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Czech government to sue EC over denaturated alcohol guidelines

Radio Prague |
20 December 2016

The Czech government has decided to sue the European Commission over the new denaturated alcohol guidelines that are to come into effect as of August 2017.

Current trends in Europe and US make Havel’s writings relevant once again, says academic David S. Danaher

Radio Prague |
20 December 2016

Sunday was the fifth anniversary of the death of Václav Havel, the Czech dissident who led the Velvet Revolution and went on to spend nearly 13 years as president.

Former Ustí governor implicated in fraud scandal remains in Social Democrat party

Radio Prague |
19 December 2016

The former regional governor, or hejtman, of the Ustí region, Jana Vaňhová, remains a member of the leader government party, the Social Democrats, in spite of the prime minister’s call for all those implicated in a major fraud case involving European funds to resign.

Arnošt Lustig: remembering a great Czech writer

Radio Prague |
19 December 2016

This week would have been the 90th birthday of Arnošt Lustig, one of the great voices of contemporary Czech fiction, who died in 2011.

Government to take no euro membership moves in 2017

Radio Prague |
16 December 2016

The Czech government has accepted the recommendation of the Ministry of Finance and Czech National Bank and opted not to set a target date for joining the single currency euro in 2017.

Mountfield heads into Hong Kong hands

Radio Prague |
16 December 2016

One of the Czech Republic's biggest DIY and garden equipment firms, Mountfield, has been sold to a Hong Kong based company. The purchase of the 56-strong network of stores is being made by Eurasia Development Group Limited.

Missing billions sought from Czech businessman over coal mine management

Radio Prague |
16 December 2016

A Slovak businessman has moved for the Czech police to confiscate all the assets of one of the country's richest businessman, Zdeňek Bakala.

Flat prices climb by average 2.7% in third quarter

Radio Prague |
16 December 2016

The pace of price rises for flats in Prague and other major Czech cities slowed slightly in the third quarter to 2.7 percent compared to the previous one. The average price per square metre now stands at 46,200 crowns.

Prague "marathon" of Havel films promises rare materials

Radio Prague |
16 December 2016

A "marathon" of films relating to the late Václav Havel is set to take place at Prague's National Technical Library on Friday and Saturday. Organisers say viewers can look forward to previously unseen materials.

Senators to challenge public holiday closure law

Radio Prague |
16 December 2016

A group of Czech senators have backed a formal legal complaint to the country's Constitutional Court challenging recently enacted legislation mandating large stores to close on public holidays.

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