On the occasion of the festive season, the Czech Center in New York has prepared a series of events celebrating the tradition of Czech glass-making. One of the highlights is a new collection of unique Christmas ornaments manufactured in the renowned Glass School in Železný Brod, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
In response to changing trends, the Ministry of Culture has announced plans to establish a new fund for the support of television and videogame production, Czech Television reported on Sunday. If the subsidy programme is approved by the government, it would bring CZK 750 million of funding for original television shows and videogames.
Solar power is starting to dominate the renewable energy market according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), but wind power is also experiencing a boom. Experts from the Czech Academy of Sciences believe that it could produce up to a quarter of the power consumption in the Czech Republic by 2040.
The Czech Republic’s Coal Commission, an advisory body to the government, recommended phasing-out coal in the country by 2038, the Czech News Agency reported on Friday. The decision still has to be approved by the government.
Advent in Prague is usually full of good-cheer, Christmas markets and crowds of people enjoying mulled wine or roasted chestnuts in the streets. This year the coronavirus restrictions have prevented much of this happening. However the street festival Behind the Door has modified its program to meet the requirements and lighten up Advent in Prague.
The Czech state will be forced to return “hundreds of millions” of crowns due to Prime Minister Andrej Babiš’s ongoing conflict of interest and improper disbursement of EU funds, a Czech opposition MEP on the European Parliament’s budget control committee says, citing the final European Commission audit.