Tuesday, 1 November 2016

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Grandi Stazioni loses lease of Main Railway Station in Prague

Radio Prague |
7 October 2016

Grandi Stazioni has lost its 30-year lease of the Main Railway Station in Prague, where it was supposed to complete a general reconstruction by October 2016.

Transport of crude oil reserves from Germany may be at risk

Radio Prague |
7 October 2016

The Czech company FAU which was to guarantee the transport of Czech oil reserves from Germany is deep in debt and may face insolvency proceedings, Czech Radio reported on Thursday.

All smiles for top-selling Czech toothbrush producer

Radio Prague |
7 October 2016

Swiss-made Curaprox toothbrushes have acquired a cult status among Czech consumers. The sales from the company's Czech branch have more than doubled since 2012, the news site Aktualne.cz reported, citing the Swiss producer's website.

Lasvit: transforming glass into a breath-taking light and design experience

Radio Prague |
7 October 2016

In 2007 when businesses were closing down as a result of the global crisis, Leon Jakimič founded his lighting installations and glass artworks company Lasvit. Today it is one of the world leaders in its field, with offices in New York, London, Paris, Milan, Dubai and many other cities.

Government agrees on minimum wage of 11,000 crowns

Radio Prague |
6 October 2016

The three parties in government have agreed to boost the country's monthly minimum wage from the current 9,900 to 11,000 crowns. The boost is the third over a relatively short period aimed at improving the pay for around 115,000 workers. The move will cost employers an additional CZK 3.5 billion in salaries and critics have warned the hike could lead to layoffs.

Škoda plant to boost production in face of growing demand

Radio Prague |
6 October 2016

With customers having to wait months for some models, carmaker Škoda Auto has decided to extend the working week at one of its Czech factories, Hospodářské noviny reported on Wednesday.

Marriages to foreigners increasing with Czech women preferring Westerners

Radio Prague |
6 October 2016

According to the latest official figures, the number of marriages between Czechs and foreigners has been on the increase in recent years. But why are Czech women more likely to marry Westerners while their male counterparts seem to favour spouses from Eastern Europe?

Seznam.cz launches own news service

Radio Prague |
5 October 2016

The leading Czech internet company Seznam has launched its own news service, Seznam Zprávy. Operators say the site will focus on video news, fast news updates and strong personalities.

Pirate Party accuses interior minister of copying part of thesis

Radio Prague |
5 October 2016

The Pirate Party has published what it says is evidence that the minister of the interior, Milan Chovanec, copied part of his Bachelor's thesis when he studied law at the University of West Bohemia in Plzeň.

Exhibition brings three centuries of US prints to Prague

Radio Prague |
5 October 2016

A new exhibition at the Czech National Gallery's Trade Fair Palace in Prague features works by leading US artists, including James McNeill Whistler, Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock.

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