Friday, 25 May 2018

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Head of Czech Syndicate of Journalists: Changing structure of media ownership undermining press freedom

Radio Prague |
4 May 2018

World Press Freedom Day, marked on May 3rd, is perceived as a change to evaluate press freedom around the world and to defend the media from attacks on their independence. In the Czech Republic it serves as a reminder that all is not well in this field.

Prague archaeologists shed light on medieval city

Radio Prague |
4 May 2018

The City of Prague Museum has published the results of two unique archaeological digs carried out in the centre of the city. Among the discoveries are everyday objects from Wenceslas Square dating to back to Medieval Times which shed light on everyday life. They also include a rare statuette of a Madonna.

Number of long-term unemployed in Czechia drops

Radio Prague |
3 May 2018

The number of long-term unemployed in the Czech Republic has continued to go down, according to data released by the Czech Statistical Office on Wednesday.

People pay last respects to late author Pavel Šrut

Radio Prague |
3 May 2018

People have paid their last respects on Wednesday to the late writer, translator and lyricist Pavel Šrut who died last week at the age of 78. Mr Šrut was one of the Czech Republic's most respected authors of poetry and books for children.

Czech outdoors see explosion of pine and spruce pollen

Radio Prague |
3 May 2018

Many people who have spent time in the Czech outdoors the last few days have been struck by the unusually high amount of pollen in the air. Nature reserves are thick with particles descending on meandering streams and pathways full of hikers and cyclists.

HN: Czechs seeking to protect know-how with law targeted at Chinese

Radio Prague |
3 May 2018

Czech legislators are preparing a bill that seeks to prevent the theft of the country's technology and is primarily aimed at Chinese investments, Hospodářské noviny reported on Wednesday.

Czechs seen wary of radical EU budget reform

Radio Prague |
3 May 2018

The European Commission is due to unveil its long term proposal about how big EU funds should be, where they are directed, and which countries will turn out to be the biggest beneficiaries and paymasters. All indications are that dramatic changes are in the pipeline, something that the Czech Republic appears to have reservations about.

Total ban on smoking introduced at Prague airport

Radio Prague |
2 May 2018

A total ban on smoking came into effect at Prague's Václav Havel Airport on Tuesday. Previous smoking areas in the facility's transit areas have been done away with and the ban also applies to electronic cigarettes.

BMW to get investment incentives for vehicle testing centre

Radio Prague |
2 May 2018

Car maker BMW is set to get incentives worth 18.7 million euros to build a test centre for self-driving and electric vehicles in the Czech Republic under a memorandum approved by the Czech government on Monday.

City Hall and Uber sign memorandum on new operating conditions

Radio Prague |
2 May 2018

Prague City Hall and the app-based ride sharing service Uber have signed a memorandum of understanding in which Uber has agreed to meet conditions which would put it on an equal footing with taxi drivers.

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