Wednesday, 15 August 2018

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Former accreditation commission head on Czech obsession with titles and plagiarism

Radio Prague |
3 August 2018

In the past month the Czech public saw the heads of two government ministers roll over suspicions of plagiarism in their university theses. The scandal sparked a public debate regarding the problems of plagiarism in institutions of higher learning and how widespread a problem it is given the developments of recent weeks.

5G network auction moving ahead, but "affordable" unlimited data still far off

Radio Prague |
3 August 2018

The Czech Telecommunication Office (ČTÚ) is due to begin testing the 5G network in September and plans to auction 700 MHz frequencies in the second half of 2019, in hopes of attacking a fourth mobile operator to increase competition – and reduce rates for individual customers, who pay more on average than other Europeans.

Constitutional Court extends right not to incriminate family member to "close friends"

Radio Prague |
2 August 2018

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the right of a witness or person being interrogated not to incriminate a family member now applies also to "close friends".

Moravia Steel, Třinecké železárny will not submit binding bid for ArcelorMittal Ostrava

Radio Prague |
2 August 2018

Neither Moravia Steel nor its subsidiary Třinecké železárny will submit a binding offer to purchase the rival steelworks ArcelorMittal Ostrava. A Třinecké železárny spokesperson said on Wednesday that the decision had been made after "careful analysis and consideration of all aspects" of a potential deal, without providing details.

Raiffeisenbank: Czechs work 41.1 hours per week on average

Radio Prague |
2 August 2018

People in the Czech Republic worked an average of 41.1 hours per week last year, according to a study by Raiffeisenbank, with entrepreneurs clocking in about five hours more per week than employees.

CVVM: Every second Czech sees economy as solid

Radio Prague |
2 August 2018

According to a poll by the Center for Public Opinion Research (CVVM), 49 per cent of Czechs see the economic situation as good, 36 per cent are undecided, and 15 per cent see it as doing poorly.

Popular cookies commemorate the gruesome legend of the Štramberk ears

Radio Prague |
2 August 2018

Cone-shaped confectionery, called "štramberské uši" or the Štramberk ears is a home-grown delicacy. The legend of the Štramberk ears dates as far back as the 13th century AD and it is not for the faint-hearted.

Heatwave continues to put pressure on businesses, individuals alike

Radio Prague |
2 August 2018

The current heatwave shows no signs of abating. As temperatures soar to mid-30s around the country, the scorching heat continues to affect the lives of individuals as well as business operations.

Labour and health ministers against birthing houses

Radio Prague |
1 August 2018

The newly-appointed Social and Labour Minister Jana Maláčová and Health Minister Adam Vojtěch are against the idea of setting up birthing houses in the Czech Republic, which would be staffed by midwives.

Tougher legislation will seek to crackdown on rogue animal breeders

Radio Prague |
1 August 2018

After the countrywide shock surrounding the gruesome details of a police crackdown on an illegal tiger trade den and the escapes of four feline predators from zoo parks in the country, the Ministry of Agriculture announced a joint effort with the Ministry for the Environment, which aims to propose tougher legislation regarding the ownership and exhibiting of wild animals.

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