Category Archives: Czech Republic

Press Releases & News from Czech Republic distributed via EuropaWire

Czech Composer Tatiana Mikova Presents Her String Quartet ‘In Modo Lidico’ at Carnegie Hall

(IN BRIEF) Czech award-winning composer Tatiana Mikova will present her String Quartet “In Modo Lidico” at Carnegie Hall on 1st July 2024, following its successful world premiere in New York in 2021. Mikova seamlessly blends Moravian folk influences with classical … Read the full press release

STRABAG to Construct Česká spořitelna’s Futuristic Headquarters in Prague’s Smíchov District

(IN BRIEF) STRABAG a.s., part of STRABAG SE’s Czech subsidiary, has secured a leading role in constructing Česká spořitelna’s new headquarters in Prague’s Smíchov district. This project, part of the Smíchov City development, will include four office buildings covering 75,000 … Read the full press release

Cottbuser Ostsee to Host Germany’s Largest Floating Solar Power Plant by EPH Power Europe

(IN BRIEF) Germany’s largest post-mining lake, the “Cottbuser Ostsee,” is set to host a groundbreaking floating solar plant, scheduled to begin operation in winter 2024/2025. Generating 29,000 MWh of electricity annually, this initiative not only powers thousands of households but … Read the full press release

EIB Green Loan Boosts Brno’s Environmental Renaissance: Modernizing Wastewater Treatment

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has recently inked a CZK 1.3 billion loan agreement with Brněnské vodárny a kanalizace (BVK), the municipal water and wastewater company in Brno, Czech Republic, aiming to revamp the city’s wastewater treatment infrastructure. … Read the full press release

Škoda Unveils Vision Gran Turismo Concept Car: Fusion of Tradition and Modernity

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto is set to debut its latest innovation, the Škoda Vision Gran Turismo concept car, in a digital world premiere on April 24th at 18:00 CEST. Broadcasting live from Prague’s PLAYzone Arena, the event will showcase Škoda’s … Read the full press release

EIB Board Greenlights €4.3 Billion Investment Across Europe for Sustainable Development

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) Board of Directors approved €4.3 billion in financing for projects spanning Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, and Slovakia. The funding will support sustainable transport, renewable energy, water and waste treatment, … Read the full press release

MONETA and EIB Team Up to Boost Sustainable Business Growth in Czechia

(IN BRIEF) In a strategic move, MONETA secures a €100 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB), earmarked to enhance economic prospects for small and mid-sized businesses in Czechia. With a commitment to allocate at least 12% of the … Read the full press release

Škoda Unveils Epiq: A Compact City SUV Crossover Packed with Modern Design and Technology

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto has announced the forthcoming release of its electric city SUV crossover, the Škoda Epiq, slated for unveiling in 2025. With an anticipated starting price of approximately 25,000 euros, the Epiq boasts a length of 4.1 meters, … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto’s 2023 Financial Results Unveiled: Exclusive Peek into Future BEV Design Concept

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto is set to reveal its 2023 financial results and outline its strategic plans via livestream on Friday, March 15 at 10:00 CET. The event, broadcasted from Mladá Boleslav, will offer a sneak peek into Škoda’s upcoming … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Unveils Cutting-Edge Laurin & Klement Kampus: A Hub of Innovation and Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto celebrates the completion of its new headquarters, the Laurin & Klement Kampus (LKK), in Mladá Boleslav, boasting state-of-the-art facilities designed to accommodate up to 2,000 employees. The interconnected complex, built within two years, aims to foster … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto India Unveils Plans for New Compact SUV to Propel Market Growth

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto India has announced the development of an all-new compact SUV, marking the next phase of its product expansion strategy following the successful launches of the Kushaq and Slavia models. Scheduled for debut in the first half … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Showcases Commitment to Sustainability in New Museum Exhibition

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto’s latest exhibition at the Škoda Museum in Mladá Boleslav highlights the company’s dedication to electrification and sustainability, running until June 16th. Featuring historical and current environmental projects, the exhibit details Škoda’s strategies to reduce emissions throughout … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank Group Advisory Services to Address Affordable Housing Shortage in Czechia

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank Group’s Advisory Services, in collaboration with the Czech Ministries of Finance and Regional Development, is set to tackle the housing shortage affecting approximately 270,000 people in Czechia. The partnership aims to develop a strategic … Read the full press release

EIB Group Investment in Czechia Spurs Greener Infrastructure, Boosts Small Businesses, and Drives Innovation

(IN BRIEF) In 2023, the European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) made significant investments totaling €1.88 billion in the Czech Republic, focusing on initiatives to enhance regional development, economic resilience, and environmental sustainability. The largest loan, amounting to €985 million, … Read the full press release

Octavia Revamp: Škoda Auto’s Latest Iteration Shines in New Design

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto has unveiled exterior sketches of the refreshed Octavia, the latest iteration of its iconic model that has achieved over seven million sales since its 1996 launch. The new Octavia features refined design elements, including updated headlights, … Read the full press release

Škoda Celebrates Superb’s 90th Anniversary and Showcases Past, Present, and Future at Rétromobile Exhibition

(IN BRIEF) Škoda is marking the 90th anniversary of the Superb’s production launch at the Rétromobile exhibition in Paris, featuring a diverse display of historic and contemporary vehicles. Among the highlights are the iconic Škoda Superb from different eras, the … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Expands into Brunei Market, Aiming for 4% Market Share in 5 Years

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto has officially entered the Brunei market, inaugurating its first showroom in Bandar Seri Begawan alongside local partner T.C.Y. Motors. The carmaker is introducing models like the Octavia RS, Kodiaq Sportline from Europe, and the Indian-made Slavia … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Enhances Scala and Kamiq Models with New Features and Sustainability Focus

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto has commenced production of the updated Scala compact car and Kamiq city SUV at its Mladá Boleslav plant, introducing new equipment features and advanced assistant systems usually reserved for higher vehicle classes. Notably, sustainable materials are … Read the full press release

Fueling Growth: ORLEN’s European Expansion Strategy Hits 3,500 Service Stations

(IN BRIEF) ORLEN, an energy company, has experienced rapid expansion with acquisitions in Austria, Germany, Slovakia, and Hungary, increasing its foreign station count by nearly a third in the past year. They are finalizing the purchase of over 60 service … Read the full press release

Expansion of Kvasiny Plant Boosts Škoda’s Capacity for Second-Generation Kodiaq SUVs

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto has begun series production of its second-generation Kodiaq SUV at the Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic. The company invested €49 million to modernize and expand the production facilities, enabling the plant to produce up to … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto to Elevate In-Vehicle Experience with AI-Based ChatGPT Integration in Laura Voice Assistant

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto is integrating the AI-based chatbot ChatGPT into its Laura voice assistant, enhancing the in-vehicle experience for customers. The chatbot, powered by Cerence Chat Pro, will be available in Škoda models based on MEB GP and MQB … Read the full press release

Skanska Invests CZK 1 Billion in Eco-Friendly Residential Project in Prague

(IN BRIEF) Skanska is committing CZK 1 billion (approximately SEK 480 million) to fund the second phase of the Modransky cukrovar residential development project in Prague, Czech Republic. This phase will encompass 126 apartments and six commercial units, and it … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Launches Project ONE Log for Streamlined Logistics Transformation

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto is embarking on a significant logistics transformation through Project ONE Log, aimed at implementing a unified logistics system using SAP technology. This move involves replacing various existing systems with a standardized SAP solution, streamlining logistics processes … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Ventures into Fortnite with ‘Out of Bounds Odyssey’ to Connect with Gen Z Gamers

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto, known for its innovation in the digital realm, is reaching out to younger audiences by introducing its brand within the popular online video game Fortnite. The carmaker has crafted a unique gaming experience with the Fortnite … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Expands Partnership with Allur in Kazakhstan, Plans Local Assembly and Technical Training Support

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto is furthering its collaboration with Allur in Kazakhstan, signing key agreements to solidify their partnership. The focus of this cooperation includes vehicle assembly from Semi Knocked Down (SKD) kits starting next year, exploring local production from … Read the full press release

AFRY Chosen as General Designer for Prague’s Savarin Palace Redevelopment Project

(IN BRIEF) Crestyl Group has selected AFRY as the general designer for the Savarin Palace complex, a prominent urban development endeavor in the heart of Prague, Czech Republic. This project involves the revitalization of a historical area and has been … Read the full press release

Škoda Begins Production of Fourth-Generation Superb at Bratislava Plant, Enhancing Efficiency and Capacity

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto has commenced the production of the fourth modern generation of the Superb at the Volkswagen brand plant in Bratislava, just four weeks after its global unveiling near Prague. This strategic move, relocating the Superb’s production from … Read the full press release

Czech and Ukrainian Police Disrupt Prolific Phishing Gang Defrauding Victims Across Europe

(IN BRIEF) Czech and Ukrainian police, with support from Europol and Eurojust, have dismantled a prolific phishing gang responsible for defrauding victims across Europe of tens of millions of euros. The criminal group, which primarily targeted Czech victims, conducted voice … Read the full press release

Logicor Initiates Construction of State-of-the-Art Logistics Park in Czech Republic

(IN BRIEF) Logicor, a leading European logistics real estate company, has commenced the construction of its inaugural regional logistics park in the Czech Republic. This site, strategically located near major road connections between Prague and Liberec, is undergoing a two-phase … Read the full press release

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) Partners with AFRY to Design Prague’s New Vltava Philharmonic Hall

(IN BRIEF) The renowned Danish architectural firm, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), has selected AFRY as the general designer and local architect for the upcoming Prague concert building, known as the Vltava Philharmonic Hall. BIG’s design, which triumphed in an international … Read the full press release

Škoda Introduces Digital Certificate for Enhanced Transparency in Used Car Sales

(IN BRIEF) Škoda has introduced the Digital Certificate, a digital document that provides verified details about a vehicle’s condition and service history within its warranty period. This certificate compiles data from various sources, including the vehicle’s electronic service book, and … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Teases Fourth-Generation Superb with Exciting Interior and Exterior Features

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto has released a teaser clip for the fourth-generation Superb, offering glimpses of its exterior and interior features. The upcoming Superb will feature redesigned LED Matrix beam headlights, LED rear lights with crystalline elements, and elements of … Read the full press release

Škoda Teases Fourth-Generation Superb: Modern Design and Enhanced Features Unveiled

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto has unveiled exterior sketches of the fourth-generation Superb, its upcoming ICE flagship model. The new Superb embraces elements of the new Modern Solid design language, featuring sharp lines, dynamic proportions, and upgraded LED Matrix beam headlights … Read the full press release

Lindner Group’s Sustainable Raised Floors Shape Škoda Auto’s New Headquarters

(IN BRIEF) In Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic, Škoda Auto is constructing its new Laurin & Klement Campus, set to be the company’s headquarters. The campus, covering 44,000 square meters, will accommodate 1,700 employees and features modern office spaces, a company … Read the full press release

EIB’s Largest-Ever Loan Agreement in Czech Republic Fuels Rail Network Upgrade

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a historic loan agreement worth CZK 24 billion (€992 million) with the Czech Ministry of Finance to support the transformation of the country’s rail network. This monumental financing deal, the largest … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Expands Production and Export Capabilities with New Parts Expedition Centre in India

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto has inaugurated a new Parts Expedition Centre in Pune, India, with a 16,000-square-meter facility dedicated to packaging completely-knocked-down (CKD) kits of the Kushaq and Slavia models produced in India. These kits will be exported to Vietnam … Read the full press release

TU Delft and JetBrains Collaborate to Establish AI for Software Engineering Lab (AI4SE)

(IN BRIEF) TU Delft and JetBrains have joined forces to establish the AI for Software Engineering Lab (AI4SE), focusing on the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and software development. This collaboration aims to explore how AI technologies can enhance the … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Set to Re-enter Kazakhstan Market with New Partner Allur Company

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto, the Czech car manufacturer, is making a strategic return to the Kazakhstan market by partnering with Allur Company for sales and production. They have signed a partnership agreement, and starting in early 2024, four Škoda models … Read the full press release

Arriva Secures 10-Year, €50 Million Per Year Contract for 14 Bus Routes in Czech Republic’s Central Bohemia

(IN BRIEF) Arriva, a leading public transport operator, has won 14 separate bus contracts in the first competitive public tender for the Central Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. This achievement solidifies Arriva’s presence in the region for the next … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Teases Second-Generation Kodiaq with Fresh Design Elements Ahead of World Premiere

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto is offering a glimpse of its forthcoming second-generation Kodiaq SUV through a video teaser, showcasing both exterior and interior updates. The SUV features elements of Škoda’s new Modern Solid design language, including new tailgate lettering and … Read the full press release