Saturday, 30 July 2016

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Friends of the Earth striving for more wilderness areas in ČR

Radio Prague |
29 July 2016

The NGO Friends of the Earth is striving to start a broad debate on expanding wilderness sites outside of the country's national parks.

Forever 21 to pen its first store in Prague

Radio Prague |
29 July 2016

Forever 21, the American chain of fast fashion retailers, is to open its first store in the Czech Republic this autumn.

Czechs have high regard for Pope Francis

Radio Prague |
29 July 2016

An opinion survey in which Czechs were asked to evaluate world leaders indicates that Czechs have the biggest respect for Pope Francis, who received a positive evaluation from two thirds of respondents. More than half of respondents also gave a positive evaluation to US President Barack Obama.

Social services to get more funds

Radio Prague |
29 July 2016

The government has approved an additional 270 million crowns in 2016 to help tide over the country's social services. Labour and Social Affairs Minister Michaela Marksova made the announcement following Thursday’s cabinet session.

PM says doctors and nurses should see salary increases for three successive years

Radio Prague |
29 July 2016

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said his government was planning to raise doctors and nurses salaries by 10 percent for three successive years in order to stabilize the sector and put an end to the ongoing brain drain.

Czech police to boost protection at "soft" terrorism targets

Radio Prague |
29 July 2016

Measures to better protect so-called soft targets against terrorism are being rushed into place in the Czech Republic after the wave of recent attacks in Europe suggest targets have shifted from big headline events and locations to sites where many people gather or where attackers believe they can make a point.

Academics call for cancellation of Invalidovna auction

Radio Prague |
28 July 2016

Academics from universities in Prague, Olomouc, and Brno have signed an open letter to prime minister Bohuslav Sobotka calling for him to intervene and cancel the planned auction of the historic Invalidovna complex in the capital. The auction of the Baroque building is set to take place on August 8 with a state property body setting a minimum price of CZK 637.7 million.

South Moravia struck by Hepatitis A epidemic

Radio Prague |
28 July 2016

Brno and the surrounding South Moravian region is experiencing its biggest epidemic of Hepatitis A for the last 15 years.

KMV boosts first half turnover and operating profits

Radio Prague |
28 July 2016

The Czech Republic's biggest mineral water company, Karlovarské mineralní vody (KMV), has boosted turnover in the first half of the year by 21 percent compared with the same period in 2015.

Deputy PM opposes Czech Republic taking in 81 Syrian refugees

Radio Prague |
28 July 2016

The Czech Republic is to take in some 80 refugees from Turkish refugee camps under a European Union agreement. Following the recent terrorist attacks in neighbouring Germany, some have already expressed opposition to their arrival – namely ANO leader Andrej Babiš.

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