Sticky

Minister of Interior Jan Hamáček said a gradual relaxation of restrictions starting in the next few weeks is in the cards when appearing on CNN Prima NEWS. First on the list is to get children back in school, which is happening for the youngest primary students on April 12. Then, Hamáček says “there should be a relaxation in the gardens, shops and sports. A number of activities will gradually start to be allowed.”  He also hinted that children’s clothing stores will be open in the foreseeable future, saying “I can’t give the exact date, but a rough estimate is probably at the turn of April and May.” However, the Czech official says that masks and respirators will probably stay withRead more.

Sticky

Olga Hepnarová, the last woman to ever be executed by the Czechoslovakian government, was put to death for killing 8 people with a truck on July 10th, 1973. Born in 1951, Olga Hepnarová had a banker father and a dentist mother. From what’s known, Olga had a completely normal and pleasant upbringing, but developed a mental illness in her adolescence and attempted suicide when she was only 13, forcing her to spend some of her teenage years in and out of psychiatric hospitals. She managed to become a librarian and later ditched the library to become a driver. Olga also had a shaky relationship with her family. Despite her mother supporting her financially, Olga felt she was always cold and distantRead more.

Sticky

Amid big rallies in the Prague real estate market, a 2+kk apartment is about 1,000 CZK less per month today than it was last year, according to data from RE/MAX.  Despite the slump in rent prices, real estate developers are constructing new apartments and homes with the express purpose of renting them, rather than selling them. Tomáš Wildt of investment firm Vihorev Group told CNN Prima that while Czechs traditionally preferring to own their own homes more than people in other countries, the younger generations are changing that. “It is still true that Czechs prefer to own their own apartments. We have a different nature than for example the Germans or other Europeans where renting is a common thing thatRead more.