Saturday, 24 August 2019
Business |

Germany's Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) has ordered 190 million iodine tablets in case of a serious nuclear accident in the Czech Republic or other neighboring countries that have nuclear power plants, according to a report by German broadcaster WDR. Germany is in the process of shutting down its nuclear power plants and should close the last one by 2022 as it transitions to renewable power based on wind, solar and other sources.

Business | Radio Prague

Another long-term drought could cost the Czech economy up to CZK 80 billion, equivalent to a drop of 1.6 percentage points in GDP, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Life Sciences warn that in order to conserve water for essential use, key industries would be forced to cut production, adding an exponential ripple effect to the surface-level economic impact.



National | The Guardian

The shopfront of Chyťte Bureše (Catch Bureš), in Prague's fashionable Vinohrady district, features artwork depicting a character resembling Babiš behind bars and in prison uniform. It proclaims itself to be "the place where your dreams come true".

Finance | Radio Prague

The total debt of Czech sat the end of June reached CZK 2.38 trillion, an increase of 6.7 percent in annual terms, according to the Banking and Non-Banking Client Information Register. The number of people who had difficulty repaying consumer loans fell by 61,000 to 215,000 year-on-year.

Business | Reuters

The Czech Republic will buy 12 Venom and Viper military helicopters for CZK 14.5 billion (USD 622 million) from U.S. maker Bell Helicopter, ČTK news agency cited Defence Minister Lubomír Metnar saying on Thursday. Metnar said he expected to sign a contract by the end of the year and delivery was expected in 2023.

Business |

Prague is upgrading some of its classrooms with new 3D and audiovisual technology. The city will match European Union contributions to spend a total of CZK 29.5 million on the project.

Prague |

Prague residents can now comment on the proposed development of the Bubny-Zátory brownfield. In June, city representatives presented a proposal from the territorial study on a 110-hectare site. The study shows what the new neighborhood might look like. Now it has been published and is ready for a public comments.

Life | Prague Daily Monitor

This weekend, you can taste wine and street food along the shores of Vltava, participate in a large-scale tea ceremony at Vyšehrad or visit the Křivoklát Castle where the beset noir movies will be screened.

Arts | Prague TV

After great success, American swing ensemble Postmodern Jukebox will return to Czechia with their Welcome To The Twenties 2.0 show. Founder Scott Bradlee invites you to a lavish and sensual night in Great Gatsby style at ROXY on the 4th of December.

Arts | Prague TV

Two cross-country skiers lost in the map and the season of the year, side by side but in one ski run, are undergoing a cross-country odyssey – a wandering journey with an obscure course as well as ending.