Tuesday, 11 August 2020
National | Radio Prague

Plzeň is gearing up for the arrival of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday. The West Bohemian city was freed by the US Army on May 6, 1945 and Mr. Pompeo is set to lay a wreath at its Thanks, America! monument – three months after Covid-19 curtailed events marking the 75th anniversary of liberation. On Wednesday Pompeo is due to have meetings in Prague with Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and President Miloš Zeman as well as delivering an address at the Czech Senate.

Business | Radio Prague

Czech tour guides are suffering from a serious decline in clients this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. With business down by 90 percent and the majority of them out of work, the Czech Republic's Guides Association says it wants to discuss possible relief measures with the government.



National | Prague Daily Monitor

The Czech Foreign Minister, Tomáš Petříček, denied on Monday that Czechia organized the ongoing protests in Belarus after the Belarusian president accused the country of fomenting dissent amid a disputed election, Lidovky.cz reported. Petříček stated that Lukashenko has presented no evidence of interference, although he said that Czechia's general policy was to support an independent civil society in the country.

National | Expats.cz

The Lebanese Club in the Czech Republic will hold a candlelight vigil this Wednesday for victims of the recent explosions in Beirut.

National | Radio Prague

The number of applications to foster children in the Czech Republic has seen a dramatic decrease. Meanwhile, the number of children being sent to orphanages is on the rise. The government has approved a new amendment that would increase state support for foster parents. However, NGOs say it is too little to reverse the trend.

Prague | Expats.cz

Prague's Letňany district will get a new neighborhood on the site of the former Avia plane part factory. The Odien investment group wants to build a new city district with houses, apartments, a sports complex, green spaces, and school and kindergartens.

Business | Expats.cz

One local company in the south of Czech Republic is taking advantage of tourism to the area by installing a one-of-a-kind potato vending machine. The local company Vesa, located near Velhartice in the Klatovy region, grows and cultivates their own potatoes, according to iDnes.

Dining | Prague Daily Monitor

Ice lollies, ice rolls, sorbets, gelatos...the Prague Ice Cream Festival will offer all types and flavors of the popular summer treat at the Holesovice exhibition grounds on August 30.

Life | Radio Prague

Some 70 kilometres south of Prague, the Vltava River creates one of its most beautiful meanders. Because of its shape it is called Solenická Podkova or the Solenice Horseshoe.

Life | Honest Guide

Janek and Honza travel to Innsbruck to see the Honest Bell.