Tuesday, 25 July 2017

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Czech unions recruit German support for wage hikes

Radio Prague |
20 July 2017

Workers of the world unite! A stirring rallying cry which in reality often failed to cross borders. But Czech unions now appear to have won allies for their campaign to hike local wages on the grounds that the same work should be earning the same reward irrespective of where it is taking place.

Czech long-term jobless rate falls by more than half in three years

Radio Prague |
18 July 2017

The number of long-term unemployed in the Czech Republic in June was less than half the figure for the same month three years previously. Indeed, according to figures released by the national Office of Labour, the long-term jobless rate is way below the number of positions being offered.

Prague police deal with 1,200 violations in first month of smoking ban

Radio Prague |
14 July 2017

The police in Prague dealt with over 1,200 violations of the smoking ban in pubs and restaurants in the first month after it was introduced at the end of May, a spokesperson said on Thursday. In over 1,000 cases the smokers agreed to stop on the spot, while fines were levied in around 200 cases. The average fine amounted to CZK 370.

Special measures imposed in response to African swine fever outbreak

Radio Prague |
14 July 2017

Special measures are to come into force on Friday in the Zlín region and other parts of Moravia in response to the first outbreak of African swine fever in the Czech Republic. Hunters will be allowed to shoot all wild boar throughout the country.

Landlocked Czechs take to luxury cruises

Radio Prague |
14 July 2017

An increasing number of Czech tourists are spending their holidays on luxury cruise liners, the daily e15 reported on Thursday. The interest in cruises has nearly doubled over the past five years.

Czechs say Italy and Greece failed to allow them to carry out full background checks on refugees

Radio Prague |
14 July 2017

Czech minister of the interior Milan Chovanec has said the country will defend itself against Brussels' criticism that it has failed to live up to its promises to take in immigrants currently in Italy and Greece. Chovanec says that Czechs simply were not allowed by officials in those countries to carry out the detailed background checks on refugees.

Czech experts share their know-how in civilian mission the world over

Radio Prague |
14 July 2017

You'll find them in Kosovo, Ukraine, Afghanistan or Iraq – Czech experts have been involved in civilian missions the world over for 15 years now.

Archeologists map out precise contours of Nazi-era Lety concentration camp

Radio Prague |
14 July 2017

A team of archaeologists from the University of West Bohemia in Plzeň say they have succeeded in mapping out the contours of the former Lety concentration camp, used during the Second World War to imprison Czech Roma.

The rocketing career of SpaceX's David Pavlík

Radio Prague |
13 July 2017

There are a handful of Czechs who are part of the booming hi-tech new economy on the US West coast and more specifically in Silicon Valley. But few could boast a career that over the last decade has been littered with the names of so many of the large multinational US companies in the forefront of technology and its applications as Zlín native David Pavlík.

Karolína Plíšková reaches number one in tennis world rankings

Radio Prague |
13 July 2017

The Czech Republic's Karolína Plíšková has achieved the greatest moment in her career to date by becoming world women's tennis number one.

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