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Prague City Hall to reduce public transport costs for students

Radio Prague |
7 June 2018

Prague City Hall will radically reduce the price of public transport costs for students, deputy mayor Petr Dolínek announced on Wednesday. As of September 1, students will pay 365 crowns for an annual pass instead of the current 1,200 crowns per six months. The city hall will also introduce shorter intervals on the metro's B and C lines.

Study indicates ethnic hate is contagious

Radio Prague |
7 June 2018

Why do ethnic conflicts in some parts of the world flare up so easily and spread so fast? Is ethnic hate and intolerance contagious? Researchers from the Czech Republic and Slovakia joined forces to try to find the answers to some of those questions and arrived at some surprising conclusions.

Ministry aggro over Kaufland's 1-crown milk offer sparks pricing investigation

Radio Prague |
7 June 2018

The Ministry of Agriculture is taking unprecedented action against a supermarket chain over a promotional campaign. The ministry objects to German retailer Kaufland having offered shoppers the chance to buy a litre of milk for the token price of one Czech crown.

ANO leader Andrej Babiš gets second chance to form government

Radio Prague |
7 June 2018

President Zeman appointed Andrej Babiš prime minister on Wednesday, giving him a second chance to form a government after his first cabinet failed to win a vote of confidence in the lower house. His chances of success still remain far from certain and thousands of people took to the streets on Tuesday evening to protest against the appointment. They were protesting against a government which would have to rely on support from the Communist Party.

CVVM poll suggests Social Democrats on comeback

Radio Prague |
6 June 2018

The Czech Social Democrats appear to be making a comeback according to the latest poll by the agency CVVM in May. The poll puts support for the Social Democrats at 13 percent, in joint second place with the Civic Democrats (ODS) by still trailing the ANO party of current prime minister Andrej Babiš.

Czech software piracy hits historic low

Radio Prague |
6 June 2018

The use of illegal pirated software on Czech computers has reached 32 percent, according to a survey carried out for the Business Software Alliance.

Agriculture ministry calls for investigation over one crown milk

Radio Prague |
6 June 2018

Czech Minister of Agriculture Jiří Milek has called on the Czech competition office to investigate supermarket sales of milk for just one crown a litre. It's the first time that the ministry has called on the competition office to intervene against suspected price dumping.

Norwegian Egil Gjelland appointed biathlon head trainer

Radio Prague |
6 June 2018

In sport, Norwegian Egil Gjelland has been chosen to be the new trainer of the Czech biathlon team. The previous trainer, Ondřej Rybář, is to be the sporting director of the Czech Biathlon Association.

Czech spending boom speeds up in April

Radio Prague |
6 June 2018

The Czech retail sales boom speeded up in April with a 5.6 percent increase on spending levels compared with a year earlier. March sales rose at the rate of 3.9 percent.

Prague city leaders call for Slav Epic to be housed at Exhibition Grounds

Radio Prague |
6 June 2018

Prague City Hall's executive committee has called for Alfons Mucha's Slav Epic series of massive paintings to be housed in part of the Exhibition Grounds buildings where collections of sculptures have been displayed. A final decision must be taken by the full Prague council.

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