- During the first quarter of this year, the population of the Czech Republic increased by 23,100 to 10.85 million, the Czech Statistical Office revealed on Monday. More people died than were born in this period, so the increase was only thanks to migrants coming into the country, mainly Ukrainians fleeing the war.
- Archaeologists have discovered the cremated remains of more than 80 political prisoners who died between 1948 and 1965 at Prague’s Pankrác prison, in the area of the former gallows where the death penalty was carried out between 1947 and 1954.
- Rent prices are on the rise in the Czech Republic. According to European Housing Services, demand steadily increases, resulting in record-high rental prices. The average cost per square meter of rental properties in Prague is now 338 CZK, a significant increase from just a year ago when the cost was 300 CZK.
- Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem will be performed at the Vladislav Hall of Prague Castle on September 3, the organisers of the Prague Sounds festival said on Thursday. The monumental piece will be performed by members of a number of Czech ensembles and the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra.
- The consortium of investors headed by Australia’s Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) has started the process of selling GasNet, Czechia’s largest distributor of natural gas, Czech daily Hospodářské Noviny wrote on Monday. The valuation of the company may amount to several tens of billions of Czech crowns.
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