Monday, 22 December 2014

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Economic growth spurs wage hikes

Radio Prague |
17 December 2014

Nearly 50 percent of Czech companies are planning to raise their employees' wages next year, according to a survey conducted by the Czech Chamber of Commerce in around 500 firms all around the country. Only five percent of the companies that took part in the poll will be lowering their employee's salaries next year. The companies are increasing wages mainly thanks to increasing profits and overall economic growth. The Czech Finance Ministry estimates this year's GDP growth at around 2.4 percent.

Astronomical Institute asks public for help in locating piece of crashed meteor

Radio Prague |
17 December 2014

The Astronomical Institute of the Czech Republic has asked members of the public for help in looking for parts of a meteor, classified as a bolide, which lit up the evening sky over the region of Česko-Moravská Vysočina last Tuesday.

Time right for generational change, says Trafačka founder Jan Kaláb

Radio Prague |
17 December 2014

After eight years of existence, the Trafačka art gallery in Prague is closing down, making way for a new housing development.

Czech cabinet debates impact of EU sanctions against Russia

Radio Prague |
16 December 2014

The main impact of EU sanctions against Russia can be expected in the course of 2015, but a tangible change in Moscow's attitude will take much longer, the Czech Foreign Ministry has said in a report which was discussed by the Czech cabinet on Monday.

Police detain prisoner on-the-run

Radio Prague |
16 December 2014

The police have detained a prisoner on-the-run, who escaped while getting medical attention at a Prague hospital in November. The authorities had warned the public that the man was dangerous.

EMS cancels meeting with Prague administration

Radio Prague |
16 December 2014

eMoneyServices, the firm owning the rights to Prague's multi-purpose transit pass known as the opencard, called off a planned meeting on Monday with the new administration at City Hall. The news was confirmed by a representative of the Pirate Party.

iDnes: Czech police close to wrapping up investigation of Hrůza attack

Radio Prague |
16 December 2014

Czech police are reportedly close to completing their investigation of two suspects alleged to have brutally attacked popular singer and composer Michal Hrůza in Ostrava in the early hours of July 17 this year.

Czech Army reopens former munitions site

Radio Prague |
16 December 2014

The Czech Army has reopened a site used for decades for storing munitions which was only mothballed last year. The site, in Kvetné in the Svitavy area, is to receive part of the munitions from the unstable site in Vrbětice near Zlín, which has seen numerous uncontrolled explosions since an initial blast in October killed two people and levelled several buildings.

Food 'row' put to rest by agriculture ministers

Radio Prague |
16 December 2014

Poland's Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki has made clear he considers a recent dispute with the Czech Republic over allegedly tougher Czech controls of food products imported from his country a closed matter and will not turn to the European Commission over the issue.

Czech EU commissioner to meet with cabinet once per quarter

Radio Prague |
16 December 2014

The Czech Republic's European Commissioner Věra Jourová will meet with the cabinet of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka quarterly to drum up support for initiatives as well as to fill in the government on the latest developments in Brussels.

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