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Vehicle producer Tatra is an iconic name in the Czech Republic and indeed
in the world of car and truck production. The Czech company claims to be
the second oldest car manufacturer in the world with its first model, the
Präsident, being rolled out in 1897. The first truck followed a year ...
Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has made clear that his party, the Social
Democrats (leading the current coalition government) would like to raise
taxes on employees earning more than 40,000 crowns per month, and lower the
burden for those earning less than 30,000 (the equivalent of around ...
Speculation is rising about the when and wherefore of the Czech crown’s
exit from the low crown regime. But even amidst this uncertainty, according
to central bank governor there is still no likelihood in the short term
that the crown will be ditched for the single currency euro.
Czech car companies and the government have not hitherto been in the
forefront of moves to promote electric cars but now both appear to have
changed directions. The government is now looking to back their roll out
and the biggest car maker, Škoda Auto, says a quarter of its production
could be ...
The unmistakable and controversial head of the Czech energy regulatory
office (ERÚ), Alena Vitásková has taken what could well be a last
parting shot at one of her main opponents of the last few years, the
Ministry and Industry and Trade and its current head, minister Jan Mládek.
Prague tied for 26th place on a 2017 ranking of best student cities by UK-based education analyst QS Quacquarelli Symonds. Some 100 cities were ranked, so Prague just missed the top quarter. Montreal came in first, bringing an end to Paris' reign at the top. London came in third.
160 years ago Ludwig Moser opened a glass-workshop and store in the West
Bohemian town of Karlovy Vary. Today the Moser Glassworks is a world leader
in glass making, selling its products around the globe and getting
commissions for special pieces for royal palaces and five-star hotels. It
The two largest Czech companies, carmaker Škoda Auto and energy giant ČEZ, plan to work together to develop electric cars and infrastructure. Škoda will make electric cars while ČEZ will develop and build charging stations.
The Social Democrats will campaign for October’s general election on a
pledge to introduce a special tax on banks. Party leader Bohuslav Sobotka
says the new taxes would help fund schools and infrastructure and stop
profits leaving the country. But critics say the move could lead to ...
The Czech Republic’s auto producers and spare parts makers are currently
lacking several thousand workers and expect to face the same problem for
the rest of the decade, if not longer. To combat the problem they are
advocating for changes in the country’s education system.
CzechTrade, the government agency tasked with boosting Czech exports, has
just gathered most of its around 50 top representatives from outposts all
around the world together in Prague. The purpose was to give bosses from
Czech companies the chance to be briefed about export opportunities ...
The Czech economy slowed last year despite an increase in consumer
spending, Czech Radio reported on Tuesday citing new preliminary figures
released by the Czech Statistical Office. According to the bureau, economic
growth slowed to 2.3 percent of GDP; a year earlier it was double that
A shake-up of the Czech mobile phone scene in which callers will no longer
be held ransom for high prices by a threesome of big telecom operators.
That is what the leaders of the biggest Czech political parties are now
promising with changes in the law being promised that would pave the way
The internet arrived in then-Czechoslovakia on Feb. 13, 1992, with Czech Technical University in Prague (ČVUT) having the first connection. From that humble start it has spread to where it is now an essential part of almost every business and home.
Czech consumer price inflation accelerated unexpectedly at the start of the
year, coming in above market projections and the Czech National Bank’s
target rate. The 2.2 percent year-on-year growth in consumer prices
registered in January was reportedly driven by growth in the prices of
W Hotels Worldwide, part of US hoteliers Marriot International, announced
on Thursday it will open its first hotel in Prague. W Prague accommodation
offer will be located in the renovated nouveau Grand Europa Hotel on
Prague’s Wenceslas Square, and will be the brand’s debut in the Czech
Tourism was up in 2016 for both Prague and the Czech Republic as a whole, as measured by both the number of visitors and by overnight stays. Numbers for visitors from China were up sharply. Figures for Russians are still down but starting to recover.
The Czech Republic’s law on electronic communications looks set for an
overhaul that should benefit ordinary mobile phone users and boost the
powers of regulator the Czech Telecommunications Office (CTO). Prime
Minister Bohuslav Sobotka says he aims to rush through an amendment to that
High speed rail routes are a popular hobby horse for Czech politicians. ANO
leader and finance minister Andrej Babiš has already got on board
complaining of the Czech lack of such routes compared with France. And
Czech prime minister Bohuslav Sobotka has now boarded the train as well.
Besides beer and cars, one of the biggest Czech exports to Britain over
recent years has been students. But Brexit has cast something of a shadow
over what is a booming business for the British education sector. As a
result, Czechs are making what could be a last ditch bid to sign up for