Temperatures rising, but are summers really not what they used to be?
The mercury's rising here in the Czech Republic, with maximum daytime temperatures sitting comfortably at 30 degrees Celsius for days on end, and thunderstorms becoming a…
Fewer Czechs drinking beer?
It's well-known that Czechs drink the most beer per capita in the world. While this is not about to change, a new poll has suggested, that there are many Czechs that don't…
Exasperated hotel owner saws off own roof to resolve border dispute
A curious international dispute was finally resolved this week - in a rather unusual fashion. The Austrian owner of a hotel located right on the Czech border resorted to…
The "economy of football"
These days all eyes are on Germany where the football World Cup is well underway. Most would probably agree that football is good business. Good news especially for…
Rare anthropology collection opens to public during "Museum Night"
On Saturday, June 17th, some forty museums and galleries around Prague opened their doors to the public for the third "Museum Night". Among other things, this publicity…
Radio Prague to celebrate 70th anniversary
The International Service of Czech Radio celebrate its seventieth birthday later this summer. Kristy Ironside sat down with Director Mirek Krupicka to talk about station's…
Number of "dollar millionaires" exceeds 13,000 in Czech Republic
According to the latest "World Wealth Report", the number of millionaires around the world last year reached 8.7 million, some 6.5 percent more than in 2004. In the Czech…
Czech drivers study new rules as points system approaches
They're calling it a revolution on the roads. On July 1st, the Czech Republic - which has one of the worst accident rates in Europe - will see the introduction of a new…
Miroslav Janek - home again after years of working in film in the US
The long and varied career of the Czech film director and editor Miroslav Janek began in Czechoslovakia and continued in the USA, where he emigrated in 1980, at the age of…
Anonymous translator releases pirate version of Kundera book
Czech-born writer Milan Kundera is easily one of the most recognisable and more respected names in contemporary European literature, whose work has been translated into…
Czech landlords celebrate Strasbourg verdict on Polish rent control
Czech landlords are celebrating Monday's verdict at the European Court of Human Rights, which ruled that Poland's system of rent control violated the rights of Polish…
Czech jazz music loses its First Lady
On Saturday the sad news was announced that "the First Lady of Czech jazz", Vlasta Pruchova, had died in Prague after a long illness. Until a few years ago she appeared…
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