Sunday, 23 September 2018
Czech Republic and the EU | Politico

Two EU leaders said Thursday they would like the U.K. to hold another referendum on Brexit — despite Theresa May specifically ruling out that possibility. "We would like the almost impossible to happen … that the U.K. has another referendum," Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told BBC Radio 4's Today program.

Prague | Prague TV

The celebration of the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia will run for an entire month in Prague, starting Sept. 28 with the unveiling of the restored Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square and culminating Oct. 27–28 with the reopening of the National Museum in Wenceslas Square. The Společné století project has over 350 events focused on Czech-Slovak relations, which take place in all regions of the Czech Republic.



Business | Reuters

The Czech transportation ministry signed a 10-year highway toll contract worth CZK 10.75 billion (USD 494.28 million) starting in 2020 with a consortium of CzechToll and SkyToll on Thursday, it said.

National | Prague Daily Monitor

The Czech Republic was ranked 26th in the latest Social Progress Index, which measures global quality of life. The index is maintained by the Social Progress Imperative and Deloitte and annually ranks countries based on the quality of life they offer their residents.

National | Brno Daily

According to the September data published by the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 800,000 people commit suicide every year; every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide. The WHO reports that suicide is the second most common cause of death among people between 15 and 29 years old.

Politics | Brno Daily

The fast-approaching elections (Oct.5-6) will decide the members of local councils in the city's 29 districts and of Brno City Council, which has 55 members. EU nationals residing in the Czech Republic with temporary or permanent residence and registered to their local electoral roll are eligible to vote in communal elections.

National | Radio Prague

Conditions in the last two weeks of September are often among the best for engaging in a favourite Czech pastime – mushroom picking. In early autumn, temperatures cool so the morning dew doesn't evaporate quickly, giving forest fungi just the right amount of dampness to thrive.

Cinema | Prague TV

A small group of skateboarders ran against the tide in the last years of communism

Arts | Prague TV

British pop star Ed Sheeran will play at Prague's Letiště Letňany on July 7. 2019. Sheeran was last in Prague in 2015 at a much smaller arena venue on the x (or Multiply) tour.

Life | Atlas Obscura

The global design phenomenon left a unique and lasting legacy in the country.