Friday, 26 May 2017

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Pehe: Control of finance min. central to ongoing political battle

Radio Prague |
4 May 2017

Bohuslav Sobotka's announcement that he would hand in the resignation of his government over Finance Minister Andrej Babiš's alleged misconduct has been a bombshell on the political scene. Indeed, commentators are suggesting the prime minister's move is a risky, all-or-nothing gamble.

Farm sector faces serious shortage of workers

Radio Prague |
4 May 2017

Czech agriculture is facing the worst shortage of labour in its history. The number of agricultural workers and students of secondary schools focused on agriculture agricultural has fallen to a record low, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Wednesday.

Czech Wikipedia celebrates success after cautious start

Radio Prague |
3 May 2017

The Czech version of Wikipedia this week celebrates its 15th anniversary. Established on May 3, 2002, Czech Wikipedia currently offers more than 370,000 entries and some 70 new ones are added each day.

Czech wine growers count cost of severe frost

Radio Prague |
3 May 2017

Czech wine growers say severe frost which occurred at the end of April is likely to cost them around half a billion crowns. A national association of winegrowers anounced on Tuesday that the price of grapes is likely to rise this year as a result of the shortage of wine grapes.

Roma education initiative seeks to foster role models

Radio Prague |
2 May 2017

For more than 10 years, the Roma Education Fund has been helping young Roma students to receive higher education and become professionals in their fields. At the moment, the programme is operating in other 15 countries, including the Czech Republic.

Parties, extremists, students and pranksters mark May Day

Radio Prague |
2 May 2017

Czech political parties and various other groups held events on Monday marking May Day. While the Communists were the first to celebrate International Workers' Day with a gathering in Prague before noon, centre-right parties, extremist groups and pranksters were out in force later in the day.

Czech PM: Rapid approval of Brexit talks guidelines shows unity of EU leaders

Radio Prague |
2 May 2017

The Czech Republic's Bohuslav Sobotka and the leaders of 26 other European Union states unanimously approved negotiating guidelines for Brexit talks with the United Kingdom at a special summit in Brussels on Saturday afternoon.

Construction of new D metro line to begin at Pankrác

Radio Prague |
27 April 2017

Construction works on a long-delayed Metro line are set to begin soon.

Inspectors point to errors of over CZK 100 bn in Ministry of Finance accounts

Radio Prague |
25 April 2017

The Supreme Audit Office has uncovered inaccuracies amounting to over CZK 100 billion in the accounts of the Ministry of Finance for 2015. Officials say that shortcomings in the ministry’s accounts could impact the state’s final account and financial statements – and that the ministry even mixed up billions and millions. If the ministry does not rectify the shortcomings the inaccuracies will influence the drafting of the country’s financial statements, the Supreme Audit Office said.

Czech "Mona Lisa" on sale at Prague Antique Fair

Radio Prague |
21 April 2017

Twice a year Prague's New Town Hall hosts the city's biggest Antique Fair. This year's spring edition of the traditional event, held from April 20 to April 23, presents antique jewels as well as gemstones and small collectors' items.

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