Sunday, 30 August 2015

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President Zeman calls for strengthening of EU's external borders

Radio Prague |
12 August 2015

Czech president Miloš Zeman and the heads of both houses of Parliament Milan Štěch and Jan Hamáček, have agreed on the need to strengthen EU's external borders. If these measures don't prove efficient enough, the Czech Republic should strengthen its own borders against the influx of illegal migrants, for instance by involving the Army, the heads of parliament told journalists after meeting with the president at the Lány Chateau on Tuesday.

Medicinal marihuana still unaffordable for most of those who need it

Radio Prague |
12 August 2015

More than two years after a law legalizing medical marihuana came into force and eight months after it first appeared on the market it remains out of reach for the majority of patients who need it.

Study: Two-thirds of Czechs take their work with them on vacation

Radio Prague |
12 August 2015

Summer holidays when people were able to kick back without once thinking about work are increasingly becoming a thing of the past.

Weak electricity prices continue to erode ČEZ profits

Radio Prague |
12 August 2015

Half year profit at ČEZ lower as electricity prices continue to slide but forward sales see some firming. The Czech power company says it is looking intently at Vattenfall's power assets in Germany and preparing for new nuclear plants in the Czech Republic.

Czech duo offers contact, adventure-packed non-package holidays

Radio Prague |
12 August 2015

If you don't like organised trips abroad but you are not quite sure how to arrange a journey on your own, a new Czech travel agency called Travelove might be just the thing for you.

Hundreds of crabs wiped out by drought

Radio Prague |
11 August 2015

The death of some 500 crabs in a stream near the town of Litomyšl last week has been ascribed to the severe drought. Suspicions that this may have been caused by fisheries not respecting the minimum stream flow from nearby lakes to protect their own fish have not been confirmed.

Fires raging in several parts of the country

Radio Prague |
11 August 2015

Fires are raging in several parts of south and west Bohemia with the regions' fire-crews and voluntary firefighters out in force. A forest fire near the town of Bavorov, south Bohemia, is reported to have destroyed 150 hectares of land.

Prague to get more security cameras

Radio Prague |
11 August 2015

Forty-four new security cameras should be installed in the center of Prague before the end of the year, according to the ctk news agency. There are over 2,000 security cameras in the city with more than half of them monitoring traffic.

Seven companies to be charged over manipulated tenders at Czech Post

Radio Prague |
11 August 2015

The police have proposed filing charges against 14 individuals and 7 companies in connection with manipulated tenders at Czech Post. Among the companies to be charged is the firm Agrotec which is part of the Agrofert group owned by Finance Minister Andrej Babiš and Czech Post itself. Czech Television reports Mr. Babiš' right hand man in the ANO party Jaroslav Faltýnek was on Agrotec's managerial board up until last spring.

Audit uncovers irregularities at State Land Office

Radio Prague |
11 August 2015

The Supreme Audit Office has reported irregularities in the management of the State Land Office. The office which processed applications within the church restitution law reportedly had a serious backlog, failing to process 42% of the requests for restitution of property within the set time limit.

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