Cabinet rejects Civic Democrats' proposal for 15 pct corporate tax rate; Mittal Steel, blocked from Vitkovice tender, threatens to renew claims against the steelworks, launch arbitration against the state; Ireland's Markland has bought Kotva; IT Minister may face charges over establishment of private company Testcom Servis; Czech breweries, malt houses, post record export sales
The Czech Republic is world famous for its beer: but what about wine? Since the fall of communism in 1989, both new and established winemakers began buying high-quality, select grapes from abroad — in any case, the Czech climate precludes mass production of the cheaper table wines abundant in the Mediterranean — and in the years ahead of accession to the European Union, a mad rush to plant new seedlings saw a veritable bounty of viniculture.
Ostrich meat is not a regular feature on Czech menus, and its distinctive dark red fillets are yet to reach the supermarket shelves. But ostrich farms are springing up all over the Czech Republic, and the market for ostrich products is also on the rise. Can the growing amount of ostrich farmers convince the public that their meat is more than just a curiosity? Rosie Johnston sets off for the country to find out...
Parents brave the cold to enrol their children in a prestigious language school, standing in line all night long in sub-degree temperatures. The New York Times goofs - those three fat ladies are not Brazilian, they are Czech ! And "drink less so you can drink longer" - the ground rule when you are tasting brandy all day. Find out more in Magazine with Daniela Lazarova.
Former Finance Minister off to prison; Minimum Social benefits to be cut in 2006; Prague richest 'region' in 'new Europe'; World Bank predicts less inflationary pressure for 2005; Beer union asks AgMin to axe Budvar ad campaign; TCPA to begin production at Kolin this month; Germany's Aral to quit check market
Was it Homer Simpson? The guy who spent the night locked up in a pub drinking as much beer as his body would take. Bats don't watch TV -they live there! And the first ever gorilla baby born in captivity in the Czech Republic has a godmother - the former first lady! Find out more in Magazine with Daniela Lazarova.
Czech researchers develop top-grade respirator for 3D printing
“I am taking it minute by minute” – Foreigners in the Czech Republic on quarantine and being cut off from their families
Czech Republic goes into quarantine to slow down coronavirus spread
A mask-tree as a form of solidarity
Czechs resort to making DIY facemasks in face of their shortage