Monday, 22 July 2019
National | Politico

A simmering feud between the Czech Republic's capital city and China risks boiling over, with Beijing warning Prague Mayor Zdeněk Hřib to stop undermining relations between the two countries — or else. On Wednesday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a news conference in Beijing that Hřib and his city administration had taken measures that affected China's sovereignty and interests, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported.

Prague |

The base of the former Stalin Memorial at Prague's Letná park may be shut down due to its poor condition. The popular hangout under the Metronome has had a poor structural evaluation, and the City Council is examining its future.



National | Radio Prague

The international volunteer group Food Not Bombs has been providing free food to the homeless and hungry since 1980, and now has branches throughout the Czech Republic. In recent weeks, police and inspectors in an Ostrava district have been preventing volunteers from distributing food on orders from City Hall officials.

Business | Radio Prague

During the first half of 2019, the Czech Republic registered a three year low in the amount of new companies being set up, data from the website Bisnode shows. A record amount of businesses, 7964, was also shut-down during the same measured period. Overall, the number of companies registered in the country grew to just under 450,000.

Politics | Romea

Czech President Miloš Zeman has distinguished himself yet again. In the greeting he gave recently to the "Freedom and Direct Democracy" (SPD) movement's program conference, he assured the members that they are not extremists, but "radicals".

Czech Republic and the EU | Business | New Europe

The European Investment Bank, the European Investment Fund and Česká Spořitelna are channelling EUR 306m of new financing into small and medium-sized businesses for an estimated 250 companies, especially those with riskier business ideas.

Prague |

This time of year it's usually the bugs that are biting and not the other way around. But this weekend at Prague Zoo's annual Day of Insectivores, visitors can munch their way through a menu of caramelized, sweetened, and salty creepy crawlies.

Life | Prague Daily Monitor

The day has come. After the success of Manifesto market at Florenc, the opening of its "sibling" in Smíchov is very much expected. It's one of the weekend events not to be missed.

Life | Prague Daily Monitor

In Prague Planetarium, they have a simulator that recreates the effect of driving on the lunar surface. Have you been? Have you tried? It might be a good way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Sport | Prague Daily Monitor

The Prague Lions defeated the Vysočina Gladiators in the Paddock League Semifinal and earned a spot in Czech Bowl XXVI. They are playing against the Ostrava Steelers on Saturday.