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Sixteen firms bidding for medical marihuana deal

Radio Prague |
14 July 2014

Sixteen Czech firms have presented their bids for licences to grow and sell medical marihuana to pharmacies, the State Institute for Drug Control said on Friday. In the first phase of the two-round tender, the institute will review technical conditions while price will be the decisive factor in the second round.

Poll: 45% of Czechs support gay marriage

Radio Prague |
14 July 2014

Some 45 percent of Czechs support gay couples’ right to marry, according to a poll by the CVVM agency released on Friday. Around 73 percent of those surveyed said they were in favour of gay people's registered partnership.

ANO candidate for EU commissioner says she is up to the challenge

Radio Prague |
14 July 2014

Regional Development Minister Věra Jourová, whom the coalition party ANO last week put forward as its nominee for EU commissioner, says that while regional development is her main area of interest she feels up to the challenge of accepting other portfolios.

Insurance company puts money into prevention to fight child obesity

Radio Prague |
14 July 2014

A Czech health insurance company has launched a pilot health awareness project for the parents and children to help fight obesity, the ctk news agency reports. Five percent of Czech children are obese and a growing number of them are overweight, largely due to a bad lifestyle.

Georgian film Corn Island picks up main prize at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Radio Prague |
14 July 2014

Georgian filmmaker George Ovashvili’s Corn Island won the main prize –the Crystal Globe Award - at the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on Saturday night.

A viral epidemic is threatening bee colonies in central Bohemia

Radio Prague |
14 July 2014

A viral epidemic is threatening bee colonies in central Bohemia. Experts say it is the seventh outbreak this year.

Czech Republic seen as second worst EU country in which to start up a business

Radio Prague |
14 July 2014

The Czech Republic is the second worst country in the EU in which to start up a business, according to a report by the World Economics Form. A survey among local entrepreneurs indicates that the process of setting up a business is bureaucratic and time consuming.

Another Czech soldier injured in attack on night patrol at Bagram military base

Radio Prague |
14 July 2014

Another Czech soldier has been injured during an attack on a nigh patrol at the Bagram military base in Afghanistan. The patrol came under fire from insurgents not far from the base which the Czech unit serving under ISAF is protecting.

ANO party surging ahead in popularity ratings

Radio Prague |
14 July 2014

The ANO party of the ruling coalition has surged ahead in popularity ratings. According to a survey conducted by the polling agency Aisa the party would now get 31 percent voter support, as compared to the 18.6% it won in last year's general elections.

Czech Post wants hundreds of small outlets franchised

Radio Prague |
14 July 2014

Czech Post wants to franchise around 200 of its small outlets within the next two years, the company's general director Martin Elkan told Czech Television on Sunday.

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