Wednesday, 20 August 2014
National | Radio Prague

The government working group tasked with cushioning the impact of the Ukraine crisis and escalating sanctions on Czech companies has proposed state help for firms putting employees on short-time work as its main recommendation. The group argues such help could avoid massive lay-offs if the worst happens with the framework in place for future emergencies as well as the current one.

Business | Radio Prague

Speculation has been raised in the Russian media that Moscow's next retaliatory sanctions against the European Union and West could cover car imports. If that were the case, then the Czech Republic's biggest industrial companies and exporters could suffer an unwelcome, but not fatal, blow.



National | aktuálně.cz

Czech fugitive Radovan Krejčíř has regained control of some of his property seized by Czech authorities. The UZSVM, an agency that represents the state in property disputes, returned items worth more than CZK 30 million to Krejčíř's lawyers from the MSB Legal firm.

Prague | The Prague Post

The Prague 1 Town Hall has responded to complaints about Segways and bicycles in Kampa Park, located next to the Vltava River, by quietly posting signs Aug. 15 at both ends of the park.

National | Radio Prague

Police in Germany have detained a Czech man on an arrest warrant issued in 1976, the news website reported. The man, who is 67, was picked up at the airport in Frankfurt, where he had just landed on a flight from Brazil.

National | Radio Prague

Czech students are sought after not just by local universities and colleges, but also by their European counterparts as student numbers dwindle across the continent. But while they are faced with more choice, Czech students also face a more difficult jobs market and the need to mark themselves out from the rest.

Business | Reuters

The Czech arm of Italian bank UniCredit has taken a nearly 6 percent stake in O2 Czech Republic by buying shares from investors who were unable to sell their stock in the telecom group's recent buyout offer.

Cinema | The Prague Post

Three Brothers (Tři bratři), the latest film by acclaimed Czech director Jan Svěrák, has seen one of the most successful opening weekends at the box office ever in the Czech Republic.

Cinema | Radio Prague

Gottland, a documentary film inspired by a book uncovering various aspects of Czech culture and modern history, received a pre-premiere at a railway freight yard in Prague's Žižkov district on Monday night.

Life | The Prague Post

Brewery's 'Bernard Day' means beer will cost just CZK 10, but there is a catch.

Arts | Stars and Stripes

The Czech town of Hradec Králové is sure to attract hip-hop fans in droves through Saturday with its annual lineup of artists from Europe, Britain, the United States and other parts of the world.

Sport | Radio Prague

After lots of speculation, the goalkeeper for the Czech national soccer team, Petr Čech, found himself on the bench during Chelsea's first game of the new season on Monday, replaced by the young Belgian keeper Thibaut Courtois.