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Twitter Blue now available in Czechia, outdoor bird farming ban ends, and more buzzworthy headlines for March 3, 2023. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 03.03.2023 16:00:00 (updated on 03.03.2023) Reading time: 3 minutes


Health care system|To stop people from abusing urgent care services at Czech hospitals, Health Minister Vlastimil Válek wants to introduce regulatory fees. These would be paid, for example, by patients who go to emergency rooms first instead of seeing a general practitioner. Válek expects to receive concrete proposals from the government’s National Economic Council. Read more in our article.


Twitter Blue|Twitter verified account subscriptions that feature a blue tick, known as Twitter Blue, are now available in the Czech Republic too. According to the official price list, subscriptions via the website cost CZK 179 per month, or CZK 1,870 per year, while the prices for the mobile app are CZK 249 per month, respectively CZK 2,550 per year.


Bird flu|The ban on outdoor poultry farming, which has been in effect since December as a measure of stemming aviary flu, was lifted today, according to Czech Radio. While local veterinarians say the situation in Czechia and elsewhere in Europe has improved, they also advised breeders to adhere to preventive measures such as preventing contact with wild birds.


  • 12th: Czechia's economic ranking out of all EU countries in a Prosperity Index study for 2022
  • 9th: Its position in the same list a year earlier
  • 5th: Czechia's ranking in the EU last year according to the size of its inflation, which stood at 14.8 percent according to Eurostat
  • Read more in our article


Military exhibition|Defence Minister Jana Černochová and Chief of Staff Karel Řehka officially opened Wednesday an outdoor exhibition dedicated to the last three decades of the Czech military. The exhibition consists of large-scale panels outside the General Staff of the Army of the Czech Republic in Prague's Vítězné náměstí, tracing the most important moments during that time, such as the Velvet Revolution, withdrawal of Soviet troops from Czechia, and NATO entry.

The inauguration of the military exhibition, via
The inauguration of the military exhibition, via

Human rights on film|The 25th edition of the One World festival of human rights films has “the cost of safety” as its main theme. Films will ask people to reflect on how the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the energy crisis, climate change, and social insecurities have affected them. Viewers have a chance to see 75 feature-length documentaries and 10 virtual reality films. Read more in our story.

just for fun

News quiz|Test your knowledge of this week's most important events in Czechia with our news quiz! When in doubt, you can always skim through articles that we published earlier this week, which were the source of questions featured on the quiz.

for a good cause

Safari fashion|Safari Park Dvůr Králové has issued socks with prints inspired by the zoo's residents, more precisely black-and-white zebra stripes or yellow-and-orange giraffe spots. By buying them, either from their webshop or in the store at the zoo, you help save endangered species.

partner tips

Art collecting|Learn more about the fascinating – and potentially profitable – world of art investing, which is a growing field in Czechia. Together with art expert and founder of the EduArt Experience Barbora Půlpánová, will host an exclusive workshop for art enthusiasts who want to become connoisseurs on March 28 at Kvalitář gallery. Read more in our article.

Breakfast at The Oak|If you are looking for a place that offers an eclectic mix of breakfast, brunch, and casual eats, we have a tip for you. The Oak offers breakfast until 3 p.m., lunch options that include classic sandwiches such as egg or BLT on fresh bread, while from Wednesday to Friday evenings, the space transforms into a bar, serving premium wine and beer. Read more in our article.

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