Thursday, 2 July 2015

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Change in housing subsidies regulation may leave hundreds homeless

Radio Prague |
19 June 2015

Around 17,000 people threatened with poverty may be left homeless due to a change in legislation which requires municipalities to approve state housing subsidies for them. The measure went into effect in May of this year and concerns around 100,000 people living in lodging houses.

Finance Minister Babiš under fire for Šincl incident

Radio Prague |
19 June 2015

Finance Minister and ANO chairman Andrej Babiš has come under fire from both his coalition partners and opposition parties for his behavior towards a Social Democrat backbencher. The backbencher, Ladislav Šincl, said that Babiš described him and his family as corrupt and waved documents in front of him bearing Šincl's name.

German motorways toll postponed pending Brussels verdict

Radio Prague |
19 June 2015

German motorways toll proposal put on hold but transport minister says he is confident it will come into force.

Conference explores better use of public space

Radio Prague |
19 June 2015

The fourth edition of the reSite festival and conference, focusing on urbanism and the rethinking of public space, has just gotten underway in Prague.

Czech media foster gender stereotypes, says equal rights campaigner

Radio Prague |
19 June 2015

The second Women's Congress, that will take place in Prague this Saturday, brings together around a thousand women, as well as men, of diverse nationalities, professions, ages and political backgrounds, who will be debating this year's main theme: Women and Media.

Court orders apology to Lego for political party spot

Radio Prague |
18 June 2015

A Czech court has ordered the Pirate Party to apologise to the international plastic children's brick producer Lego for using their figures in a political advert two years ago.

'Marshmallow' building project wins approval from Prague council

Radio Prague |
18 June 2015

A controversial building project in the centre of Prague has been given planning approval. The so-called "Marshmallow" a six story apartment building in pastel shades of pink, grey, and white near the St Agnes 13th century convent in Prague's Old Town has been approved by the local authority according to Czech Television.

Czech rail cargo takeover puts Polish company in vanguard

Radio Prague |
18 June 2015

Central European rail cargo companies have traditionally grabbed a much bigger share of the market for shipping goods than their Western European peers. But competition across the region is stepping up and a long expected consolidation has just occurred with Polish rail freight company PKP Cargo just buying out the second biggest Czech rail cargo company, AWT. PKP is the second biggest rail cargo company in the whole of Europe with more than 3,500 locomotives and 60,000 freight wagons.

Kolín-based carmaker TPCA sees revenue increase of more than 30%

Radio Prague |
18 June 2015

The Kolín-based car builder TPCA (comprising Toyota, Peugeot, and Citroën) last year increased revenues year-on-year by more than 30 percent to 39.3 billion crowns. The company posted a gross profit of 366.5 million, according to news website iHned.

Civic activist brings classical concert to Blanka tunnel

Radio Prague |
17 June 2015

A classical music concert will be held inside the Blanka tunnel complex in Prague on August 20. Up to 10,000 people are expected to attend the free performance by the Prague Philharmonia, said the organiser Ondřej Kobza, a café owner and civic activist who previously brought free pianos to the Czech capital.

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