Morning News: Wednesday, March 15, 2023

  • The St. Patrick’s Festival Prague runs until Sunday the 19th of March at Rocky O’Reilly’s, Durty Nelly’s, McCarthy’s, and Caffrey’s. It includes an extensive entertainment program, and this year, festival raffle tickets will be sold to raise money for the Irish Marie Keating Foundation, which provides support to cancer patients at every stage of their illness.


  • Charles University lecturers in the humanities and social sciences are considering striking or suing the university over low wages. They point to an abysmal wage gap across faculties, arguing that while in the sphere of exact sciences, professors’ salaries exceed 100,000 crowns, those in the humanities and social sciences do not even receive the average wage in Czechia. Mr


  • The operating profit of car manufacturer Škoda Auto fell by 42 percent to EUR 628 million last year, the parent company Volkswagen announced in its report on Tuesday. At the same time, sales increased by 18.5 percent to 21 billion euros.


  • Czech president Petr Pavel concluded his two-day visit to Slovakia on Tuesday. Over the past two days, the Czech head of state held talks with his Slovak counterpart Zuzana Čaputová, Prime Minister Eduard Heger and the head of the Slovak Parliament Boris Kollár. Among other things, they discussed the war in Ukraine, ways to counter disinformation and closer cooperation in the defence industry.


  • Around 57% of elementary schools and 64% of secondary schools in the Czech Republic have dealt with at least one case of bullying among students over the past three years, based on analysis from the Czech School Inspectorate (CSI) that chief school inspector Tomas Zatloukal presented to the media today.

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