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A Half Of Prague’s Pubs Can Become Non-Smoking

Before July 1, 2010 when new anti-smoking regulations are to come into effect in the Czech Republic owners of Prague’s pubs and restaurants will have to chose one of the three available statuses for their establishments – smoking allowed mode, non-smoking

A Half Of Czech Business Is Owned By Foreigners

According to the data recently published by the Czech information agency ČEKIA, almost a half of Czech business (in monetary terms) is owned by foreigners. If share of the registered capital is taken into account, the leaders are citizens of the Netherlan

Zdeněk Sýkora works retrospective open in Prague

Zdeněk Sýkora who turned 90 last month is undoubtedly one of the most well-known modern Czech artists. During his long career he evolved from traditional landscapes to abstract painting which made him famous. Retrospective of some of his most prominent wo

New Natural Gas Production Well To Be Open Near Břeclav

Moravian town of Břeclav is often called the Czech Qatar. Natural gas production wells that work in its neighbourhood bring millions of crowns every year to the country’s budget. Recently oil and gas producer Česká naftařská společnost, s.r.o. has made an

Middle Ages Fortifications Unearthed At Prague Castle

As Jana Marikova-Kubkova of Archaeological Institute of the Academy of Science informed CZK while excavation works in Prague Castle Czech archeologists uncoverd fragments of a 9th century moat, a rampart dated back to the 10th-11th centuries and an unique
LTP 38 light tank

Czech Defence Ministry To Buy Rare Vintage Tank in Peru

Ales Knizek, the head of the Czech Military Institute in Prague told CZK that the Czech Defence Ministry intends to buy for the Institute museum’s collection a rare LTP 38 tank made in Chechia in the end of the 1930s.

Early Czech Coins Exhibition At National Museum

A collection of early Czech silver coins found in the Czech Republic is exhibited at the National Museum in Prague. Many of these coins were discovered during reconstruction works at Prague Castle.

Public Transport In Prague To Be Equipped By Surveillance Cameras

One of the world’s leaders on the network video solutions and monitoring systems Axis Communications published a press-release stating that during the next six years public buses in Prague are to be equipped with several hundred AXIS 209FD-R IP-cameras fo

Laser Attacks On Civilian Jets

During the last year Czech civilian pilots reported at least seven cases of laser attacks on jets landing or taking off at Ruzyne International airport in Prague. As Karel Muendel, a representative of CSA's association of transport pilots, informed ČTK Cz
Skoda Octavia II

Skoda Withdraws Production From Slovakia

Aktuálně.cz reported that the Czech car maker Škoda Auto based in Mladá Boleslav is going to withdraw its production of Octavia model range from VW plant located Bratislava, Slovakia, into Czech town Vrchlabí.

Emirates Airline Will Fly To Prague Daily

Dubai based Emirates Airline recenly published a press release stating that the company is going to launch a daily flight to Prague starting from July 1, 2010. The flight to the capital of the Czech Republic is the third announced new flight for the comin

Four White Rhinos To Travel To Kenya

Four white rhinos, representatives of very rare and endangered subspecies of rhinoceros, are to be moved from the Czech zoo situated in Dvur Kralove nad Labem which is some 100 km to the Northeast of Prague to nature reservation Ol Pejeta in Kenya. The an
2009 Skoda Yeti

Skoda Yeti Is The Czech Car Of The Year

The Czech Club motoring journalists reported that a board of jury consisting of professional Czech journalists gathered in Prague named the newly selected Car Of The Year for the Czech Republic. Skoda Yeti produced at Mladá Boleslav plant became the winne
Kundera und Kurt Barthel

Kundera To Be Awarded Brno Honorary Citizen Title

Famous and globally praised Czech born writer Milan Kundera who was forced to move into France in 1974 and has been living there since then will be awarded honorary citizenship of his Moravian hometown Brno. The city council has made such a decision in or
Mount Rip

Legandary Mount Říp Is For Sale

According to information published by the Czech Hospodarske newspaper the regional council of Usti nad Labem Region showed its interest in buying or long term renting of legendary Mount Říp located not far from the capitol city of Prague. Currently the ne
Velvet Revolution in Prague

Czechs Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of The Velvet Revolution

Today is the day when 20 years ago crowds of people, students mainly, marched to Wenceslas Square in Prague to express their discontent with ruling then Communist regime. Many of those rebels who took part in that demonstration were severely bitten by sta
a Czech girl

Czech Women Are Among The Prettiest

Aktualne.cz quotes British dating website BeautifulPeople.com that has informed that Czech women are regarded among the prettiest in the world. This online dating service speciaziles on "beautiful people" only. Access to the website is granted to register

Sumava - Hochficht Cableway May Get Real

The management of the Sumava National Park (NPS) has no objections to construction of a cableway that would link Nova Pec, south Bohemia, and Austrian Hochficht ski area. Such decision was reached after a long series of negotiations that lasted about 13 y
Florida Bobcat

Lynx Is Back After 200 Years

According to information by National Park Šumava representatives foresters maintaining the Giant Mountain National Park (The Krkonose National Park - KRNAP) recently found traces confirming the presence of lynxes in over there.

CEZ Plans To Construct More Gas-Powered Plants

A comprehensive analytic report created by joint efforts of three ministries - Ministry of Industry, Foreign and Interior Ministries – and recently discussed by government states that plans of CEZ, the state energetic company, to construct new gas-powered
náměstí Míru in Prague

Prague City Hall To Reduce Speed Limit

Prague City Hall worked out a plan to reduce speed limit across the whole capital city in the nearest future. It is expected that enforcing 50 km/h speed limit can help to decrease significantly noise pollution in the areas with heavy traffic. Also new no
a Belgian beer pub

Belgian Beer Festival in Prague

Evan Rail’s Beer Culture blog informed that on weekend from October 23 (Friday) until October 25 (Sunday) this year Svět Piva will organize a big festival of Belgian beer named “Belgium in the Glass and on the Plate.”
the National Theater in Prague

The National Theater Uses Green Technologies

Management of the National Theater in Prague confirmed their intention to become on of the major country’s producer and simultaneously user of solar energy. Now the solar batteries are being constructed on the roof of the Czech Opera’s Alma Mater. Accordi
a group of terracotta warriors

Czech Scientists Created Replicas Of Terracotta Warriors Shoes

Czech scientists, faculty of Tomas Bata Technology University in Zlín, managed to create replicas of shoes of so called terracotta warriors made some 2,200 years ago. The statues of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses (or The Terracotta Army) were created
City Hall building in Plzeň

Three Czech Cities To Compete For The European Capitol Of Culture Title

Three Czech cities - Ostrava, Plzeň and Hradec Králové – intend to compete for the honorable title of the European Capitol of Culture 2015.
Czech beer Bernard

Global Warming Threatens Beer Industry

Lately a team of researchers from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute with the climatologist Martin Mozny on head published a study on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology reporting that recent climate changes impact negatively on hop yields in the Cze
Canadian visa

Canada Visa Office May Be Opened In Prague

Jan Kohout, the Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic, recently informed reporters that Canadian government thinks over the matter of opening a visa office in Prague.
Czech Airlines Airbus A310

ČSA Pilots Decline Wage Cuts

Air personnel of the national Czech carrier ČSA (aka Czech Airlines) declined to sign an amendment to the collective agreement intended to cut pilots’ salaries by one-third. The trade unions of ČSA rejected proposed decrease in salaries and in turn are go
Czech parliament

Elections Campaign Preparations Be Continued

Yesterday the chairman of the State Election Commission (SVK) Martin Pecina reported journalists that preparations for the parliamentary elections scheduled on October 09-10, 2009 and postponed by the recent Constitutional Court ruling should be continued
Building of the Constitutional Court

Parliamentary Elections In The Czech Republic Postponed

The Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic has recently postponed the parliamentary elections that were scheduled on October 9-10. Such a decision was made after an independent MP Milos Melcak complained that early parliamentary polls would violate hi
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Beer Festival begins in Pilsen
This year the festival will be held from July 31 to August 1 and promises to be one of the most exciting beer events of the summer.
Exhibition of unique photographs of Vaclav Havel opened in Prague
Photo exhibition dedicated to the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel, was opened in Prague today. From June 25 to July 6 its visitors will be able to see unique photos provided by the journalistic agency ČTK. On these photos Vaclav Havel appears not only as a president, but as a vibrant, eccentric and temperamental personality.
Czech castle invites for wine tasting
Wine fair, where will be presented the best products of Czech and Moravian wineries, will be opened at 9 am on May 26 in the castle courtyard.