In an interview with Prague Daily Monitor, Ivan Bartoš, the leader of the Pirate Party, explained what the Pirates have in store for Prague’s many foreign residents and the party’s agenda for the upcoming communal elections.What are the highlights of the Pirate’s agenda for Prague?We can summarize our agenda into four pillars. 1) A transparent and professional city council 2) A digital metropolis 3) A clean and healthy city 4) Services for a modern family. Let me explain each of them in more detail. We need a transparent council since public institutions deal with public money and therefore should keep their information public and transparent as well and not in the hands of hidden puppeteers. A part of the process
Hospodářské noviny reports that the disused bus station in Palmovka, looks all set to see redevelopment to the tune of 1.2 billion CZK, after the board of the Prague transit company DPP Praha, approved, the signing of a future contract with Landia Management, the developer of the project. The project will potentially give to rise to over 300 apartments and over 6000 sq.m. of commercial space, when it is realised.
State prosecutors charged a 26 year old woman from Tachov for comments she posted on Facebook, about students at a primary school from Teplice.According to Czech TV, the woman was charged, for racist comments she made about a picture of children from the Roma, Vietnamese and Arab communities going to school, that was published last year by the local Deník paper, both in print and on social media. If convicted, she could face up to 3 years in prison.
Workers at Skoda Auto’s Mlada Boleslav plant fear that the Volkswagen Group, owners of the Czech marque, intend to shift a part of the production to Germany or other countries abroad. According to iDnes and the Skoda worker’s union weekly paper, the company was considering moving production of it’s premium Superb model, due to insufficient capacity in the Czech Republic. However, Marc Langendorf, spokesperson for the Volkswagen Group, denied that a decision would be made at the Volkswagen’s board meeting this week.