Thursday, 21 March 2019
Finance | Radio Prague

The Labour and Social Affairs Ministry on Monday announced its plan to increase the total parental leave benefit from 220,000 to 300,000 crowns. Despite the increase, the real value of the allowance will be lower than twelve years ago, Czech Radio's data journalism team reported on Wednesday. Daniel Prokop, sociologist from the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University says one solution to problem would be an inflation adjustment of parental benefit allowance.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

The Senate in a secret ballot, on Wednesday, chose not to approve Charles University Vice Rector and Law Professor Ales Gerloch's nomination to the Constitutional Court. Gerloch received only 19 out of 64 votes cast and his nomination failed.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Tereza Hluskova who was arrested at Lahore airport, while attempting to smuggle out nine kilograms of heroin, in January 2018, was sentenced by a Pakistani court on Wednesday. She will spend eight years and eight months in prison near Lahore, and in addition, will have to pay a fine of 113,000 Pakistani Rupees.

Business | Prague TV

People have become increasingly concerned about the origin of the meat they eat. A small farm called Kukburg - Farm to Table, located near Prague just outside the city of Černošice, offers beef and lamb grown in a sustainable manner.

Czech Republic and the EU | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) will travel to Brussels on Thursday and Friday, to attend the Spring European Council meeting. On the agenda, will be talks on strengthening the European economic base, climate change, a summit with China and ways to tackle disinformation.

National | Business | Reuters

The Czech Republic may support a delay to the date of Brexit at the upcoming European Council meeting, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Wednesday.

Business | Transitions Online

Despite threats to free movement across Europe, there are still cities for European millennials to consider moving to, and Prague ranks second.

National | Business | Radio Prague

Japanese professor of architecture Yoshio Sakurai has over the past twelve years visited every building ever realised by Adolf Loos, the Brno-born pioneer of European Modern architecture in the early 20th century. A sketchbook and camera in hand, Prof. Sakurai was on a mission that has now been fulfilled: to create exact scale models of Loos's best works.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

The cabinet headed by Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) met with representatives of the Association of Towns and Municipalities on Wednesday, to discuss amendments to the public construction law.

Business | MediaPost Communications

Journalists at Le Monde are working to prevent Czech energy billionaire Daniel Kretinsky from taking control of the iconic publication, widely considered to be France's newspaper of record. A deal is being hammered out among shareholders and representatives for the publisher and editorial staff, unnamed sources told the Financial Times.

Business | Radio Prague

According to a recent survey by the STEM/MARK agency two out of three Czechs say waiters must earn their tip, but only one in five people leave the customary ten percent of the bill. So are waiters rude and unwilling because Czechs are skimpy or are Czechs skimpy because waiters don't give proper service?

Business | Prague TV

The Czech Republic will end the emergency inspection measures against imports of Polish beef March 25, if Poland fulfills its promises to both Prague and the European Commission that it will take new safety measures.

National | Business | Brno Daily

Jiří Švachula has four properties sealed by police as more details emerge of the identities of those taken into custody in connection with the corruption scandal at Brno-Střed City Hall.

Czech Republic and the EU | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Czech Television reports that 40 parties and alliances registered to field candidates in the upcoming European Parliamentary elections, up one from the previous time. The elections will take place on May 24th and 25th.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Czech Television reports that President Milos Zeman who is currently visiting different parts of the country, called Turkey a de facto ally of the terror organisation, the Islamic State.