Friday, 24 November 2017

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Statue of Soviet general daubed with red dates in Prague

Radio Prague |
24 November 2017

A statue of the Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev in Prague was daubed with the dates of 1956, 1961, 1968 and 2017 in red paint, the police reported Thursday.

Illegal warehouse with 26 tonnes of meat found in Prague

Radio Prague |
24 November 2017

Veterinary inspectors have discovered an illegal warehouse with 2.6 tonnes of meat, the deputy spokesman of the Czech Veterinary Authority, Petr Majer, told the Czech News Agency on Thursday.

London launch for new Petra Hůlová translation

Radio Prague |
24 November 2017

Three Plastic Rooms, a new English translation of the novel Umělohmotný třípokoj by Petra Hůlová, has just been published. Marking the book's official launch, the author spoke at an event attended by local aficionados of Czech literature in London this week.

Škoda Auto step up strike threat

Radio Prague |
24 November 2017

Unions at Volkswagen's Czech manufacturer Škoda Auto are threatening to go on strike, claiming that the company doesn't show enough interest in its employees, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Thursday.

"Second" Czech city cool again

Radio Prague |
24 November 2017

Brno is cool again. The second city of the Czech Republic is finally shedding its somewhat shabby image and finding healthy self-confidence. Its streets are filling with smart shops and there is a lot to do and see.

Growing number of Czechs unwilling to travel to work

Radio Prague |
23 November 2017

Czechs are less willing to move because of work, according to an analysis by the Grafton Recruitment agency, released by Czech News Agency on Wednesday.

Czech family firm to provide 10,000 pucks to Olympic Games

Radio Prague |
23 November 2017

A family firm from the Czech Republic will provide nearly 10,000 hockey pucks to the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. The company GUFEX, located in Kateřinice in north Moravia, began producing pucks in 1994.

Prague stands out for cluster of European brain business jobs

Radio Prague |
23 November 2017

A study has perhaps surprisingly put the Czech capital Prague and its Slovak counterpart, Bratislava, out there as some of the top locations for the concentrations of so-called brain business in Europe.

Most Czechs profiting from discount telecom tarrifs, says watchdog

Radio Prague |
23 November 2017

Around seven out of 10 Czechs are getting discounted rates for Internet mobile phone use compared to than those being officially offered by the main providers, according to the business daily Hospodářské Noviny.

Zeman calls author of Zvezda article a madman

Radio Prague |
23 November 2017

An article published on the website of Russian state-wide television channel Zvezda on Tuesday has drawn very sharp responses from Czech politicians, including Miloš Zeman, the Czech head of state. He called the article, which argued that Czechs should be grateful for the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia, an insult to the nation.

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