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EU funds to scale up Czech fish farms

Radio Prague |
17 June 2015

Czech fish farmers are set to receive significant support in the form of European funds. As of next October, breeders will be able to draw up to CZK 1.1 billion from the Agriculture ministry's Operational Programme, largely funded by the European Union.

Prague Quadrennial offers bold mix of culture and politics

Radio Prague |
17 June 2015

The Prague Quadrennial, the largest exhibition of performance design and theatre architecture in the world, gets under way in Prague.

HN: Industry minister for establishment of state firm to build nuclear reactors

Radio Prague |
16 June 2015

The minister of industry and trade, Jan Mládek, wants to set up a government-run company to build nuclear power stations in the Czech Republic, Hospodářské noviny reported on Monday.

Pope Francis takes significant step forward with Jan Hus comments

Radio Prague |
16 June 2015

Relations between Czechs and the Catholic Church have been strained for hundreds of years. One of the factors was undoubtedly the burning of the religious reformer Jan Hus at the stake 600 years ago. Now Pope Francis has spoken of the Catholic Church's need to seek forgiveness for the killing in what some are seeing as the biggest step towards reconciliation so far.

Czech home loan leaders put up mortgage charges

Radio Prague |
16 June 2015

Leading Czech mortgage lenders have signaled that home loans are set to rise with the era of record low rates coming to an end.

Havel was a hero who didn't disappoint, says Art for Amnesty's Bill Shipsey

Radio Prague |
16 June 2015

This Wednesday a bust of Václav Havel will be unveiled at Ireland's Dáil (Parliament), making him the first non-Irishman to be recognised in this way. The man behind the move is barrister Bill Shipsey.

No bonuses for ČEZ management

Radio Prague |
15 June 2015

Members of the board of directors and the supervisory board of the ČEZ energy group will not receive bonuses from last year's profit it was decided at a company meeting on Friday.

PM: Despite landslide D8 construction to be completed in 2016 as planned

Radio Prague |
15 June 2015

The prime minister insists construction work on a long-planned road artery leading from Prague to Germany's Saxony will be completed next year as planned, despite a large landslide.

Long-term defence strategy expects serious threats to Czech allies in coming decades

Radio Prague |
15 June 2015

According to a defence strategy to be approved by the government on Monday the Czech Republic and its EU and NATO allies will face serious long-term threats in the coming decades. The document, which was rubberstamped by the State Security Council two weeks ago, sets out the direction of the Czech Army between now and the year 2030.

Treatment of O2 minority shareholders sparks criticism

Radio Prague |
15 June 2015

The Czech Republic does not have a rosy reputation for its past treatment of small or minority shareholders. Many have been treated poorly when 'squeezed out' by the majority owners. And the moves by PPF, the majority owner of telecoms giant O2, has raised suspicions they are getting a raw deal again. The general director of the Prague Stock Exchange protested in Hospodářské noviny that PPF's buyout bid to remaining O2 shareholders last year was so administratively complicated that many could not take it up.

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