Wednesday, 22 May 2019

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Extension of controversial electronic register (EET) law likely

Radio Prague |
13 May 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš's (ANO) bid to extend the scope of the electronic cash register system known as the "EET" is a step closer to becoming law. But while one move to delay its implementation was defeated on Friday, other delaying tactics remained in play.

Dvůr Králové Zoo spearheading international efforts to restore black rhinos to Rwanda

Radio Prague |
10 May 2019

Dvůr Králové Zoo is at the centre of an international effort to restore black rhinos to Rwanda, where the entire rhino population was wiped out in the aftermath of the 1990 civil war.

Memorial event puts Prague's toppled Marian Column back in spotlight

Radio Prague |
11 May 2019

An event at the Strahov Monastery took place on Tuesday to celebrate the statue of the Virgin Mary in Exile, which was placed in its garden exactly 25 years ago. The statue, which previously stood in the Czech Benedictine College in Lisle, near Chicago, was commissioned by Czechoslovak expats in the US in the 1950s and became a symbolical connection to their homeland.

Prague Uprising: How the last German-held capital fought for freedom

Radio Prague |
10 May 2019

Paris, Lviv and Prague, over a thousand miles apart yet connected by the fact that they all initiated successful uprisings against their German occupiers during World War II.

Cannes to honour Forman with Loves of a Blonde and new documentary

Radio Prague |
10 May 2019

The Cannes film festival, which begins next week, is set to pay tribute to the late Miloš Forman, screening a restored version of the late director's 1965 classic Loves of a Blonde as well as presenting the world premiere of the new documentary Forman vs. Forman. "It's the third time that we have a film in Cannes Classics and it's a big honour to be part of this selection," says Marketa Šantrochová, head of the Czech Film Center.

Lorry drivers and crane operators - "men's jobs" increasingly open to women as unemployment sinks further

Radio Prague |
10 May 2019

The latest data on employment levels is set to be released by the Labour Office on Friday, but already now analysts have told the Czech News Agency that they expect unemployment to have sunk in April to 2.8% compared to 3% in March. The need for workers is also leading to women taking on more "unusual" jobs, Czech Television reports.

Memorial event puts Prague's toppled Marian Column back in spotlight

Radio Prague |
9 May 2019

An event at the Strahov Monastery took place on Tuesday to celebrate the statue of the Virgin Mary in Exile, which was placed in its garden exactly 25 years ago.

Czech Republic least likely EU country to grant asylum, humanitarian protection

Radio Prague |
9 May 2019

Nowhere in the entire European Union was a person fleeing their homeland less likely to be granted safe harbour last year than in the Czech Republic. Fresh data from Eurostat show that in 2018 the Czech Ministry of Interior granted international protection to only 1 in 10 applicants – while not a single refugee was resettled here.

Dvůr Králové Zoo spearheading international efforts to restore black rhinos to Rwanda

Radio Prague |
9 May 2019

Dvůr Králové Zoo is at the centre of an international effort to restore black rhinos to Rwanda, where the entire rhino population was wiped out in the aftermath of the 1990 civil war.

Michael Havas: Peter Gabriel called about doing a music video with Jan Švankmajer

Radio Prague |
9 May 2019

Michael Havas grew up in New Zealand but came to communist Czechoslovakia – the country his parents had escaped from – to study film. He has made over 50 documentaries in a career that has seen him work with director Jan Švankmajer and many more noteworthy figures.

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