- The Prague municipal transport company (DPP) and the city council have reached an agreement on the exchange of property for mutual benefit. DPP owns 359 plots of land with a total value of CZK 724.89 million, which it describes as surplus. By transferring them to the city, the company will take over the tram line leading from Braník to Modřany, which is worth over CZK 741.96 million.
- The 25th edition of the Khamoro festival of Romany culture gets underway in Prague on Sunday. The annual event, offering concerts, workshops, film screenings and seminars, will start with a theatre performance at the capital’s Výstaviště. Khamoro, named after the Romany word for sunshine, will run at venues around the city until June 3.
- Prime Minister Petr Fiala (ODS) emphasized that adopting the euro is not a priority for this electoral term, given the current economic situation. Stabilizing the budget and reducing inflation are vital concerns. While the Czech Republic committed to adopting the euro, no timeline has been set. Chairwoman of TOP 09, Markéta Pekarová Adamová, suggests 2030 as a realistic target year for adoption.
- The General Health Insurance Company (VZP) will no longer request health insurance contributions from individuals awaiting pension processing. This decision follows an agreement between the Ministry of Labor, the Czech Social Security Administration (ČSSZ), and insurance companies.
- Czechia’s Martin Fuksa won gold in the 1,000 metres event at the Canoe Sprint World Cup in Poznan, Poland, on Saturday. The 30-year old Czech finished 16 hundredths of a second ahead of Wiktor Glazunow of Poland.
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