Saturday, 28 March 2015

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Half Czech bread and rolls contain excessive salt, says consumer group

Radio Prague |
12 March 2015

Half the bread and bread rolls produced in the Czech Republic contain more the recommended level of salt, according to the consumer group Vím, co jím a piju (I Know What I Eat and Drink).

Average wages rise by 2.3% in fourth quarter

Radio Prague |
12 March 2015

Average wages in the Czech Republic rose by 2.3% in the four quarter of 2014 compared with a year earlier to total 27,200 crowns, the Czech Statistics Office said on Wednesday.

Radovan Krejčíř stars in prison soccer video

Radio Prague |
12 March 2015

Infamous Czech prisoner Radovan Krejčíř has won a worldwide following for his dubious soccer skills after a video of him playing football with Oscar Pistorius in the courtyard of a South African jail was put on the web.

Proposed energy law completes turbulent second reading

Radio Prague |
12 March 2015

A proposed new energy law completed its problematic second reading in the lower house of the Czech parliament Wednesday after considerable delays. Discussion over the shape of the new law took place on Tuesday and into Wednesday with hundreds of amendments proposed.

iHNed: Blanka Tunnel could have already "saved" billions had it opened on time

Radio Prague |
12 March 2015

The opening of Prague's Blanka Tunnel complex was recently postponed indefinitely by Prague City Hall. Originally, the tunnel was slated to open at the end of 2011. Had it opened on time, financial news website iHNed reported this week, it would have already translated into billions of savings.

Czech arms industry fired up on growing export sales

Radio Prague |
12 March 2015

Czech arms companies have been in the news a lot recently with accusations that some have been exporting equipment to war torn Ukraine. That is a claim that is largely brushed off by the main industry lobby group which had its sights set on more lucrative markets.

Minister: Construction of over 200km of new roads to start in 2016

Radio Prague |
11 March 2015

Work will start on 223 kilometres of new roads in the Czech Republic next year, the minister of transport, Dan Ťok, said at a meeting of construction industry leaders on Tuesday.

Zaorálek: Foreign hostages from Libyan oil field most likely in the hands of brutal militant group

Radio Prague |
11 March 2015

The fate of nine foreign workers, among them one Czech national, who were kidnapped by terrorists in an attack on an oil-field in Libya last Friday, remains at the center of media attention. The Czech foreign minister admitted on Monday that the situation was exceptionally serious and that with high probability the group was in the hands of the brutal militant group responsible for the recent execution of 21 Egyptian Copts.

Czech unemployment figures fall in February

Radio Prague |
11 March 2015

The Czech unemployment rate fell in February from 7.7 percent a month earlier to 7.5, with those out of work numbering a little under 550,000, roughly 8,000 fewer than in January. A year ago, unemployment in the country stood at 8.6 percent.

Prague takes first step towards Holocaust memorial

Radio Prague |
11 March 2015

The Bubny Railway Station in Prague, which saw tens of thousands of Czech Jews leave for the ghettoes and Nazi death camps, is set to become a new Holocaust Memorial.

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