Emergency steps have been taken to close one of Prague’s main bridges to traffic after a report highlighting its dangerous state. The moves came fast on the heels of warnings that many other bridges are in a poor state of repair and follows the collapse of one walkway over the Vltava at the end of last year.
The Czech Republic’s spending watchdog has roundly criticized the way state and European funds were used in connection with different projects to maintain and improve the country’s forests. It found that in many cases there was no real attempt to make sure that tens of millions of crowns were spent getting the best value for money.
Swedish furniture giant IKEA will open a new store in the very centre of Prague this summer, the daily e15 reported on Thursday. A temporary pop-up store selling living rooms will be located on Wenceslas Square in a former Česká spořitelna building. The costs of the initiative are expected to reach 15 million crowns.