The restoration of Prague’s Rašínovo nábřeží embankment along the
Vltava River gets underway on Monday. The project will mainly concern the
renovation of 12 rooms set into the stone embankment walls, which will be
turned into cafes, galleries and public toilets.
The renovation work will also include placing new benches and waste containers along the riverside walk and new infrastructure that will enable the facilities to operate.
Prague City Hall plans to renovate all of the city’s embankments by the year 2020. The whole project is expected to cost around 225 million crowns. The renovation works at the Rašínovo nábřeží embankment should end by November at the latest.
Negotiation teams of ANO and the Social Democrats are scheduled to meet on
Monday to hold talks about the possibility of cooperation in a future
minority government supported by the Communist Party.
Previous talks between the two parties had collapsed after ANO refused to give up either the Finance Ministry or Interior Ministry portfolio. Last week, the leadership of ANO decided to renew the talks, since some ANO were opposed to entering a government involving the anti-migrant Freedom and Direct Democracy.
The Social Democrats said last week they would wait for the offer from the ANO party before they decided to renew the government negotiations.
ANO won 78 mandates in the 200-member Chamber of Deputies in elections in October but have so far failed to create a majority administration.
Czech mountain resorts plan to invest more than 30 million crowns this year
into summer attractions, such as bike trails or treetop adventure parks,
according to the Czech Association of Mountain Resorts. One of the biggest
attraction, the world's largest mammoth model, is being built in Dolí
Morava resort in northeast Bohemia.
The ski season in the Czech Republic's resorts, including Harrachov and Špindlerův Mlýn, wrapped up on Sunday. According to operators, it was one of the most successful seasons in years.
The acting Prime Minister Andrej Babiš would like to reach an agreement
with the Social Democratic Party on the division of ministerial portfolios
in a prospective coalition government by the end of next week. The ANO
leader made the announcement on Sunday after meeting with president Miloš
Zeman at the Lány Chateau.
Mr Babiš said that president Zeman acknowledged the fact that the leadership of ANO had decided to renew the possibility of cooperation in a future minority government with the Social Democrats, adding that there was no reason to protract the talks.
Talks between ANO and the Social Democrats collapsed last week after ANO refused to give up either the Finance Ministry or Interior Ministry portfolio. President Miloš Zeman subsequently recommended Andrej Babiš approach the communist party and Tomio Okamura’s Freedom and Direct Democracy Party to create a government. However, some ANO members have said they could not stomach a deal involving the anti-European and anti-migrant party.
The United States have thanked the Czech Republic for supporting the
strikes on Syria carried out by the US, Britain and France on Saturday
night, the Foreign Ministry told the Czech News Agency on Sunday.
Foreign Minister Martin Stropnický on Saturday night spoke on the phone with US acting US Secretary of State John Sullivan, who informed him about the details of the attack. Mr Sullivan also told Mr Stropnický that considered the Czech Republic a reliable ally.
The US, UK and France have carried out air and missile strikes in Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack last Saturday.
The Czech Republic claims debts worth 29.6 billion crowns in foreign
countries, the Czech News Agency reported on Sunday, citing figures
released in a report by the Financial Ministry. Last year, that figure
stood at 38.2 billion.
Communist Cuba is the biggest owner, with its debt from civilian loans including interest reaching seven billion crowns. The report will be presented to the government on Wednesday.
The US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is scheduled to play a concert in Brno
on Sunday night. The 76-year-old Nobel Prize-winner has performed in the
Czech Republic repeatedly, but it is his first concert in the south
Dylan’s last concert in the capital was in July 2014, while he performed in Ostrava in 2008. According to organizers, Sunday’s concert in Brno’s Vodova City Hall has been sold-out completely.
Prague's biggest funfair Matějská pouť at the city’s
Výstaviště exhibition grounds comes to a close on Sunday. The fair,
which kicked off seven weeks ago, offered more than 110 attractions, from
bumper cars, a roller coaster that runs over water to shooting galleries.
In the past years, the event attracted between 100,000 and 200,000 visitors annually. The highest attendance, over 215,000 visitors, was recorded in 2011.
Temperatures in the Czech Republic in the upcoming week should remain considerably higher than average for the time of year. According to a long-term forecast from the Czech Hydro-Meteorological Institute, we can expect temperatures reaching up to 25 degrees Celsius in the second half of next week. Temperatures will return back to long-time average, ranging between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius, in the next three-week period.
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