Monday, 27 April 2015

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Number of Czechs working abroad on the rise

Radio Prague |
9 April 2015

The number of Czechs working abroad has increased over the last year, according to data released by the European Employment Services network (EURES). Some 110,400 Czechs worked abroad in 2014, i.e. 55,000 more than in 2006.

Blanka tunnel to open in mid-September

Radio Prague |
9 April 2015

The trial run of Prague's Blanka tunnel could be launched on September 15, according to the spokesman for ČKD Praha DIZ, company which supplied the cables destroyed during flooding last year.

Lower house passes legislation preventing closure of forest kindergartens

Radio Prague |
9 April 2015

The lower house on Wednesday passed an amendment to the law that will prevent the closure of outdoor nurseries known as forest kindergartens. According to the new legislation, the alternative nurseries can be granted an exemption from the strict hygiene norms that apply to traditional preschool facilities.

Attacks on Andrej Babiš fuelled by bio-petrol, diesel support proposal

Radio Prague |
9 April 2015

So called biofuels form a small part of ANO leader and finance minister Andrej Babiš' business empire. But it's a sector that is heavily under scrutiny as government agreed proposals to extend fuel support come before the lower house of parliament.

Regulators proliferate in Czech Republic amid mixed results

Radio Prague |
9 April 2015

For almost every business sector there is a regulator or at least a more general watchdog keeping an eye on developments. And some of those key business sectors lacking a regulator right now should soon be getting one.

Twenty-four rescued in boarding-house fire

Radio Prague |
8 April 2015

Firefighters were called during the early hours of Tuesday morning to fight a blaze in a boarding-house in Ostrov in the region of Karlovy Vary.

Human rights advocates up in arms over proposal to make HIV testing compulsory for high-risk groups

Radio Prague |
8 April 2015

The Czech Health Ministry is pushing a proposed amendment to the law on public health which would make HIV testing compulsory for some people in high risk groups. Human rights advocates say it would mean a serious breach of human rights.

Consistent usage of "ová" ending best possible approach, says Czech language institute chief Karel Oliva

Radio Prague |
8 April 2015

Just like society in general, Czech has changed markedly since the Velvet Revolution, says Karel Oliva, director of the Institute of the Czech Language.

PM, Prague mayor open extended metro line

Radio Prague |
7 April 2015

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and Prague Mayor Adriana Krnáčová, together with representatives of the Prague Public Transit Company, launched the opening of four new metro stations on Monday, extending line "A".

Film director Jiří Menzel intervenes in digital restoration dispute

Radio Prague |
7 April 2015

Oscar winning Czech film director Jiří Menzel has joined a group of film professions who have criticised the way Czech classic films are being saved in digital form.

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