Sunday, 23 February 2020
Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of running a pyramid scheme in Prague. Police from the National Center Against Organized Crime (NCOZ) reported that there are currently 2060 investors and over one billions crowns in funds known to have been invested. The three suspected pyramid scheme operators ran a company called J.O.Investment, offering investments with above average rates of return between 30% and 100%.

National |

It has been 30 years since then-Czechoslovak President Václav Havel went to Washington and New York, his most famous foreign trip. George H.W. Bush was US president at the time. This was Havel's first trip to the United States, and he was the first politician from the newly liberated Eastern bloc to address a joint session of the US Congress. His February 21, 1990, speech was met with applause 23 times.



Czech Republic and the EU | Radio Prague

Czech PM Andrej Babiš left for a key EU summit in Brussels, which is to shape the alliances' finances in the coming years, in a fighting spirit. The Czech Republic faces a 24 percent cut in funds and will vehemently oppose the EU proposal to channel the bulk of a much smaller EU budget into new priorities, such as climate and innovation.

Politics | Prague Daily Monitor

The Czech political parties are promising more efficient offices, mainly through digitalization. The proposed law for a faster and more effective state originally came from the Starostové a nezávislí party (STAN). Since then ANO and ČSSD have pledged to fulfill the goals of the Digital Česko plan. ODS and the Pirates also have digitalization as part of their platform.

National | Radio Prague

Lisa Miková, a 98-year-old Czech woman who survived internment in Terezín, Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps, has been awarded Germany's highest honour, the Order of Merit. The high honour stems from her decades-long efforts to promote reconciliation among Czechs and Germans and educate young people about the dangers of intolerance.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech Embassy in Cambodia recently joined forces with the Japanese Embassy and the French Development Agency to fund a local project in which two community kindergartens were built in the villages of Trapeing Chrab and Beung Preah.

Prague |

The current administration of Prague 1 is turning back some of the restrictions on drinking. Some businesses will not have to close their outdoor seating gardens at 10 pm, if they can ensure tranquility at the tables.

Life | Half'n'half

In the age of Trump, when fear, nationalism, and racism have spread from the United States outward toward Europe and beyond, even raising my children in a fairytale village outside of Prague still doesn't keep them safe from the Trump-created crises that pop up on their social media and in the news.

Arts | Brno Daily

The jubilee 30th anniversary of the prestigious theatre festival is coming to Brno from March 31 to April 4. The Setkání/Encounter festival is organised by students from Brno's Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts.

Life |

A 400-year-old water tunnel runs deep beneath the streets of Prague's Letná district

Life | EurekAlert

Analysis of Paleolithic-era teeth from a 28,500-year-old fossil site in the Czech Republic provides supporting evidence for two groups of canids with differing diets, which is consistent with the early domestication of dogs.