Sunday, 19 May 2019
Business | IntelliNews

Czech unemployment rate dropped to 2.7% in April from 3% in March, at its lowest level since June 1997, due to the continuing start of seasonal work, according to data by the Labour Office published on May 10. The analyst said it still has not reached its bottom.

Business | Radio Prague

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš's (ANO) bid to extend the scope of the electronic cash register system known as the "EET" is a step closer to becoming law. But while one move to delay its implementation was defeated on Friday, other delaying tactics remained in play.

National | Business | Radio Prague

Wondering what a 10 billion Euro investment can do for a village? Dolní Břežany was lucky enough to find out. It now houses an EU research facility containing some of the world's most powerful lasers.

Business | Brno Daily

The "City For Business" report, commissioned by weekly magazine Ekonom and carried out by analysts at Datank, evaluates cities according to two metrics: business environment and public administration. In total, 205 cities and 22 city districts were evaluated. The top ranked city for business was Prostějov, with Humpolec placed second.

Czech Republic and the EU | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Prime Minister Andrej Babis told Czech Television in an interview that his government would ask for a new role for its nominee, in the incoming European Commission. The new commission will take shape after the EU Parliamentary elections, later this month.

Business | Prague Leadership Institute

It is emotional awareness a leader needs in order to bring together a cohesive team that together can successfully deal with the disruption Disraeli describes, because good leaders know that they can't do it alone. This is what leadership looks like in the 21st century.

Politics | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

The latest political opinion polls for the month of April, created by Kantar CZ for Czech Television, suggest that ANO and the Pirates, the two largest parties in the country, have lost some support.

Czech Republic and the EU | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

MEP Jan Zahradil (ODS) told Czech Television on Sunday, that he wanted to see a more flexible, looser and reversible European Union, not one that was telling nation states what to do.

Prague | Business | Radio Prague

An event at the Strahov Monastery took place on Tuesday to celebrate the statue of the Virgin Mary in Exile, which was placed in its garden exactly 25 years ago. The statue, which previously stood in the Czech Benedictine College in Lisle, near Chicago, was commissioned by Czechoslovak expats in the US in the 1950s and became a symbolical connection to their homeland.

Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Czech Television reports that customs officers found a number of high-end counterfeit limited-edition Nike shoes, at a luxury-goods store, located on Na Prikope street, in Prague 1. The shoes were being sold for thousands of crowns and the total value of the counterfeited haul, was in excess of CZK 800,000.

Business | Radio Prague

The latest data on employment levels is set to be released by the Labour Office on Friday, but already now analysts have told the Czech News Agency that they expect unemployment to have sunk in April to 2.8% compared to 3% in March. The need for workers is also leading to women taking on more "unusual" jobs, Czech Television reports.

Business | Reuters

Clean Russian oil should reach the Czech Republic around May 20-22, about a week later than first expected, the head of the country's state reserves told Czech Television. Pavel Svagr told the state broadcaster an original date of May 15 would not be met and that another shift could happen if quality checks were not met.

Politics | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Czech Television reports that the leadership of the Social Democrats has asked Culture Minister Antonín Staněk to address the chaos at the National Gallery in Prague and at the Museum of Arts in Olomouc. Staněk had earlier fired Jiri Fajt the Director of National Gallery, leading to a huge international outcry.

Czech Republic and the EU | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) attended an informal gathering of EU leaders in Sibiu, in Romania, on Thursday, May 9th. The leaders discussed the EU's strategic agenda in the coming five-year period (2019 to 2024).

Prague | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Pavel Vyhanek, one of Prague’s Deputy Mayors, told Czech Television on Tuesday that the City of Prague, had finally applied for permission to begin the reconstruction of the famed Prumyslovy Palac.