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New Czech PM chooses Brussels and crunch EU Council for first foreign trip

Radio Prague |
15 December 2017

Sometime labelled as anti-European Union, new Czech prime minister Andrej Babiš has chosen Brussels and a crunch European Council meeting as his first foreign trip. And Mr. Babiš says he wants his government to play a much more active role in EU affairs.

Newsweek: US ambassador to Prague was involved in Watergate-linked violence

Radio Prague |
14 December 2017

Newsweek has reported that the recently appointed American ambassador to Prague, Stephen B. King, was allegedly involved in violence in connection with the Watergate affair in the early 1970s.

Škoda Auto records best monthly results in November

Radio Prague |
14 December 2017

Czech car maker Škoda Auto recorded its best monthly results ever in November. The company sold 114,600 cars in November, which is an increase by 17.5 percent on the previous year, according to a press release issued on Wednesday.

Elections and prisoner Kájínek among Czech Google's top searches

Radio Prague |
14 December 2017

Parliamentary elections, ice hockey championships and the presidential pardon of the country's most notorious prisoner Jiří Kajínek were among the top trending searches on Google in the Czech Republic in 2017, the company said in a press release on Wednesday.

Over 30% of bridges in Central Bohemia are in poor shape

Radio Prague |
14 December 2017

Over 30 percent of bridges in the Central Bohemian region are in a poor state and 11 percent are in dangerous condition, Jaroslava Pokorná Hermanová, governor of the Central Bohemian region, told journalists on Wednesday.

Hopeful punt on Indian pet food market pays off for Czech producer

Radio Prague |
14 December 2017

It's sheer size, reputation for bureaucratic obstacles, and the time and expense of opening markets makes India a daunting challenge for most exporters. But one Czech company over the last year has taken the plunge and it appears to be a success story.

New Czech government led by Andrej Babiš sworn in at Prague Castle

Radio Prague |
14 December 2017

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš' new minority government has been sworn in at Prague Castle and will now have a maximum 30 days to find backing in a confidence vote. The prime minister made clear earlier his government was wasting no time getting to work. First up: getting things up and running at the ministries and then a two-day summit in Brussels.

Police officers reportedly arrested after raids on law firms

Radio Prague |
13 December 2017

The General Inspectorate of the Security Services on Tuesday launched a series of raids in Prague in connection with the alleged influencing of criminal proceedings. The Czech News Agency said that officers from the inspectorate, which polices the police, had carried out searches of the premises of law firms.

Prague takes criminal action over footbridge collapse

Radio Prague |
13 December 2017

The Prague authorities have filed a criminal complaint against an unknown perpetrator in connection with the collapse of a footbridge in the city at the start of December, the mayor of the city, Adriana Krnáčová, said on Tuesday. The authorities believe there is evidence for a case of endangerment through neglect.

Czech law students excel in FDI Moot contest

Radio Prague |
13 December 2017

Czech law students from Prague's Charles University excelled in this year's FDI Moot contest beating their American counterparts from Harvard and Russia's prestigious Lomonosov University. The Czechs say improvisation helped them win.

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