Michal Berg from the Czech Republic’s Green Party has become a member of
the European Green Party leadership. He was elected to the post at the
party ’s council meeting in Belgium’s Antwerp on Sunday.
The 37-year-old IT businessman has joined the Green Party in 2010 and later became its vice-chairman. After his election e said he wanted to promote green policies across Europe and help bring European Greens together.
The Czech Republic’s Martin Fuksa has won another gold at the Canoe Sprint World Championships event in Hungary’s Szeged. A day after picking up gold in the 1,000 metres, Fuksa topped the podium in the 500 metres on Sunday. The 25-year old Czech finished more than half a second ahead of Oleg Tarnovschi of Moldova.
Number of Czech internet stores accepting Bitcoins for payments has
increased tenfold over the past four years to around 1,000, the Czech News
agency reported on Sunday.
Among the shops that started accepting the digital currency is Czech largest online retailer Alza, which has also installed a Bitcoin ATM in two of its showrooms. Last year, the Comfort Finance Group CFG established the first Czech cryptocurrency fund.
Hundreds of politicians and members of the public attended the annual
commemorative ceremony in Terezín, the site of a former Nazi concentration
camp and the Gestapo prison during WWII.
Speaking at the gathering, marking the camp's liberation, chairman of the lower house Radek Vondráček said we cannot allow history to repeat itself and we cannot permit its misinterpretation.
Between 1940 and 1945, more than 150,000 people, mostly Jews, passed through the Terezín ghetto on their way to Nazi extermination camps; 117,000 of them did not live to see the end of the war.
Above-average temperatures for the season are expected in the Czech Republic for the next four weeks. According to a long-term forecast by the Czech Hydro-Meteorological Institute, we can expect day temperatures around 22 degrees Celsius. Rainfall over the next month should be slightly below the long-term average.
Viktoria Plzeň have been crowned Czech football league champions after a
2:1 win over Teplice on Saturday evening. The West Bohemians secured the
title one round before the end of the season and gave themselves a seven
point lead on second-placed Slavia.
Plzeň, which won the league for the fifth time within the past eight years and for the third time in a row, have secured a spot in the Champions League’s playoffs next season.
This year’s Pavel Koutecký Award for Best Czech Documentary has gone to
Petr Horký for his film Švéd v žigulíku or The Russian Job. The
documentary follows a Swedish manager Bo Andersson who comes to Russia to
save the dying automaker company Avtovaz Car, the manufacturer of Lada.
The award giving ceremony took place in Ústí nad Labem on Saturday night. Over 80 documentaries were considered for the prize, with the winner eventually selected from a shortlist of five.
Pavel Koutecký was a filmmaker who died in 2006 at the age of 50, halfway through filming Citizen Havel, a portrait of the late president that subsequently became a great success.
Leadership of the Social Democratic Party has approved the list of
candidates nominated for ministerial functions in the future coalition
government that may be formed by the Social Democrats and ANO party.
The Social Democrats insist on Miroslav Poche’s candidature as Foreign Minister, despite president Miloš Zeman’s disapproval. MEP Poche had openly supported Zeman’s opponent, Jiří Drahoš, in the recent presidential elections.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs should be headed by the leader of the Social Democratic Party, Jan Hamáček and the Ministry of Labour by the chairman of the party branch in the Vysočina region, Petr Krčál. Agriculture Ministry should be entrusted to the current president of the Agrarian Chamber, Miroslav Toman, while the mayor of the city of Olomouc, Antonín Staněk, should be appointed Minister of Culture.
New foreigners’ law to change conditions for non-EU nationals
Czech rock climber Adam Ondra knocked out of World Cup in Japan
Czech foreign ministry reports record number of visa applications
New index shows locations with best quality of life in Czech Republic
Archaeologists unearth rare Renaissance-Baroque brew house in ‘Czech Paradise’