Monday, 25 June 2018

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Czech car makers' turnover reaches over one trillion crowns

Radio Prague |
21 June 2018

Czech car companies and car-parts suppliers saw record turnover last year amounting to CZK 1.1 trillion, which represents an increase by seven percent on the previous year, the Czech Automotive Industry Association announced at a press conference on Wednesday.

Timber production reached record high in 2017

Radio Prague |
21 June 2018

Annual timber production in Czech forests in 2017 increased by one tenth on the previous year to a record 19.4 million cubic metres, according to data released on Wednesday by the Czech Statistics Office. It is the highest figure since 2007, when hurricane Kyrill devastated more than 100,000 cubic metres of the country's forests.

Four Przewalski horses transportet to Mongolia

Radio Prague |
21 June 2018

A Czech military plane has transported four Przewalski mares to Mongolia for reintroduction into the wild, part of Prague Zoo's long-standing programme to save the endangered species. The horses arrived in Mongolia on Wednesday morning.

Hašek to replace Maradona as coach of Al Fujairah football club

Radio Prague |
21 June 2018

In football, Czech manager Ivan Hašek will replace Diego Maradona as coach of Al Fujairah, a team in the United Arab Emirates.

Heavy storms to hit Czech Republic on Thursday

Radio Prague |
21 June 2018

Meteorologists have issued a severe storm warning for most parts of the Czech Republic. The storms are expected to hit the country on Thursday afternoon and could be accompanied by strong winds and hail.

Czech gender equality NGOs fear loss of European funding

Radio Prague |
21 June 2018

Despite the Czech Republic stagnating in the worldwide effort to bring about gender equality, the country's government plans to cut funding for equality projects significantly in the coming years. That's according to the Czech branch of the international NGO network, Social Watch.

Czech water management expert reflects on over three decades in Africa

Radio Prague |
21 June 2018

Czech hydrogeologist Jiří Šíma is a leading expert in the field of water management. Since the mid-1980s, he has been involved in various water management and environmental projects in Africa, mainly in Ethiopia.

Mortgage rate stagnates as market cools

Radio Prague |
21 June 2018

Average mortgage rates in the Czech Republic ceased climbing in May on the back of banks' springtime campaigns to attract new clients. Meanwhile the overall number of mortgages signed indicates that the market is cooling down, iHned.cz reported. Last month the average monthly mortgage rate in the Czech Republic was 2.51 percent, the same rate as for April, according to market analysts Fincentrum, whose data is based on the real values of freshly agreed contracts, including refinancing.

Attention centres on Zeman-Poche meeting as coalition saga drags on

Radio Prague |
21 June 2018

The saga over the formation of a new government continues, with all eyes now on a planned meeting later this week between President Zeman and Miroslav Poche, the Social Democrats' candidate for foreign affairs in a proposed minority coalition with ANO.

First Czech quadruplets in 15 years born in Prague

Radio Prague |
20 June 2018

The first quadruplets in 15 years were born in the Czech Republic last week. The three girls and a boy – named Anežka, Monika, Klára and Ondřej – were born at Prague's Motol teaching hospital, representatives said on Monday. The births went smoothly and all the babies are reportedly doing well.

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