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Czechia to lack 800 medical specialists by 2020

Radio Prague |
14 September 2017

The Czech Republic will lack around 800 medical specialists in 2020, the Union of Private Practitioners warned at a press conference on Wednesday. According to data provided by the Institute of Health Information and Statistics, the number of doctors will drop by 1200 within the next three years.

Digitally restored Black Peter to see its Prague premiere

Radio Prague |
14 September 2017

The digitally restored version of Miloš Forman's debut feature Černý Petr or Black Peter is set to have its premiere in Prague today at Kino Lucerna.

Uncovering the speedy secrets of the ground spider

Radio Prague |
14 September 2017

An international team of scientists including Czech biologist Milan Řezáč of the Crop Research Institute has just published surprising findings about the ground spider in The Journal of Experimental Biology.

Czech doctors helping thousands of refugees in Jordan

Radio Prague |
14 September 2017

The Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan is home to some 80,000 refugees. Even with international aid pouring in, living conditions in the camp are extremely harsh. And Jordan is one of the countries targeted by the Czech government's humanitarian medical aid program MEDEVAC, thanks to which around a thousand patients will be operated on this year.

Warehouse workers in short supply, reports Czech Radio

Radio Prague |
14 September 2017

According to Czech Radio, warehouse workers are in short supply in the Czech Republic and more are needed monthly, as newer and newer logistics centres go up.

Czech PM welcomes Juncker food equality call

Radio Prague |
14 September 2017

The Czech PM says the European Commission president’s demand for food equality across Europe is "a good signal" and "the result of our endeavours".

Landing plane at Prague airport switched to other runway over drone

Radio Prague |
13 September 2017

Controllers at Prague's Václav Havel Airport on Tuesday diverted a landing plane onto a back-up runway due to the presence of a drone, iDnes.cz reported.

Competition for public's attention enourmous in NYC, says Czech Centre head

Radio Prague |
13 September 2017

Nearly ten years ago, the Bohemian National Hall on the Upper East Side of Manhattan reopened its doors to the public, becoming the seat of the Czech Centre in New York. What is the main focus of its activities?

Receipt lottery to be launched in October

Radio Prague |
13 September 2017

The Ministry of Finance is set to launch a receipt lottery in October, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Tuesday. The lottery, which aims to encourage consumer assistance in fighting tax evasion, was originally to be launched in mid-September, but preparations took longer than expected.

President Steinmeier stresses pressing need for EU unity in Prague

Radio Prague |
13 September 2017

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Tuesday paid his first official visit to the Czech Republic since taking office. He was greeted with military honours at Prague Castle before heading into one-one talks with his Czech counterpart Miloš Zeman. Despite the friendly atmosphere of the talks it was clear there were issues on which the Czech and German presidents failed to find common ground.

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