Saturday, 2 April 2016

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Czechs increasingly running up problem debts with even bailiffs calling for action

Radio Prague |
25 February 2016

An increasing number of Czechs are facing problems with debts, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Wednesday. According to the daily, every tenth Czech has had some serious problem repaying debts and either they or their relatives are facing property seizure.

Low key commemorations as Czechs hope to have learnt lessons from shooting spree

Radio Prague |
25 February 2016

Wednesday marked the first anniversary of a shooting spree in a small Czech town which left eight dead and one seriously injured before the gunman turned his weapon on himself. Uherský Brod comemorates the massacre in a subdued fashion.

V4 foreign ministers mark 25th anniversary of the groups' founding

Radio Prague |
25 February 2016

The foreign ministers of the Visegrad Four met in Prague last week to mark the 25th anniversary of the group's founding. The talks at Prague's Černín Palace revolved around past achievements and future goals and carried a strong commitment for the alliance to intensify cooperation.

Multinational corporate tax declarations under the spotlight

Radio Prague |
24 February 2016

Czech tax authorities are reported to be taking a lot keener interest in the tax declarations and relations of major multinationals with local earnings.

10th Mene Tekel festival highlighting totalitarian regimes starts in Prague

Radio Prague |
24 February 2016

Mene Tekel, a week-long festival focused on the totalitarian regimes of the past, kicked off in Prague on Monday.

Post office unions deliver protest message to management

Radio Prague |
23 February 2016

Smaller unions at one of the Czech Republic's biggest employers, the state controlled Czech post office on Monday staged a demonstration in the capital. They aimed to highlight what they claim are scandalous working conditions and management practices.

Czech guys becoming less macho – but slowly, says League of Open Men's Lukáš Talpa

Radio Prague |
23 February 2016

The organisation Liga otevřených mužů, League of Open Men, are currently running Dry February, a campaign aimed at encouraging Czech men to abstain from alcohol for the month.

Four sites for new reservoirs selected, says Jurečka

Radio Prague |
22 February 2016

Four suitable sites for new reservoirs aimed at combating water shortages in the Czech Republic have been selected, the minister of agriculture, Marian Jurečka, said on TV Prima on Sunday.

Rule requiring reflective materials on unlit roads comes into effect

Radio Prague |
22 February 2016

A new regulation came into force in the Czech Republic on Saturday requiring pedestrians to wear reflective items such as fluorescent armbands or vests on unlit sections of road or in the vicinity of construction projects.

Parking lot on Malostranské náměstí to be scrapped

Radio Prague |
22 February 2016

The parking lot on Malostranské náměstí, one of the city's historic squares, is to be abolished as of July 1st 2016. The decision was announced by the Prague City Hall which is planning a major overhaul of the square situated in the Lesser Town.

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