Sunday, 17 February 2019

Prague Daily Monitor

ČSSD and unions fight back against plan to cut jobs

Prague Daily Monitor |
13 Feb 2019

The Social Democrats and unions which represent government employees rallied against plans by Finance Minister Alena Schillerová to cut government jobs in next year's budget.

Czechia is the land of supermarkets

Prague Daily Monitor |
12 Feb 2019

Czech Television reports that Czechia is the land of super and hypermarkets. With over 1000 such markets in the country, the country has one of Europe's densest networks of large retail stores.

Charles University files suit against Zeman for not naming professors

Prague Daily Monitor |
12 Feb 2019

Czech Television reports that the country's oldest university, Charles University in Prague, has filed a new suit against President Milos Zeman, for continuing to refuse to honour the university's choice of new professors.

Government wants to cut jobs

Prague Daily Monitor |
12 Feb 2019

Czech Television reports that Finance Minister Alena Schillerova (nominated by ANO) and Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO,) are considering a plan that will see 12500 civil service jobs cut, in 2020.

Over CZK 2 million sent to Venezuela

Prague Daily Monitor |
11 Feb 2019

Czech Television reports that the over CZK 2 million has been sent to Venezuela since 2014, to support the activities of dissidents and those in the fight for democracy, in the South American nation.

New point system tightens rules for novice drivers

Prague Daily Monitor |
11 Feb 2019

Právo reports that the Ministry of Transport's proposed modifications to the driving law, significantly restrict novice drivers' room to make any errors. The new rules would see new drivers (for up to two years after they have first received their licenses), lose their licenses, if they received 6 or more penalty points.

Veleslavín to have new station worth CZK 420 million

Prague Daily Monitor |
11 Feb 2019

Czech Television (CT) reports that the Veleslavin suburb of Prague will have a new railway terminal, which will be built as part of the proposed train line, to Prague Airport and Kladno.

Pirates and ODS lose voter support in poll

Prague Daily Monitor |
11 Feb 2019

The latest Kantar CZ political opinion poll for Czech Television, for the month of January, shows that support for the Pirates and the ODS has declined, since November. ANO continues to lead the pack, with 32.5% of the vote, but the second and third ranked Pirates and ODS, have each seen their vote share drop by 2.5%, to 16.5% and 13.5% respectively, from November.

Central bank leaves rates unchanged

Prague Daily Monitor |
8 Feb 2019

The Czech National Bank (CNB) left the interest unchanged at 1.75%, after its meeting on Thursday. While analysts expected a rate hike at the beginning of 2019, the rate remained unchanged because of the uncertain general economic outlook in Europe, with the slowing of the German economy and the possible impact of Brexit.

Communists have problem with Tok and Petricek

Prague Daily Monitor |
8 Feb 2019

Czech Television reports that the Communist Party (KSCM), which currently lends outside support to the minority government of ANO and CSSD, has problems with the coalition's transport and foreign ministers.

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