Friday, 18 January 2019

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Czech manufacturing above world average in use of robots, says HSBC study

Radio Prague |
9 January 2019

For every 10,000 employees in the Czech Republic, there are 101 robots. This measurement, used in a recent HSBC study, places the Central European state above the world average, which lies at 74 robots.

Paulina Bren: There was a large spectrum of collaboration during normalisation

Radio Prague |
8 January 2019

In her book The Greengrocer and His TV: The Culture of Communism after the 1968 Prague Spring, historian Paulina Bren offers fresh perspectives on various aspects of Czechoslovakia's normalisation period.

Prague hopes to turn ex-hospital where Jan Palach died into 'Museum of Totalitarianism'

Radio Prague |
8 January 2019

Fifty years ago this January, Jan Palach doused himself in petrol and set himself alight on Wenceslas Square to protest the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. Prague City Hall is now looking to buy the former hospital where he died – slated to become a luxury hotel – and turn it into a "museum of totalitarianism".

Report: One in six Czech state attorneys were in pre-1989 Communist Party

Radio Prague |
8 January 2019

One in six of the Czech Republic's state attorneys are ex-members of the pre-1989 Communist Party, Czech Radio's iRozhlas news website reported on Monday. But defenders say it is unfair to judge them, as some prosecutors were blackmailed into getting a party card.

From cream to pig's blood: How cooking evolved during the Protectorate

Radio Prague |
8 January 2019

How does one eat when all but the most basic foodstuffs are cut off? That was the question that Czechs living during the Protectorate era between 1939 and 1945 had to ask themselves nearly every day.

Czech Post reports record number of Christmas packages

Radio Prague |
7 January 2019

Czech Post accepted nearly 14 million packages in the last quarter of 2018, which is an increase by 15 percent on the same period in the previous year, the Czech News Agency reported on Friday.

Government slow on upholding anti-corruption policy, say watchdogs

Radio Prague |
7 January 2019

When Andrej Babiš's government published its manifesto in June 2018, it vowed to come up with new measures to combat corruption, including laws protecting whistleblowers and the regulation of lobbying. However, some of the country's leading anti-corruption NGOs say the ANO-led government have been slow to deliver on those promises.

West Nile Fever in Czechia? EU's East StratCom Task Force issues "top absurd" fake news list for 2018

Radio Prague |
4 January 2019

This time of year, everyone is naturally taking stock of 2018 – the highs and lows of the past year – and what may lie ahead. Meanwhile, in Brussels, the EU's direct initiative to identify, debunk and counter Russia's disinformation campaign has come out with a list entitled "What did not happen in 2018?"

Court rules large supermarkets must provide unsold items to food banks

Radio Prague |
4 January 2019

Supermarket chains in the Czech Republic must continue providing unsold goods for free to food banks. The country's highest court has thrown out an appeal from a group of senators, who argued that the practice was a form of taxation and anti-business. The senators' petition was headed by billionaire businessman Ivo Valenta of the grouping Soukromníci, or Freeholder Party.

Study: Climate change replaces terror attacks as Czechs' biggest fear

Radio Prague |
3 January 2019

Czechs are increasingly concerned about threats related to climate change, suggests a freshly published survey. According to the study by the Median agency, they are mostly worried about drinking water becoming scarce and the impact of drought on the food harvest.

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