Tuesday, 23 May 2017

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Czech Wikipedia celebrates success after cautious start

Radio Prague |
3 May 2017

The Czech version of Wikipedia this week celebrates its 15th anniversary. Established on May 3, 2002, Czech Wikipedia currently offers more than 370,000 entries and some 70 new ones are added each day.

Czech wine growers count cost of severe frost

Radio Prague |
3 May 2017

Czech wine growers say severe frost which occurred at the end of April is likely to cost them around half a billion crowns. A national association of winegrowers anounced on Tuesday that the price of grapes is likely to rise this year as a result of the shortage of wine grapes.

Roma education initiative seeks to foster role models

Radio Prague |
2 May 2017

For more than 10 years, the Roma Education Fund has been helping young Roma students to receive higher education and become professionals in their fields. At the moment, the programme is operating in other 15 countries, including the Czech Republic.

Parties, extremists, students and pranksters mark May Day

Radio Prague |
2 May 2017

Czech political parties and various other groups held events on Monday marking May Day. While the Communists were the first to celebrate International Workers' Day with a gathering in Prague before noon, centre-right parties, extremist groups and pranksters were out in force later in the day.

Czech PM: Rapid approval of Brexit talks guidelines shows unity of EU leaders

Radio Prague |
2 May 2017

The Czech Republic's Bohuslav Sobotka and the leaders of 26 other European Union states unanimously approved negotiating guidelines for Brexit talks with the United Kingdom at a special summit in Brussels on Saturday afternoon.

Construction of new D metro line to begin at Pankrác

Radio Prague |
27 April 2017

Construction works on a long-delayed Metro line are set to begin soon.

Inspectors point to errors of over CZK 100 bn in Ministry of Finance accounts

Radio Prague |
25 April 2017

The Supreme Audit Office has uncovered inaccuracies amounting to over CZK 100 billion in the accounts of the Ministry of Finance for 2015. Officials say that shortcomings in the ministry’s accounts could impact the state’s final account and financial statements – and that the ministry even mixed up billions and millions. If the ministry does not rectify the shortcomings the inaccuracies will influence the drafting of the country’s financial statements, the Supreme Audit Office said.

Czech "Mona Lisa" on sale at Prague Antique Fair

Radio Prague |
21 April 2017

Twice a year Prague's New Town Hall hosts the city's biggest Antique Fair. This year's spring edition of the traditional event, held from April 20 to April 23, presents antique jewels as well as gemstones and small collectors' items.

New Brno digital lab aims to spark innovation

Radio Prague |
21 April 2017

The biggest digital laboratory in the Czech Republic has just opened its doors at the South Moravian Innovation Centre (JIC) in Brno. Entrepreneurs and members of the public can sign up to use 3D printers and other cutting-edge technologies at Fab Lab Brno.

Security expert: Soft targets need better protection, but the manpower available is not overwhelming

Radio Prague |
21 April 2017

The Czech government has approved a national anti-terror plan, setting out how best to protect and react to possible terrorist attacks on so-called soft targets. Radio Prague asked security expert Andor Šandor, former head of military intelligence, how he viewed the proposed measures.

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