Saturday, 20 October 2018

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Friends of Tibet group established in Czech Parliament

Radio Prague |
11 October 2018

A "Friends of Tibet" group has just been established by fifty deputies and senators in the Czech Parliament. The news was announced on Tuesday at the Forum 2000 conference in Prague. The news was announced on Tuesday at the Forum 2000 conference in Prague. The group, established by the Pirate Party along with the Civic and Christian Democrats and TOP09 aims to focus on human rights issues as well as environmental and cyber protection.

Terry Riley's 'In C' opened Strings of Autumn festival

Radio Prague |
11 October 2018

The annual international music festival Strings of Autumn kicked off on Tuesday with a concert at Prague's Vítkov National Memorial. The event, which was established in 1996 by the late Czech president Václav Havel, opened with the legendary minimalist piece 'In C' by Terry Riley.

Poor harvest to double the price of potatoes

Radio Prague |
10 October 2018

This year's potato harvest is expected to be one of the poorest in decades, the daily e15. reported on Tuesday. Due to the prolonged period of drought, the total potato harvest this season will be around 20 percent lower than in the previous year.

Czech counterintelligence helps uncover Hezbollah hacking scheme

Radio Prague |
10 October 2018

The Czech Security Intelligence Service (BIS) issued a press release on Monday in which it says it cooperated with foreign partners in identifying, analysing and disabling servers in the Czech Republic and the wider world, which Hezbollah was using for cybernetic espionage.

Political scientist Jiří Pehe: Babiš must be feeling he has hit his limits

Radio Prague |
9 October 2018

Radio Prague spoke to political scientist Jiří Pehe about the winners and losers in this election and began by asking about the significance of ANO's defeat in Prague.

Modern day Czech knights train for Battle of the Nations

Radio Prague |
8 October 2018

Many of those who live in the Czech Republic may tell you that they have met or at least seen someone who is involved in medieval reenactment. From musicians to swordsmen, there is a sizeble group of middle-ages enthusiasts in the country. One group however has taken things to the next level.

Czechs increasingly dependent on vegetable imports

Radio Prague |
8 October 2018

Vegetable imports to the Czech Republic continue to grow, the Czech News Agency reported this week. According to data from the Czech Statistics Office, the foreign vegetable trade currently shows a deficit of 11 billion crowns.

Madeleine Albright: Given their own histories, I'm stunned by CEE states' treatment of refugees

Radio Prague |
5 October 2018

Having served as US secretary of state from 1997 to 2001, Madeleine Albright ranks as one of the most accomplished of all Czech-Americans. Radio Prague's Ian Willoughby got to speak to the Prague-born politician recently when she was special guest at the Reality Czech evening in New York.

PM determined to keep lithium mining in state hands as EMH starts exploratory drilling

Radio Prague |
5 October 2018

The Australian-based mining company European Metals Holdings is continuing with preparations for lithium mining in the Czech Republic, despite the fact that the Czech government does not consider the memorandum on the extraction and processing of lithium, signed with EMH last year, legally binding and wants a Czech state-run company to mine and process the deposits.

Foreigners can vote in Czech local elections, but show little interest

Radio Prague |
5 October 2018

The Czech Republic's communal elections, which will take place this Friday and Saturday, differ from their presidential and parliamentary equivalents in that citizens of other EU member states are also allowed to vote.

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