision farming. Spearhead specializes in valued-added specialty crops catering to the most demanding food processing businessesContinue Reading

Throughout the fall of 2021, prices of all baked goods in Czech supermarkets and bakeries are expected to rise at least by a few percentage marks. There are a number of reasons for this trend, mainly the rising cost of flour, transport and energy. The fact that bakers are demanding higher wages, since many other products are also getting more expensive, is at play too. This information was shared by bakers during the annual Days of Bread and the Bread of the Year competition, currently taking place in Pardubice. According to Petr Šedivý, the head commissar of the Bread of the Year competition, “As the price of wheat rises, millers increase the price, which ends up reflected in the priceContinue Reading

We have already informed about the president’s hospitalization. However, likely no one expected that the early snippets of information from various Czech media sources was all we were going to get regarding the President’s health. At this point, neither the President’s staff nor the Hospital management have issued official statements regarding the President’s status. Only the PM managed to briefly mention that the President’s status is “not critical” during an Interview on Radio Impuls. As it has been 24 hours of silence already, many politicians are getting increasingly vocal about the lack of information. According to many, the public has the right to know about what has happened to the head of the state. Many blame the President’s spokesman, JiříContinue Reading

On Wednesday September 15th, a house has exploded in Koryčany near Kroměříž. During the explosion 6 were injured. One of these people passed away, one person is still missing under the rubble, and three others had to be transported to nearby hospitals. The last victim of the blast only suffered minor injuries, so they only required the care of the paramedics who arrived to the site of the tragedy. Apparently, a crew of voluntary firefighters was working within the house when the explosion happened. They arrived there to resolve a gas leak reported by the inhabitants of the house. Thus, it is likely that it was the malfunctioning gas pipe that fuelled the explosion, which tore down the whole familyContinue Reading

Recently, a controversy within the Czech parliament formed around one of the PM’s projects. Reportedly, he organised and oversaw a creation of a new brochure explaining cancer treatment to Czech patients. That might sound like a good thing, but the controversy stems from the fact that the Czech PM Andrej Babiš insisted that a photo of him is included in the brochure. The opposition sees this as a disgusting form of campaign, since the PM seems to be using the topic of cancer to spread his face throughout the public, using a brochure funded not by his party, but by the Czech public insurance company VZP. The Prime minister insisted that his intentions were pure, saying that it was outrageousContinue Reading

Launch party for newly released Czech board game Terra Futura was held on Monday 13th September during the First Sustainable Mall: Weekly Swap at Prague Holešovice Market. The game was created as part of the cooperation with the international Game On project and Albi. The game takes players into the future, where they build cities and industry and strive to achieve the greatest possible balance between production and sustainability.  The game was launched and celebrated by Viktorie Tenzerová, director of Na mysli, Czech NGO that is responsible for the implementation of the Game on project and documentary festival World on a Plate; authors of the game Petr Vojtěch and Jindřich Pavlásek; and Petr Doubravský, one of the founders and spokespersons of Fridays For Future Czech Republic and school strikes for the climate-instigator.  ”Terra Futura is a minimalistic, fast and funContinue Reading

Out of the 165 states in total that are included in the research, the Czech Republic takes the 27th position on the list of economically free countries. Last year, the statistics presented somewhat better results for Czechia, which took the 24th place. As the number of participating countries is quite high and the data have to be submitted by each state, the report is usually released with a two-year delay. Thus, the mentioned numbers represent the year 2019. The Index of Economic Freedom has been measured annually since the year 1996. It takes into account five principal indicators: size of government, legal structure and property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally, regulation of credit, labour and business.Continue Reading

The Czech President Miloš Zeman is currently being treated at the Central Military Hospital (ÚVN) in Střešovice, Prague. He arrived there on Tuesday shortly after 11 a.m. The First Lady, Ivana Zemanová, arrived to the hospital before him, so the visit was likely planned rather than urgent. According to Czech media sources, It should be a longer-term hospitalization. “I can confirm that we are currently hospitalizing the president,” ÚVN spokeswoman Jitka Zinke told the TN.cz. Due to the laws of confidentiality in hospitals, she could not provide additional information at this time. President Zeman already visited the hospital on Friday, at which point he was reportedly recommended to consider continuous care by both the director of the ÚVN and theContinue Reading