Monday, 18 December 2017

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New Czech government led by Andrej Babiš sworn in at Prague Castle

Radio Prague |
14 December 2017

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš' new minority government has been sworn in at Prague Castle and will now have a maximum 30 days to find backing in a confidence vote. The prime minister made clear earlier his government was wasting no time getting to work. First up: getting things up and running at the ministries and then a two-day summit in Brussels.

Police officers reportedly arrested after raids on law firms

Radio Prague |
13 December 2017

The General Inspectorate of the Security Services on Tuesday launched a series of raids in Prague in connection with the alleged influencing of criminal proceedings. The Czech News Agency said that officers from the inspectorate, which polices the police, had carried out searches of the premises of law firms.

Prague takes criminal action over footbridge collapse

Radio Prague |
13 December 2017

The Prague authorities have filed a criminal complaint against an unknown perpetrator in connection with the collapse of a footbridge in the city at the start of December, the mayor of the city, Adriana Krnáčová, said on Tuesday. The authorities believe there is evidence for a case of endangerment through neglect.

Czech law students excel in FDI Moot contest

Radio Prague |
13 December 2017

Czech law students from Prague's Charles University excelled in this year's FDI Moot contest beating their American counterparts from Harvard and Russia's prestigious Lomonosov University. The Czechs say improvisation helped them win.

Ski season officially launched in most parts of the country

Radio Prague |
12 December 2017

The Czech skiing season was launched in most parts of the country this weekend, following heavy snowfall in the previous days. According to ski-operators, conditions on the slopes were very good.

"Winton child" Lord Alfred Dubs: I was luckier than most

Radio Prague |
12 December 2017

Today a life peer in Britain's House of Lords, Alfred Dubs was just six years old when he became one of over 660 Jewish children saved from Nazi-occupied Prague by Sir Nicholas Winton. The Labour politician last year made headlines for attaching an amendment to an immigration bill that offered unaccompanied refugee children safe passage to Britain.

Incoming industry minister puts energy and digitalisation high on agenda

Radio Prague |
12 December 2017

The proposed incoming minister of energy and trade has outlined his priorities. These include energy, 'smart' households, dealing with the country's industrial waste legacy, fast internet and telecom charges.

Twenty-five years after divorce, Czechs and Slovaks closer than ever

Radio Prague |
11 December 2017

In 2018 Czechs and Slovaks will jointly mark the centenary of the birth of independent Czechoslovakia. At the same time the two nations will look back on 1993, the year that their coexistence in a common state of Czechs and Slovaks ended in divorce.

Olomouc - a city where the past meets the future

Radio Prague |
11 December 2017

Historically, Olomouc used to be the historical capital of Moravia, the eastern part of what is now the Czech Republic. It all changed at the end of the Thirty Years' War when the city was ransacked by invading Swedish armies.

Steampunk robot photographer one of many Christmas season attractions at Karel Zeman Museum

Radio Prague |
11 December 2017

With the Christmas season underway many of Prague's museums and galleries are offering special events and programs. The Karel Zeman Museum has plenty planned for each advent weekend, including a steampunk robot photographer ready to snap visitors' pictures.

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