Thursday, 28 May 2015

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Number of fatal work-related accidents drops since 2002

Radio Prague |
29 April 2015

The number of fatal work-related accidents in the Czech Republic has dropped by half over the last 13 years, the Czech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions (ČMKOS) announced Monday.

Bike share venture in the pink

Radio Prague |
29 April 2015

Walking around Prague these days, you can often come across bright pink bikes parked in the streets. Most of these radiant bicycles belong to Rekola, a non-profit organisation operating a bike sharing scheme in Prague and a number of other cities around the country.

Former MP - on trial for corruption - being treated in hospital, according to reports

Radio Prague |
28 April 2015

Former Social Democrat lawmaker and governor David Rath, on trial for corruption, is being treated in hospital, according to reports. The Czech News Agency reported it had received a text message from Mr Rath saying he was in hospital after a bike accident at the weekend.

Sixteen Czechs remain unaccounted for in Nepal

Radio Prague |
28 April 2015

Sixteen Czech citizens remain unaccounted for in earthquake-stricken Nepal, according to the Czech News Agency. There were some 239 Czech nationals in the country at the time of the disaster at the weeken

Some 70% of Czechs back Růžička ahead of Worlds

Radio Prague |
28 April 2015

Some 70% of Czechs want Vladimír Růžička to remain in the post of national squad coach ahead of the Ice Hockey World Championships despite allegations that he accepted a bribe, according to a survey carried out by the Median agency for Czech Radio.

FinMin says power giant should launch new nuclear tender in 2016 at latest

Radio Prague |
28 April 2015

Power utility ČEZ should launch a new tender for the construction of further nuclear units next year at the latest, Finance Minister Andrej Babiš told Czech Radio on Monday. In the interview, he described 2016 as the "ultimate" deadline, pointing out one new reactor block each were needed at Dukovany and at Temelín.

Czech wage rises trailing company performances

Radio Prague |
28 April 2015

Economic figures and most analysts agree that the Czech economy is growth bound this year and the next. But strong performances by manufacturers, exporters in particular, are not always sharing the good results with their workers.

Change in status will see Anglo-American target US high school students, says university head Alan Krautstengl

Radio Prague |
28 April 2015

This Wednesday Prague's Anglo-American University will be holding a double celebration. The institution will be marking 25 years of existence – and officially opening its new campus at the magnificent Thurn-Taxis Palace in Malá Strana.

Ekoplast Slušovice to get medicinal marihuana deal

Radio Prague |
27 April 2015

The State Office for Drug Control is poised to sign an agreement with the firm Ekoplast Slušovice which won a tender to produce medicinal marihuana for the Czech market.

Over 60% of police applicants fail to pass psychological tests

Radio Prague |
27 April 2015

More than 60 percent of people applying for a job with the Czech police force fail to pass psychological tests, the Czech Radio reported on Saturday, citing the annual report released by the Police Presidium.

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