Tuesday, 21 August 2018

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Consumer prices up 2.3% in July

Radio Prague |
10 August 2018

Consumer price inflation slowed to 2.3 per cent in July from 2.6 per cent in June, the Czech Statistical Office said on Thursday. Compared to July 2017, housing and fuel prices, in particular, grew while prices for clothing, footwear and telecommunication services dropped.

US Department of Energy moving European office to Prague

Radio Prague |
10 August 2018

The US Department of Energy plans to move its European regional office to Prague from Sofia, with the decision reportedly influenced by Westinghouse's interest in building new nuclear blocks in the Czech Republic and the growing influence in Central Europe of Russia and China.

Study: Those taking longer maternity leave earn less upon return to work

Radio Prague |
10 August 2018

Mothers who stay at home with children for a shorter period tend to earn more upon returning to work than those who take longer maternity leaves, according to a new study, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported.

Czech Airbnb hosts face 40% penalty on unpaid taxes

Radio Prague |
10 August 2018

The General Directorate of Finance (GFŘ) says it has records of the untaxed revenue of Czech Airbnb hosts dating back to 2015 and will soon begin collecting them, the daily Hospodářské noviny reports.

Vít Hořejš: Puppets can be better actors than people

Radio Prague |
10 August 2018

Actor and puppeteer Vít Hořejš spent most of his life in the United States, where he emigrated in his late twenties. He worked for the legendary Black Light Theatre before establishing his own Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre.

Online grocer Rohlik.cz reports first annual profit

Radio Prague |
10 August 2018

The second-largest online grocer in the Czech Republic, Rohlik.cz has reported its first annual profit since its establishment in 2014, the Czech News Agency reported on Thursday. The retailer expects to see a turnover of 2.5 billion crowns in 2018 and plans to double that figure next year.

Continuing heatwave forces Czech farmers to slaughter their livestock early

Radio Prague |
10 August 2018

The ongoing hot and dry weather that continues to grip most parts of Europe is forcing Czech farmers to slaughter their cows early as they have no hay left to feed them.

Storm brewing over plan to cut state funds to NGOs

Radio Prague |
10 August 2018

A storm is brewing in the Czech government over financial support to NGOs. The prime minister's ANO party wants to cut state support for NGOs by CZK 3 billion, while its coalition partner, the Social Democrats, are vehemently against the plan. The debate is now focused on which NGOs should have their state support slashed.

Tourist numbers up again in second quarter

Radio Prague |
9 August 2018

The number of tourists in Czech hotels, hostels and camps rose to 5.5 million in the second quarter, a 4.6 percent increase year-on-year, the Czech Statistics Office reported.

People sending aid to families of soldiers killed

Radio Prague |
9 August 2018

People are sending money in aid of the families of the three soldiers killed in Afghanistan on Sunday. According to the head of the Military Solidarity Fund, Lenka Šmerdová, news of the soldiers deaths sparked a strong wave of solidarity with thousands of people sending money to a special account. Over 1.2 million crowns has been collected so far.

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