The driver of the train was killed and dozens more are believed to be injured after a collision between two trains near Czech capital, Prague.
Police say one person has already been detained as an investigation has been launched in the cause of the crash.
It comes just days before the country lifts the obligation to wear face-protection, exception made for Prague.
So far, the EU's response to assaults on the rule of law was based on infringement procedures, European Court of Justice rulings, and - in the case of Hungary and Poland - the so-called Article 7 process. But now, the EU is introducing new tools.
Russia said it was a retaliatory move after hostility from the Czech Republic
“The whole case was a result of infighting between staffers at the Russian Federation Embassy in Prague,” claimed Czech PM Andrej Babis.
Little or no income, millions of pints thrown away and operating at reduced capacity when they do reopen.
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With bars and restaurants closed, Czech microbreweries have had revenue cut and been left with soon-to-expire beer.
The Czech Republic is thought to be one of the few countries in the world where protective masks are mandatory during the coronavirus crisis.
To make matters worse, the square is near the Russian embassy in Prague.
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The car was a mangled wreck but the driver escaped with minor injuries, reported Associated Press.
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Police said they found the perpetrator dead in his car from an apparent suicide.
The roar of canons boomed across a field in the Czech Republic's Brno-Country district on Saturday as men in military uniforms clashed and fired at each other during a grand re-enactment of one of the greatest battles in modern history.
The ruling reverses an earlier decision to drop the case that the PM had received European Union subsidies.
Thirty years after November 17, 1989, the Czech Republic sees perhaps the largest commemoration of the Velvet Revolution this Sunday. One of the commemorative events was video mapping at Narodni street in Prague.
It's claimed to be one of the biggest protests since the fall of communism 30 years ago.
Born just 12 days ago, he already stands 190 cm (75 inches) tall. There are fewer than 2,000 Rothschild's giraffes still living in the wild.
An endangered baby giraffe made his first public debut at a northern Czech zoo earlier this week, 12 days after being born in the enclosure.
Fourteen of those detained were foreigners, police said, adding that the arrest could not be made "without the use of coercive means."
Czechs bid a final farewell on Friday to singer Karel Gott, standing in line for hours to pay their respects to the man whose popularity in former communist Europe earned him the nickname the “Sinatra of the East”.
‘This Shameful Europe’ by the editor of Mediapart, Edwy Plenel [...] is a crisp representation of how a one-sided view of the EU was imposed over the last 30 years; how it failed the expectations of citizens from most walks of life and led to the growth of support to the Far-Right parties.
The Prague state attorney has halted a criminal investigation into whether Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis abused EU subsidies.