Friday, 28 July 2017

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Czech finance offices clampdown on multinational tax avoidance

Radio Prague |
10 July 2017

A crackdown on the Czech outposts of multinational companies means that they have never paid so much tax to the state as in 2016, the business daily Hospodářské Noviny, reported on July 7.

Czechs largely sidelined in Polish-led South Seas initiative

Radio Prague |
10 July 2017

US president Donald Trump made headlines with his Warsaw visit and comments on NATO, Russia, and the world situation. But the purported reason for his Polish stopover was mainly economic, highlighting the benefits that deliveries of US natural gas to countries in Central and South-East Europe. The Czech Republic was part of the Warsaw get together and will have taken notes of Trump's main points.

"Beautifully restored" The Shop on Main Street premieres at Karlovy Vary

Radio Prague |
8 July 2017

A major event for lovers of Czechoslovak cinema at this year's Karlovy Vary film festival has been the world premiere of a digitally restored version of The Shop on Main Street.

People in Need - 25 years of supporting humanitarian aid and development

Radio Prague |
7 July 2017

It is now twenty-five years since the founding of the Czech charity People in Need, or Člověk v tísni, which operates in several dozen countries around the world providing humanitarian relief, supporting development projects, and educational and human rights programs.

African swine fever regime widened to whole of Zlín district

Radio Prague |
4 July 2017

Special veterinary conditions have been imposed on the whole of the Zlín district after more cases of African swine fever. The special zone previously applied to a restricted area surrounding the site where the fever was confirmed in the first two cases two weeks ago.

Jaromír Jágr seeks new club after being dropped by Florida Panthers

Radio Prague |
4 July 2017

Czech ice hockey legend Jaromír Jágr's contract with the Florida Panthers has not been renewed ahead of the new season, meaning he must find a new club. The Panthers announced that the club regretted that it was seeking a new direction which did not include the 45 year old Czech.

KVIFF daily boss: If anything big stars are sensitive - you have to be careful not to scare them

Radio Prague |
4 July 2017

The journalist Veronika Bednářová has been closely associated with the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival for many years. Her main job there is as editor-in-chief of the Festival Daily newspaper, but she also is well-known for moderating press conferences with some of the world's biggest movie stars.

Increased use of Czech air space helps controllers' results soar

Radio Prague |
4 July 2017

Air traffic above the Czech Republic is getting heavier and heavier, a fact reflected in the results of the company Air Navigation Services, the news website iDnes.cz reported. The biggest players remain Lufthansa and Emirates, though their share is declining as low-cost airlines account for more and more of the flights through Czech airspace.

More Czechs holidaying abroad

Radio Prague |
4 July 2017

More Czechs are choosing to holiday abroad this year with Croatia, Slovakia and Italy the most popular tourist destinations. The interest is driven by the stronger currency, following the end of forex interventions, and an increase in wages.

Czech Republic still seeking justice for Czech killed in London

Radio Prague |
4 July 2017

The Czech Republic is currently chairing the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, one of Europe's top human rights institutions. During a visit to Strasbourg last week Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek also discussed a case that has raised emotions in the Czech Republic – a not guilty verdict in the case of an attacker who killed a Czech man in London following an altercation outside a fast food outlet. The Czech Republic has been seeking ways to get the case reopened.

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