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Denik N makes full English-language European Commission “conflict of interest” report into Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Agrofert subsidies available online (Scribd) [Social Media Post] 0

Denik N makes full English-language European Commission “conflict of interest” report into Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Agrofert subsidies available online (Scribd) [Social Media Post]

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Sources tell Respekt magazine that final version of European Commission audit has found conflict of interest between Andrej Babis’s role as prime minister and as former owner of the Agrofert conglomerate; Agrofert may be forced to return millions of euros in EU subsidies (Respekt) [Social Media Post] 0

Sources tell Respekt magazine that final version of European Commission audit has found conflict of interest between Andrej Babis’s role as prime minister and as former owner of the Agrofert conglomerate; Agrofert may be forced to return millions of euros in EU subsidies (Respekt) [Social Media Post]

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Man in “Czech” truck steals 20 tonnes of Milka chocolate (worth 50,000 euros) from factory in Bludenz, Austria, by posing as driver for Czech firm sub-sub-contracted to drive it to Belgium; thief used falsified papers and truck’s number plates were stolen (DW) [Social Media Post] 0

Man in “Czech” truck steals 20 tonnes of Milka chocolate (worth 50,000 euros) from factory in Bludenz, Austria, by posing as driver for Czech firm sub-sub-contracted to drive it to Belgium; thief used falsified papers and truck’s number plates were stolen (DW) [Social Media Post]

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Update: Unfinished sci-fi fantasy film “Posledni z Aporveru” to be sold at auction with reserve price of 18.33 million crowns; three of its creators charged with subsidy fraud; movie was originally due for 2009 release, and had budget of 240 million crowns (CTK via Aktualne.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Update: Unfinished sci-fi fantasy film “Posledni z Aporveru” to be sold at auction with reserve price of 18.33 million crowns; three of its creators charged with subsidy fraud; movie was originally due for 2009 release, and had budget of 240 million crowns (CTK via Aktualne.cz) [Social Media Post]

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American fast-food chain Domino’s Pizza opens its first store in the Czech Republic – in Brno (Press release via PRNewswire) [Social Media Post] 0

American fast-food chain Domino’s Pizza opens its first store in the Czech Republic – in Brno (Press release via PRNewswire) [Social Media Post]

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Four people injured in explosion at Explosia, the Pardubice explosives factory where Semtex is produced; incident follows 2017 explosion in which three people were injured (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Four people injured in explosion at Explosia, the Pardubice explosives factory where Semtex is produced; incident follows 2017 explosion in which three people were injured (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Czech billionaire Petr Kellner’s PPF group agrees to buy TV Nova-owner Central European Media Enterprises (CME) for 2.1 billion US dollars (48.4 billion crowns) (Blesk.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Czech billionaire Petr Kellner’s PPF group agrees to buy TV Nova-owner Central European Media Enterprises (CME) for 2.1 billion US dollars (48.4 billion crowns) (Blesk.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Cover blown: Prague 6-Dejvice house used as secret base by Czech foreign-intelligence agency UZSI is listed in justice.cz’s publicly available company register as seat of publicly named UZSI official’s business, along with names of other people and businesses based there (iROZHLAS) [Social Media Post] 0

Cover blown: Prague 6-Dejvice house used as secret base by Czech foreign-intelligence agency UZSI is listed in justice.cz’s publicly available company register as seat of publicly named UZSI official’s business, along with names of other people and businesses based there (iROZHLAS) [Social Media Post]

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Oskar Kokoschka painting of view from Old Town’s Klaster krizovniku (Knights of the Cross monastery) breaks Czech auction record for work of art, fetching 78.5 million crowns in Prague (iDNES.cz) *edited* [Social Media Post] 0

Oskar Kokoschka painting of view from Old Town’s Klaster krizovniku (Knights of the Cross monastery) breaks Czech auction record for work of art, fetching 78.5 million crowns in Prague (iDNES.cz) *edited* [Social Media Post]

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Vaclav Havel Airport Prague excludes Chinese technology firms Huawei and ZTE from hardware tender because of security risk; decision follows last year’s (2018’s) warning from Czech government cyber-security agency NUKIB against using those companies’ products (Denik N) [Social Media Post] 0

Vaclav Havel Airport Prague excludes Chinese technology firms Huawei and ZTE from hardware tender because of security risk; decision follows last year’s (2018’s) warning from Czech government cyber-security agency NUKIB against using those companies’ products (Denik N) [Social Media Post]

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