Monday, 22 December 2014

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Czech biathlete Soukalová gets gold in World Cup race

Radio Prague |
22 December 2014

Czech biathlete Gabriela Soukalová won a 7.5 kilometre World Cup sprint in Pokljuka, Slovenia, on Thursday. The 25-year-old athlete did not miss a single target and finished 18 seconds ahead of Italy's Dorothea Wierer.

Czech doctors perform five-organ transplant

Radio Prague |
22 December 2014

Doctors at the Prague Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine have has performed a simultaneous stomach, pancreas, liver and small intestine transplant on a patient in an operation that is unique in Europe.

Anti-trust Office allows Unipetrol to gain control over Česká rafinérská

Radio Prague |
22 December 2014

The Czech antitrust office UOHS has permitted petrochemical group Unipetrol to become exclusive owner of the oil refining company Česká rafinérská as the merger will not cause a fundamental breach of competition on markets, UOHS chairman Petr Rafaj told the ctk news agency on Friday.

Czech Republic gets another chance to draw EU funds

Radio Prague |
22 December 2014

The Czech Republic will get another chance to draw EU funds it had been allocated in the 2007 – 2013 period, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka told Czech journalists at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday night.

More sentences passed in methanol poisonings

Radio Prague |
22 December 2014

An Ostrava court has sentenced two men involved in the 2012 methanol poisonings that killed close to fifty people to eight and ten years respectively.

Finance Ministry wants to double gaming taxes

Radio Prague |
22 December 2014

The Czech finance ministry wants to raise taxes on gambling to almost double the amount it collects from the industry at present. Companies currently pay the standard 19 percent corporate tax rate plus an additional sector tax of 20 percent of winnings.

European Commission president to attend event marking liberation of Auschwitz

Radio Prague |
22 December 2014

The head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, together with almost two dozen speakers of parliament and deputy speakers, will attend a commemorative event in the Czech Republic in January marking the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in neighbouring Poland in WWII, the Czech News Agency reported on Friday.

Food inspection authority finds traces of atropine in children' porridge

Radio Prague |
22 December 2014

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority has issued a warning to consumers to avoid a children's porridge by German bio producer Alnatura, which was found to have traces of atropine - a naturally-occurring tropane alkaloid which is toxic at high levels.

Pavel Bělobrádek to seek another term as chairman of the Christian Democrats

Radio Prague |
22 December 2014

Pavel Bělobrádek, the head of the Christian Democratic Party (one of three parties in the current government) has confirmed he will seek another term as chairman at an upcoming party congress.

Czech Railways acquires train cars from ÖBB

Radio Prague |
22 December 2014

Czech Railways has acquired 50 older train cars from Austria's Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) at the cost of 14.4 million euros, news sit iDnes reports.

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