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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Prague Daily Monitor

Saturday, 6 August 2016
The creation of a financial police body will be the next step to be taken within the National Centre against Organised Crime (NCOZ) on January 1, 2017, Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec (Social Democrats, ČSSD) told journalists yesterday. The financial police are to primarily focus on tax or "white collar" crime.
"This type of crime is very sophisticated, using professional methods, and we must apply all our forces and means to fight it," Chovanec said.
Prague Castle, the seat of Czech heads of state, was the most visited tourist destination with almost 1.9 million visitors in the Czech Republic last year again, the agency CzechTourism has said in an overview.

Czech Roma who survived the holocaust during WWII will be entitled to a payment of 2500 euros according to the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A fresh clash between the Czech state operated postal service Czech Post and workers has erupted over demands from management that workers deliver advertising material for free as well as the usual round of letters and parcels, Czech Radio reported. 
A regional court in Plzeň has given a ruling on Thursday into the appeal by a Czech against being held in custody over suspicion that he tried to join Islamic State.
Russia has refused to grant the visa to Czech journalist Ondrej Soukup from the paper Hospodarske noviny (HN), which may be its retaliation for the Czech Foreign Ministry not having extended the accreditations of two Russian journalists in April, HN reported yesterday.
Czechs are champions of spreading hoaxes on the Internet, daily Právo reported yesterday, referring to information on the website that has been monitoring these rumours regularly and warns of their nonsensical character.
Louis C.K. adds second Prague performance due to huge demand. After he sold out Prague Congress Centre within a few hours, American stand-up comedian will perform again a day later, on August 23rd 2016, at Dvorak Hall, Rudolfinum.
A ban on Segways in downtown Prague entered into effect Aug. 3, but so far several operators seem not to be aware as tour groups could still be seen using the vehicles on sidewalks a day later. 
On Saturday the 29th of October 2016, Transmission Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary in the O2 arena in Prague  and will premiere its  brand new show Transmission ‘The Lost Oracle'.
Many Czech maternity hospitals have joined a project aimed at helping abandoned children overcome the handicap of starting life without someone special to love and care for them.