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Law on electronic cash registers may impact services at summer music festivals
The law on electronic cash registers which is being introduced in several phases is likely to cause problems at upcoming summer music festivals. Many stall-owners who previous provided refreshments at these events are concerned about reprisals and are seeking ways to avoid having to issue receipts, while others have cancelled attendance. The organizers say they fear long queues and poor service. (Radio Praha)
Daily news summary 29.5.2017
Sport payments under fire Police at refugee centre Stalemate on wage talks (Radio Praha)
Police intervene to restore order at refugee centre
Czech police intervened Monday to quash a protest by refugees at a centre for them at Balková in the Plzeň region. A special police squad was called to the centre after the refugees barricaded themselves inside. Police said the refugees later started to throw furniture at them. They said the protest… (Radio Praha)
Christian Democrats aiming high in the autumn general elections
The Christian Democratic Party is gearing up for the autumn general elections. At the party’s weekend conference in Prague, its leader Pavel Bělobrádek was re-elected by a strong majority and won approval for an election coalition with the grouping of Mayors and Independents, presenting the alliance as a guarantor of strength, democracy and security in the turbulent and often murky waters of Czech politics. (Radio Praha)
Petra Kvitová makes emotional return to tennis with French Open win
Czech tennis star Petra Kvitová has made an emotional return to professional tennis, five months after sustaining a potentially career-ending hand injury, with a decisive first round victory in the French Open. (Radio Praha)
The weather on Tuesday is expected to be sunny with some clouds. Top daytime temperatures will range between 29 and 32 degrees Celsius. Storms and heavy rain are likely later in the west and centre of the country. (Radio Praha)
Slavia Prague make Champions League return but face tough draw
Newly crowned Czech league champions, Slavia Prague, will not be seeded in the third and possibly fourth pre-qualifying round of the UEFA Campions League and could therefore face tough opposition such as Scottish league winners Celtic Glasgow, Greek champions Olympiakos Pireus, or Polish club Legia Warsaw.… (Radio Praha)
Three-way talks fail to settle minimum wage increase
Representatives of government, the unions, and business failed to agree at a meeting Monday on how much minimum wages should increase this year. They agreed however that a new framework for working out the regular increases should be established. Unions have suggested that the increase should be 1500… (Radio Praha)