Archive for: March, 2011

CME to takeover Bontonfilm in Czech and Slovak republics

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Central European Media Enterprises Ltd.(“CME”) (NASDAQ and Prague Stock Exchange: CETV) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary CME Media Pro B.V. has entered into a purchase agreement with an affiliate of Bancroft Private Equity, LLP (“Bancroft”), to acquire 100% of the shares of Bontonfilm a.s. (“Bontonfilm”) from Bancroft and minority shareholders.  Bontonfilm is a film, […]

Austria wants to close Slovak and Czech nuclear plants

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Austrian daily Österreich reports today how the Austrian government will be filing a lawsuit with the European Court of Justice in an attempt to close down Slovak nuclear power plant Mochovce and Temelin in the Czech Republic. The move comes as part of the Anti-Nuclear Action Plan, which Austria adopted yesterday.  Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann […]

Czech captain of 1962 World Cup final L. Novak dies

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Two weeks after the death of Slovak football legend Jan Popluhar, , his Czech teammate from the 1962 World Cup final team, Ladislav Novak (79), has now joined him. Novak captained Czechoslovakia to the 1962 World Cup final in Chile, where they were eventually beaten 3-1 by Brazil. He also played in the two preceding World Cups […]

Population census in more languages for foreigners

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As the Czech Republic prepares for a nationwide population census, it does not want to exclude foreigners in the country who don’t speak Czech from being able to take part in the census, and so special instructions have been prepared in eight other languages. The move was taken because this census wants to gather statistics […]

Strong property investment tipped for Czech Republic

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A recent study by Cushman & Wakefield called International Investment Atlas 2011, and reported by daily SME.sk, has pointed to how the Czech and Slovak republics should see the highest growth in property investment volume in Central Europe this year. The projections count with a growth in property investments in both republics of as much […]

Gas connection with Poland to be ready this year

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Polish company Gaz System announced its plans yesterday to establish a gas interconnector pipeline with the Czech Republic before the end of this year. The new line will be able to carry around 1 billion cubic metres of gas a year and could already be in operation by September. Head of the company Jan Chadman […]

Czech activists protest at Slovak-Austrian border

Czech activists call for justice

The Slovak-Austrian border at the Jarovce-Kitsee border point in Bratislava was brought to a halt today by Slovak and Czech activists, led by organiser Marek Voršilka from Prague. The activists blocked the border point for about 15 minutes as part of an international campaign called Shame on Austria, while dressed in banana costumes, signifying Austria […]

Czech man cuts his mother’s throat in UK

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A Czech national will appear in court in the United Kingdom today under suspicion of having cut his mother’s throat. Josef Cupori (23) will be up before the Stafford Crown Court today after the North Staffordshire Magistrates’ Court heard the trial yesterday. He is being charged with murdering his mother Anna Cuporiova (43), who was found dead […]

Czechs suffer highest petrol prices in 5.5 years

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The turmoil in oil-producing countries like Libya is starting to take its toll at the petrol pumps, with Czech petrol prices now at their highest level since September 2005. Petrol is being sold at between CZK 33.7 to CZK 36 a litre now, and this could be just the start of the growth as there […]

Handicapped people to protest government’s reform plans

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Handicapped Czechs are set to stage a protest on 22 March in front of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs against the government’s social reform plans, saying that the measures will slash their standard of living. The protest is being staged because of government-proposed measures on the assessment of entitlements for handicapped people, as […]

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