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Sale of Fairtrade products rose sharply in 2016
The sale of Fairtrade products in the Czech Republic has been increasing, according to the head of Fairtrade Czech Republic and Slovakia Hana Chorváthová. By far the most popular Fairtrade commodity on the market was coffee. In 2016, Czechs bought 326 tonnes of Fairtrade coffee, which was an 88 percent increase… (Radio Praha)
German retailer Lidl launches e-shop in Czechia
The German supermarket Lidl has launched an e-shop for the Czech Republic. It is the German retailer’s first e-shop shop in Central and Eastern Europe. The online store offers consumer goods that will be delivered within three days. No food items are currently on offer. Customers can already buy from Lidl… (Radio Praha)
Concrete barriers against terror attack at Old Town Square
Prague City Hall has installed large concrete barriers on the city’s Old Town Square in the centre as a preventive measure against possible terrorist attacks. The barricades are placed at the edge of the square at the entrance to Pařížská Street. The so-called city blocks were purchased by the city council… (Radio Praha)
Antimonopoly office cancels rail modernization tender
The Office for the Protection of Competition has canceled a tender for the modernization of part of railway infrastructure in Prague for 3.5 billion crowns on the grounds that the SŽDC, the body which oversees railway infrastructure, breached the law on public tenders. The decision, which is binding, was published on the antimonopoly office's website. (Radio Praha)
Daily news summary 20.9.2017
Myanmar leader’s Prague visit Cancer rum concern KHL eyes Jágr (Radio Praha)
Russia’s Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk confirms talks with Jaromír Jágr
Kontinental Hockey League club Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk has confirmed that it is holding negotiations with Czech hockey legend Jaromír Jágr. The general manager for Russia’s Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk, Rail Jakupov, told the daily Sports-Express that he was in talks with Jágr’s representatives, adding… (Radio Praha)
President Zeman focuses on terrorism and migration in UN address
Czech President Miloš Zeman was among the more than 70 heads of state or government to address the opening of annual General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly, which convened on September 19 and runs for one week. (Radio Praha)
EFSA: Czech ‘rum’ contains carcinogen
Traditional Czech ‘rum’ known as ‘tuzemák’ contains a carcinogenic ingredient, a report by the European Food Safety Authority has suggested. According to their analysis, the aroma in the alcoholic beverage contains carcinogen which can be harmful to consumers’ health. Agriculture Minister Marián Jurečka… (Radio Praha)