Sunday, 22 October 2017

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Ministry mulls massive recruitment of foreign workers to fill jobs

Radio Prague |
17 October 2017

Wages and jobs have been pushed as one of the main themes of Czech parliamentary elections. And a proposal from the finance ministry to open the door to around 200,000 foreign workers has sparked fresh clashes over the subject.

Parents who kidnapped their children wanted on European arrest warrant

Radio Prague |
16 October 2017

Police are searching for two children who were kidnapped by their parents from a children's home in Strakonice, South Bohemia on Friday. The two brothers, aged four and 10, were removed from the parents by the court.

Exhibition focuses on story of Prague pre-fab six

Radio Prague |
17 October 2017

An exhibition mapping the history of six panelak housing estates in Prague got underway on Thursday at the city's Dejvice district. It is the last in a series of fourteen exhibitions dedicated to the communist-era prefabricated apartment blocks around the Czech Republic.

Julian Rosefeldt's Manifesto one of highlights of National Gallery's autumn season

Radio Prague |
17 October 2017

The National Gallery is getting ready to launch its autumn season with a slew of new exhibitions as well as the publication of Law of the Journey, an accompanying book for the installation of one of the more famous works by artist and dissident Ai Weiwei at the Trade Fair Palace.

Czech business incubator created in Bangalore

Radio Prague |
16 October 2017

The Czech state business promotion agency CzechTrade and the Association of Small and Mid-Sized Businesses and Self Employed have teamed up to create a incubator to help Czech firms get a foothold in the massive Indian market.

Concrete barriers at historic sites a 'necesary eyesore' - for now

Radio Prague |
13 October 2017

Recently, concrete barriers were added around parts of the Old Town Square to prevent or block vehicles which could be used in a terrorist attack. There is no question about the prudence of the move but few would call the barriers "attractive".

Prague pays homage to UNESCO listed Tugendhat Villa

Radio Prague |
13 October 2017

An exhibition about the famous Tugendhat Villa by Mies van der Rohe is currently on display in the City of Prague Museum.

Report: Czech-Iranian relations set to be restored at top level

Radio Prague |
12 October 2017

Iran is one of the world markets that everyone wanted recently to get a share of with the prospect of sanctions ending, oil and gas exports starting in a significant way, and imports rolling in as the country starts to modernise. Full scale diplomatic relations between Prague and Tehran now appear on the verge of being restored, according to Hospodářské noviny.

Greenpeace calls for hike in Czech lithium mining royalties as row continues

Radio Prague |
12 October 2017

The environment group Greenpeace has weighed into a political row over the extraction of the valuable lithium ore in the Czech Republic. It says the country risks getting seriously short changed under the current mining royalty rules.

Outgoing PM makes euro adoption call

Radio Prague |
11 October 2017

The outgoing Czech PM, Bohuslav Sobotka, says the country should adopt the euro as soon as possible in order to remain at the core of the European Union, Novinky.cz reported. Speaking at a congress of the Confederation of Industry, the Social Democrat PM said there was no other path open to the Czech Republic. Mr. Sobotka said all modernisation measures would function only if the country were members of the EU's free internal market and part of a core of economically strong member states.

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