Monday, 18 June 2018

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30 Czechs a year travel to North or South Pole

Radio Prague |
18 June 2018

Ahead of the anniversary of the death of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen – the first person to reach the South Pole, in December 1911 – Czech travel agency Sen said that some 10 Czechs a year follow in his footsteps. The North Pole is more popular, attracting some 20 Czechs adventurers annually.

Babiš sues Slovakia over his listing as communist-era secret police agent

Radio Prague |
18 June 2018

Czech Prime Minister-designate Andrej Babiš (ANO) has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Slovakia at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, in the latest chapter of a long-running dispute over whether he was falsely listed as an agent of Czechoslovakia's communist-era police, the StB.

Oreo cookie/Milka chocolate maker to invest USD 200mn in Czech plant

Radio Prague |
18 June 2018

The American snacks giant Mondelēz International, best known as the maker of Oreo cookies and Milka-branded chocolate for the European market, has announced a 200 millon dollar investment into in a biscuit manufacturing facility in the Czech Republic, with the aim of boosting sales growth in Europe.

ANO and Social Democrats agree to form coalition government

Radio Prague |
18 June 2018

Social Democrat leader Jan Hamáček said on Friday that an internal party-wide referendum had approved forming a coalition government with Prime Minister-designate Andrej Babiš's ANO movement. Just under 60 per cent of Social Democrats voted in favour of the move.

Social Democrats not to support former leader Jiří Paroubek in Senate elections

Radio Prague |
18 June 2018

The Social Democratic Party will not support its former chairman, Jiří Paroubek, in the Senate elections due to take place in the autumn, the party decided on Friday. Mr. Paroubek wanted to run as an independent candidate with the support of the Social Democrats for the Senate seat in the region of the Ostrava region.

Czech Republic scores another victory in Diag Human arbitration battle

Radio Prague |
18 June 2018

The Czech Republic has achieved another victory in its international arbitration battle with the blood product company Diag Human, the Ministry of Health announced in a press release on Friday.

PPF acquires Serbia's Telenor banka

Radio Prague |
18 June 2018

The Czech-based investment group PPF will acquire 100 percent in Serbia's Telenor banka, which is part of the Telenor Group. The deal is part of an acquisition of Telenor's telecommunication assets in Central and Eastern Europe, namely in Hungary, Bulgaria, Montenegro and Serbia. PPF, owned by the Czech Republic's richest man, announced the news on Friday.

Czech actress Alena Vránová dies at 78

Radio Prague |
18 June 2018

Czech film and theatre actress Alena Vránová has died at the age of 78, her son announced on Saturday. The well-know actress spent the best part of her career at the Vinohrady Theatre in Prague, but she also performed in dozens of films and TV series and frequently worked for Czech Radio.

French president, Czech PM to mark Czech Armed Forces Memorial Day in Darney

Radio Prague |
18 June 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron, along with Czech and Slovak prime ministers Andrej Babiš and Petr Pellegrini, will attend a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Czechoslovak armed forces, the French weekly Vosges matin wrote last week.

Jaroměřice nad Rokytou votes against nuclear waste storage site

Radio Prague |
18 June 2018

The inhabitants of Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou, a village in the Vysočina region between Bohemia and Moravia, voted overwhelmingly against the construction of a nuclear waste storage site on their land in a referendum on Saturday.

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