Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Radio Prague

Czech Republic seeks to boost car production, deepen dependence

Radio Prague |
17 March 2014

In spite of warnings that it might be too dependent on the car sector, the Czech Republic would like to increase production even further with an eye on existing manufacturers and their suppliers.

Jiří Přibáň: Europe needs more conflict

Radio Prague |
17 March 2014

At the end of last month, Prague hosted an international conference to discuss some of the issues determining the direction of today's Europe.

Economic crisis, negative media reports and self-protecting attitudes undermining public trust in EU institutions

Radio Prague |
14 March 2014

An opinion poll conducted by the STEM agency in February of this year shows that trust in EU institutions has dropped to an all-time low, sliding from 60 percent in 2009 to a mere 34 percent this year.

Czech regions and cities score in ranking of foreign investment locations but fail in European contest

Radio Prague |
14 March 2014

Czech regions and cities have scored well in rankings of East European regional destinations for foreign direct investment.

Minister pushes guaranteed right to preschool

Radio Prague |
14 March 2014

The government is planning a major overhaul of the country's preschool education system.

Visegrad Group makes case for easier US shale gas imports

Radio Prague |
13 March 2014

Four central European countries have made a renewed effort to secure imports of natural gas from the United States.

Czech wages fall, but not as fast as the figures suggest

Radio Prague |
13 March 2014

Czech wage falls are not as dramatic as the latest quarterly figures suggest and the trend could help company competitiveness.

Czechs mark 15 years in NATO

Radio Prague |
13 March 2014

Fifteen years ago on 12 March, the Czech Republic joined NATO, a moment which remains a milestone in the country's history. Czechs had spent some 40 years under Moscow domination and it was the scrapping of the Warsaw Pact in 1991 – and the joining of NATO in 1999 – that cemented the country's place in the West. Opening a NATO conference in Prague on Wednesday, President Miloš Zeman, made clear that NATO served an important role.

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.

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