Thursday, 19 January 2017

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More foreigners than Czechs caught working illegally for first time

Radio Prague |
19 January 2017

The Czech labour authorities caught more foreigners than Czechs working illegally for the first time ever last year, iDnes.cz reported on Wednesday. While 1,338 non-nationals were uncovered working off the books in 2016, the number of Czechs was 758.

Czech companies amongst biggest Internet users in EU

Radio Prague |
19 January 2017

Companies in the Czech Republic are among the highest European users of the Internet to sell their goods and services, according to the industry association SPIR.

Gov't official: UK must "very quickly" say how it will deal with EU residents

Radio Prague |
19 January 2017

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has outlined uncompromising plans for her country's exit from the EU, including restricting workers from member states and quitting the common market. However, her speech on Tuesday has also raised a host of questions, particularly for people from other EU states currently resident in Britain.

Prague set for end of pier reconstruction show

Radio Prague |
19 January 2017

The Directorate of Waterways of the Czech Republic is set to invest tens of millions of crowns into the renovation of a pier at the Vltava embankment in the centre of Prague.

Swedish director Ninja Thyberg's works among films showcased at Prague Short Film Festival

Radio Prague |
19 January 2017

The 12th Prague Short Film Festival gets underway on January 18th. For the next four days visitors to Prague's Světozor will be able to view some of the very best short films from around the world.

Debate develops over direction of Czech health care sector

Radio Prague |
19 January 2017

Health looks set to be one of the political battlegrounds in upcoming Czech elections scheduled to take place in October. Some of the lines are already being drawn and that's just between the two leading government parties, the Social Democrats, and ANO.

Events to mark Czech Technical University's 310th anniversary

Radio Prague |
18 January 2017

Events are being held to mark the 310th anniversary of the foundation of the Czech Technical University in Prague. The institution was created by an edict of Holy Roman Emperor Joseph 1 on 18 January 1707 with the aim of training engineers.

Political scientist: At least security-wise, Trump's presidency will consolidate the EU

Radio Prague |
18 January 2017

Just days before his inauguration, US president elect Donald Trump has kicked up a storm in Europe with remarks about NATO and the EU made in a joint interview with The Times and the German newspaper Bild.

Czech car production rises to record levels in 2016

Radio Prague |
18 January 2017

Car production in the Czech Republic increased by 8% in 2016 compared to the previous year to a record figure of 1.344 million cars, the president of the Automotive Industry Association Bohdan Wojnar announced on Tuesday. Production increases were recorded by all three of the Czech Republic's major car production companies. The biggest producer, Škoda Auto last year recorded the highest increase in production, by 12.5%, to 765,171 cars.

Last man on the moon Eugene Cernan remembered

Radio Prague |
18 January 2017

US astronaut Eugene Cernan, the last person to set foot on the Moon, died on Monday at the age of 82. Cernan was the commander of the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, who brought a Czechoslovak flag with him on the 325,000 kilometre journey in honour of his family's roots.

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