The Czech Foreign Ministry on Friday confirmed receiving a similar threat in the mail as the Office of the President and the Office of the Government earlier this week. All three institutions received an envelope containing a white powder and a threat sent in the name of the Islamic State. It slammed the Czech Republic for sending ammunition to Kurdish forces in Iraq which are fighting against the IS. The powder contained in the letter sent to Prague Castle was found to be harmless. Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said on Friday that it appeared to be the work of one individual.
The police squad fighting organized crime on Friday cracked down on a group of people involved in the activities of the firm Oleo Chemical, charging ten people with tax evasion, money-laundering and embezzlement of large amounts of company funds. Among those charged is the controversial Prague lobbyist Ivo Rittig. Oleo Chemical produces and sells biofuel and it has cooperated with companies close to Mr. Rittig.
There have been a number of time-lapse videos and would-be viral commercials making use of Prague’s beauty in recent times. But to my mind Magic Carpet Ride Over Prague is in a different league, capturing many of the Czech capital’s most spectacular views with gliding and fast-climbing aerial shots that take the breath away.
The Prague 10 municipal authority has agreed to allow the soccer club Bohemians 1905 to remain at their Ďolíček stadium for 20 years for rent of one crown a year. The contract will be signed as soon as Prague 10 acquires the property from current owners Bohemia Real, the district’s mayor, Bohumil Zoufalík, said on Tuesday. The move comes a week after Prague mayor Tomáš Hudeček said there were plans to knock the stadium down, a claim described as “nonsense” by Mr. Zoufalík.
Piotrek Gawlinski is a young Polish tour guide who has been happily based in the Czech capital for several years. Indeed, his love of the city inspired him to start Lost and Found in Prague, an excellent photoblog showcasing rare images from the pre-1989 period. We begin our tour of “Piotrek Gawlinski’s Prague” a short distance from his Vršovice home on the terrace of Vinohrady’s Gröbe Villa, known locally as Grebovka.
A candidate for the post of mayor for Prague 5, the Czech News Agency reported this week, has come forward with a novel idea to try and improve public transport in the congested city centre: water trams which would cross from one side of the Vltava River to the other, stopping off at several points. The proposal is reportedly being taken seriously by city’s transit authority.
The City of Prague has decided to suspend its twinning with the Russian cities of Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Mayor Tomáš Hudeček wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday. The move comes in response to what the mayor described as the Putin regime’s arbitrary attack on Ukraine, which threatened not only Ukraine’s sovereignty but the security of the whole of Europe. Mr. Hudeček called on other Czech cities to follow Prague’s lead in this regard. The Czech capital is twinned with more than two dozen cities around the world.
Tour de Beer, Hula-hoop in Prague, Roast Sausage or River Valley Jogging Tour – these are just some of offers on a new website called Guidilo. The unusual travel service wants to help visitors from all around the world to get to know Prague through an authentic experience. Basically anyone living in Prague can register on the site to offer their own original tour of the city.
The Prague Castle Administration is planning renovation work priced at CZK 260 million, Lidové Noviny reported on Saturday. The Prague Castle Administration has engaged contractors to renovate the riding school at Pohořelec, the Castle’s Ludwig Wing and a greenhouse for palm trees at the presidential summer residence at Lány near Prague, among other sites, the newspaper said. The work is being to be carried out this year and in 2015, the president’s spokesman said.
Adam Štěch writes for the leading Czech design magazine Dolce Vita, as well as high-end international outlets like the website Coolhunting and Mark magazine. He also takes part in projects around Europe as part of the Okolo design collective, which produces an impressive magazine of its own. Our tour of “Adam Štěch’s Prague” begins downtown on the plaza beside the National Theatre and behind the institution’s futuristic New Stage building.
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