Monday, 28 July 2014

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Barbora Špotákova selected as European athlete of the month

Radio Prague |
16 July 2014

Czech javelin thrower Barbora Špotákova has been chosen as the best woman European athlete in June by European Athletics, the federation of national athletics associations.

Culture ministry hit by major fine for accounting errors

Radio Prague |
16 July 2014

The Czech Ministry of Culture has been fined almost half a billion crowns for a series of accounting and spending mistakes. The fine has been imposed by financial watchdogs over mistakes made between 2009 and 2013.

MasterCard: Prague ninth most visited city in Europe

Radio Prague |
16 July 2014

Prague will be the ninth most visited city in Europe this year and the 22nd in the world according to a survey released by the credit card company MasterCard. Prague is expected to host 4.9 million visitors, placing it behind London, Paris, Istanbul, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Milan, Rome and Vienna but ahead of Berlin, Madrid, and Warsaw. The survey estimated that visitors will spend in Prague every day a total of around 3.8 million dollars.

Centre-right opposition: broader consensus needed on civil service bill

Radio Prague |
16 July 2014

MPs returned to their seats on Tuesday to debate, above all, a much-needed civil service bill, designed to reform the civil service along apolitical lines, cutting out cronyism and corruption to which it was susceptible in the past. The Czech Republic, to its embarrassment, is the only remaining EU member without such legislation already in place.

Czech national anthem serves to highlight the plight of the homeless

Radio Prague |
16 July 2014

The Czech national anthem which opens with the line "Where is my home?" inspired the creation of a new spot intended to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless.

Prague advances low emission zone plan for city centre

Radio Prague |
16 July 2014

Prague last week took a step towards becoming the first location in the Czech Republic to declare a low-emission zone on part of its territory.

President Zeman to attend meeting of V4 heads-of-state

Radio Prague |
15 July 2014

Czech President Miloš Zeman has accepted an invitation to attend a meeting with other V4 heads-of-state in Warsaw next week, according to the president's spokesman.

Masters of Rock draws 25,000 visitors

Radio Prague |
15 July 2014

The 12th annual Masters of Rock festival, which wrapped up on Sunday in the Zlín region, saw 25,000 visitors this year – over 3,000 more than last, according to organisers.

Foreign Ministry to issue bonds worth more than 670 billion to cover deficit and debts

Radio Prague |
15 July 2014

The Czech Finance Ministry plans to issue bonds worth around 670 billion, of which over 192 billion would be used to cover the budget deficit for this and last year, according to a bill on a state bond programme published on the government's website, the Czech News Agency noted.

Five people injured in bus crash

Radio Prague |
15 July 2014

Five people were injured in Liberec on Monday in a crash involving a personal automobile and a bus. The traffic accident was the fault of the driver in the car, who failed to acknowledge right-of-way.

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