Thursday, 5 March 2015

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'Unjustified' closing of large retailers on holidays could cost jobs, says Chamber boss

Radio Prague |
5 February 2015

The Czech Chamber of Commerce has come out strongly against a plan to force large retailers to shut their doors on state holidays.

Gov't aiming to avoid retroactive payday for judges

Radio Prague |
5 February 2015

The government is involved in a wrangle with the country’s judges and state attorneys after a court ruled that they were due years of back-pay due to a miscalculation of their salary levels.

Director Svěrák working on film based on Irish book

Radio Prague |
4 February 2015

The Czech film director Jan Svěrák is working on a new English-language film based on an Irish book, the project’s producer Eric Abraham told the Czech News Agency.

Czech firm gets license to produce Pandur armoured vehicles

Radio Prague |
4 February 2015

The Czech firm Excalibur Army has won a license to produce Pandur armoured vehicles for selected markets in Eastern Europe and Asia, the daily E15 reported on Tuesday.

Police asks Chamber to lift immunity of ex-Prague mayor Svoboda

Radio Prague |
4 February 2015

The police have requested that the Chamber of Deputies vote to lift the parliamentary immunity of former Prague mayor and current MP Bohuslav Svoboda.

Renowned translator from English Pavel Medek dies at 63

Radio Prague |
4 February 2015

Pavel Medek, one of the leading Czech translators from English, has died at the age of 63, a spokesperson for his publishers said. Mr. Medek was well known for translating all seven books in the Harry Potter series in cooperation with his brother Vladimír.

Škoda Transportation wins major foothold in German market with multi-billion crown rail order

Radio Prague |
4 February 2015

Škoda Transportation has secured its second major contract in Germany, a deal providing 38 electric single-floor trains for Nuremberg. The deal is worth 10 billion crowns and should open new opportunities for Škoda Transportation on western European markets.

Czech designer on joy of working with paper

Radio Prague |
4 February 2015

Czech design brand, Papelote, which has been around for more than five years.

Czech cinema company wins European films promotion award

Radio Prague |
4 February 2015

While the number of moviegoers has been dropping in recent years, some cinemas have enjoyed an increasing number of visitors.

John Madden, the director of Shakespeare in Love, will be one of the guests of honour at upcoming Febiofest

Radio Prague |
3 February 2015

Organisers have revealed details ahead of this year’s 22nd Febiofest international film festival to be held in Prague in March.

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