Tuesday, 18 December 2018

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Subsidies to Agrofert suspended after vote in Brussels

Radio Prague |
14 December 2018

The European Parliament has just passed a resolution regarding possible conflict of interest involving the Czech prime minister. Under the decision, the European Commission will suspend subsidies to the Agrofert conglomerate linked to Andrej Babiš until the situation surrounding his alleged conflict of interest is settled.

The Světlana case: partisan fighters, agent provocateurs, and the Third Resistance in Czechoslovakia

Radio Prague |
13 December 2018

The short-lived secret organisation Světlana formed in 1948 grew to become the largest anti-Communist group in Czechoslovakia, boasting several hundred members at its peak, operating in more than a dozen cells, mainly in Moravia.

Czech students create award-winning chatbot

Radio Prague |
13 December 2018

A team of students from the Czech Technical University in Prague have placed second in the prestigious Alexa Prize contest, organised by the US giant Amazon. The aim of the competition is to develop artificial intelligence for Amazon Alexa, capable of chatting with people on popular topics such as movies, sports or music. Along with the prize, the Czech team also picked up a financial award of 100,000 US dollars.

How would a "hard" Brexit impact the Czech Republic?

Radio Prague |
13 December 2018

As the deadline date for Brexit looms ever closer, Czechs are asking themselves what the economic impact of a "hard" Brexit would be.

Book on Czechoslovak spy to be adopted by Hollywood

Radio Prague |
12 December 2018

One of the most fascinating Cold War spy tales, involving a Czechoslovak operative who fooled a woman into thinking he was her long abandoned son, is being adopted as a screenplay by a Hollywood studio.

Reliance on coal makes Czechs Europe's fifth biggest CO2 polluters

Radio Prague |
12 December 2018

Despite the latest UN report on climate change, which warns that global warming will be far greater than expected, surveys suggest Czechs don't feel personally responsible for the problem. But, as Czech Radio reported on Tuesday, the Czech Republic is in fact the fifth biggest polluter in Europe and the 20th in the world in terms of CO2 emissions.

Young Czech scientist reveals impact of climate change on shorebirds

Radio Prague |
12 December 2018

Shorebirds are birds commonly found along sandy or rocky shorelines, mudflats, and shallow waters all around the globe. But a study co-authored by Czech scientist Vojtěch Kubelka shows that these birds are increasingly threatened with extinction.

Upcoming film on Václav Havel receives CZK 14.5 million in state funding

Radio Prague |
12 December 2018

The Czech Film Fund will spend CZK 64 million on supporting eight upcoming feature films. The largest amount, some CZK 14.5 million, will help fund an upcoming biographical film about Václav Havel.

Why did Communists allow first public demonstration on December 10, 1988?

Radio Prague |
11 December 2018

Monday is the 30th anniversary of the first demonstration ever permitted by Czechoslovakia's Communists. But why did the regime allow their enemies like Václav Havel to speak publicly on December 10, 1988? And what did it mean for dissidents themselves?

Photographer Marie Tomanová: These people bent down and saw me in the tree trunk and I was like, Hi!

Radio Prague |
11 December 2018

US-based Czech photographer Marie Tomanová is known for her striking portrait work and often nude images of her own body interacting with nature. Right now Tomanová's career is on the up and up.

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