Friday, 8 July 2016

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Zeman signs law allowing blocking of unauthorised betting sites

Radio Prague |
8 June 2016

President Miloš Zeman has signed a law tightening the regulation of the betting industry. The bill gives the Ministry of Finance the power to block selected websites, which critics say represents censorship of the internet.

Prague district seeks to brand itself as cultural hub

Radio Prague |
8 June 2016

Most tourists visiting the Czech capital converge on just a few spots in the city, crowding the streets along the so-called Royal Route that leads from through the Old Town Square to Charles Bridge – missing out on many other interesting places that Prague has to offer. Now, city councillors from the district Prague 7 have decided to change that.

First ‘candidates’ mull presidential bids

Radio Prague |
8 June 2016

Czech-American economist Jan Švejnar, businessman (and music industry legend) Michal Horáček and others have let themselves be heard they are considering running in the Czech presidential election in 2018.

Average monthly wage in Czech Republic increases by more than CZK 1,000 in Q1

Radio Prague |
7 June 2016

The average monthly wage increased by more than 4.4% in Q1 year-on-year, the Czech Statistics Office reported on Monday

Police looking for Rath bank accounts in six countries

Radio Prague |
7 June 2016

Czech police are trying to trace alleged bank accounts belonging to imprisoned former politician David Rath in Israel, Qatar and four other countries, Czech Radio reported, citing documents linked to his case.

PM: Railway route leading to international airport will be completed by 2024

Radio Prague |
7 June 2016

Prime Minister Bohsulav Sobotka has said that a planned railway route through Prague 6 to the city’s international airport should be complete by 2024.

Prague’s Memorial to the Victims of Communism damaged by vandals

Radio Prague |
7 Jun 2016

Unknown vandals damaged one in a series of seven bronze statues forming The Memorial to the Victims of Communism in Prague, located at the base of Petřín Hill.

Hlídací pes’s Robert Břešťan: Prima bias revelations may ultimately help Czech journalism

Radio Prague |
7 June 2016

Revelations last week that TV Prima management ordered reporters to present refugees in a negative light were a bombshell on the Czech media scene.

Czech Republic climbs competitiveness rankings in IMD survey

Radio Prague |
7 June 2016

One of the top business schools in the world, Switzerland’s IMD, has recently completed its annual competitiveness rankings of countries around the world.

Plan to boost gender equality set to go before cabinet

Radio Prague |
7 June 2016

The cabinet is this week due to discuss legislation aimed at increasing equality for Czech women, who make up the majority of university graduates but are far less visible in the highest echelons of business and politics. The new plan envisages a gradual approach to increasing female representation. The proposals have been submitted by the minister for legislation and human rights, Jiří Dienstbier.

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