Friday, 14 August 2020

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Study: Almost one in four Czechs would favour strong leader

Radio Prague |
16 July 2020

Some 24% of Czech voters would favour a strong leader, according to a report from Bratislava think tank Globsec. The study Voices of Central Europe, which looked at 10 states in the region, also found that fewer than half of Czechs were satisfied with the workings of democracy in their country. Radio Prague spoke to Globsec's Dominika Hajdu and Katarína Klingová.

Already slowing wage growth likely to be held back further by crisis

Radio Prague |
16 July 2020

The average monthly salary in the Czech Republic reached CZK 34,077 in the first quarter of 2020. That was an increase of 5 percent year-on-year on the figure in the same period last year, the weakest such growth since 2016. And the advent of the coronavirus crisis means wages are unlikely to increase significantly any time soon, iDnes.cz reported.

Uncensored version of hit documentary Caught in Net out now

Radio Prague |
15 July 2020

Caught in the Net, a documentary mapping how predators target teenagers online, has been the most successful film at Czech cinemas this year. Now its makers have released an uncensored version.

Does the Polish election signal a conservative or illiberal shift in central Europe?

Radio Prague |
15 July 2020

President Andrzej Duda of Poland was elected to a second term at the weekend by a slim margin. Throughout the election campaign, Duda attacked the LGBT+ community, raising further concern among some Czech political observers of a turn towards "illiberal democracy" in central Europe, fanned by those seeking to ignite or exploit a culture war.

Survey: Half of Czechs financially literate but over two-thirds financially responsible

Radio Prague |
15 July 2020

The level of financial literacy of Czechs corresponds to the average of OECD countries, suggests an international survey cited by Czech Television. Some 48 percent of Czechs boast high financial knowledge, the study found.

Minister: Few Czech tourists returning with Covid-19, but Serbia and Montenegro now considered high-risk

Radio Prague |
14 July 2020

Only a handful of Czech tourists returning home from foreign summer holidays have tested positive for the coronavirus, Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch told Czech Radio. His assessment came just a month after open-borders were reinstated with most fellow EU states. However, tougher measures on travel to Serbia and Montenegro were put in place this week.

Despite crisis one in five Czech workers mull switching jobs

Radio Prague |
14 July 2020

Despite the relative economic uncertainty sparked by the coronavirus crisis, Czechs are not necessarily holding on tooth and nail to their jobs, suggests research by the STEM/MARK agency for the HR company cited by newspaper Mladá fronta Dnes. In fact, one in five members of the labour force are contemplating switching jobs this year, the study indicates. One in three respondents who said they were considering a change of scenery listed higher pay as their motivation.

Petr Jašek: My ISIS cellmates threatened to waterboard me

Radio Prague |
14 July 2020

Petr Jašek has experienced horrors many of us could scarcely imagine. A Christian missionary, he was subjected to escalating humiliation and violence when placed in a cell with prisoners from ISIS in Sudan, where he was charged with espionage for carrying out undercover work with church group Voices of the Martyrs.

Initiator: I was extremely surprised we got permission to erect Marian column

Radio Prague |
14 July 2020

The most divisive construction of the year in Prague is surely a Marian column that recently appeared on Old Town Square. It replaced a column in the same spot torn down by a mob shortly after Czechoslovakia received independence. Radio Prague discussed the response to the new structure with one of the initiators Eugen Kukla.

Panama-born Aileen Rodriguez on working in health care tech during Covid-19

Radio Prague |
13 July 2020

Aileen Rodriguez is from Panama but now lives in the Czech Republic. Working on the business side of the health care technology sector, she is responsible for the wider central and eastern European region and has seen her workload pile up significantly over the past months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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