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The Covid-19 risk index in the Czech Republic stood at 90 points out of 100 for the third day in a row on Sunday. This is the highest point it has been at since the government’s system setting out various levels of restriction was introduced in the middle of November. Photo by freestocks on Unsplash Facebook Notice for EU! You need to login to view and post FB Comments!Continue Reading

Although the recent lockdown slowed the pace of the Covid-19 epidemic, the country now seems to have hit a plateau. According to the Center for Modelling of Biological Processes (BISOP), the stagnation in the development of the Covid-19 epidemic is partly due the fact that people do not want to be tested and do not report all their contacts to hygienists.Continue Reading

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.Continue Reading

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.Continue Reading

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.Continue Reading

One of the oldest and most popular Czech sweets, Hašlerky, are celebrating their 100th anniversary. The black-coloured hard candies with a distinct aniseed flavour, which are named after the famous singer and songwriter Karel Hašler, were first manufactured in Prague in December 1920. Facebook Notice for EU! You need to login to view and post FB Comments!Continue Reading