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Czech brewing jewel Plzeňský Prazdroj is going up for sale. That’s the
result of the go ahead from the European Commission to the massive
worldwide beer deal under which global market leader InBev acquires its
nearest rival SABMiller. Plzeňský Prazdroj has been in the hands of South
Africa’s SAB ...
The Visegrad Four (V4) group including the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia wants to send a rotation military unit to the Baltic area in 2017, the V4 defence ministers agreed in Liblice yesterday, adding that the V4 will submit the offer to NATO in July.
The Czech Chamber of Deputies rejected the anti-smoking bill yesterday, although in an earlier partial vote it dismissed the proposed absolute smoking ban in restaurants.
Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka's (Social Democrats, CSSD) statement that ANO is responsible for the rejection of the government anti-smoking bill in parliament yesterday is a lie, Deputy Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) said and warned that the government coalition might end.
Former interim prime minister Jiří Rusnok was named as new governor of
the Czech National Bank on Wednesday at Prague Castle. Rusnok, an economist
who also served as finance minister and minister of industry and trade and
is a friend of President Miloš Zeman, will begin his six-year mandate ...
Czech company Homeport, which operates a bike sharing scheme in 18
countries in the world, is planning to launch its services in Prague, the
daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Wednesday.
In the words of Mark Twain, you should buy up land because they ain’t
producing it any more. One might quibble with the accuracy of that
statement then and now, because as the Dutch have amply proved land can be
reclaimed. But the message, especially for the landlocked Czech Republic,
Czech beer consumers are growing increasingly fond of canned beer. While in
2015, canned beer sales went up by 16 percent on the previous year, last
year the sales went up by no less than a quarter, the daily e15 reported
this week, citing data from the Czech Beer and Malt Association.
The "vulgar and xenophobic Milos Zeman" is likely to take up the Czech presidential post again in 2018 as he considers the execution of the presidential office election campaign now already, having gained Finance Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) as his vital ally, Slovak paper Sme writes yesterday.
The Czech government rejected the amendments to the foreigner law and the health insurance law at its meeting yesterday and it will not deal with the health insurance of foreigners in near future as no ministry was assigned the task, its spokesman Martin Ayrer told CTK.
Czech politicians consider the Greens candidate Alexander Van der Bellen's victory in Austria's Sunday presidential election, in which he narrowly beat Norbert Hofer (Freedom Party, FPOe), as the defeat of populism, they told CTK after the disclosure of the election results yesterday.
Business people in the Czech Republic have to deal with acres of red tape
and spend far more time processing their tax returns and other paperwork
than their peers in some other European states. Frequent legal changes are
cited as a major part of the problem.
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Minister for Foreign Affairs says staffing to be boosted to deal with
Ukrainian job seekers; New World Resources fails to announce first ...
The average age of the Czech Republic’s car fleet in the first quarter of
2016 increased to over 15 years, the Automotive Industry Association
announced on Friday. That’s the highest figure since 1993. Last year, the
average age of the country’s car fleet stood at 14.3 years.
Sunday’s parliamentary elections, ongoing negotiations over a
reunification of the divided island – and maybe football: these are some
of the main topics discussed in the garden of the Pivo "πίβο"
Microbrewery, recently opened in the heart of Nicosia, the capital of
Cyprus. Located on the Greek ...
The Czech self employed are under the spotlight at the moment and it looks
like they will be for some time to come.
Czech firms are having trouble filling positions for manual labour or
industrial work, Czech Radio reports. Half-a-year ago, the government
launched a pilot programme to attract foreigners, primarily from Ukraine,
to the Czech Republic, by speeding up the visa application process. The
The Czech Republic has just been through its annual economic monitoring
session with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Basically, the
international watchdog on economic good housekeeping and prudence, often
accused of pushing an overly free market agenda, looks over the books and
The head of the largest Czech travel agency Exim Tours, Ferid Nasr, is
predicting travel agencies in the country will take a hit this summer, as
many Czechs are avoiding classic travel destinations as a result of the
migrant crisis and local instability, writes Czech daily Lidové noviny.
One of the biggest trade issues to be addressed by the end of this year
should be the status of China and whether it should be recognized as a full
fledged functioning market economy. The Czech Republic appears to be taking
a negative stance on the decision which needs to be taken along with ...