Wednesday, 20 June 2018

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Ombudswoman Šabatová presented with France's Legion of Honour

Radio Prague |
19 June 2018

The Czech ombudswoman, Anna Šabatová, has been presented with France's Legion of Honour in a ceremony at the French Embassy in Prague. The former dissident was given the top accolade for her life-long work promoting human rights and the rule of law.

Trump's ascent reflects change in nature of celebrity, says Showbiz Politics author Katherine Cramer Brownell

Radio Prague |
19 June 2018

Historian Katherine Cramer Brownell, author of Showbiz Politics: Hollywood in American Political Life, was in Prague recently to deliver a talk at the city's branch of New York University.

New boss tasked with overhauling struggling Czech Post

Radio Prague |
19 June 2018

Czech Post has a new director general. Freshly-installed chief Roman Knap has been tasked with cutting costs but also raising salaries at the beleaguered postal service, which has one of the world's densest branch networks.

President, KSČM leader openly reject foreign minister nomination

Radio Prague |
19 June 2018

Prime Minister-designate Andrej Babiš presented his proposed new cabinet line-up to the Czech president for approval on Sunday. But the political uncertainty is not over, with the foreign minister nomination proving controversial.

30 Czechs a year travel to North or South Pole

Radio Prague |
18 June 2018

Ahead of the anniversary of the death of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen – the first person to reach the South Pole, in December 1911 – Czech travel agency Sen said that some 10 Czechs a year follow in his footsteps. The North Pole is more popular, attracting some 20 Czechs adventurers annually.

Babiš sues Slovakia over his listing as communist-era secret police agent

Radio Prague |
18 June 2018

Czech Prime Minister-designate Andrej Babiš (ANO) has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Slovakia at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, in the latest chapter of a long-running dispute over whether he was falsely listed as an agent of Czechoslovakia's communist-era police, the StB.

Oreo cookie/Milka chocolate maker to invest USD 200mn in Czech plant

Radio Prague |
18 June 2018

The American snacks giant Mondelēz International, best known as the maker of Oreo cookies and Milka-branded chocolate for the European market, has announced a 200 millon dollar investment into in a biscuit manufacturing facility in the Czech Republic, with the aim of boosting sales growth in Europe.

ANO and Social Democrats agree to form coalition government

Radio Prague |
18 June 2018

Social Democrat leader Jan Hamáček said on Friday that an internal party-wide referendum had approved forming a coalition government with Prime Minister-designate Andrej Babiš's ANO movement. Just under 60 per cent of Social Democrats voted in favour of the move.

Social Democrats not to support former leader Jiří Paroubek in Senate elections

Radio Prague |
18 June 2018

The Social Democratic Party will not support its former chairman, Jiří Paroubek, in the Senate elections due to take place in the autumn, the party decided on Friday. Mr. Paroubek wanted to run as an independent candidate with the support of the Social Democrats for the Senate seat in the region of the Ostrava region.

Czech Republic scores another victory in Diag Human arbitration battle

Radio Prague |
18 June 2018

The Czech Republic has achieved another victory in its international arbitration battle with the blood product company Diag Human, the Ministry of Health announced in a press release on Friday.

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