Monday, 27 May 2019

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HN: Gov't eyes far higher tax revenues from Google and Facebook

Radio Prague |
23 April 2019

The Czech government aims to obtain much more revenue in taxation from the likes of Google and Facebook, Hospodářské noviny reported on Thursday. Under a planned new digital tax scheme, the huge multinationals would be forced to pay taxes in the place they make earnings, in this case the Czech Republic, the daily said. The cabinet is hoping the move could lead to increased revenues of around CZK 3 billion annually and the minister of finance is expected to draft a digital tax bill within a month.

RSF: Czech oligarchs, nation's president and PM continue to undermine press freedom

Radio Prague |
23 April 2019

The Czech Republic has dropped another six spots in the annual global ranking of press freedom published by the watchdog Reporters Without Borders. The country is now in 40th place, after a steady slide over the past four years.

Children's publishing house Albatros marks 70th anniversary with special collection

Radio Prague |
18 April 2019

This week marks 70 years since the establishment of the famous children's books publisher Albatros. As part of the anniversary, Albatros has released a collection of some of its most famous titles, both fiction and non-fiction, published in the years between 1960 and 1980.

Unfinished piano piece by Antonín Dvořák completed by AI programme

Radio Prague |
18 April 2019

Fans of Antonín Dvořák have a chance to hear a new piece by one of the greatest Czech composers. An artificial intelligence programme called AIVA recently completed a fragment of his piano composition in E-minor.

Aktuálně: Bosses weary of firing intoxicated employees due to low unemployment levels

Radio Prague |
18 April 2019

Historically low unemployment rates are having unusual side effects on the way companies treat their employees. News server Aktuálně reports that companies sometimes have to tolerate drunk and otherwise intoxicated employees for fear of having no one to replace them if they were fired.

Festival showcases Czech films around US and Canada

Radio Prague |
17 April 2019

Czech That Film, an annual festival of contemporary Czech films, is currently underway across the United States and Canada.

Czechs offer restoration experts to help France rebuilt Notre-Dame cathedral

Radio Prague |
17 April 2019

The world watched in horror on Monday night as the medieval Cathedral of Notre-Dame – an iconic symbol of the beauty and history of Paris – was engulfed in flames. Expressions of sympathy and offers of concrete help have poured in from Czech state officials and ordinary citizens alike.

Record amount of Czech households increased their wealth, shows study

Radio Prague |
17 April 2019

Nearly a third of Czech households saw their financial wealth grow last year, a study published by GfK reveals. The market researcher's director, Tomáš Drtina, told journalists at a press conference that this was the largest wealth increase since the study began to be conducted more than twenty years ago.

Trevor Sage, the Englishman cleaning Prague's Holocaust memorial plaques

Radio Prague |
16 April 2019

Around Prague there are hundreds of stones inlaid in the pavement honouring the victims of the Holocaust. Sometimes grimy and easy to miss, these stones have been receiving fresh attention thanks to Trevor Sage, who decided last year to go around the city and clean them all.

Czech "breastfeeding guerrilla" mums stage "feed-ins" over incident at Austrian bank

Radio Prague |
16 April 2019

A group of Czech mothers known as the "breastfeeding guerrillas" – Kojící guerila – held a "feed-in" shortly before lunchtime on Monday at local branches of Austria's Raiffeisen bank. The protest was called over a specific incident at a Prague branch, but is part of a long-running campaign to change public attitudes.

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