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 2021-07-10 06:34 

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Unemployment drops to 3.7 in June...

Unemployment in the Czech Republic fell for the fourth month in succession to 3.7 percent in June, which is two tenths of a percentage point less than in May. The decline is attributed to the revitalization of the economy following the relaxation of measu...

 2021-07-10 06:24 

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Visegrad group leaders call for inclusion of Western Balkans into Schengen...

At their meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the prime ministers of the Visegrad group called for the greater integration of the Western Balkans into the EU, namely their inclusion in the Schengen zone. The Visegrad group, comprising the Czech Republic, Slova...

 2021-07-09 13:31 

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Chief Hygienist: Delta mutation particularly common among people returning from high-risk states...

Around 25 percent of coronavirus cases detected in the Czech Republic are of the delta variant and are particularly common among people returning from high-risk countries, Chief Hygienist Pavla Svrinov told Czech Radio's flagship station Radiournl on ...

 2021-07-09 13:07 

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Bill that envisions cutting benefits for people avoiding fine payments passes through lower-house...

The Chamber of Deputies passed a bill on Friday that would enable the state to cut benefits for citizens who have repeatedly failed to pay fines for minor crimes, such as offenses against public order, civil coexistence and property. Such funds would inst...

 2021-07-09 11:33 

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More than 50,000 children registered for coronavirus vaccine in Czechia...

Close to 51,000 children have been signed up for a coronavirus vaccine since registrations opened for people between the ages of 12 to 15 last Friday, news site Novinky.cz reports. Hospitals are reporting a relatively high interest among parents who want ...

 2021-07-09 11:25 

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Pundit: Latest anti-graft party Oath have big chance of winning seats...

"There are some natural causes, I would say."At every elections we get a certain amount of protest voters casting protest votes votes that are against something, not for something."Usually it's against the ruling parties: parties that are ...

 2021-07-09 11:14 

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Weather...

Saturday will see a mix of clear and overcast skies over the Czech Republic with temperatures ranging around 25 degrees Celsius....

 2021-07-09 11:12 

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Olomouc to stage world premiere of forgotten opera by Antonn Rejcha...

The Olomouc Baroque festival, which is now in its ninth year, is one of the main holiday events taking place in the historical capital of Moravia. The main theme of this year's editions is Travels, and the series of performances will take the audience...

 2021-07-09 11:04 

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Frantikovy Lzn - the greenest Czech spa town...

Frantikovy Lzn has nothing of the slightly chaotic character of most Czech small towns, which were often built with winding streets and in a hodgepodge of architectural styles. By contrast, the 19th-century buildings in the historical centre of Frantikovy...

 2021-07-09 10:53 

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Charles Bridge sprayed with graffiti...

Charles Bridge, Prague's iconic landmark, has been sprayed with blue graffiti, Czech Radio reported on Friday. An unknown vandal sprayed the word "sorry" on a pedestal of one of the statues located around the centre of the bridge. Several othe...

 2021-07-09 10:39 

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Army and veterans commemorate anniversary of Battle of Britain...

Representatives of the Czechoslovak Legionary Association, the Czech Army and of several other institutions gathered at Prague's Freedom Square on Friday to commemorate the 81 anniversary of the Battle of Britain.The battle for the control of Britain&...

 2021-07-09 10:26 

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Slovakia reopens all border crossings with Czechia...

Slovakia reopened all of its border crossings with the Czech Republic on Friday, Czech Television reports. However, unvaccinated visitors to the country are now obliged to undertake a 14 day quarantine upon entering the country, a response made by the Slo...

 2021-07-09 10:04 

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Labour Office: Unemployment fell to 3.7 percent in June...

The rate of unemployment in the Czech Republic improved in June, falling from May's 3.9 percent to 3.7 percent, the Labour Office announced on Friday. The number of people looking for work decreased to 273,000 in June, while the number of jobs on offe...

 2021-07-09 09:54 

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Powerful storms leave tens of thousands of households without electricity...

Roughly 24,000 households were cut off from electricity on Friday morning after storms erupted on Thursday night, with firefighters forced to respond to more than 1,200 emergency calls. Intense rainfall also raised water levels in several rivers, most ser...

 2021-07-09 07:42 

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"No end in sight" for inflation on Czech housing market...

Czech property prices thus grew by the fourth highest rate in the European Union in the first quarter, just as they had in the preceding period, according to data just published by the European statistics agency Eurostat.The chief analyst of SOB bank, Pet...

 2021-07-09 04:49 

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Plkov: First Grand Slam final in five years shows value of persevering...

After reaching the final of Wimbledon, Czech tennis star Karolna Plkov said many people had written her off when she had for several years failed to follow up a previous Grand Slam final at the US Open in 2016. The 29-year-old said, however, that she had ...

 2021-07-09 04:40 

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Unvaccinated must now present negative test at work after foreign trip...

People in the Czech Republic who are not vaccinated or have not had Covid-19 in the last six months must from Friday present their employers with a negative test after returning from abroad. Otherwise, under current regulations aimed at curbing the spread...

 2021-07-08 16:50 

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Plkov wins at Wimbledon to reach second Grand Slam final of career...

Karolna Plkov, seeded eight, has reached the final at tennis's Wimbledon after overcoming second seed Aryna Sabalenka 5-7 6-4 6-4 on Thursday afternoon. The Czech's victory over the Belarusian at the All-England Club has put her into only her seco...

 2021-07-08 11:30 

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State to issue Covid certificates to people vaccinated outside Czechia from Monday...

"I got the two shots of the Pfizer vaccine. I think it was in April and May of this year. Then I came back to the Czech Republic after I was vaccinated. Once I learned about this vaccine certificate programme, I tried to get one for myself. That is wh...

 2021-07-08 11:26 

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Former slate mines set to re-open in Moravia Silesia...

Slate mining in the Moravian-Silesian Region saw its greatest boom during the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Slate was used on the roofs of the most important buildings in Vienna and Prague, including the National Theatre. However, due to the cost and complicat...

 2021-07-08 10:47 

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Weather forecast...

It should be rainy in the Czech Republic on Friday, with an average high temperature of 22 degrees Celsius. Overcast skies are highs of around 24 degrees Celsius are expected at the weekend....

 2021-07-08 10:45 

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Makers of hit Owners complete new movie...

The makers of the huge hit Czech film Owners have completed a new movie, the comedy Extraordinary Event. The film, directed by Ji Havelka and produced by Marek Jenek, takes place on one day and centres on events after a train leaves a small local station....

 2021-07-08 10:44 

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Czech Center New York launches video talks on Czech National Gallery gems...

A new online lecture series entitled Highlights from the National Gallery Prague is being launched by the Czech Center New York on Thursday.The video talks are being presented by Veronika Wolf and offer in-depth looks at some of the most valuable works in...

 2021-07-08 10:10 

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Rutt and Palt help Tampa Bay Lightning retain Stanley Cup...

Czech ice hockey players Jan Rutt and Ondej Palt helped their club the Tampa Bay Lightning win the NHL's Stanley Cup on Wednesday. The two were also in the Lightning team that lifted the trophy last season and join six other Czechs, including Jaromr J...

 2021-07-08 10:08 

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Minister: Fully vaccinated Czechs don't need tests after inbound travel...

From Friday, Czechs who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will not need to be tested or self-isolate, regardless of the country from which they are travelling, the minister of foreign affairs, Jakub Kulhnek, said on Thursday. Instead it will be ...

 2021-07-08 08:02 

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Czech government to discuss donating excess coronavirus vaccines...

The Czech Republic would like to send some of its AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine deliveries as a gift to a non-European state, Health Minister Adam Vojtch has told Czech Radio. The idea is set to be discussed by the government next week. Is not yet clear...

 2021-07-08 07:35 

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Coronavirus infections on Wednesday at double the rate of last week...

Wednesday saw 279 people test positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus in the Czech Republic, more than double the number of infections detected on the same day last week and the highest daily number of new cases detected since June 8. A total of 33 coronavi...

 2021-07-08 00:00 

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Ruling ANO party slips back into lead in latest STEM poll...

A newly released poll, conducted by the STEM agency in June, put Prime Minister Andrej Babi's ANO party at the top of a hypothetical general election result with 26.7 percent of the vote, 2.7 percent more than in the previous month.The Pirate and Mayo...

 2021-07-07 12:47 

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President Zeman to visit China next year...

Czech President Milo Zeman will visit China in 2022, the Czech News Agency wrote on Wednesday, citing Prague Castle. The announcement comes after a phone call between the Czech president and China's leader Xi Jinping, during which the two men spoke ab...

 2021-07-07 10:44 

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Weather...

Temperatures on Thursday are expected to reach up to 29 degrees Celsius in Bohemia and 36 degrees in Moravia. Rainfall is likely across much of Bohemia. Meanwhile, in South Moravia and the Vysoina Region, meteorologists expect storms....

 2021-07-07 10:40 

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Prague Airbnb market recovering but still way down on pre-Covid levels...

In recent years, Prague has become one of the most popular destinations for travellers making use of the Airbnb model of accommodation.However, the shared accommodation market has been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.While in 2019, tourists in ...

 2021-07-07 10:36 

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Hamek: Slovakia to reopen border crossings with Czechia...

Slovakia has decided to open all border crossings with the Czech Republic by the end of this week and switch to random traveller checks, Czech Interior Minister Jan Hamek tweeted on Wednesday, citing his Slovak counterpart.Slovakia unexpectedly closed sev...

 2021-07-07 10:26 

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Vclav Havel Airport in Prague recommends travelers arrive three hours before flight...

People flying from Prague's Vclav Havel Airport are advised to arrive at the airport three hours before their flight, Czech Television reported on Wednesday. The head of Czech Airlines Handling, Petr Barnek, told Czech Television that, on average, one...

 2021-07-07 10:03 

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End of May saw number of deaths return to pre-Covid rates...

The number of registered deaths in the Czech Republic reached pre-Covid levels at the end of May, according to the Czech Statistics Agency. However, the total number of deaths registered in May, some 9,349, is still higher than in any year from 2015 to 20...

 2021-07-07 09:53 

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Plkov aiming for second Grand Slam final at Wimbledon...

Karolna Plkov was women's world number in 2017 and has not been outside the top 10 in nearly five years.Yet the rangy 29-year-old has only ever made it to one Grand Slam final, at the US Open in 2016.Now Plkov has made the final four at her first majo...

 2021-07-07 09:38 

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Czech economy will grow by 3.9 percent in 2021, according to European Commission...

After last year's coronavirus induced recession, Czech GDP is expected to grow by 3.9 percent in 2021, according to a freshly released European Commission forecast. In 2022, growth will continue and reach 4.5 percent, the Commission forecast says. Mea...

 2021-07-07 09:27 

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Hundreds gather in Prague to protest against coronavirus measures...

Several hundred people gathered at Prague's Malostransk Square on Wednesday morning to protest against the government's measures to counter the coronavirus epidemic, including the use of so-called Covid certificates. The demonstration is organised...

 2021-07-07 08:54 

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Mass served for Jan Hus at church where he preached...
 2021-07-07 07:57 

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Fast rising prices of building materials reflected in Czech property prices...

Wood, plastics, metals and insulation materials are particularly scarce. One of the reasons for this is that the closing of borders last year in response to the Covid situation disrupted the normal supply chains.Construction companies say that steel and i...

 2021-07-07 07:40 

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Covid-19: Reproduction number lowest in week...

Some 107 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the Czech Republic on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Health data, which was about 50 fewer than on the same day a week ago. However, fewer tests were carried out on Tuesday, since it was a public hol...

 2021-07-07 07:39 

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Czech Republic joins condemnation of violence against Georgian LGBT activists...

The Czech Embassy in Georgia has signed a joint statement with several European Union countries and the U.S. condemning violent attacks in the country on civic activists, community members, and journalists and calling on the Georgian government to protect...

 2021-07-07 07:39 

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Czech Republic joins condemnation of violence against Georgian LGBT activists...

The Czech Embassy in Georgia has signed a joint statement with several European Union countries and the U.S. condemning violent attacks in the country on civic activists, community members, and journalists and calling on the Georgian government to protect...

 2021-07-06 15:22 

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Weather...

Wednesday is expected to be partly cloudy with occasional rain showers. In Bohemia, daytime temperatures will range between 20 to 26 degrees Celsius, while in Moravia they can reach up to 33 degrees Celsius....

 2021-07-06 15:09 

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Karolna Plkov reaches her first Wimbledon semi-final...

Czech tennis player Karolna Plkov reached her first Wimbledon semi-final on Tuesday after defeating Viktorija Golubi of Switzerland 6-2, 6-2.The former world number, who is now ranked 13, will face either Belarussian second seed Aryna Sabalenka or Ons Jab...

 2021-07-06 15:09 

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Karolna Plkov reaches her first Wimbledon semi-final, Muchov exits in fifth round...

Czech tennis player Karolna Plkov reached her first Wimbledon semi-final on Tuesday after defeating Viktorija Golubi of Switzerland 6-2, 6-2.The former world number, who is now ranked 13, will face either Belarussian second seed Aryna Sabalenka or Ons Jab...

 2021-07-06 15:04 

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Tomas Butta re-inaugurated as patriarch of Czechoslovak Hussite Church...

Theologian Tom Butta has been sworn in for a third term as the patriarch of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church. The inauguration ceremony took place on Tuesday at St. Nicholas' Church on Prague's Old Town Square.Tom Butta was born in 1958 in Prague a...

 2021-07-06 10:24 

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Meteorologists issue heatwave warning...

Meteorologists have issued a heatwave warning for the coming days with temperatures in some parts of the country expected to reach up to 37 degrees Celsius. The warning applies to the regions of South Moravia, Olomouc, Moravia-Silesia and Zln from Wednesd...

 2021-07-06 09:16 

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Czech tourist dies in Austrian Alps...

A Czech tourist died in an accident in the Austrian Alps on Monday, the Czech News Agency reported, citing Austrian media. The 59-year-old woman fell from a height of about 40 metres while hiking in the Austrian province of Salzburg. The incident happened...

 2021-07-06 08:53 

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Covid-19: reproduction number drops to 1.2...

Some 126 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the Czech Republic on Monday, according to the Ministry of Health data. The ctk agency notes that Monday was a public holiday in the Czech Republic, which means that fewer tests were carried out on that day...

 2021-07-06 08:37 

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Czechs mark Jan Hus anniversary...

On Tuesday, Czechs are marking the 606th anniversary of the death of Jan Hus, a 15th century priest, reformer and religious thinker who was burned at the stake in Constance as a heretic.July 6 is a national holiday in the Czech Republic, with religious se...

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