Wednesday, 15 August 2018

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Brexit dampens interest in setting up new British companies in Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
7 August 2018

Interest in setting up new British firms in the Czech Republic has slowed down since the decision on Brexit, according to statistics provided by Bisnode. At present there are a record number of British companies operating in the Czech Republic, but interest in setting up new ones is at its lowest since 2014.

Three soldiers killed in Afghanistan to be buried with military honours

Radio Prague |
7 August 2018

The three Czech soldiers killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan on Sunday will be buried with military honours, Defence Ministry spokesman Jan Pejšek said on Monday. Sirens will sound nationwide in their memory at midday on Wednesday, the day on which their remains will be brought home on a special army plane.

Czechs below EU average as regards working from home

Radio Prague |
7 August 2018

Few Czechs regularly work from home, according to the latest Eurostat figures. Indeed, less than 4% of Czech employees conduct work business from their place of residence. That is beneath the EU average and far lower than in neighbouring Austria, where the figure stands at 9.5%. Officials at the labour ministry have taken steps to try to make home office a more common practice in this country. But so far in vain, says spokesperson Martin Bačkovský.

Farmer finds young wolf in his sheep enclosure

Radio Prague |
6 August 2018

A farmer in the Krkonoše Mountains found a young wolf in his sheep enclosure, according to the ctk news agency. The animal appeared frightened and although there was a flock of sheep in the enclosure none of them were harmed.

Small entrepreneurs doing well

Radio Prague |
6 August 2018

The Czech Credit Bureau reports that the number of bankruptcies among small Czech entrepreneurs is the lowest in five years. According to statistics there were 60 company bankruptcies in the month of July and 377 bankruptcies of small entrepreneurs which is 108 less than in the preceding month.

Demolition of footbridge near Nymburk

Radio Prague |
6 August 2018

A footbridge on the Labe River, near Nymburk has been pulled down for safety reasons. The footbridge was deemed dangerous both to pedestrians and boats passing under it and has been closed to traffic since June. The footbridge had the same construction as that which collapsed in Prague's Troja district late last year.

Transparency claims Babiš still controlling Agrofert

Radio Prague |
6 August 2018

Transparency International Czech Republic has filed a complaint against Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš on the grounds of information which suggests that although he put his billion-crown conglomerate Agrofert into a trust fund to comply with the conflict of interests law, he is still the person controlling the company.

Fitch upgrades Czech Republic's credit rating to AA-

Radio Prague |
6 August 2018

The Fitch Ratings Agency has upgraded the Czech Republic's credit rating from A+ to AA-, with a positive outlook, according to the Reuters news agency. The improvement reflects the positive impact of stable economic growth on revenues, contained government spending and improved drawing of EU funds.

Police investigating death of two Vietnamese children

Radio Prague |
6 August 2018

The police is investigating the circumstances of the drowning of two Vietnamese seven-year-old boys at Lake Lhota near Prague on Friday. The mothers of the two boys have complained that when they reported the children missing the employees of the bathing resort had not taken them seriously and a search had only been launched several hours later.

Hermannová/Sluková win Vienna Major women's final

Radio Prague |
6 August 2018

The Czech beach volleyball duo Hermannová /Sluková won the Vienna Major women's final on Saturday in what is the biggest success of their career.

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