Sunday, 1 February 2015

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Ombudswoman highlights problems of pensions offering elderly care

Radio Prague |
30 January 2015

Czech ombudswoman Anna Šabatová has repeated her warnings about the state of some non registered care facilities for elderly in the country. She highlighted the state of four facilities across the country, two were so bad that the details were forwarded to state prosecutors with a view to possible criminal charges.

Tomáš Berdych falls at Australian Open semi-final

Radio Prague |
30 January 2015

In tennis, Tomáš Berdych has crashed out of the Australian Open in his semi-final tie against Scot Andy Murray.

Norwegian PM intervenes in Czech childcare case

Radio Prague |
30 January 2015

Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg has hit back at the politicization of the case of two Czech brothers subject to Norwegian care authorities, according to a report by Czech Television.

Analyst: Timing of "alternative" Visegrad Group not ideal

Radio Prague |
30 January 2015

The prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria met Thursday at Slavkov Castle, near Brno, for a round of talks designed to strengthen ties between the three nations.

National quality mark promotion to go partly in-house under ministry plan

Radio Prague |
30 January 2015

The Ministry of Agriculture has earmarked more funding for the advertising of Czech-produced foods this year. However, it plans major changes in how its Klasa national quality mark is promoted, Mladá fronta Dnes reported on Thursday.

Rare iron age burial site discovered in Prague

Radio Prague |
29 January 2015

Archeologists says they have found a rare burial site in Prague dating from the seventh or eighth century BC. The two graves apparently belonged to highly placed members of society given the rich hoard of effects found in the burial chambers.

Škoda Auto to hive off hundreds of workers and cut manager numbers

Radio Prague |
29 January 2015

The Czech Republic's biggest car maker Škoda Auto is having one of its most successful periods and last year sold a record one million-plus vehicles. However, Mladá fronta Dnes reported on Wednesday, it is planning to hive off some workers into outside companies – a move that could spark strike action.

Future of historic Werich Villa decided after years of speculation

Radio Prague |
29 January 2015

After years of speculation regarding its future, the famous Werich Villa on Prague's Kampa, once the home of the famous Czech actor Jan Werich, is set to get a new tenant.

Ownership changes help spark new media flurry in Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
29 January 2015

Traditional Czech newspapers appear to be losing their allure under new ownership. Readership and advertising revenues are down. Meanwhile, though, a raft of new media titles and concepts have hit the market, all trying to find the magic formula for success.

Prague approves possible return to paper travel passes

Radio Prague |
29 January 2015

Prague councillors have approved a possible return to paper long-term public transport passes that would start in March.

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