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Industry minister to order independent study into feasibility of mining limits in north Bohemia

Radio Prague |
19 March 2015

The minister of industry and trade, Jan Mládek, says he is going to commission an independent study into whether it limits on mining in north Bohemia are feasible. Mr. Mládek made the comment on a visit to Horní Jiřetín, a village that could be at least partly destroyed if limits on mining in the area are eased or lifted completely.

Pressure mounts on Czech president over planned Russia visit

Radio Prague |
19 March 2015

Czech president Miloš Zeman is facing mounting pressure over his decision to attend an event in Moscow in May marking the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany.

Prague Public Transit Company revamps Porsche-designed 14Ts

Radio Prague |
19 March 2015

Prague's public transit company has opted to repair its fleet of more than 50 14T trams, first put into operation in 2006. The trams were side-lined after problems with the vehicles became apparent. Soon they should begin returning to daily rotation.

World anti-virus software leader Avast to deepen Czech roots

Radio Prague |
19 March 2015

Avast is a worldwide leader in antivirus software with a lot of the technical work and development carried out in the Czech Republic. And Czech based company is keen to continue strong growth by offering free software to companies as well as its traditional stronghold of the general public.

Metrostav offers to complete Blanka tunnel

Radio Prague |
18 March 2015

Construction firm Metrostav has offered Prague City Hall it will take full responsibility for completing work on the controversial Blanka tunnel complex.

American actress Kim Novak arrives in Prague

Radio Prague |
18 March 2015

American actress of Czech descent, Kim Novak, known for starring in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Vertigo and many other films, arrived in Prague on Monday. The 81-year-old actress will attend the Febiofest international film festival which gets underway on Thursday.

PM defends president's decision to travel to Moscow

Radio Prague |
18 March 2015

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has defended the president's decision to travel to Moscow on May 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of WW II and to honour those who died fighting against the Nazi threat.

Agrofert clashes with Czech Television over investigative reports

Radio Prague |
18 March 2015

Czech agro-chemical giant Agrofert, owned by billionaire businessman and leader of the ANO political party Andrej Babiš, has complained about four separate reports by public service broadcaster Czech Television. It says the reports suggested that the company was given favourable treatment it would not have won were it not for Babiš' public position. He is also minister of finance and a deputy prime minister.

Czech furniture makers sitting comfortably after strong growth in revenues last year

Radio Prague |
18 March 2015

Furniture makers in the Czech Republic have reasons to be cheerful. According to figures just released by the Czech Statistics Office and quoted by the business daily E15, the industry saw a 13% increase in revenues last year – the healthiest growth it has experienced for a decade and a half.

Prague's 19th century Těšnov station remembered on 30th anniversary of demolition

Radio Prague |
18 March 2015

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the demolition of Prague's Těšnov train station, a once magnificent 1870s structure that stood just a stone's throw from the city's Florenc district.

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