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Justice Minister: Czechia wants to coordinate international war crimes investigation
Justice Minister: Czechia wants to coordinate international war crimes investigation

Defence Ministry honours 39 individuals for fighting Communist dictatorship
Defence Ministry honours 39 individuals for fighting Communist dictatorship

Minister unveils state plan for gas reserve purchases
Minister unveils state plan for gas reserve purchases

Open House Prague festival pays tribute to Slovene architect Jože Plečnik
Open House Prague festival pays tribute to Slovene architect Jože Plečnik

Expert: New head of Czech Catholic Church “transitional”
After a four-year search for a new Prague archbishop, the Vatican announced that the post would be filled by Jan Graubner, the current archbishop of Olomouc. But given the fact that Mr Graubner turns 75 next year, the age at which church dignitaries traditionally retire, it is most likely just a temporary solution, says expert Petr Kratochvíl, head of the Institute of International relations in Prague.

Rising interest rates deterring Czechs from taking mortgages
The Czech Republic’s banks and building societies provided new mortgage loans to the tune of CZK 17.5 billion in April, which was a fall of 40 percent on the previous month and of 60 percent on April 2021.

Police raid state’s nuclear waste storage agency
Police raid state’s nuclear waste storage agency

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Ondříček filming story of “king of Šumava” Hasil for series
Film director David Ondříček is currently shooting a TV series about the fascinating Czech Cold War figure Josef Hasil. His exploits smuggling defectors to the West led to the nickname “king of Šumava”.

Prague Spring legend Marta Kubišová set to become honorary Prague citizen
Prague Spring legend Marta Kubišová set to become honorary Prague citizen

European Commission lowers growth forecast for Czech economy
European Commission lowers growth forecast for Czech economy

Rammstein play Prague
German metal band Rammstein have begun a European tour with two shows at Prague’s Letňany, one on Sunday, the other planned for Monday.

Agricultural producer prices see sharpest rise in 30 years
Agricultural producer prices see sharpest rise in 30 years

Dana Huňátová: Albright was first person I saw who lived for work
When Dana Huňátová joined Czechoslovakia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in late 1989 she literally came across a red telephone to Moscow. As head of office of new minister Jiří Dienstbier she was closely involved in the deep overhaul of the ministry required after four decades of communism.  

Czechs lose to Sweden in their second Group B game in Tampere
Czechs lose to Sweden in their second Group B game in Tampere

Reconstruction of Barrandov Bridge starts on Monday
Reconstruction of Barrandov Bridge starts on Monday

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Interior minister: Czechia currently hosting around 200,000 refugees
Interior minister: Czechia currently hosting around 200,000 refugees

Kolín marks 150 years since first concert of most famous Czech brass band
František Kmoch, conductor and famous composer of brass music, composed over 230 marching and dance pieces, which are still played at village balls and events today.

Rammstein to perform in Prague tonight
Rammstein to perform in Prague tonight

Kateřina Konečná reelected head of Communist Party
Kateřina Konečná reelected head of Communist Party

“Where Is Anne Frank?” by Ari Folman wins main prize at Anifilm
“Where Is Anne Frank?” by Ari Folman wins main prize at Anifilm

Commemorative ceremony marks 77th anniversary of liberation of Terezín ghetto
Commemorative ceremony marks 77th anniversary of liberation of Terezín ghetto

Foreign Minister: Czechia would back Finland and Sweden’s admission to NATO
Foreign Minister: Czechia would back Finland and Sweden’s admission to NATO

First Czech actress to conquer Europe born 120 years ago
Anny Ondra, the lively blonde with the big eyes, was loved by audiences all over Europe. She also charmed German boxer Max Schmeling, whom she later married.

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Czechs beat Great Britain 5:1 in Group B game of IIHF Hockey World Championships
Czechs beat Great Britain 5:1 in Group B game of IIHF Hockey World Championships

Tent city for refugees in Troja filling up
Tent city for refugees in Troja filling up

Two-thirds of Czech employees counting on pay rise this year
Two-thirds of Czech employees counting on pay rise this year

Close to 36,000 refugees from Ukraine have already found work in Czechia
Close to 36,000 refugees from Ukraine have already found work in Czechia

Prague Castle opens to public after two-year Covid break
Prague Castle opens to public after two-year Covid break

Reconstruction of Prague’s Barrandov Bridge to begin on Monday
Reconstruction of Prague’s Barrandov Bridge to begin on Monday

Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský to attend informal NATO meeting in Berlin
Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský to attend informal NATO meeting in Berlin

Czech official: Development cooperation increasingly becoming "European team“ effort
Helping Zambian farmers cope with climate change, tackling drinking water problems in Peru, opening an eye-clinic in Cambodia or strengthening the tourist potential of Georgia – those are just some of the projects that the Czech Republic has undertaken to help improve living conditions in distant parts of the world. Now, the immediate priority has become responding to the needs of war-torn Ukraine. I spoke to Petr Gandalovič, head of the Foreign Ministry’s department for humanitarian aid and development cooperation about what the country is doing to alleviate the suffering of Ukrainian refugees and help people in need elsewhere.

World’s longest suspension bridge opens in the Czech Republic
The longest suspension bridge in the world is opening up in the Czech Republic this Friday. At 721 metres in length, the bridge is nearly a third longer than the previous title holder and offers magnificent views of the surrounding mountain range that lies on the border between Czechia and Poland.

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Charles Bridge to light up in Ukrainian colours to mark International Day of Light
Charles Bridge to light up in Ukrainian colours to mark International Day of Light

Expert questions plan for Ukrainian Roma refugees
Over the last week there have been reports of Ukrainian Roma refugees sleeping at Prague’s Main Train Station, sometimes for up to 10 days, as they wait to be granted temporary protection. As a stopgap solution, a tent city has been erected in the Troja district to provide accommodation for them. I spoke to Magda Faltová, director of the Association for Integration and Migration, to get her take on the situation.

Moravian family workshop keeping blueprint tradition alive for future generations
One of the Czech items on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List is the craft of indigo dyeing with block printing, known as modrotisk. The tradition dates back to the 18th century, but today there are only two workshops in the entire country that produce the iconic blue and white folk pattern.

Jan Graubner to become new Prague Archbishop
Jan Graubner to become new Prague Archbishop

World’s longest suspension bridge to open in Moravia on Friday
World’s longest suspension bridge to open in Moravia on Friday

Czech singer Dominika Hašková reaches final of Eurovision with Lights Off
Czech singer Dominika Hašková reaches final of Eurovision with Lights Off

Czechia plans to invite Ukrainian President Zelensky to Prague summit
Czechia plans to invite Ukrainian President Zelensky to Prague summit

Police smash people smuggling ring active in Central and Eastern Europe
Police smash people smuggling ring active in Central and Eastern Europe

Prague mayor threatens to close refugee center if government fails to act
Prague mayor threatens to close refugee center if government fails to act

Central bank launches interventions on foreign exchange markets over crown depreciation
Central bank launches interventions on foreign exchange markets over crown depreciation

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Ukrainian-Czech Chamber of Commerce head: Ukrainian economy must not go bankrupt
This week saw the establishment of the Ukrainian-Czech Chamber of Commerce. The organisation will support business cooperation between the two countries both during and after the war. To find out what this cooperation may look like, I spoke to the President of the Chamber Petr Krogman, a Czech businessman who owns a major agricultural company in Ukraine.

Dominika Hašková to represent Czechia in Eurovision semi-final
Dominika Hašková, the daughter of the Czech ice hockey legend Dominik Hašek, will represent the Czech Republic at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The 27-year-old singer and her band called We Are Domi won the national round with a song called Lights Off with which it will compete in the Eurovision semi-final in Italy’s Turin on Thursday night.

Fuel prices rising for third week in succession
Fuel prices rising for third week in succession

Rare case of diphtheria registered in Czechia
Rare case of diphtheria registered in Czechia

Czech Banking Association downgrades economic growth estimate for 2022
Czech Banking Association downgrades economic growth estimate for 2022

On Roots, Branches and Family Trees
As Kevin Loo enters life as a family man, he reflects on the family trees in his life and how our roots play an important part of who we are and where we go.

“A huge surprise” – Plzeň crowned Czech soccer champions
Viktoria Plzeň have been crowned Czech soccer champions for the sixth time in their history. The West Bohemian club have surprised many – even their own coach – with their first title since 2018.

Plzeň become Czech football league champions
Plzeň become Czech football league champions

Šimáčková Laurenčíková appointed human rights commissioner
Šimáčková Laurenčíková appointed human rights commissioner

77th edition of Prague Spring gets underway
77th edition of Prague Spring gets underway

Zeman gives approval to 103 Czechs planning to fight for Ukraine
Zeman gives approval to 103 Czechs planning to fight for Ukraine

Czechia’s new central bank chief says it will take two years for inflation to return to normal
Aleš Michl was named the new head of the Czech National Bank by President Miloš Zeman on Wednesday. The new governor of the Czech Republic’s central bank will replace the current head Jiří Rusnok from July 1.  During the ceremony, Mr Michl said that his main target will be to tackle the country’s record inflation rate.

Zeman to miss Terezín ceremony for time reasons
Zeman to miss Terezín ceremony for time reasons

Czech Republic to champion media freedom as it replaces Russia on UN Human Rights Council
The UN General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly for the Czech Republic to replace Russia on the Human Rights Council, the United Nations’ leading human rights body. The Czech Republic’s term starts immediately with the council due to meet for a special session on Thursday to examine the deteriorating human rights situation in war-torn Ukraine.

Minister: Temporary shelter to ease refugee situation at Prague station
Minister: Temporary shelter to ease refugee situation at Prague station

77th edition of Prague Spring Festival opens on Thursday
The Prague Spring International Music Festival was first held in 1946, and since 1952 it has traditionally opened on 12th May, the anniversary of the death of renowned Czech composer Bedřich Smetana. With the festival disrupted during the last two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Prague Spring is happy to return in full force this year with a special programme, as spokesperson Pavel Trojan told me.

Brno’s Tugendhat Villa offers two new tours
Brno’s Tugendhat Villa offers two new tours

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President appoints Aleš Michl central bank chief
President appoints Aleš Michl central bank chief

Trade, beer and cannibalism: A tour of Bronze Age Bohemia
The Bronze Age on the territory of the modern day Czech Republic, a period running from roughly 2,300BC to 800 BC, saw the rise and fall of several distinct cultures. Modern archaeology shows that some of them were far more interconnected with the wider Bronze Age world than previously thought. Meanwhile, the remnants of battles unearthed in Bohemia and Moravia show that the Bronze Age Collapse may have also had echoes in this part of the world. Archaeologists have also found evidence of cannibalism among some of the Bohemian settlers and were even able to recreate the curious millet beer that some of their warriors would have drunk.

Several Eastern Partnership events to be held during Czechia’s EU presidency
Several Eastern Partnership events to be held during Czechia’s EU presidency

Tourist numbers rose tenfold in first quarter of 2022
Tourist numbers rose tenfold in first quarter of 2022

Czechia elected to UN Human Rights Council
Czechia elected to UN Human Rights Council

Interior Minister announces changes to refugee aid
Interior Minister announces changes to refugee aid

Czech Police sends out online questionnaire to identify witnesses of war crimes in Ukraine
Czech Police sends out online questionnaire to identify witnesses of war crimes in Ukraine

Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexeievich among star line-up at this year’s Book World Prague Festival
Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexeievich among star line-up at this year’s Book World Prague Festival

Brno start-up wins millions in investment money to grow pork in lab
We’ve all seen the headlines about how animal agriculture is one of the biggest greenhouse gas emitters and contributes to climate change. At the same time, most people are not willing to give up eating meat. How can we solve this conundrum? Entrepreneur Roman Lauš may have the answer – his Brno-based foodtech start-up aims to grow pork in a lab using cell cultures from pigs.

Czech Railways to substantially raise ticket prices this year
Czech Railways to substantially raise ticket prices this year

International animated film festival Anifilm kicks off in Liberec
International animated film festival Anifilm kicks off in Liberec

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Czech cities stripping Soviet-era “heroes” of their honorary citizenship
Prague councillors have voted in favour of stripping the late Soviet military commander Ivan Konev, who led the Red Army’s liberation of Prague, of his honorary citizenship. Among the reasons for the move is his repressive role within the Communist bloc in the years that followed. Others, who were honoured in the past, have suffered a similar fate.

ECHR rules in favour of Norway in Michálková case
ECHR rules in favour of Norway in Michálková case

Labour Minister announces pensions raise amid inflation
Labour Minister announces pensions raise amid inflation

Interest in gold shoots up in Czech Republic
Interest in gold has skyrocketed in the Czech Republic this year, the business daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Tuesday, saying this reflected a worldwide trend.  

No tax increase, pledges Fiala
No tax increase, pledges Fiala

Czech and Bulgarian presidents condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Czech and Bulgarian presidents condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Monday Covid tally about 50 percent down on week earlier
Monday Covid tally about 50 percent down on week earlier

April Czech inflation rate highest in almost 30 years
April Czech inflation rate highest in almost 30 years

Court returns case of Bečva River poisoning to prosecutor citing numerous shortcomings
Court returns case of Bečva River poisoning to prosecutor citing numerous shortcomings

Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya in Prague for talks
Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya in Prague for talks

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Czech firm to provide Ukraine with 3D printed anti-tank barriers
A Czech company has started to produce anti-tank barriers for the Ukrainian army made on a special, 3D printer. The firm is also considering providing Ukraine with the printers themselves, which would allow them to produce the barriers right on the spot.

Czech government to debate Czech version of Magnitsky Act in June
Czech government to debate Czech version of Magnitsky Act in June

Fitch move sparks fears of painful cut in Czech credit rating
Top international credit rating agency Fitch has downgraded its outlook for the Czech economy from stable to negative. This has sparked fears it could also cut the Czech Republic’s credit rating – only adding to its mounting economic woes. I discussed the revised outlook with Lukáš Kovanda, chief economist at Trinity Bank.

Funeral service for Meda Mládková to take place on May 19
Funeral service for Meda Mládková to take place on May 19

Czechia’s foreign trade balance posts 13.8 billion crown deficit in March
Czechia’s foreign trade balance posts 13.8 billion crown deficit in March

Marshal Konev and astronaut Valentina Tereshkova stripped of honorary citizenship
Marshal Konev and astronaut Valentina Tereshkova stripped of honorary citizenship

Thousands celebrate the anniversary of the liberation of Pilsen by Allied forces
Every year, people from all over the world come to the Pilsen Freedom Festival, which commemorates the liberation of Pilsen on May 6, 1945. Pilsen was the last place on the European continent that the Allied troops liberated. World War II officially ended in Europe two days later, on 8 May 1945, with the formal acceptance by the Allies of Germany's unconditional surrender.

Czech jobless rate falls to 3.3 percent
Czech jobless rate falls to 3.3 percent

Czech firm to send 3D printers of concrete barriers to Ukraine
Czech firm to send 3D printers of concrete barriers to Ukraine

Military vehicles parade brings Plzeň war annivesary events to close
Military vehicles parade brings Plzeň war annivesary events to close

Leaders appeal for better treatment of minorities at Lety ceremony
Leaders appeal for better treatment of minorities at Lety ceremony

Minister: Divisive pardon could lead to Zeman budget cut
Minister: Divisive pardon could lead to Zeman budget cut

Poll: Only one in five Czechs satisfied with Zeman performance
Poll: Only one in five Czechs satisfied with Zeman performance

Kigen and Borecha triumph in 26th Prague Marathon
Kigen and Borecha triumph in 26th Prague Marathon

Prague’s famous Jiřího z Poděbrad church consecrated 90 years ago
One of the most famous religious buildings in the Czech Republic is the Roman Catholic Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord on Prague’s Jiřího z Poděbrad square. Built during the interwar era, it was consecrated in May 1932, and has been listed as a National Cultural Monument since 2010.

Ceremony at National Memorial marks anniversary of end of WWII
Ceremony at National Memorial marks anniversary of end of WWII

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Fewer than 250 new Covid cases recorded in CR Saturday
Fewer than 250 new Covid cases recorded in CR Saturday

Legendary rock frontman Petr Janda celebrates his 80th birthday
Petr Janda, founder and frontman of legendary Czech rock band Olympic, celebrated his 80th birthday on Monday.

Czech cardiologists expect increase in heart problems
Czech cardiologists expect increase in heart problems

Fitch revises outlook for Czech economy from stable to negative
Fitch revises outlook for Czech economy from stable to negative

Rychetský facing legal action over Klaus statements
Rychetský facing legal action over Klaus statements

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Friday sees lowest weekday Covid tally since September
Friday sees lowest weekday Covid tally since September

Covid measures had CZK 306 billion impact on Czech economy in 2021
Covid measures had CZK 306 billion impact on Czech economy in 2021

Prague to strip Red Army commander Konev of honorary citizenship
Prague to strip Red Army commander Konev of honorary citizenship

Jan Patočka, philosopher who “had huge impact on direction of country”
Jan Patočka is regarded as perhaps the greatest Czech philosopher of the 20th century. A new book makes several of his writings available in English for the first time.

New monument to honour teenage girl who helped Heydrich assassins
Prague 8 has chosen the winner of a public tender for a memorial to Jindřiška Nováková, the 14-year old “girl with the bike” whose family hid the paratroopers that assassinated high-ranking Nazi Reinhard Heydrich. The memorial will be in the shape of a sphere made of multiple circles resembling bike wheels, with the illuminated figure of a girl sitting on top.

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Prague can start building new bridge across Vltava River
Prague can start building new bridge across Vltava River

Economist: Domestic trends also to blame for Czechia’s high inflation rate
The Czech National Bank (ČNB) has chosen to raise interest rates by 0.75 percentage points to 5.75 percent, the highest rate since 1999. The hike is also slightly higher than most analysts expected and some have even warned of a stagflation effect as high interest rates may cripple economic growth. To find out whether these concerns are justified, I spoke to Vít Hradil, the chief economist at the investment firm Cyrrus, and began by asking him whether he was surprised by the ČNB’s decision.

Major facelift for centrepiece of Karlovy Vary spa
After a six-year renovation, the main hall of the Spring Colonnade in Karlovy Vary reopened to the public. The Functionalist structure is located right in the heart of the picturesque spa town and houses its warmest and most popular spring, called Vřídlo or Hot Spring.

Hungary Today

Orbán Takes Oath in Parliament: Hungary’s Interest to Remain a Member of the EU

Viktor Orbán was sworn in as Hungary’s next prime minister for the fifth time and outlined his plans for the next four years. Among other things, he emphasized that the coming decade will be one of danger, insecurity and warfare. Keeping Hungary out of the war in Ukraine and ensuring the country’s peace and security will […]

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FM Szijjártó Calls on Brussels to ‘Cease Arrogance’ over Western Balkans

The European Union could suffer a setback similar to losing the United Kingdom unless it changes “its current arrogant attitude” regarding the EU integration of Western Balkan countries, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Monday. Szijjártó told the press during a break in a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels that Russia’s war with […]

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Memorial Plaque for János Arany Unveiled in Welsh Town of Montgomery

A memorial plaque honoring János Arany has been unveiled in the Welsh town of Montgomery, which immortalized one of Hungary’s most beloved poets in his famous ballad “The Bards of Wales,” state news agency MTI reports. This article was originally published on our sister-site, Ungarn Heute. Translated by Júlia Tar. The plaque commemorating János Arany […]

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Trade Union Center MOSZ Calls for 15% Wage Increase to Offset Record High Inflation

Wage increases amounting to at least 13-15% on average would be needed in the competitive sector in 2022 due to inflation, according to the National Federation of Workers’ Councils (MOSZ). The national trade union center believes that this level of increase would not raise inflation further than the current, already 20-year record-high level. The workers’ […]

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Study Names Budapest One of Best European Destinations for Marathon Runners

Runnersneed.com conducted a study about where runners should go for their next marathon. The study has revealed that Budapest is the ninth best European city a runner can choose in 2022. Runnersneed.com considered the air quality, weather conditions, number of landmarks, cost of running necessities, and marathon popularity of over 60 European cities, and created […]

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Pamphlete-Schauer bei Regenbogenparade
Tausende Menschen schwangen bei der Vienna Pride ihre Regenbogenfahnen. Doch drei junge Männer nicht. Sie ließen Flugblätter auf die feiernden Teilnehmer regnen. Nun gibt es ein Urteil in dem Fall.

„Tribunal für Terrorist Putin und sein Regime“
Am Sonntag gab die Putin-kritische Punkband Pussy Riot ihr einziges Österreich-Konzert - in St. Johann in Tirol. Am Montag stand das Kollektiv 100 Schülern Frage und Antwort.

Prognose für den Sommer: Gäste da, Personal weg
Mit den Buchungen für den Sommer ist man im Tourismus zufrieden, doch für die Hochsaison fehlen grob geschätzt in Österreich noch rund 35.000 Mitarbeiter

„Außer mich selbst habe ich niemanden gefährdet“
Alko-Unfalllenker Wolfgang Greil (53) denkt vorerst nicht an Rücktritt. Dem Katsdorfer Bürgermeister und Wirtschaftsbund-Landesgeschäftsführer droht nun aber eine saftige Strafe. Denn Greil hatte 1,82 Promille.

Busse mit Soldaten verlassen Stahlwerk in Mariupol
Etwa ein Dutzend Busse mit ukrainischen Militärangehörigen haben am Montag das Asowstal-Stahlwerk in Mariupol verlassen. Das berichten Mitarbeiter der Nachrichtenagentur Reuters aus der ostukrainischen Hafenstadt. Die Umstände der Evakuierung waren zunächst unklar. Von ukrainischer Seite hieß es, die verletzten Verteidiger seien gegen russische Kriegsgefangene getauscht worden. Moskau hatte Evakuierungen von Kämpfern wochenlang abgelehnt.

Spanische Treppe befahren: Maserati-Lenker gefasst
Ein saudi-arabischer Ingenieur ist angezeigt worden, weil er mit einem Maserati die Spanische Treppe in Rom hinuntergefahren ist und eine der bekanntesten Sehenswürdigkeiten der Welt beschädigt hat. Der 37-Jährige, der den Maserati gemietet hatte, konnte aufgrund der Aufnahmen von Videoüberwachungsanlagen identifiziert werden, berichtete die Tageszeitung „Corriere della Sera“ am Sonntag.

Sri Lankas Öl-Vorräte reichen nur noch einen Tag
Im südasiatischen Inselstaat Sri Lanka gibt es kein Erdöl mehr. Das Land habe keine Devisen mehr, um die Einfuhr von Öl zu bezahlen, sagte am Montag der neue Regierungschef Ranil Wickremesinghe in einer Ansprache an die Bevölkerung. „Wir haben nur noch Vorräte für einen einzigen Tag.“ Der Regierungschef stellte die Bevölkerung auf weitere Härten in den kommenden Monaten ein.

Ukrainer begraben Freunde und Verwandte in Gärten
Tag 82 im Krieg Russlands gegen die Ukraine: Hier finden Sie die wichtigsten Entwicklungen des Tages zum Nachlesen.

Österreich: Härteres Vorgehen gegen Putins Söldner
Die berüchtigte Wagner-Gruppe macht der EU weltweit Sorgen. Sei es in der Ukraine, sei es in Mali, wo zahlreiche Bundesheer-Soldaten stationiert sind. Eine „rote Linie“ soll nun her, Kompromisse mit den rechtsradikalen Söldnern könne es keine geben, heißt es aus Wien.

Reise nach Israel voller Hoffnung und Warnung
Antisemitismus war und ist eine Gefahr. Eine hochrangige österreichische Delegation ehrt einen Altösterreicher und stellt sich einem dunklen Kapitel.

Nach Nehammer-Sager: Wo uns die Viren noch kümmern
Auf offener Bühne schaltete der Bundeskanzler bei Corona in den Modus der Missachtung - aber ist Covid weg, nur weil man es nicht mehr sehen kann?

Schallenberg in Brüssel: „Russland beobachtet uns“
Die EU-Außenminister haben sich nicht auf das sechste Sanktionspaket einigen können, dass ein Embargo gegen Öl-Importe aus Russland beinhalten soll. Außenminister Alexander Schallenberg (ÖVP) äußerte die Hoffnung auf eine Einigung „in den nächsten Tagen“. Er betonte, dass man nicht den Eindruck von Uneinigkeit erwecken dürfe: „Russland beobachtet uns.“ Einig waren die EU-Außenminister laut Außenbeauftragten Josep Borrel darin, der Ukraine weitere 500 Millionen Euro für Waffenkäufe zu überlassen. Damit steigt die EU-Militärhilfe auf zwei Milliarden Euro.

Nehammers Virus-Sager sorgt für Kopfschütteln
„So viele in so einem kleinen Raum heißt auch: So viele Viren, aber jetzt kümmert es uns nicht mehr! Schön, dass ihr da seid!“ Das hat Karl Nehammer beim Grazer ÖVP-Parteitag Samstag ins jubelnde Publikum gerufen, mit einem breiten Grinsen im Gesicht. Die wohl im Überschwang getätigte Aussage sorgt nun für heftige Empörung.

Gudenus: „Strache schuldet mir Entschuldigung“
Was wurde eigentlich aus ...? Drei Jahre nach dem Polit-Skandal gehen die früheren Parteifreunde Heinz-Christian Strache und Johann Gudenus unterschiedliche Wege.

Das alles ändert sich bald bei Milka-Tafeln
Milch und Kakao: Das sind verkürzt nicht nur die Namensteile der bekannten Schokoladenmarke, sie sind auch wichtige Bestandteile der Rezeptur. Der Kakao-Anteil soll jetzt aber erhöht werden, wie der Mondelez-Konzern angekündigt hat. Nach drei Jahren Entwicklungszeit habe man nun eine neue Rezeptur für die Milka-Tafeln kreiert. Damit einher geht eine Veränderung des Verpackungsdesigns. Der größte Milka-Relaunch seit 25 Jahren bringt noch weitere Überraschungen.

EU-Prognose: Österreichs Wachstum bremst sich ein
Nicht nur die heimischen Wirtschaftsforscher senken ihre Prognosen für Österreichs Wirtschaft. Auch die EU-Kommission erwartet für heuer eine Bremsung des Wachstums. Die Brüsseler Behörde rechnet für 2022 mit einem Anstieg des Bruttoinlandsprodukts um 3,9 Prozent, das sind um 0,4 Prozentpunkte weniger als bisher angenommen. Jedoch nahm die EU-Kommission auch für 2021 ihre Zahlen zurück: Sie geht nun von einem Wirtschaftswachstum von 4,5 Prozent aus, im Februar lag die Berechnung bei 4,7 Prozent.

McDonald‘s zieht sich ganz aus Russland zurück
McDonald‘s gibt infolge des russischen Kriegs gegen die Ukraine sein Geschäft in Russland auf. Nach über 30 Jahren in dem Land wolle man die Filialen an einen russischen Interessenten verkaufen, teilte die US-Fast-Food-Kette am Montag in Chicago mit.

Teuerung zwingt beim Einkaufen oft zu Entbehrungen
Die hohe Inflation macht sich beim Einkaufsverhalten der Menschen bemerkbar: Fast ein Drittel (30 Prozent) plant, sich beim Einkaufen generell einzuschränken. 75 Prozent wollen beim Einkauf mehr auf Aktionen achten, 59 Prozent auf billigere Alternativen umsteigen. 43 Prozent werden mehr im Internet nach günstigeren Produkten recherchieren und 20 Prozent mehr im Internet bestellen, zeigt eine Onlinebefragung der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz unter 1100 Personen in Österreich.

Covid-19 für Vorerkrankungen „Brandbeschleuniger“
Ein Jahr nach überstandener Corona-Erkrankung klagen zwei Drittel der Patienten über Nervensystem-Erkrankungen. Das berichteten Mediziner am Montag bei einer Pressekonferenz anlässlich einer Neurologen-Fachtagung in Graz. Nur zwölf Prozent der Probleme traten bei den Patienten aber erstmalig durch Covid-19 auf.

Blutmond für Frühaufsteher - die besten Bilder
Wer früh aufgestanden ist, konnte in den Montagmorgenstunden in Österreich zumindest in Auszügen eine totale Mondfinsternis beobachten. Von Wien aus war sie zwar nur unvollständig zu sehen, aber einem „Krone“-Leserreporter glückte dennoch ein beeindruckendes Bild. Super zu beobachten war die Mondfinsternis samt Blutmond in weiten Teilen der Welt.

Trotz Hitze: Bäder für Wiener zu teuer
Obwohl heuer schon mehrmals die 30-Grad-Marke geknackt wurde, blieben die Freibäder in Wien beinahe leer. Schuld daran sind laut Badchef auch die gestiegenen Eintrittspreise.

„Mein Sohn weinte immer, wenn er dorthin musste“
Ein Pädagoge soll sich an mindestens drei Kindern vergangen haben. Eltern erzählen vom Kindergarten. Ihre Sorgen wurden ignoriert. Auch politisch sorgt der Skandal für heftige Reaktionen.

„Vindobona neu“: Franz-Josefs-Bahn fährt bis Prag
Nach 26 Jahren soll es mit dem „Silva Nortica“ ab Dezember wieder einen Zug geben, der eine Direktverbindung nach Prag auf der Franz-Josefs-Bahn bietet. Warum sich erst herausstellt, ob er tatsächlich ein würdiger Nachfolger des legendären „Vindobona“ für das Waldviertel ist, hängt von vielen Kriterien ab und nicht nur daran, dass er nicht mehr nach Berlin fährt. Jedenfalls bekommt die Region zwischen Prag und Wien „Klasse“ und vielleicht sogar auch die „Lizenz zur Bedienung“. . . 

„Mir haben sie 20 Monate Führerschein genommen“
Jener Autofahrer, der bei riskanten Überholmanövern auf der B 127 in Kleinzell am Ende eine 28-Jährige in den Tod gerissen hatte, muss für 20 Monate den Führerschein abgeben. Er lässt die Entscheidung bekämpfen, die Dauer ist ihm zu lang.

Memory Box als Gedächtnis für 71 Tote von Parndorf
Eine Kunstinstallation ist der Tragödie von Parndorf gewidmet. Michael Kos übergibt sie am Dienstagabend an das Land.

Debatte um Plakat-Verbot im Wahlkampf
Beim SPÖ-Parteitag hat Landeshauptmann Hans Peter Doskozil ein Ende der Wahlplakate und eine Wahlkampf-Kostenobergrenze in Aussicht gestellt. Nicht alle sind glücklich damit.

Rastplatz-Drama: Sucic von Rapid-Fans attackiert!
Das Bullen-Talent wurde bei der Heimfahrt aus Wien an einer Tankstelle von vier Rapid-Fans körperlich attackiert. Der Verein erstatte Anzeige. Laut „Krone“-Informationen blieb der 19-jährige Kroate unverletzt.

Keine Fußfessel: Lieber in Zelle als bei Frau
Fußfessel-Boom in Kärnten: Von 200 Strafgefangenen verbüßen derzeit 37 Häftlinge ihre Strafe im elektronisch überwachten Hausarrest. Nicht alle halten die RundumdieUhr-Überwachung aber durch.

Tiroler Bergrettung: Riesenärger über Fiskus
Um die ehrenamtlichen Funktionäre zu entlasten, optimiert die Tiroler Bergrettung die Abläufe in der Landesgeschäftsstelle Telfs. Die Finanz wirft Prügel vor die Beine.

Mission Hauptrunde: Erste Hürde ist überwunden
Das war alles andere als ein Spaziergang: Für kurze Zeit sah es am Montagabend in Paris gar nicht gut aus für Vorarlbergs Tennis-Ass Julia Grabher. In der ersten Runde der French Open Qualifikation lieferte sich die Dornbirnerin ein hartes Gefecht mit der Eidgenössin Stefanie Vögele.