Tuesday, 2 September 2014

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Summer school in Dobruška brings together Czech expats from around the world

Radio Prague |
22 August 2014

Each summer the small eastern Bohemian town of Dobruška becomes a home to dozens of people from around the world who come to reconnect with the language and customs of their Czech ancestors.

Industry group: Czech firms to lose dozens of billions over EU-Russia sanctions

Radio Prague |
21 August 2014

Czech industrial firms could lose tens of billions of crowns over the short term due to sanctions between Russia and the EU, according to a survey by the country’s Confederation of Industry among their member companies.

Archaeologists discover foundations of possible Byzantine-era church at Prague's Vyšehrad

Radio Prague |
21 August 2014

Archaeologists have discovered the foundations of the oldest church yet found at Prague's Vyšehrad, Czech Television reported. It would have been one of the largest churches in central Europe in its day.

Škoda to hire 800 workers to produce new Fabia model

Radio Prague |
21 August 2014

The German-owned Czech-based car manufacturer Škoda Auto will hire some 800 workers for its main plant in Mladá Boleslav within the next three months to produce its new Fabia model, a spokesman for the firm said.

Transparency International to monitor financing of Senate, local elections

Radio Prague |
21 August 2014

The Czech branch of the global anti-corruption group Transparency International will monitor the financing of October’s local and Senate elections, members of the group told a news conference on Wednesday.

Prague police crack Ukrainian prostitute murder

Radio Prague |
21 August 2014

The police in Prague have charged 34-year-old man from Ukraine with the July murder of a prostitute who also originated from that country.

Green Party ordered to pay compensation for lyrics used in campaign

Radio Prague |
21 August 2014

A court in Prague has ruled that the Green Party must pay CZK 500,000, or some 24,000 US dollars, to the author of a song lyrics the group used in their election campaign in 2010.

Speculation over Czechs in Ukraine conflict rises after Slovak separatist fighter captured

Radio Prague |
21 August 2014

Speculation that Czechs may be fighting in the current Ukraine conflict have been simmering for several weeks. And the possibility appears even more credible following news this week that a Slovak fighting for the separatists was captured by government forces.

Tatra Trucks exceeds 2014 sales target thanks to new strategy

Radio Prague |
21 August 2014

Tatra Trucks rise from the ashes following its predecessor's bankruptcy seems to be continuing at a steady pace. The company already announced at the beginning of August that it had sold more vehicles in the first half of the year than expected and raised its profits estimate for the full year to CZK 3 billion.

Communist's admiration for Plastic People angers party faithful

Radio Prague |
21 August 2014

Communist Party deputy chairman Jiří Dolejš is perhaps not somebody one would expect to be a fan of The Plastic People of the Universe. Some of his followers are angry after Mr. Dolejš posted their photo on his Facebook page and have slammed the group in language reminiscent of pre-1989 propaganda.

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