Friday, 2 December 2016

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UK's Corbyn among socialist leaders meeting in Prague

Radio Prague |
2 December 2016

Socialist leaders from around Europe are meeting in Prague on Friday. UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, PM Robert Fico of Slovakia's Smer and German SDP vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel are among those due to speak at the Party of European Socialists gathering at the city's Congress Centre.

FinMin's flagship measure against tax dodgers takes effect

Radio Prague |
2 December 2016

Some probably thought it would never happen but their doubts have been confounded in a textbook example proving that where there's a political will there is a way. And on Thursday electronic cash registers, the flagship measure to combat tax dodging of ANO leader and finance minister Andrej Babiš, started to take effect on the ground in the Czech Republic.

Czech Airlines plots course for four new destinations in summer timetable

Radio Prague |
2 December 2016

The national carrier Czech Airlines plans to launch flights to four new destinations in the upcoming summer season. The Czech carrier will launch services to Keflavik in Iceland, Lisbon, Verona and Aarhus.

Foreign Ministry building recounts Czech history in a new novel

Radio Prague |
2 December 2016

The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs is located in the majestic Baroque Černín Palace just above Prague Castle. The majestic building, as well as the nearby Loreta Church, plays a major part in a recently published novel titled “Chvála oportunismu” or “In praise of opportunism”.

President appoints new health and human rights ministers

Radio Prague |
1 December 2016

Head of state president Miloš Zeman officially appointed Jan Chvojka as new minister for human rights and legislation and Miloslav Ludvík as the new minister of health.

Household loans from banks climb by around CZK 11 bn in Oct

Radio Prague |
1 December 2016

Czech households' borrowing from banks climbed by around 11 billion crowns in October from September according to the latest figures released by the Czech National Bank.

Schools to get funding on basis of hours taught not pupil numbers

Radio Prague |
1 December 2016

The Czech state is to begin funding schools according to the number of hours taught rather than number of pupils. The provision is included in an amendment to the law on education approved by the lower house that will take effect in 2018.

Czech prime minister intervenes in dispute over wages at Ahold

Radio Prague |
1 December 2016

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has raised eyebrows by entering into a dispute over wages between trade unions and the Dutch retailer Ahold which owns the Albert supermarket chain in the Czech Republic.

Rich Czechs seek safety in underground bunkers

Radio Prague |
1 December 2016

A growing number of rich Czechs appear to be building private underground shelters for protection in an ever more uncertain world.

Government analysis seeks to pinpoint strategy for future economic growth

Radio Prague |
1 December 2016

A strategic analysis of the Czech economy has unveiled a serious flaw: some of the biggest and most profitable sectors of the economy are in foreign hands and have an increasing trend of shipping their profits out of the country rather than re-investing them.

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