Thursday, 21 November 2019

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Czechia now ahead of Spain in GDP per capita, but still below EU average

Radio Prague |
16 October 2019

The Czech Republic is now ahead of Spain in terms of GDP per capita adjusted to purchasing power parity (PPP). At least according to the latest OECD data, which show the country ranked 27th among the organisation's 36 member states, with Spain one place behind, news site Aktuálně reports. However, the country still ranks bellow the EU average.

State to limit access of firms and farmers to water in times of drought

Radio Prague |
15 October 2019

The Czech state is planning to limit the access that manufacturers and farmers have to water in times of drought, iHned.cz reported. However, critics say new legislation to that effect could adversely impact some businesses and spark lawsuits.

Olga Lomová: Western misconceptions could let China export much of its system and ultimately contribute to our enslavement

Radio Prague |
15 October 2019

Czech-Chinese relations have been in the news a lot lately, but how have they really developed over the decades? And how should we view Chinese moves to develop a new high-tech form of totalitarianism involving facial recognition and "social credit"? Radio Prague discussed those issues with sinologist Olga Lomová.

Hitler no 'gentleman', but court rules Czech state need not apologize for presidnet's claim Ferdinand Peroutka said so

Radio Prague |
15 October 2019

In a speech at a Holocaust conference in 2015, President Miloš Zeman falsely claimed one of the nation's most respected journalists had penned a pre-war article titled "Hitler is a gentleman". Ferdinand Peroutka, he claimed, was an admirer of the Nazi dictator. On Monday, a Prague court ruled against his granddaughter, who had sued for an apology.

Bertha von Suttner

Radio Prague |
16 October 2019

Few people today have heard of Bertha von Suttner, the Prague-born writer and activist whose message of peace stirred great powers to action. Yet her thoughts live on in today's international organisations.

Europe's first ever live football commentary and other unforgettable Czech sporting moments

Radio Prague |
16 October 2019

Sport has always played a big role in Czech life. At the time of the national revival in the 19th century, the Sokol gymnastics movement was founded on the idea that a healthy body was a recipe not only for a healthy mind, but also for a civilised nation.

Ondřej Havelka - Multi-talented jazz band leader turns 65

Radio Prague |
14 October 2019

Band leader Ondřej Havelka, with a look straight out of Jeeves and Wooster, has just reached the age of 65.

Syria, Kosovo and China in the spotlight as Czech top officials debate foreign policy line

Radio Prague |
14 October 2019

The Czech Republic's top officials met to clear up the country's stand on a number of a hot foreign policy issues on Thursday, voicing condemnation of the Turkish military offensive in northern Syria and rejecting President Zeman's proposal for the Czech Republic to revoke its recognition of Kosovo as an independent state.

New Czech movie shows Philip Roth's vision of 1970s Czechoslovakia

Radio Prague |
11 October 2019

The 'gorgeous bleakness' of Prague in the 1970s is captured in a new film based on a classic novella The Prague Orgy.

Planned Prague protest aims to "disrupt business as usual", says Extinction Rebellion organiser

Radio Prague |
11 October 2019

The Czech branch of Extinction Rebellion has joined a wave of climate protests organised by the environmental group around the world. Protests calling on politicians to take urgent action on climate change began in Prague on Thursday and will culminate on Saturday with a demonstration and a traffic blockade on Wenceslas Square.

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