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Finmin submits new tobacco tax legislation due to weaker crown

Radio Prague |
12 March 2014

The Finance Ministry has submitted new legislation for excise taxes on tobacco products to reflect a weaker crown currency in order to stay in line with EU directives, it said on Monday

Euro adoption back on the agenda for the Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
12 March 2014

For most of the Czech Republic’s 10-year membership of the European Union, the single currency euro has been regarded with at best reserve and at worst the sort of suspicion you would set aside for your biggest enemy. With a new president and the new centre-left government of Bohuslav Sobotka, the attitude has switched again and now might be characterized as cautiously positive.

Anti-gay law mandates mob violence, says maker of God Loves Uganda

Radio Prague |
12 March 2014

Among the highlights of this year’s One World festival of human rights documentaries is God Loves Uganda, a gripping film revealing how right-wing Christians – including LGBT opponent Scott Lively – campaigned successfully for anti-gay legislation in the African state.

Škoda Auto victory over SEAT announced for key investment

Radio Prague |
12 March 2014

The Czech Republic and local car maker Škoda Auto appear to have won the battle with Spain and auto maker SEAT to build a new large sports utility vehicle.

“Communist” history of own prominent family not black and white, says documentarian Stan Neumann

Radio Prague |
11 March 2014

Among the guests at East Doc Platform, a parallel industry event to Prague's One World festival of human rights documentaries, is director Stan Neumann, a man with a captivating personal history.

Many Czech mums have serious problem returning to work after maternity leave

Radio Prague |
11 March 2014

Statistics reveal that women who go on maternity leave find it hard to return to their former jobs and face what labour market experts call hidden forms of discrimination.

Communist-era public art to receive better protection

Radio Prague |
11 March 2014

Some of the thousands of statues, fountains, murals and other artefacts erected in the Czech Republic in the 1970s and 80s are set to receive better care and protection.

Dali exhibition opens at museum at Špilberk

Radio Prague |
10 March 2014

Works by the great Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali are currently on exhibit at the Brno City Museum at Špilberk Castle in Brno.

Political analyst: Europe would feel the backlash from stiffer sanctions against Russia

Radio Prague |
10 March 2014

At an emergency summit in Brussels on Thursday EU leaders suspended talks on visa-free travel with Russia and threatened far-reaching action should Moscow take further steps to destabilize Ukraine.

My Prague – Mark Baker

Radio Prague |
10 March 2014

Who better to show us around “his Prague” than US author and journalist Mark Baker?

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