Tuesday, 17 October 2017

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EU commissioner says grants are available to fight dual quality of products around EU

Radio Prague |
15 September 2017

EU member states who feel that they are getting inferior quality food products as compared to the same brands sold elsewhere will be able to request an EU grant for their testing, the EU commissioner for justice, consumers and gender-equality, Věra Jourová, said on Thursday.

Police charge 18 in connection with masisve fuel fraud scheme

Radio Prague |
15 September 2017

Police have charged 18 people in connection with a massive fuel fraud scheme that robbed state coffers of approximately 40 million crowns in 2012, the ctk news agency reported.

Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk: Seeing and listening to the jungles of our human society

Radio Prague |
15 September 2017

Eighty years ago this week, Czechoslovakia's first president Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk died at the age of eighty-seven. He had led the country from its independence in 1918 for the next seventeen years, enjoying immense popularity throughout that time.

Czech public sector pay rising fastest

Radio Prague |
15 September 2017

Pay growth has been faster in the public than private sector and unions are now turning to securing further increases for workers in the latter area.

Restorer: Black Peter was funnier with every viewing

Radio Prague |
15 September 2017

As a restored version of Miloš Forman's 1964 classic Black Peter enters cinemas, the head of the digitalisation team shares details about the process.

Czechia to lack 800 medical specialists by 2020

Radio Prague |
14 September 2017

The Czech Republic will lack around 800 medical specialists in 2020, the Union of Private Practitioners warned at a press conference on Wednesday. According to data provided by the Institute of Health Information and Statistics, the number of doctors will drop by 1200 within the next three years.

Digitally restored Black Peter to see its Prague premiere

Radio Prague |
14 September 2017

The digitally restored version of Miloš Forman's debut feature Černý Petr or Black Peter is set to have its premiere in Prague today at Kino Lucerna.

Uncovering the speedy secrets of the ground spider

Radio Prague |
14 September 2017

An international team of scientists including Czech biologist Milan Řezáč of the Crop Research Institute has just published surprising findings about the ground spider in The Journal of Experimental Biology.

Czech doctors helping thousands of refugees in Jordan

Radio Prague |
14 September 2017

The Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan is home to some 80,000 refugees. Even with international aid pouring in, living conditions in the camp are extremely harsh. And Jordan is one of the countries targeted by the Czech government's humanitarian medical aid program MEDEVAC, thanks to which around a thousand patients will be operated on this year.

Warehouse workers in short supply, reports Czech Radio

Radio Prague |
14 September 2017

According to Czech Radio, warehouse workers are in short supply in the Czech Republic and more are needed monthly, as newer and newer logistics centres go up.

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