Contrary to expectations, Czech fruit growers achieved very good results last year. Despite the extremely dry and hot summer, the overall fruit harvest increased by 24 percent year-on-year to 188,462 tonnes, which is the best result since 2006. The head of the fruit grower’s union, Martin Ludvík, announced the results this week.
Speaking at a seminar on Czech-Chinese cooperation held in the Czech Senate on Tuesday Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka stressed the importance his country attached to developing and deepening business ties with China. Mr. Sobotka said he would like to see the Czech Republic become a transport hub between China and Europe and invited Chinese banks to set up their European headquarters in Prague.