The police have traced the man who drove a red Formula 1 car along the D4
highway between Příbram and Dobříš at the beginning of September.
Images of the formula car driving along the highway quickly became a hit on social networks, but the police have warned that such behaviour is a public hazard and the car did not fulfil the respective road requirements, having no registration number or headlights.
The forty-five-year-old driver faces a fine of up to 10,000 crowns and having his driver's license suspended for six months to a year.
The Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill that will enable Czech citizens
to communicate with state institutions electronically as of 2020.
According to the proposed law on digital services people will also no longer have to provide the same information to different institutions, and civil servants will be expected to seek it out themselves from electronic registers.
Paper forms will be preserved, mainly for the sake of senior citizens.
The bill still needs to be approved by the Senate and signed into law by the president. The process is expected to be smooth.
Communist Party deputy Zdeněk Ondráček is guilty of plagiarism,
according to Palacký University in Olomouc where he received a doctorate
eight years ago.
The university, which investigated the claims of plagiarism which appeared in the daily Mladá fronta Dnes in October, confirmed that in his dissertation work Ondráček used passages from other sources without citing them.
The results of the inspection also show that half of the text was compiled from available sources, which is in breach of the university’s academic code of ethics. Ondráček has refused to comment on the matter.
A number of events are being held around the Czech Republic starting this
Friday marking International Veterans Day, which falls on Monday, November
11. An ecumenical service will be held at the Church of St. John of Nepomuk
in Prague’s Hradčany district on Friday to honour the victims of armed
conflicts. There will also be a concert by the Czech Army Central Band at
Prague’s Rudolfinum concert hall.
On Sunday, the non-profit organisation Post Bellum will hold a remembrance day at the city’s Kasárna Karlín. The main event marking Veterans Day, a ceremony at the National Memorial on Vítkov Hill, will take place on Monday.
A sword dating back to the early Bronze Age has been unearthed in the region of Rychnov nad Kněžnou in north-east Bohemia, the Czech News Agency reported on Thursday. According to the archaeologist Martina Beková from the Rychnov museum, the weapon has an ornamental engraving and a very sharp blade. She estimates it was made sometime around the year 1200 B.C.
Czechs are more satisfied with their lives than the average EU citizen,
suggests a new poll released by the European Statistical Office, Eurostat,
The survey asked people across the European Union aged 16 and over how
satisfied they were overall with their lives on a scale from 9 to 10.
With an overall average of 8.1, inhabitants of Finland were the most satisfied with their lives in the EU, closely followed by Austrians, Danes and Poles. The Czech Republic finished in the tenth place with 7.5 points, just ahead of Germany, Spain and France. The average life satisfaction of EU residents increased from seven point in 2013 to 7.3 in 2018.
The European Commission on Thursday revised its outlook for Czech economic
growth for this year. In the newly released macro-economic forecast it sees
the country’s gross domestic product growth falling to 2.5 percent.
The report expects growth next year to reach 2.2 percent. Earlier this year it predicted a figure of 2.5 percent for 2020.
Czech lower house of Parliament on Thursday approved a proposal for mutual
cooperation in protecting the Czech and Slovak airspace.
The so-called common Czech-Slovak sky project was signed in February 2017 by the Slovak and Czech defence ministers and subsequently ratified by the national parliaments and presidents of both states.
The agreement assumed mutual assistance in the face of a terrorist threat or in the event that one of the countries was unable to ensure the protection of its airspace.
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