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Real estate investment in CE region up Eurovea
Real Estate

Real estate investment in CE region up

Investment level was 41 percent higher than 2013, approaching 2007’s figures Investment activity in the core Central European markets of Poland, Czech, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania increased significantly in Q4 2014 to €2.9 billion ahead of the €1.8 billion invested in Q3 2014, according to real estate advisory Cushman & Wakefield. Overall, over €7.3 billion… Keep Reading

Czech doctors: Moravian wine helps erectile dysfunction
Food & Drink

Czech doctors: Moravian wine helps erectile dysfunction

Právo reports red wine helps stimulate blood circulation in diabetics Prague, Nov 13 (ČTK) — Moderate drinking of red wine containing the resveratrol antioxidant that stimulates blood circulation may help diabetics who suffer from erectile dysfunction, daily Právo writes today, citing experts who attended a reproductive medicine conference held in Brno these days. About 400,000… Keep Reading

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Czech News

Gorbanevsky says Zeman’s decoration of mother was disingenuous

Zeman, who called Khodorkovsky a thief rather than a former political prisoner, suggests the extent of Russia’s clampdown on dissidents is overblown Prague, Nov. 12 (ČTK) — The recent decoration of the late Russian dissident Natalya Gorbanevskaya by Czech President Miloš Zeman was probably dishonest in a situation where he is unable to say a… Keep Reading

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Business

Why China’s insatiable appetite for coal has likely peaked

There are more reasons than the economic downturn; China is ‘decoupling’ A recent report from Greenpeace found that China’s coal consumption declined in the first half of this year and new Chinese government data suggests that the country’s coal imports have dropped. Estimates indicate that by the end of the year, China’s coal imports could… Keep Reading

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EU News

Fico criticizes Ukraine for possible sanctions against Russia

Slovak prime minister says Ukraine should honor its commitments to the association agreement Bratislava, Aug. 14 (ČTK) — Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has criticized Ukraine for preparing sanctions against Russian persons and companies, and he has called on Ukraine not to approve them, expressing concerns that the legislation could result in a halt to… Keep Reading

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Czech News

Half of Czechs say they fear war may hit country

Conflict in Ukraine has people on edge; more than one-third say conscription should be reinstated Prague, Aug. 11 (ČTK) — Nearly half of Czech citizens (46 percent) say they fear some of the present armed conflicts might escalate and threaten their country, and they consider the fighting in eastern Ukraine the biggest risk to the… Keep Reading

Czech Presiden Milos Zeman to visit China
Czech News

Czech President Zeman may visit China in October

Spokeman says the trip will very likely be longer than the president’s other recent trips abroad Prague, June 26 (ČTK) — Czech President Miloš Zeman may visit China in October, although the exact schedule of the trip is still being negotiated, Zeman’s spokesman Jiří Ovčáček told journalists today. The trip may be longer than the… Keep Reading

Zeman: Islam is to blame for attack on Jewish Museum in Brussels
EU News

Zeman: Islam is to blame for attack on Jewish Museum in Brussels

Czech president says he condemns any group that targets another based on religion Prague, May 27 (ČTK) — Islamic ideology rather than individual groups of religious fundamentalists is behind violent actions similar to the gun attack at the Jewish Museum in Brussels that killed four people, Czech President Miloš Zeman said Monday at the Israeli… Keep Reading

Poll: Two-thirds of Czechs afraid of Islam
Czech News

Poll: Two-thirds of Czechs afraid of Islam

Dawn party most fearful, Greens most tolerant according to EU-wide election calculator Prague, May 16 (ČTK) — About two-thirds of Czechs who have used the European election calculator EUvox consider Islam a threat to Czech society, according to an analysis of the results carried out by the Academy of Sciences Sociological Institute, released today. The… Keep Reading

Assassin Gavrillo Princip. Photo: Wikipedia
EU News

Assassin who sparked World War I gets requiem mass

Serb anarchist Gavrilo Princip shot Franz Ferdinand in 1914 and later died in Terezín Terezin, North Bohemia, April 26 (ČTK) — An Eastern Orthodox requiem mass for Bosnian Serb Gavrilo Princip, a young political activist who assassinated Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie in 1914, was today celebrated in the Terezín Small Fortress… Keep Reading

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