Tuesday, 20 June 2017

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Maria Theresa: The pragmatic health reformer

Radio Prague |
15 May 2017

Let's look at one of the many novelties the Empress Maria Theresa introduced during her reign - the reform of health care. The empress herself initiated some significant changes in the health sector, including obstetrics.

Caritas holds conference on how families with dependent children need to be helped to escape crippling debt

Radio Prague |
15 May 2017

Every fifth family with dependent children in the Czech Republic is financially poorly off, according to a new survey conducted for the Christian charity Caritas Czech Republic and the Catholic Church by the IBRS Agency. That means more than 230,000 families in all.

Ours is one of Europe's most beautiful ministries, says Daniel Herman

Radio Prague |
15 May 2017

It's not every day a government minister agrees to give a tour of his ministry. Then again, very few have such impressive headquarters as the Czech minister of culture, Daniel Herman.

ČEZ reports profits of almost CZK 9 billion in first quarter

Radio Prague |
12 May 2017

The Czech state-owned energy giant CEZ has reported a net profit of CZK 8.7 billion for the first quarter of this year.

Škoda Auto seeks to launch vehicles with India's Tata motors

Radio Prague |
10 May 2017

Škoda Auto is planning to make a comeback on India’s compact vehicle market. The Czech car maker is considering launching a mini-SUV and an entry level sedan in 2019, in cooperation with India’s Tata Motors, the Times of India reported on Tuesday.

Czech soccer rocked by arrest of FA chief on corruption allegations

Radio Prague |
5 May 2017

The head of the Czech Football Association, Miroslav Pelta, has been questioned by police after he and a number of other people were arrested over corruption allegations. Czech soccer is often in the news for the wrong reasons – but is this its biggest scandal yet?

Czech train enthusiast celebrates the power of steam

Radio Prague |
5 May 2017

Petr Vidner has a life-long fascination with steam locomotives. While most of his childhood friends packed up their miniature trains sets years ago, Petr transformed his hobby into bigger and better things -he built the second largest mini-train railway in the country.

Energo-Pro embarks on biggest hydro power project in Turkey

Radio Prague |
5 May 2017

Czech power distributor Energo-Pro is set to complete the construction of the biggest private-owned hydro power plant in Turkey. The plant, situated in the south eastern part of the country, should be completed and launched in three years' time, the daily Hospodářské noviny wrote on Thursday.

Pehe: Control of finance min. central to ongoing political battle

Radio Prague |
4 May 2017

Bohuslav Sobotka's announcement that he would hand in the resignation of his government over Finance Minister Andrej Babiš's alleged misconduct has been a bombshell on the political scene. Indeed, commentators are suggesting the prime minister's move is a risky, all-or-nothing gamble.

Farm sector faces serious shortage of workers

Radio Prague |
4 May 2017

Czech agriculture is facing the worst shortage of labour in its history. The number of agricultural workers and students of secondary schools focused on agriculture agricultural has fallen to a record low, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Wednesday.

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