Friday, 26 April 2019
Business | Radio Prague

The current dry weather in the Czech Republic is facilitating the reproduction of the bark beetle, which destroys spruce trees. Indeed, the voracious insect began swarming a week earlier this year than in 2018, which saw the most costly bark beetle infestation in this part of the world for a full two centuries.

Business | Radio Prague

Kampot Pepper, a gourmet pepper sought after by chefs around the world, comes from Kampot province on the south coast of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Klara Dohnalova and David Pavel discovered it on their first trip to the country and soon set up a business aimed at bringing Czechs a whole new culinary experience.

Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) attended the third meeting between the Prime Ministers of the Visegrad States and Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, on Thursday, in Bratislava. According to Vlada.cz, the focus of the meeting was on cooperation in the fields of trade, science, research and innovation.

Business | Prague Daily Monitor

President Milos Zeman arrived in Beijing on Thursday, to attend the Silk Road – Belt and Road Forum, accompanied by a large delegation of Czech business people, ministers, diplomats and sports starts.

Business | The Economist

Poland and the Czech Republic, both of which vehemently oppose European efforts to redistribute Syrian refugees, are home to large Asian communities.

National | Business | Brno Daily

On April 28, for the first time in a year, tram passengers will be able to take the Number 4 tram to Kraví Hora, allowing access to the swimming pool and Brno Observatory. The street will open to drivers on May 1. Associated repair works on Lerchova will last until January next year.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

President Milos Zeman departed for Beijing on a State Visit, on Wednesday afternoon. The visit, which will last till April 28th, will see Zeman participate in the second Silk Road – Belt and Road Forum, on Friday, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Zeman will also meet several leading Chinese businesspeople, including Ren Zhengfei, the founder of communications giant Huawei. Zeman is being accompanied by a large Czech delegation of business leaders, ministers, diplomats and sports stars.

Prague | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

The ruling coalition in Prague 4, led by Mayor Petr Štěpánek of the Greens, and consisting of KDU-ČSL, STAN and other independent members, was removed from power, on Wednesday. The coalition had a slim majority with the bare minimum of 23 out of 45 seats, in the Prague 4 assembly.

Business | Radio Prague

The Czech Ministry of Agriculture has just released data which shows the organic food market grew at an exceptionally high pace in 2017. However, the sector's market size is still very low compared to conventional food products. Organic food sales grew by 30.5 percent in 2017, the highest measured growth in the sector since 2008.

National | Business | Brno Daily

36 municipalities that successfully implemented a project co-financed by European funds have entered the competition. "Our European project" involves the public in voting for the most popular project which was funded by the European Union.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMU) updated its fire warning for the country in light of continued, warm, dry and windy conditions. Conditions are worse in Moravia and the Czech Highlands, and the warning will stay in place till further notice.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Prime Miniser Andrej Babis (ANO) met with Alojz Kovsca, the President of the National Council of Slovenia, on Wendesday, in Prague.

Business | Reuters

Czech President Milos Zeman will meet Huawei Chief Executive Ren Zhengfei when he visits China this week in a sign of support for the technology firm, which faces U.S. allegations that Beijing could use its technology for spying.

Politics | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

The latest political opinion polls released by the Public Opinion Research Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic for April 2019, indicate that ANO would win the elections, with 32% of the vote.

Business | France 24/AFP

The Czech-based coal mining and energy group EPH, known for bucking Europe's green trend, said Tuesday it would buy two power plants in Northern Ireland.