Saturday, 20 April 2019
Finance | Radio Prague

The Czech Ministry of the Interior has reduced by over one-quarter its funding for non-governmental organisations focused on preventing corruption. The money has been diverted into an anti-drink driving campaign – despite a previous government pledge to allocate more funds to anti-graft groups.

Business | Prague TV

Job seekers with language skills should attend the Job Spin Multilingual Job Fair in Prague on May 4 from 10 am to 4 pm at Anglo-American University. This will be its sixth time for the fair in Prague, and 12th overall, as they also take place in Brno.

Politics | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Outgoing Transport Minister Dan Ťok (ANO) will not only finish his term as minister at the end of April, but also resigned from the Chamber of Deputies, as he gave up his responsibilities as an MP, on Monday.

Politics | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

President Miloš Zeman met with future Transport Minister Vladimír Kremlík and future Industry Minister Karel Havlíček, at the Lány Chateau, on Monday. Both were nominated by Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO), last week, to replace Dan Ťok and Marta Nováková, from his party, as ministers.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

The Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc will be in Prague, on an official visit from April 16th to 18th. According to Vlada.cz, Nguyen will meet with Prime Minister Andre Babis (ANO) on the morning of Wednesday April 17th, to discuss the strengthening of economic relations between the two nations, at Straka Academy, Babis’ office.

Business | Reuters

A year after embarking on a record spending splurge, the Czech Republic, one of the European Union's star fiscal performers, is falling back into deficit and has started tightening its belt to prevent an economic slowdown from wrecking its budget.

Business | Reuters

Part of the Czech banking market expects a further drop in demand for mortgage loans in the second quarter and only a small part sees credit standards tightening, a central bank lending survey showed on Monday.

Politics | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

The latest political opinion polls conducted by Kantar CZ, for Czech Television, show that support for ANO and the Pirate Party continues to rise, at the cost of support for a number of other parties.

Politics | Prague | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Zdeněk Hřib (Pirates), Prague's Mayor, wrote an open letter to his coalition partner Jiří Pospíšil (TOP 09), the leader of the Spojené síly alliance, criticizing his recent comments about the coalition.

Business | Prague TV

Just under half of Czechs agree with the idea of employing foreigners in the country, and two-fifths oppose it, according to a recent poll. The results come even though many firms are struggling to fill positions, and the number open job spots threatens to slow down economic growth.

Business | Radio Prague

Czech billionaire developer Radovan Vítek's CPI Property Group completed the sale last week of 550 million euros (CZK 14 billion) in 4.9% bonds, a day before a CZK 70 billion lawsuit was filed against the him, the company and others in a US District court in New York over alleged fraud.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Czech Television reports that the Latvian driver of the van, which was stopped on the D1 Highway, on Thursday morning, carrying 13 Iraqi refugees who had crossed the border illegally, is in jail in Brno.

National | Business | Brno Daily

Andrew Feustel, an American geophysicist and astronaut with Czech ancestry who is known for bringing various symbols of the Czech culture into orbit, was in the city of Brno last week.

Finance | Brno Daily

A report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) ranks the teachers in the Czech Republic as having one of the lowest salaries, in comparison to other OECD members. Czechia is in the same boat as Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland – which currently has its teachers striking for higher salaries.

Business | Radio Prague

Prague this week for the first time hosted the European leg of the Startup World Cup & Summit, an annual event drawing hundreds of hopefuls and thousands of prospective investors. A Czech startup took the regional prize but lost out to a Swedish one for the continental prize – and USD 500,000 in seed money.