Friday, 24 March 2017

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Social Democrats gear up for congress amid poor pooling and pressure on Sobotka

Radio Prague |
10 March 2017

Government leaders the Social Democrats are gearing up for a congress this weekend at which the party's chairman, PM Bohuslav Sobotka, is expected to retain his post. But in general what shape are the party in with elections coming up in October?

Gov't likely to support EC's Anti Tax Avoidance Package

Radio Prague |
9 March 2017

The Czech Republic appears it will support new European Commission rules on the taxation of large multinational corporations (under the EC’s Anti Tax Avoidance Package), writes financial daily Hospodářské noviny.

Czechs took out record number of loans in 2016

Radio Prague |
9 March 2017

Czechs markedly ran up new debts last year, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Tuesday. The overall debt burden in 2016 amounted to nearly two trillion crowns.

Czech TV: Up to 80% of net income goes to paying rent

Radio Prague |
7 March 2017

Monthly rent costs Czechs as much as 80 percent of their monthly net salary, according to Czech TV; the public broadcaster cited numbers from Numbeo.com. In neighbouring Poland and Slovakia, renters have to set aside even more.

When Czech competition came up short

Radio Prague |
3 March 2017

Czech regulators do not have the greatest of reputations. Some are lacking altogether, such as the one for the water industry and associated charges; others have taken a lot of time to get up steam, such as the rail regulator, and then there is the competition office.

Tescoma co-founder receives Czech Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Radio Prague |
2 March 2017

The Czech Entrepreneur of the Year Award, organised by the accounting & consultancy agency firm Ernst & Young, has gone to Tescoma co-founder and co-owner Petr Chmela.

Members-only beer clubs spring up with aim of keeping pubs open avoiding electronic cash register system

Radio Prague |
1 March 2017

No bill but regular membership fees, good beer and privacy: those are aims of more and more Czechs either founding or joining new so-called beer clubs, meant to replace classic, often ailing pubs in some towns and villages

Biggest test for electronic cash registers roll out from March 1

Radio Prague |
28 February 2017

The biggest test of the roll-out of the Ministry of Finance’s flagship measure, electronic cash registers or EET as it is known under its Czech acronym, comes on Wednesday.

VOA: 75 years of station many Czechs tuned into across Iron Curtain

Radio Prague |
27 February 2017

Many looking for an alternative to state-controlled media in communist Czechoslovakia tuned into to Voice of America, which was founded 75 years ago this month.

Deaf Empire: A new play looks at Smetana's triumph over adversity

Radio Prague |
27 February 2017

Many aspects of Bedřich Smetana's eventful life are captured in a new play by the American writer Stephan Delbos, which will be premiering in Prague at the beginning of March.

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