Tuesday, 21 August 2018

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Early-medieval Slavs in Mikulčice cultivated cannabis and poppies

Radio Prague |
24 July 2018

Inhabitants of the Great Moravian fortified settlement in Mikulčice, which dates back to the 8th century, cultivated cannabis and poppies, as well as peaches, pears and nuts, new research has found.

Czechs have drawn paltry 3% of available EU energy-savings subsidies

Radio Prague |
24 July 2018

The Czech Republic through the end of 2017 had drawn down only 3 per cent of the nearly 850 million euros worth of subsidies allocated to the country from 2014 to 2020 towards implementing energy-savings schemes.

Permission to demolish Brutalist-style Transgas building in Prague sought

Radio Prague |
24 July 2018

The owner of the Transgas building in central Prague, described by some historians as an exceptional example of Brutalist architecture, has requested permission to demolish the structure.

No-shows hamper commission investigating fate of OKD

Radio Prague |
24 July 2018

A parliamentary commission has begun investigating the controversial sell-off and subsequent collapse of coal company OKD. However, the investigation has got off to a poor start, with no-shows from several of the witnesses that MPs have called for questioning.

Record low Czech unemployment rate attracting foreign graduates

Radio Prague |
24 July 2018

At 2.9 percent, the Czech unemployment rate is the lowest in 22 years, and in particular graduates have never had it easier finding work. According to labour office statistics there are currently ten vacancies per graduate, a state of affairs that is attracting young people from Greece, Italy or Spain to the Czech Republic.

Around 900,000 Czechs believed dependent on medication

Radio Prague |
23 July 2018

Czechs are consuming more and more medicines. According to official figures, 107 million more daily doses were taken last year than in 2016, Czech Television reported.

Fire fighters dealing with second Kokořín blaze

Radio Prague |
23 July 2018

A second fire broke out on forested land in Kokořín, a protected wildlife zone in central Bohemia, on Sunday. Earlier 20 fire units had been called out to deal with a blaze a few kilometres away and had succeeded in bringing it under control.

Report: EU farm subsidies causing decline of some bird species

Radio Prague |
23 July 2018

Numbers of some bird species have greatly declined in the Czech Republic since the country joined the European Union, iDnes.cz reported, citing a Charles University study. The researchers behind the report say that EU agricultural subsidies have led to a change in farming methods and subsequently caused the crested lark, meadow pipit and other birds to become increasingly rare.

Iva Bittová excels in folklore, jazz, rock and opera

Radio Prague |
23 July 2018

Renowned Czech musician Iva Bittová turned 60 on July 22nd. An excellent singer, violinist and composer, Bittová has never focused on one particular genre. She plays and sings folk music, jazz, rock as well as opera. She has also starred in several Czech films and appeared on stage at home and abroad.

"You Must Change Your Life": the friendship between Rilke and Rodin through the eyes of a Czech American

Radio Prague |
23 July 2018

In 1902 the 26-year-old Rainer Maria Rilke went to Paris to write a monograph of the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin. Their brief but intense relationship is the subject of "You Must Change Your Life", a lively portrait of the two men during those years.

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