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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Prague Daily Monitor



NATIONAL |  ČTK
The Czech cabinet approved on Wednesday a subsidy for the employees to be laid off by the problem-ridden OKD black coal mining firm, PM Bohuslav Sobotka said, adding that 7,000 or 8,000 crowns will monthly go to them for up to five years depending on their age and the number of years in OKD. The proposal was submitted by Industry and Trade Minister Jan Mladek with the aim to soften the social impact of the winding down of the coal mining by OKD.
ARTS |  RADIO PRAGUE
Arches in Prague's Negrelli Viaduct in the city's Karlín district are to be converted into bars, galleries and even a cinema during the summer months, according to plans outlined by organisers the Centre for Central European Architecture.



 
NATIONAL |  ČTK
President Miloš Zeman considers Czech Television a mouthpiece of the right-wing opposition TOP 09 party and he believes that it should be a state institution, not a public corporation, which it is now, he said in reply to a question from a reader of server Parlamentní listy published on Wednesday.
NATIONAL |  ČTK
The Czech government approved paternity leave on Wednesday, thanks to which fathers will be able to stay with their new-born baby at home for a week as the support for families is vital, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Wednesday.
NATIONAL |  ČTK
The Czech cabinet agreed yesterday with the plan to create a 181-strong mobile unit of foreigner police that would be capable of immediately reacting to the development of illegal migration and ensuring the public peace and border protection in this connection, the Interior Ministry told ČTK.
BUSINESS |  RADIO PRAGUE
A Czech Hi-Tech and software engineering company known as Quanti together with the British firm Delion, have created a new virtual reality (VR) headset capable of rivalling existing products like the Oculus Rift, released earlier in 2016. 
BUSINESS |  RADIO PRAGUE
The Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade on Wednesday announced that changes to its pilot project smoothing the way for qualified workers from Ukraine to get jobs in the country have been agreed.
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LIFE |  ČTK
The National Technical Museum in Prague has prepared the exhibition "Civitas Carolina - Building under the Reign of Charles IV" on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of his birth.
LIFE |  PRAGUE TV
While the raw and veggie trend is spreading fast in Prague, klobása remains to be one of the favorite dishes in Czech cuisine. It is hard to resist the grilled juicy sausage that tastes best with some rye bread, mustard and ketchup.
ARTS |  PRAGUE TV
If you are mixing music with the French Revolution, expectations are pretty high. The new production of Umberto Giordano's 1896 verismo opera Andrea Chénier at the National Theatre has a grand staging that will please people who were fans of Les Misérables and want something like an unofficial prequel.
LIFE |  PRAGUE TV
Cutting edge literary festival will host its 8th edition starting on Friday, May 13th at Vzorkovna Bar.