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Above-average temperatures expected in March
Temperatures in the Czech Republic should be above-average for the time of year in the next four weeks, according to a regularly monthly weather forecast issued by the Czech Hydro-Meteorological Institute. Next week, temperatures are expected to hover around 10 degrees Celsius. Rainfall levels over the… (Radio Praha)
Toxique – A fizzy cocktail of electronic pop
Toxique are a Czech electronic pop and R&B band who have been around for a number of years (the group was founded by five graduates from Prague's Institute of Chemical Technology) whose lead singer Klára Vytisková is also a well-known TV personality (as a jury member on the Czech and Slovak version of Pop Idol) and all around fashion trendsetter. In 2013, she also embarked on a solo career. (Radio Praha)
Daily news summary 25.2.2017
ANO chief re-elected National Gallery closed Czech photographer awarded (Radio Praha)
Tennis: Šafářová reaches final round in Budapest
Czech tennis player Lucie Šafářová has advanced to the finals at the WTA tournament in Budapest, after beating Germany`s Carina Witthöft 6:4, 6:3. It is Šafářová`s first singles final since she won Prague Open last year. The one-time world number five will be playing for the eighth title in her… (Radio Praha)
Masopust celebrations take place around Czech Republic
The Czech Republic has been marking “masopust” or the traditional Czech carnival which comes before the fasting period of Lent. Processions of people wearing colorful masks and costumes on Saturday marched through a number of villages and towns across the country, celebrating the beginning of Lent, which… (Radio Praha)
National Gallery in Prague closes all its premises
The National Gallery in Prague has unexpectedly closed down all its premises due to “serious technical and operational reasons”. The information was published on the gallery`s website on Saturday. According to the news site Denik.cz, the move was a result of a terminated contract with the security agency… (Radio Praha)
Andrej Babiš re-elected ANO party leader
Finance Minister and billionaire businessman Andrej Babiš was unanimously re-elected leader of the ANO party in Prague on Saturday. Mr Babiš was the only candidate to run for the post. In his opening speech to the conference on Saturday, Mr Babiš criticized other parties, accusing them of teaming up… (Radio Praha)
Demonstration against electronic cash registers held in Prague
Around one thousand people demonstrated in the centre of Prague on Saturday against the law on electronic cash registers, which came into effect in December 2016. The gathering on Wenceslas Square was organised by the Association of Entrepreneurs and Managers and two other groups. The system, under which… (Radio Praha)