The Military Technical Institute (VTÚ) says that it has developed a
prototype device which can bring down drones out of the sky.
The device uses a type of net which is shot out over the drone to bring it down. The device was being tested this week with a view to start production next year.
The problem of drones invading space at airports or being sighted over prisons in the Czech Republic has become an increasing one in the country.
Around 500 drones are registered in the Czech Republic but around twice that number are believed to be operational.
Workers at the Czech Republic’s biggest car maker, Škoda Auto, will be
seeking a pay rise of more than 10 percent next year, according to the
latest edition of the union’s weekly newspaper.
It said a bare 10 percent rise was insufficient. The article pointed out that an agreement with bosses on flexible working methods was up for negotiation soon ahead of the overall pay and conditions deal which runs till the end of March 2018.
Disagreement over flexible working would result in confusion across car plants, the article added. The average monthly wage is around 40,000 crowns at the moment.
The Social Democrat Party (ČSSD) has offered an out of court settlement to
clear up a massive debt owed to the party’s former lawyer, Czech Radio
Citing three separate sources, the broadcaster said a settlement of 180 million crowns had been offered to the descendants of Zdeňek Altner, the party’s former lawyer who helped it recoup its Prague headquarters.
A court previously ordered the party to pay 338 million crowns for failing to honour an agreement with the lawyer who has since died. The party has appeal that decision to the Supreme Court. Czech Radio said the deceased lawyer’s eldest son rejected the party’s offer.
The grape harvest in the Czech Republic this year should exceed that of
2016 growers say as the harvest begins to be taken in.
Growers expect grapes sufficient for around 580,000 hectolitres of grapes for wine to be brought in this Autumn, that’s around 15,000 hectolitres more than 2016.
Severe frost earlier in the year fuelled worries that the crop this year would be a poor one. The harvest is concentrated mostly in the South Moravian region.
A new born girl was placed in a baby box at a clinic in Strakonice in South
Bohemia on Wednesday night. The founder of the Czech baby box system,
Ludvík Hess, said her condition was stable.
Since the system was introduced a number of years ago, 159 children, unwanted by their parents, have been saved through baby boxes. There are currently 71 such facilities found across the Czech Republic.
Czech President Miloš Zeman has accepted invitation of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to Sochi. The Czech head of state announced the news in New York on Wednesday, where he attended the UN General Assembly. He also said he considered the invitation an honour, adding that he would like to visit other Russian regions as well during his trip in November.
A Czech national, who was kidnapped by terrorists in Libya in 2015, was
probably murdered soon after the abduction, the Austrian Foreign Ministry
said on Wednesday.
The Czech, along with his Austrian colleague, were employees of the Maltese-Austrian company VAOS. They were among a group of nine foreign workers, who were kidnapped by Islamic State militants in an attack on an oil-field in Libya. According to the latest findings, they were murdered shortly after the kidnapping.
The sale of Fairtrade products in the Czech Republic has been increasing,
according to the head of Fairtrade Czech Republic and Slovakia Hana
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 on the previous year. Other popular items include chocolate, tea, sugar and biscuits.
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
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 e-shops in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.
These stores also supply consumer goods plus packaged foods and beverages. All Lidl e-shops are being supplied from a new 44,000 square meter logistics center in Pilsen that opened last November.
Prague City Hall has installed large concrete barriers on the city’s Old
Town Square in the centre as a preventive measure against possible
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 and cost tens of thousands of crowns.
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