Czechs spent a total of more than 70 million days on sick leave last year, which is an increase of five percent on the previous year, according to the newly released data by the Czech Statistical Office. In other words, some 160 thousand people missed work on any given day due to illness or injury. The highest number of sick days was taken by people working in the processing industry.
Prague belongs among the top ten Airbnb destinations this summer, according to a survey released by the travel company this week. The Czech capital was placed ninth, one spot behind Lisbon and one spot ahead of Amsterdam. The most popular destinations among Airbnb travellers are London, Paris and Barcelona.
The Environment Ministry’s water tank rebates program which should launch a policy of rainwater harvesting and utilization has proved hugely successful with the public. People scrambled to respond to a call for subsidies on Monday, with the day’s requests practically exhausting the ministry’s fund for this year.
The law on electronic cash registers which is being introduced in several phases is likely to cause problems at upcoming summer music festivals. Many stall-owners who previous provided refreshments at these events are concerned about reprisals and are seeking ways to avoid having to issue receipts, while others have cancelled attendance. The organizers say they fear long queues and poor service.