Tuesday, 21 August 2018

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Zlín authorities file suit against 10 suspects for allegedly abusing EU subsidies

Radio Prague |
21 August 2018

The Zlín branch of the Brno Regional Prosecutor's Office has filed a lawsuit against six individuals and four legal persons for having allegedly illegally used European subsidies worth tens of millions of crowns.

Average Czech newborn baby weighs 3.3 kg, multiple births decreasing

Radio Prague |
21 August 2018

The average weight of a newborn baby in the Czech Republic has held steady at around 3.3 kilograms over the past ten years, the Czech Statistical Office (ČSÚ) said on Monday.

Nearly 1,000 e-shops to forgo delivery fees during Free Transport Days

Radio Prague |
21 August 2018

Czech e-shops taking part in the Free Transport Days promotion starting on Monday will not charge customers for the delivery of orders worth over 300 crowns. The promotional event ends on Wednesday at one minute before midnight.

Obraz activists ride Prague trams in chicken masks to highlight plight of caged hens

Radio Prague |
21 August 2018

Several dozen activists from the animal rights group Obraz packed themselves into Prague trams on Monday wearing chicken masks and distributing leaflets to raise awareness about what they see as inhumane conditions for hens in poultry farms.

Labour Minister proposes minimum wage be set at half average salary

Radio Prague |
21 August 2018

Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Jana Maláčová (Social Democrats) will propose a new mechanism for determining the minimum wage, setting it at 50 per cent of the average salary in the country for the previous year.

National Museum responds to critics over restoration of bullet-ridden façade

Radio Prague |
21 August 2018

The National Museum has responded to criticism that a recent renovation of the façade of its building on Prague's Wenceslas Square has left bullets holes dating back to the 1968 occupation of Czechoslovakia barely visible. In a press release issued on Monday, the museum said restorers took great care to leave the distinctive traces of the nation's history – including attempts by Soviet occupiers to literally whitewash them – in place for generations to come.

Poll: One in three Russians approve of '68 invasion of Czechoslovakia

Radio Prague |
21 August 2018

More than a third of Russians say the Soviet Union was correct to intervene in Czechoslovakia in 1968 while almost half know nothing about the invasion, according to new polling data obtained by the Guardian newspaper before its release.

The 1968 invasion: When hope was crushed by Soviet tanks

Radio Prague |
21 August 2018

On August 21, 1968 the citizens of Czechoslovakia woke to learn that their country had overnight been invaded by Soviet-led troops, deployed to crush the Prague Spring reform movement. Over 100 people were killed during the invasion.

Czech Radio recreates dramatic night of invasion with 13-hour broadcast

Radio Prague |
21 August 2018

Czechoslovak Radio was a focal point of the Soviet-led invasion of 1968, with the streets around the station seeing the worst violence and the highest number of deaths. Today's Czech Radio is marking those momentous events with a special 13-hour broadcast featuring both archival materials and new interviews with eye-witnesses.

Virtual reality to simulate first hand experience of invasion

Radio Prague |
21 August 2018

To mark the anniversary of the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia of 1968, Czech Radio's Creative Hub Group, in cooperation with Brainz digital agency, has prepared a special virtual reality studio.

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