Monday, 22 October 2018

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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.

Czech archaeologists discover tomb of important Egyptian dignitary

Radio Prague |
4 October 2018

A team of Czech archaeologists have made a remarkable discovery at Abusir, near Cairo, unearthing a unique burial complex of an Egyptian dignitary dating back to the fifth Dynasty of the Egyptian Old Kingdom.

Czech-American writer Mark Slouka on being 'Nobody's Son'

Radio Prague |
4 October 2018

Novelist and essayist Mark Slouka, a guest author at the ongoing Prague Writers' Festival, was born in New York to Czech refugees who never should have married but stayed together for nearly half a century.

Czech Republic to apply "reverse charge" VAT mechanism as broadly as possible

Radio Prague |
4 October 2018

The European Council on Tuesday approved a proposal that will allow EU member states that have a problem with carousel tax fraud to apply a generalized reversal of VAT liability. This is something Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has fought for for four and a half years on the argument that use of reverse charge could save the EU a large part of the around 170 billion euros lost every year in unpaid VAT.

Albright: Honour Havel's legacy by following his principles

Radio Prague |
3 October 2018

Václav Havel has just received a major honour, with the unveiling of a bronze bust of the late dissident turned president at Columbia University in New York. Speaking at the ceremony, Havel's friend Madeleine Albright said he would have been alarmed at some aspects of today's world – but would not have succumbed to despair.

ČTK photographs in centre of Prague tell story of Czech century

Radio Prague |
3 October 2018

As the nation celebrates 100 years of statehood, the Czech News Agency (ČTK), which celebrates its birthday on the same day as the republic, has unveiled its own exhibition in the centre of Prague.

Czechs gear up for 100th birthday bash

Radio Prague |
3 October 2018

The Czech Republic is gearing up for celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia. In Prague month-long birthday celebrations have already kicked off and will culminate in a gala weekend on October 27-28.

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