Thursday, 17 August 2017
Business | Prague TV

The Czech economy was successful in the second quarter of 2017, according to the Czech Statistical Office (ČSÚ). A preliminary estimate showed that the gross domestic product (GDP), adjusted for price effects and seasonally adjusted, increased in the second quarter of 2017 by 2.3 percent compared to the previous quarter. The growth makes the Czech economy one of the strongest in the EU.

National | Prague TV

Taxis may soon face tougher penalties. The Senate approved an amendment to the Road Transport Act that tightens penalties for taxis violating the law and strengthens the powers of municipalities in setting the conditions for enforcement.



National | ČTK

Several transfers of shares were made around the farm Čapí hnízdo, owned by the former concern of Andrej Babiš (ANO), leader of the government ANO, in order to cover up its ownership structure and to enable the Czech company to be eligible for a European subsidy, the server says.

Politics | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman has enough signatures to seek re-election in 2018 as he collected over 59,000 of them by Wednesday, while 50,000 are needed, Zeman's wife Ivana Zemanova, the head of his petition team, has told journalists.

Prague | ČTK

Lenka Stodolová has become the first female driver of a waste collection vehicle in the capital of Prague, daily Mladá fronta Dnes reported. She appreciates her new job, saying it is surprisingly clean work since as a driver, she does not get in touch with dirt and waste at all.

Business | Radio Prague

Private Czech train and bus operator Leo Express has entered the German market, taking over the German long-distance operator Locomore, the daily iDnes reported on Wednesday, citing the German magazine Spiegel. Leo Express will operate a line between Berlin and Stuttgart in the southeast of Germany.

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Repeatedly, Czech employees have been among the top 10 happiest on the planet. Yet, about a million of the current employees in the Czech Republic are thinking about changing their jobs. Why?

Prague | Prague TV

The Prague City Council has agreed to change the land next to Štefánikův most (Štefánik Bridge) near the Ministry of Industry and Trade at the end of Revoluční Street into a building lot. The city wants to make a large modern structure there called the Golden Egg, which has been proposed as a place to house Alfons Mucha's Slav Epic.

Life | Radio Prague

A travelling exhibition called the National Chronicle is now on display at the Václav Havel Square besides Prague's National Theatre. It presents the outcomes of a project carried out by the Charter 77 Foundation along with the National Museum in which seniors share their memories of the past in order to document and preserve the memory of the nation.

Life | Prague TV

Exchange places in Prague keep cheating tourist and don't claim their real commission. We decide it's time for them to be honest.