Monday, 24 April 2017

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Právo: Czech firms employ convicts to fill workforce gap

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21 Apr 2017

Czech firms have been increasingly choosing employees from among prison inmates in a situation where the country suffers from a shortage of workforce, daily Právo wrote on Thursday, adding that the trend benefits both the firms and the prisoners involved.

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Senate approves free trade deal with Canada

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21 Apr 2017

The Senate, the upper house of Czech parliament, approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) that removes most duties and fees between the EU and Canada as of 2018 at its session on Wednesday night. In March, the Senate approved the associated strategic partnership agreement between the EU and Canada that defines a joint struggle against terrorism, money laundering and proliferation of the arms of mass destruction.

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Senate rejects Zeman's candidate for ÚSTR board member

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21 Apr 2017

The Senate rejected the nomination of writer Lenka Procházková for a member of the board of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (ÚSTR) in a secret vote on Thursday.

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MfD: Czechs need more out-patient psychiatrists

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21 Apr 2017

About 1,200 psychiatrists treat patients in the Czech Republic, but it is estimated that at least 800 more are needed in the country of more than 10 million people, daily Mladá fronta Dnes reported on Thursday.

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Annual march against breast cancer to cross Prague on June 10

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21 Apr 2017

The 17th annual march against breast cancer, with pink T-shirts as its traditional symbol, will cross the centre of Prague on June 10 and will be joined by a number of show business celebrities, the organisers told the media on Thursday.

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Museum marks 70 years from Czech globetrotter tandem's first trip

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21 Apr 2017

The National Technical Museum (NTM) in Prague will mark the 70th anniversary of the start of the first journey of the famous Czech globetrotter tandem Jiri Hanzelka and Miroslav Zikmund at a commemorative event on Saturday, NTM director Karel Ksandr told reporters on Thursday.

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Gov't commissioner to deal with Kvasiny industrial zone

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21 Apr 2017

A Czech government commissioner should deal with the further development of and the situation in the Kvasiny-Solnice industrial zone in the Hradec Kralove Region, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec told reporters after signing a cooperation memorandum on Thursday.

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Former spa in Plzeň may turn into modern Thai spa

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21 Apr 2017

The former municipal spa on the Plzen central embankment, which is a heritage site in the state of dilapidation, could be turned into a modern Thai spa, Plzen Mayor Martin Zrzavecky said on Thursday adding that the Thai ambassador has shown interest in the potential project.

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Czech military may send sappers to Mali, police to Iraq

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21 Apr 2017

The Czech military is planning the deployment of its sappers in the mission in Mali and the sending of military police to Iraq to train their local counterparts, Chief of Staff Josef Becvar told journalists on Thursday.

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KDU-ČSL, ANO want budget surplus to cut state debt

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21 Apr 2017

The Czech junior government Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) have tended to support the opinion of the ANO movement saying the 2016 state budget surplus should be used to cut the state debt, KDU-CSL MP Jaroslav Klaska told reporters after a meeting of the parties' experts on Thursday.

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