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Government approves outline 2019 budget

Radio Prague |
20 June 2018

The acting Czech government has approved an outline state budget for 2019 and a mid-term outlook for the economy for 2020 and 2021, an Office of the Government spokesperson told reporters. The minister of finance, Alena Schillerová, said before Tuesday morning's cabinet meeting that there would be a maximum deficit of CZK 50 billion next year.

Government rubberstamps major overhaul of census system

Radio Prague |
20 June 2018

The acting Czech government has approved a major overhaul of the country's census system. Under the changes the Czech Statistics Office will acquire most of the data it requires about citizens from public registers or via the internet. The remaining information will be obtained by Czech Post.

Babis: Biggest problem facing EU is illegal migration

Radio Prague |
20 June 2018

The Czech prime minister designate, Andrej Babiš, says the biggest problem facing the European Union is illegal migration. He made the comments in a keynote address at the opening of the three-day Prague European Summit in the Czech capital.

Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra embarks on Japanese tour

Radio Prague |
20 June 2018

The Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, one of the leading ensembles in the country, has embarked on their 12th tour of Japan, where they are scheduled to play over a dozen concerts.

Czech company to produce biofuels from waste cooking oil

Radio Prague |
20 June 2018

The Czech company Chemoprojekt, based in Ústí nad Labem in north Bohemia, is set to launch production of biodiesel made from waste frying oil, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Tuesday. It will be the first company in the country to introduce production of so-called second-generation biofuels.

Activist and ex-presidential candidate Dr Marek Hilšer announces run for the Senate

Radio Prague |
20 June 2018

Czech doctor and political activist Marek Hilšer first made headlines in 2014, when he and a colleague stripped to the waist at a government press conference to protest Russian aggression towards Ukraine and show support for the EU and Nato. Now he is running for the Senate, to represent Prague districts 2 and 3.

Report: Czech Republic one of weakest EU states on fighting climate change

Radio Prague |
19 June 2018

The Czech Republic is one of the weakest states in the European Union when it comes to combatting climate change, according to Climate Action Network Europe. The Brussels-based organisation placed the Czech Republic 20th in the bloc on the basis of criteria including efforts to reach targets for the year 2020 set by the EU and enacted into legislation nine years ago.

Social Democrat Štěch for pulling out of coalition deal with ANO over Poche

Radio Prague |
19 June 2018

Senior Social Democrat Milan Štěch says the party should pull out of a deal with ANO to form a coalition if it is broken before it can even come into effect. The speaker of the Senate was responding to ANO leader Andrej Babiš's refusal of the Social Democrats' nominee for the post of foreign minister, Miroslav Poche.

Hundreds attend ceremony commemorating Anthropoid heroes

Radio Prague |
19 June 2018

Hundreds of people including several senior Czech politicians attended a ceremony at the Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius in central Prague on Monday commemorating the heroes of Operation Anthropoid. New plaques were unveiled in the pavement by the church honouring Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš, who assassinated Nazi governor Reinhard Heydrich, and other resistance men who met their deaths there 76 years ago this year.

Ombudswoman Šabatová presented with France's Legion of Honour

Radio Prague |
19 June 2018

The Czech ombudswoman, Anna Šabatová, has been presented with France's Legion of Honour in a ceremony at the French Embassy in Prague. The former dissident was given the top accolade for her life-long work promoting human rights and the rule of law.

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