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Khamoro festival of Romany culture starts in Prague
Khamoro festival of Romany culture starts in Prague

Number of Ukrainians with temporary protection states nears 360,000
Number of Ukrainians with temporary protection states nears 360,000

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Czechs to face US in third place game at hockey worlds
Czechs to face US in third place game at hockey worlds

Leoš Janáček International Music Festival gets underway this Sunday
The annual Leoš Janáček International Music Festival will traditionally launch by a performance of the composer’s Sinfonietta. Meanwhile, Richard Strauss’ famous Oboe Concerto will be performed by the Czech Republic’s “oboe ambassador” Vilém Veverka. The festival will take place from May 29 to July 1 and will offer more than 30 events strewn across Ostrava and five other locations across Northern Moravia and Silesia.

Jan Kubiš Day held at Panenské Břežany
Jan Kubiš Day held at Panenské Břežany

Minister: Govt planning discount to help Czechs cope with energy prices
Minister: Govt planning discount to help Czechs cope with energy prices

Okamura party MEP plans presidential run
Okamura party MEP plans presidential run

Nine-hundred more Ukrainians receive temporary protection
Nine-hundred more Ukrainians receive temporary protection

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Exhibition highlights lives of prisoners forced to mine uranium
Exhibition highlights lives of prisoners forced to mine uranium

Parody award goes to presidential candidate for Covid disinformation
Parody award goes to presidential candidate for Covid disinformation

Czech ice hockey team to face Canada in semi-finals
Czech ice hockey team to face Canada in semi-finals

Muchová loses third round of French Open after ankle injury
Muchová loses third round of French Open after ankle injury

ČEZ to raise gas prices by 80% from July
ČEZ to raise gas prices by 80% from July

How Sokol movement helped Operation Anthropoid succeed
One of the key factors in the successful assassination of senior Nazi Reinhard Heydrich 80 years ago was the support that members of the Sokol patriotic gymnastics movement provided to the Czechoslovak soldiers. Many of them would later pay for it with their lives.

“It is something special” – New Radio Orchestra chief returns to where it all began
The Prague Radio Symphony orchestra will enter its 96th season under new chief conductor and music director Petr Popelka. The 36-year-old musician, regarded as one of the most talented contemporary conductors, presented the programme of the upcoming season at a press conference at the Czech Radio building on Thursday. I spoke to Mr Popelka about his inaugural concert, scheduled for the beginning of October, but I first asked him what it feels like, returning to the orchestra where he started his career as a young musician:

Coronavirus numbers in Czechia continue to fall
Coronavirus numbers in Czechia continue to fall

Czech, Slovak and UK representatives commemorate Operation Anthropoid
Czech, Slovak and UK representatives commemorate Operation Anthropoid

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Prague revokes Soviet Marshal Konev’s honorary citizenship
Prague revokes Soviet Marshal Konev’s honorary citizenship

Czech Republic marks 80th anniversary of Heydrich assassination
Czech Republic marks 80th anniversary of Heydrich assassination

Czechs beat Germany to reach World Championships semi-final in ice hockey
Czechs beat Germany to reach World Championships semi-final in ice hockey

Three new cases of monkeypox detected in Czechia
Three new cases of monkeypox detected in Czechia

Slew of events marking Anthropoid anniversary Friday
A whole slew of events will be held in Prague on Friday marking the 80th anniversary of the assassination of the Nazi governor of Bohemia and Moravia in 1942. The Slovak president and UK foreign secretary are among the dignitaries taking part.

Striker Patrik Schick to stay in Leverkusen until 2027
Striker Patrik Schick to stay in Leverkusen until 2027

Anthropoid: Czechoslovakia’s greatest resistance story
Operation Anthropoid was the only successful government-organized assassination of a top-ranking Nazi official. On the occasion of its 80th anniversary, we look back at how it unfolded, and hear voices from a cast of colourful characters, including a now 96-year-old Czech woman who worked at the Heydrich family home north of Prague.

Former Charles University rector wants to run for president
Former Charles University rector wants to run for president

Plíšková out of French Open after shock defeat in second round
Plíšková out of French Open after shock defeat in second round

Zlín comes alive with films for youth and children
The Zlín International Film Festival for Children and Youth got underway in the South Moravian town on Thursday. The oldest and largest film festival of its kind in the world, which is now in its 62nd year, will feature nearly 280 films from 49 countries. I discussed the programme with the festival’s artistic director Markéta Pášmová and  first asked her what makes this year’s edition special:

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Prague City Hall to dim streetlights in some areas within cost-cutting measures
With inflation at over 14 percent and cost-cutting the order of the day, Prague City Hall has announced plans to reduce electricity costs by dimming streetlights in some parts of the capital and switching off the special lighting of monuments several hours earlier. The measure should affect 140 significant sites and buildings including the Rudolfinum concert hall and Petřín Hill.

FM: Czechia supports Moldova’s entry into EU
FM: Czechia supports Moldova’s entry into EU

Zelensky expected to address Czech Parliament on June 15
Zelensky expected to address Czech Parliament on June 15

Swiss President Cassis visits Czechia to discuss bilateral and EU relations
Swiss President Cassis visits Czechia to discuss bilateral and EU relations

Future central bank governor says interests rates should remain above normal
Future central bank governor says interests rates should remain above normal

Defense Ministry to build new logistics base at Ostrava Mošnov Airport
Defense Ministry to build new logistics base at Ostrava Mošnov Airport

Government approves increase in pensions to cover inflation
Government approves increase in pensions to cover inflation

1960s “documentary style” take on Anthropoid set to screen in new digitised version
The Assasination (Atentát) is a unique 1964 depiction of the killing of acting Reichsprotector Reinhard Heydrich by Czechoslovak parachutists during World War II. It has been newly digitised by the Czech National Film Archive (NFA) and is being screened this Wednesday evening at Prague’s Ponrepo cinema. NFA collections curator Marie Barešová says that the digitisation was made on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Heydrich’s assassination.

NGO boss: Only Roma refugees are subjected to long procedures
The authorities are now creating a second tent city in Prague, in the Malešice district. It will handle some of the hundreds of Ukrainian refugees of Roma origin – many also citizens of Hungary – who have been sleeping at the Main Train Station in recent weeks. I discussed the situation with Martin Rozumek, head of the non-profit Organization for Aid to Refugees.

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Trade union leaders threatening to strike if no deal on higher wages in public sector
Trade union leaders threatening to strike if no deal on higher wages in public sector

State Health Institute reports another suspected case of monkeypox
State Health Institute reports another suspected case of monkeypox

Beer prices expected to rise sharply
Beer prices expected to rise sharply

Jaromír Jágr uninjured after car crash in Prague
Jaromír Jágr uninjured after car crash in Prague

The Přemyslid dynasty and the forming of the Czech state
The Czech state began to form around the 9th century AD. This process was crucially influenced by the Přemyslids, Bohemia’s ruling dynasty which had control over Czech territory for more than 400 years. But what do we actually know about this period? How can archaeology help us understand it? And what were the key moments in the Přemyslid quest for power?   

Half of Zeman’s economic advisors quit
Half of Zeman’s economic advisors quit

Czechs to face Germany at hockey worlds after Finland defeat
Czechs to face Germany at hockey worlds after Finland defeat

Zeman turns down 11 requests from Czechs wishing to fight for Ukraine
Zeman turns down 11 requests from Czechs wishing to fight for Ukraine

Prague gets second tent town in Malešice district
Prague gets second tent town in Malešice district

Prague mayor calls for limiting of refugee benefits if capacity full
Prague mayor calls for limiting of refugee benefits if capacity full

First case of monkeypox detected in Czech Republic
First case of monkeypox detected in Czech Republic

Ostrava’s plan for tallest building encounters geological stumbling block
The Czech Republic is no Chicago or New York, that’s for sure – its tallest building, the N Tower (formerly known as the AZ Tower) in Brno only reaches a less-than-impressive 111 metres. But the eastern city of Ostrava is set to become the new record holder – despite the fact that a recent geological survey blocked its plan for a new 235-metre-high building, forcing the architects to change the design.

Real estate used by Russian Embassy reviewed amid concerns over illegal practices
Thanks to contracts signed under the communist regime, the Russian Embassy received a vast amount of real estate in Prague, Karlovy Vary and other Czech cities free of charge to be used for diplomatic purposes. With just six Russian diplomats left in the country, the Czech Foreign Ministry says it is time to revise property relations and make the embassy accountable for how the property is used.

Block on Czech disinformation sites to be lifted Wednesday
Block on Czech disinformation sites to be lifted Wednesday

Milan Reindl: the only Czech designer for LEGO
Milan Reindl, a former English teacher from a small town of Sušice, is the only Czech working as a model designer at the Danish toy giant LEGO. He only fell for the LEGO bricks in his mid-twenties and just a few years later, he landed a dream job in the LEGO Technic department. This autumn, Milan Reindl will also star in the first Czech edition of the Lego Masters show.

Massive glass stained windows of Prague’s Industrial Palace undergoing major renovation
Thirteen years after being destroyed by fire, the Industrial Palace at Prague’s Exhibition Grounds is now undergoing an extensive reconstruction. As part of the works, which started about two months ago, restorers have now began to repair the massive stained glass windows of the palace.

Zeman office could face fine over shredding of classified documents
Zeman office could face fine over shredding of classified documents

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Czech apartment prices rise by one-fifth y-o-y in first quarter
Czech apartment prices rise by one-fifth y-o-y in first quarter

Olga Havel prize awarded to Dita Horochovská for project which brings smart home technology to disabled persons
Olga Havel prize awarded to Dita Horochovská for project which brings smart home technology to disabled persons

Dlouhý quits team of president Zeman’s ecomnomic advisors
Dlouhý quits team of president Zeman’s ecomnomic advisors

Czech hockey team secures spot in quarter-finals of 2022 Ice Hockey World Championship
Czech hockey team secures spot in quarter-finals of 2022 Ice Hockey World Championship

Most Ukrainian children not enrolled at schools but September intake due
The majority of Ukrainian refugee children who have arrived in the country in recent months have not yet entered the Czech education system, officials said on Monday. However, a major intake is likely to occur after the summer holidays, says the education minister.

Events marking 80th anniversary of Operation Anthropoid to commence this week
The successful assassination of high-ranking Nazi Reinhard Heydrich by Czechoslovak soldiers in Prague, code-named Operation Anthropoid, is one of Czechia’s proudest historical moments. This May 27 will be the 80th anniversary of the event, which is being commemorated with a special exhibition in Prague.

Foreign minister sets up working group to look into the use of real estate owned by Russian Embassy
Foreign minister sets up working group to look into the use of real estate owned by Russian Embassy

Expert: PM’s goal of 2 percent defence spending by 2024 “not realistic”
Prime Minister Petr Fiala says that the Czech Republic now aims to spend 2 percent of its GDP on defence by 2024, one year earlier than pledged in the government’s manifesto. The statement was made ahead of a NATO summit in Madrid in June. I asked defence analyst Matúš Halás from the Institute of International Relations in Prague what he makes of this new target.

Waiting time for surgical operations doubles as a result of pandemic pile-up
Waiting time for surgical operations doubles as a result of pandemic pile-up

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Jiří Václav Hampl, co-author of the Lidice children’s memorial, dies at 92
Jiří Václav Hampl, co-author of the Lidice children’s memorial, dies at 92

Meteorologists issue torrential rain warning
Meteorologists issue torrential rain warning

Website of Road and Rail Directorate partially restored after massive cyberattack
Website of Road and Rail Directorate partially restored after massive cyberattack

Ukrainians thank Czechs for their support in the war against Russia
Hundreds of Ukrainians dressed in national costumes marched through Prague at the weekend to express their gratitude for the country’s support in the war against Russia.  

No monkeypox cases in the Czech Republic to date
No monkeypox cases in the Czech Republic to date

Central bank governor indicates new interest rate hike likely in June
Central bank governor indicates new interest rate hike likely in June

Czechia’s current emergency food reserves would last for 1.3 days
Czechia’s current emergency food reserves would last for 1.3 days

Martin Fuksa wins gold in 1,000m at Canoe Sprint World Championships
Martin Fuksa wins gold in 1,000m at Canoe Sprint World Championships

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Nearly 350,780 Ukrainian refugees now have special visas
Nearly 350,780 Ukrainian refugees now have special visas

Electricity supplies fully restored after Friday night’s windstorm
Electricity supplies fully restored after Friday night’s windstorm

ZUŠ Open festival to showcase best of Czech primary art schools
ZUŠ Open festival to showcase best of Czech primary art schools

Czech Republic beat Norway 4:1 at World Ice Hockey Championships
Czech Republic beat Norway 4:1 at World Ice Hockey Championships

Smetana’s My Country, traditional curtain-raiser of Prague Spring
The Prague Spring International Music Festival is now in full swing in the capital, delivering dozens of concerts and set to conclude on June 3. For decades the country’s top classical music event has opened with Bedřich Smetana’s Má vlast, or My Country, which was composed in the 1870s.

Leksell Gamma Knife introduced 30 years ago after mass national fundraiser
The first unique Leksell Gamma Knife to be introduced in the Czech Republic was bought by the Charter 77 foundation 30 years ago.

PM Fiala: Czechia aims to reach two-percent defence spending target by 2024
PM Fiala: Czechia aims to reach two-percent defence spending target by 2024

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Over 17,000 take part in 55th Prague Prčice march
Over 17,000 take part in 55th Prague Prčice march

Martin Fuksa wins gold in 500m at Canoe Sprint World Championships
Martin Fuksa wins gold in 500m at Canoe Sprint World Championships

Legendary Czech basketball player Jiří Zídek dies aged 78
Legendary Czech basketball player Jiří Zídek dies aged 78

Some 100 buildings open to public for Open House Prague
Some 100 buildings open to public for Open House Prague

Windstorm sweeps across Czechia
Windstorm sweeps across Czechia

Cyber Agency says attack on Czech state’s Road and Motorway Directorate encoded data
Cyber Agency says attack on Czech state’s Road and Motorway Directorate encoded data

Czech and Slovak presidents to attend Anthropoid commemoration next Friday
Czech and Slovak presidents to attend Anthropoid commemoration next Friday

German Defence Ministry provides further details on tank donation to Czechia
German Defence Ministry provides further details on tank donation to Czechia

Second Effective Altruism conference held in Prague
Except for a niche interest group, most people have not heard of the Effective Altruism (EA) movement, which developed in the late 2000s at Oxford University and got its name in 2011. But it is gaining increasing visibility, and not only in the English-speaking world – the EA movement is also active in Czechia. I spoke to Irena Kotíková, the main organiser of the second EA conference in Prague last weekend.

Summer could see Prague host music event in support of Ukraine’s European aspirations
Summer could see Prague host music event in support of Ukraine’s European aspirations

111 Places in Ostrava You Shouldn’t Miss – unusual guide to North Moravian capital
For many years, Ostrava has been associated with coal mining and steel production and was not exactly regarded as a tourist destination. But over the past three decades, the city has undergone a huge transformation, turning its industrial past to its favour. A new book called 111 Places in Ostrava You Shouldn’t Miss (111 míst v Ostravě, která musíte vidět) takes you on a tour of the north Moravian city, highlighting not only the most obvious tourist spots, but also some of the less obvious targets, which are worth a visit.

New Prague museum transports visitors back to 1970s and ‘80s Czechoslovakia
A new museum opened this week in Prague’s Kotva department store, depicting the way of life in 1970s and ‘80s Czechoslovakia. Called Retro Museum Prague, it takes the visitors through a typical communist-style apartment but also explores the designs and trends of the era.

Film festival pays tribute to director Miloš Forman in his home town
Film festival pays tribute to director Miloš Forman in his home town

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Weather - Meteorologists issue storm warning

PM: State considering dividing up energy giant ČEZ
PM: State considering dividing up energy giant ČEZ

Czech household deposits fell by CZK 26 billion in March
Czech household deposits fell by CZK 26 billion in March

Czechia to receive CZK 680 million from EU to help with Ukrainian refugees
Czechia to receive CZK 680 million from EU to help with Ukrainian refugees

State of Emergency extended until end of June
State of Emergency extended until end of June

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Education Ministry pledges CZK 1.8 billion to help 400 disadvantaged schools
Education Ministry pledges CZK 1.8 billion to help 400 disadvantaged schools

Thirty years later, was voucher privatisation a good decision?
This week marks exactly 30 years since the beginning of the first round of voucher privatisations in post-communist Czechoslovakia. The government scheme made it possible for any Czech adult citizen to buy a “voucher book” that contained shares in a range of state enterprises. I discussed the often derided system with Professor Evžen Kočenda from Charles University’s Institute of Economic Studies.   

European Commission files lawsuit against Czechia
European Commission files lawsuit against Czechia

Change in approach aims to deter Roma refugees
The Czech government is planning to make changes to legislation covering Ukrainian refugees. This includes a refusal to protect people with EU citizenship, a status shared by many refugees of Roma origin.

Working group to prevent filibustering planned
Working group to prevent filibustering planned

Finance minister orders review of predecessor’s VAT waiver
Finance minister orders review of predecessor’s VAT waiver

Hrabal event at writer’s cottage to take place for 23rd time
Hrabal event at writer’s cottage to take place for 23rd time

Slovácko beat Sparta in Czech cup for first ever trophy
Slovácko beat Sparta in Czech cup for first ever trophy

Germany to donate tanks to CR, significant purchase also being discussed
Germany to donate tanks to CR, significant purchase also being discussed

Czech-African Health Forum biggest event of its kind in decades
A two-day Czech-African Health Forum began at Prague’s Černín Palace on Wednesday, bringing together representatives of 10 African countries and seven health ministers. Pandemic management, strengthening the healthcare sector, and Czech business solutions for hospitals are among the topics on the agenda. I interviewed Deputy Foreign Minister Martin Tlapa to find out why Africa is important to the Czech Republic.

Jury head on why planned Philharmonic building is ideal for Prague
Prague looks set to get a futuristic new building, designed by internationally renowned Danish studio Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). Representatives of City Hall and the city’s Institute for Planning and Development announced the winner of the international design competition on Tuesday. If all goes to plan, construction on the new seat of Prague’s Philharmonic Orchestra should start in five years’ time. I asked the head of the jury Michal Sedláček why BIG came out as the winner.

Czech inflation third highest in EU
Czech inflation third highest in EU

Prague to host 2023 Radiodays Europe conference
Prague to host 2023 Radiodays Europe conference

Lipavský hails joint Finland and Sweden NATO application
Lipavský hails joint Finland and Sweden NATO application

Archeologists focus on burial rites to understand early Bronze Age Bohemia
One of the most important ways in which archaeologists are able to learn about pre-historic cultures and civilisations is by studying the way that they buried their dead. In recent decades this practice has been further improved through the adoption of several methods from the natural sciences. At a large necropolis in Mikulovice, archaeologists are currently using these techniques to gain a better understanding of early Bronze Age Bohemia. 

Hungary Today

Teachers’ Union to Take All Legal Steps to Defend Right to Strike

The Democratic Trade Union of Teachers (PDSZ) is prepared to take every possible step to enforce the right to strike; if need be, it will turn to the European Court of Human Rights, the union told MTI on Saturday. The union, which held a congress on May 27 and 28, decided to uphold its strike […]

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State Secy Potápi: Gov’t to Continue Cooperation With Western European Hungarian Organisations

The Hungarian government will continue its cooperation with Hungarian organizations in western Europe in 2022, dedicated as the Year of Acting Nation, the state secretary in charge of policies for Hungarian communities abroad in the Prime Minister’s Office said in Basel on Saturday. Árpád János Potápi told MTI by phone that he had addressed the […]

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Former President Áder: Protecting Global Ecological Balance Gains in Importance

Protecting the ecological balance of planet Earth is a priority of growing importance and a matter of public interest, János Áder, Hungary’s former president, said at the 8th International Nature Film Festival in Gödöllő near Budapest on Saturday. Áder, who is also president of the Blue Planet Foundation, the organizer of the three-day event that […]

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Close to 11,000 Refugees Arrive From Ukraine on Friday

Fully 5,930 people crossed into Hungary directly from Ukraine on Friday, while another 5,019 from Ukraine crossed from Romania, the national police headquarters said. Police issued temporary residence permits valid for thirty days to 301 people, the police website said on Saturday. Holders of such permits must contact a local immigration office near their place […]

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Press Roundup: Opposing Takes on Government’s Windfall Taxes

A liberal news site predicts that the newly announced special taxes will trigger an infringement procedure by the European Commission. Pro-government commentators, on the other hand, lambast the left-wing opposition for ‘taking the side of big corporations.’ Hungarian press roundup by budapost.eu Background information: Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced on Wednesday that a windfall tax will be introduced for […]

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Krone.at

Massenkarambolage in Wien fordert sieben Verletzte
Massenkarambolage am Samstagnachmittag in Wien: Ein Auto war bei einer Kreuzung im Bezirk Alsergrund auf eine stehende Kolonne aufgefahren - fünf Fahrzeuge wurden in der Folge zusammengeschoben, sieben Menschen wurden verletzt.

Bis dato 900 Tonnen Hilfsgüter transportiert
Bis dato sind mehr als 900 Tonnen Hilfsgüter verladen und in die Ukraine bzw. in Nachbarstaaten des vom russischen Angriffskrieg betroffenen Landes transportiert worden. Das messbare Ausmaß der Hilfsgüter für die Ukraine habe mittlerweile vier Millionen Euro überschritten, erklärte am Sonntag Innenminister Gerhard Karner (ÖVP) in einer Aussendung. Die Caritas meldet, dass bereits 5500 Pakete gesammelt wurden.

1876 Neuinfektionen, kein weiterer Todesfall
In den vergangenen 24 Stunden (Stand: Sonntag, 9.30 Uhr) sind in Österreich 1876 Neuinfektionen mit dem Coronavirus verzeichnet worden. Vor einer Woche waren es 1950 neue Fälle. Weitere Todesfälle wurden nicht gemeldet.

Rettung nach 2 Tagen: Kalb entkam reißendem Fluss
Es ist fast ein Tierwunder, das sich am Freitag im Tiroler Zillertal ereignete: Ein seit Mittwoch im Ziller vermisstes Kalb wurde unversehrt von zwei Spaziergängerinnen gefunden. Jetzt kann es den Almsommer genießen.

Dschihadisten töten in Republik Kongo 27 Menschen
Bei einem neuerlichen blutigen Angriff mutmaßlicher Dschihadisten auf ein Dorf in der Demokratischen Republik Kongo sind am Samstag mindestens 27 Zivilisten getötet worden. Das teilten die Kivu Security Tracker (KST), die mithilfe von Experten die Gewalt in der Region dokumentieren, via Twitter mit.

Hilferuf aus Kiew: „Brauchen wirksame Waffen“
Kiew hat den Westen zur Lieferung moderner Mehrfachraketenwerfer mit hoher Reichweite für den Kampf gegen Russland aufgefordert. „Es ist schwer zu kämpfen, wenn man aus einer Entfernung von 70 Kilometern angegriffen wird, und nichts hat, womit man sich wehren kann“, beklagt Mychajlo Podoljak, der Berater von Präsident Wolodymyr Selenskyj. Dieser hat Moskau nach Angriffen auf ukrainische Orte, bei denen Zivilisten ums Leben kamen, indes „neuen Terror“ vorgeworfen (siehe Video oben). 

Ukrainischer Höchstrichter in Wien untergetaucht?
Der Ex-Chef des ukrainischen Verfassungsgerichtes soll sich in einem Wiener Luxushotel versteckt halten. Jetzt steht er auf der internationalen Fahndungsliste. Die Ukraine-Justiz sucht bereits.

Selenskyj: „Können nicht alle Gebiete zurückholen“
Ukrainische Truppen geraten im Osten verstärkt unter Druck. Präsident Wolodymyr Selenskyj spricht von einer schwierigen Lage im Donbass. Am Samstagabend gab er erstmals offen zu: „Wir können nicht das gesamte Staatsgebiet zurückholen.“

Reden wir über Corona, Herr Professor!
Da war doch mal was. Ach ja, ein Virus und eine Pandemie. Corona ist aus den Schlagzeilen verschwunden. Politikwissenschafter Peter Filzmaier hat mit dem Top-Infektiologen Florian Thalhammer gesprochen, ob wir uns da nicht einer gefährlichen Illusion hingeben.

Blutspenden: Streit um Ende der Diskriminierung
Liberalisierung beim Blutspenden: Staatssekretärin Claudia Plakolm (ÖVP) geht nun in die Offensive.

Täglich neue Facetten in der ÖVP-Förderaffäre
Millionen an Seniorenbund: Es gibt immer mehr Details. Auch ein Medienkonzern soll vom gemeinnützigen Fonds profitiert haben.

Die Woche der Wahrheit für Markus Wallner und Co.
Die kommenden zwei Befragungstage im ÖVP-Korruptionsuntersuchungsausschuss sind der Inseraten- und Steueraffäre rund um den Vorarlberger Wirtschaftsbund gewidmet. Neben Landeshauptmann Markus Wallner werden auch Finanzminister Magnus Brunner, der ehemalige Wirtschaftsbund-Direktor Jürgen Kessler, Finanzreferent und Unternehmer Jürgen Rauch sowie zwei Prüfer des Finanzamtes den Abgeordneten Mittwoch und Donnerstag Rede und Antwort stehen.

Nehammer: „Kein Aufweichen der Staatsbürgerschaft“
Bundeskanzler Karl Nehammer meldet sich bei Einbürgerungen mit klaren Worten: Mit der ÖVP werde es keinen erleichterten Zugang geben. Andere Parteien sehen das anders. Experten erklären die Hintergründe.

„Häuseln“: SPÖ-Bezirkschef verspottet Polit-Gegner
Der Donaustädter Bezirkschef Ernst Nevrivy hat beim Wiener Parteitag der SPÖ am Samstag mit einer derben Wortwahl für einen Eklat gesorgt. Bei den endlosen Debatten über die Stadtstraße (klare Mehrheit der Delegierten war dafür) sagte er: „Stehen wir zum Bürgermeister, der von den Grünen und den ganzen anderen ,Häuseln‘ beleidigt wird.“ Ludwig selbst quittierte den Sager mit einem Lächeln, wie ein Videoausschnitt beweist. Doch nicht alle beim Parteitag fanden die Aussage gelungen. In den sozialen Netzwerken wird Nevrivy für seine Wortwahl heftig attackiert. 

Teuerungen begleiten uns auch in den Urlaub
Energie, Lebensmittel, Personal - Hoteliers stöhnen ebenfalls unter Preissteigerungen. Damit wird‘s auch für Gäste teurer!

Billigflieger Easyjet streicht mehr als 200 Flüge
Die britische Billigfluglinie Easyjet hat für die kommenden knapp zwei Wochen mehr als 200 Flüge gestrichen. Dies sei notwendig, um einen verlässlichen Service aufrechterhalten zu können, teilte das Unternehmen am Samstag mit. Kunden sollen umbuchen oder Erstattungen beantragen können, hieß es seitens der Airline.

Dürfen nicht heim: Arbeiter wüten in Laptop-Fabrik
Chinas Null-Covid-Strategie und das strikte Vorgehen gegen Corona-Ausbrüche in Shanghai haben dort in einem riesigen Laptop-Werk des Auftragsfertigers Quanta, der unter anderem das Macbook Pro von Apple zusammenbaut, zu gewaltsamen Protesten geführt. Hunderte Arbeiter, die bei gleichbleibend niedrigem Lohn am Werksgelände übernachten und seit Wochen nicht nach Hause dürfen, durchbrachen Absperrungen und randalierten in den Unterkünften des Managements.

Mars-Hubschrauber gelang bislang längster Flug
Die US-Raumfahrtbehörde hat am Freitag spektakuläre Aufnahmen vom bis dato längsten und schnellsten Flug des Mars-Hubschraubers „Ingenuity“ veröffentlicht. Mit einer Geschwindigkeit von bis zu 5,5 Metern pro Sekunde legte das Fluggerät eine Strecke von 704 Meter zurück und filmte dabei die Oberfläche des Roten Planeten aus zehn Metern Höhe (Video oben).

Impfung reduziert Risiko für Long Covid nur um 15%
Eine Corona-Impfung bewahrt zwar vor schweren Verläufen der Krankheit, gegen Long Covid schützt sie aber weniger als erhofft. Zu diesem Schluss kommt eine brandaktuelle Studie aus den USA. Sie zeigt, dass die Risiko-Reduzierung im Vergleich zu Ungeimpften deutlich geringer ist und lediglich bei 15 Prozent liegt.

„Krone“-Preview: Der Glöckner von Notre Dame!
Nach Mary Poppins holen die Vereinigten Bühnen Wien eine weitere Disney-Erfolgsproduktion ins Ronacher: Unsere Leser gehören zu den Ersten, die den Disney-Musicalhit „Der Glöckner von Notre Dame“ als „Krone“-Preview noch vor der großen Premiere am 8. Oktober im Wiener Ronacher erleben können.

Droht im Sommer Chaos am Wiener Flughafen?
Wird die Hauptreisezeit im Sommer endlich wieder ein Erfolg für die Branche? Stimmen mehren sich, dass die Personalnot zu Verspätungen und Ausfällen von Flügen führen könnte.

Black Hawk beim Heer: „Falke“ feiert Geburtstag
Löscheinsätze, Rettungsflüge, Spezialdienste und Auslandsmissionen sind seit zwei Jahrzehnten das tägliche Brot unserer Black-Hawk-Crews - die „Krone“ hat sie auf dem Fliegerhorst Brumowski in Langenlebarn besucht.

30-Jähriger bei Zeltfest bewusstlos geschlagen
Bei einem Zeltfest in Putzleinsdorf im Bezirk Rohrbach ist Sonntagfrüh ein 30-jähriger Einheimischer von einem Unbekannten bewusstlos geschlagen worden. 

Die Einsatzgruppe - die Speerspitze der Justiz
Die Einsatzgruppe ist die Elite innerhalb der Justizwache in der Haftanstalt in Eisenstadt. Die „Krone“ hat diese Spezialisten bei ihrem harten Training begleitet.

„Rückenwind“nehmen uns mit auf Weltreise
9500 Kilometer hat das Filmemacher-Duo mittlerweile auf seiner besonderen Weltreise zurückgelegt. Sie grüßen uns aus Armenien.

Die „Enten“ aus Salzburg machen zu viel Krach
Anrainer beschweren sich: Salzburgs Footballer sind bei den Heimspielen zu laut. Heute treffen die Ducks im vorletzten Heimspiel auf die Steelsharks Traun.

Lokale Erzeuger lernen vom italienischen Flair
Bei einer Exkursion in die Kommunen Asiago und Marostica trafen Osttiroler Lebensmittelproduzenten auf italienische Bauern. Nachhaltiger Anbau und das Gemeinsame standen im Vordergrund.

Autolenker (29) stürzt 15 Meter in Bachbett ab
Fataler Unfall am Samstagnachmittag in Hinterriß im Tiroler Bezirk Schwaz: Ein Autolenker (29) verlor die Kontrolle und geriet auf die Böschung, woraufhin sich der Wagen überschlug und letztlich 15 Meter in ein Bachbett abstürzte.

Vorarlberger Golf-Pro darf über WM-Gold jubeln
Österreich hat einen neuen Weltmeister! Der Vorarlberger Michael Vonbank schnappte sich beim Ski&Golf Worldcup in Zell am See/Kaprun den Titel. Den Grundstein zu seinem Erfolg legte der 25-Jährige bereits am Donnerstag beim Riesentorlauf am Kitzsteinhorn.