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Czechs increasingly satisfied with life but also less tolerant towards minorities

Radio Prague |
29 June 2018

Czechs are said to be a grumpy lot, but in reality they are increasingly satisfied with life. According to a survey carried out by the faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University in Brno, Czechs are happier than they've been since 1991.

EDUA takes over James Cook Languages' Czech, Slovak and Polish units

Radio Prague |
29 June 2018

EDUA Group, this country's largest private educational group, has taken over the branches of James Cook Languages in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland, the companies announced on Thursday.

Central bank ups interest rates

Radio Prague |
29 June 2018

The Czech central bank on Wednesday unexpectedly increased the two-week repo rate by 25 basis points to 1% in order to contain inflation.

Charles University to open CZK 400mn centre opposite Prague train station by 2023

Radio Prague |
29 June 2018

Charles University has allocated some CZK 400 million towards opening a new centre opposite Prague's central train station, overlooking a park. It will house classrooms, conference facilities and a library, as well as a cafe open to the general public.

Co-author of Czech Insolvency Act warns debt-relief amendments could trigger judicial system collapse

Radio Prague |
29 June 2018

A co-author of the Czech Insolvency Act of 2006 has warned that a proposed amendment to the law would "unintentionally" give debt relief to hundreds of thousands of people. Tomáš Richter, a renowned expert on both Czech and European insolvency law, said in an interview that lax rules set out in the current amendment could potentially mean adding another 600,000-700,000 to the list of people qualifying for debt relief.

New agriculture minister to curb promo discount sales at big retailers

Radio Prague |
29 June 2018

The newly-appointed agriculture minister, Miroslav Toman, has said he will move to regulate the number of promotional campaigns in supermarket chains. The announcement comes in the wake of a controversial promo campaign at the German retailer Kaufland which recently offered shoppers a liter of milk for the price of just 1 crown.

People pay homage to victims of communism

Radio Prague |
28 June 2018

People around the country on Wednesday paid homage to the victims of communism. The day of remembrance coincides with the anniversary of the execution of politician Milada Horáková after a show trial on June 27, 1950. At a ceremony commemorating Horáková, the widow of the late president Václav Havel, Dagmar, said it was a sad paradox that on the day of remembrance of the victims of communism President Zeman had appointed a government that would have to rely on support from the Communist Party.

Visegrad leaders to meet with Macron ahead of EU summit

Radio Prague |
28 June 2018

The prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron before the opening of a two-day EU summit on migration in Brussels on Thursday.

Court rules on compulsory acquisition of land in the public interest

Radio Prague |
28 June 2018

In cases of compulsory acquisition of land in the public interest the state will still be bound to offer a suitable replacement along with financial compensation.

Hamáček wants dispute with president resolved through dialogue

Radio Prague |
28 June 2018

Social Democratic Party leader Jan Hamáček has said the party will not push for court action over the president's refusal to appoint party nominee Miroslav Poche to the post of foreign minister.

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