Friday, November 2, 2012

Radio Prague Today 11.2.2012

Articles posted today

Film about Transnistria wins top Czech documentary award

A film about the breakaway region of Transnistria won the best Czech documentary award at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2012. The movie Fortress, by Lukáš Kokeš and Klára Tasovská, follows last year's presidential elections which ousted Transnistria's leader of 20 years, Igor Smirnov. At the same time, it offers an insight into the lives of ordinary people in the internationally unrecognized country located on a strip of land east of the river Dniester between Moldova and Ukraine.

Business News 2.11.2012

In Business News this week: The percentage of workers in industry and construction aged 40 or less in the Czech Republic is the highest in the European Union; in its new economic forecast, the Czech National Bank has downgraded the GDP estimate for next year; Czech household debt increases.

PM faces party showdown in Brno as crucial tax vote looms

Prime Minister Petr Nečas has a date with destiny this weekend, at a conference of his Civic Democratic Party in Brno. Mr Nečas will try to use a leadership election to put down a rebellion in the party ranks over tax and VAT increases. The row threatens to topple his centre-right government, so the conference is being keenly watched by everyone.