After the recent reintroduction of mask-wearing at inside events with over 100 people in attendance, finding safe breathing space has become more of an issue for the partiers of Prague. They are increasinly heading to the rooftops for open-air fun.
Increased use of commuter trains is planned for the public transit of Prague and surrounding area. Metro S, which would run classic trains in underground tunnels, should be added to the existing metro lines. The Railway Administration (SŽ) has taken the first step to turning the long-debated idea into reality.
Animal rights activists are calling for an end to horse-drawn carriages in Prague’s tourist center. Activists from Hlas zvířat (Voice of Animals) claim that the horses are suffering due to the working conditions.
Europe’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is ahead of that in the US. While Czech cinemas have now fully reopened, they are suffering from a lack of new titles to show since the summer relies on Hollywood action films.
Prague’s administration estimates that an annual transit pass should cost 8,422 CZK, if inflation and growth in covered distance of the transit network over the part 20 years is taken into account. The actual price that Prague residents will have to pay is now being discussed among politicians.
The Expats.cz team recently had a chance to sit down with Zdeněk Hřib (Pirate Party), by far one of the most popular — though his detractors might say for all the wrong reasons — Prague mayors in recent memory. The mayor offered insights on economic recovery from coronavirus, tourism, and the need for Prague to become a smart city
This week LasSaboritas have sampled the best small plates, wine, and Prosecco across Prague.
Some Czech embassies abroad will start accepting visa applications once again on August 1, following a closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomáš Petříček. However, not all Czech embassies will resume operations full-time. Seventy four embassies and consulates-general out of 80 that issues visas will now operate on a partial or full-time basis.
This year’s Prague Pride will feature more than 100 events across the city and hours of daily streaming for people across the globe, according to event organizers. The jubilee event, now in its 10th year, will run from August 3 to 9.
Tomio Okamura, the leader of the right-wing political movement Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD), lost his original video channel on YouTube on July 24 as he depicted the violence by migrants in Europe, Okamura said on in a post on his still-active Facebook account, adding that the move came without warning.