Monday, 26 October 2020

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February 4 selected as official Czechs Abroad Day

Radio Prague |
7 October 2020

February 4, when the famous teacher and philosopher Jan Amos Comenius left his homeland in 1628 won by a large margin with 42 percent of the vote ahead of December 23, 1989, when the wire at the Rozvadov border with Germany was symbolically cut, which received 21 percent.

Former Czech PM asks government to speak with Volkswagen about future of Škoda

Radio Prague |
7 October 2020

Former Czech Prime Minister Petr Pithart has called on the government to express concern regarding the possible change of Czech automobile manufacturer Škoda Auto's position within the Volkswagen group, the Czech News Agency wrote on Monday.

Study reveals Czechs waste far more food than they think

Radio Prague |
7 October 2020

Although the Czech Republic is one of the lowest generators of household waste in the European Union, its production has been gradually increasing in recent years. One of the most alarming things is the amount of food that Czechs throw out. A study by scientists from Brno's Mendel University has revealed that they waste far more food than previously thought.

'The SS Officer's Armchair: Uncovering the hidden life of a Nazi' stationed in occupied Prague – part II

Radio Prague |
6 October 2020

British historian Daniel Lee is a specialist in the history of Jews in France and North Africa during the Holocaust. His latest book, The SS Officer's Armchair: Uncovering the hidden life of a Nazi, is the story of a German lawyer named Robert Griesinger who joined the Gestapo, served in the Wehrmacht, and then in occupied Prague.

Czechia brings back state of emergency to help tackle coronavirus second wave

Radio Prague |
6 October 2020

The Czech Republic entered a 30-day state of emergency as of Monday in response to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. The higher level of alertness not only gives the government more powers, but is also accompanied by the activation of new measures.

Czech government approves first stage of canal project linking Danube to North Sea

Radio Prague |
6 October 2020

The Czech government has approved the first part of a planned canal system connecting the Danube with the North Sea, Industry and Trade Minister Karel Havlíček announced on Monday. The total cost is expected to lie at around CZK 15 billion and construction could start after the year 2030.

Toyen's 'La Dame de Pique' sells for record EUR 3 million

Radio Prague |
6 October 2020

The 1926 painting 'La Dame de Pique' by the Czech surrealist artist Toyen sold at auction in Prague on Sunday for nearly 3 million euros, a record high for a work by a Czech artist.

Czech regional elections confirm steady slide of traditional left, rise of the Pirates

Radio Prague |
5 October 2020

Although Prime Minister Andrej Babiš's ANO party won this weekend's regional assembly election and placed first in 10 out of 13 regions, one more than in 2016, it again did not win enough in most to secure the majority of regional governorships.

Telč – a Renaissance gem

Radio Prague |
5 October 2020

Telč is a picturesque town, located on the border of Bohemia and Moravia, whose genius loci and architecture attracts visitors from at home and abroad. National Geographic magazine ranked it among the 25 top travel destinations for 2020.

'Disabled by music' – Sex, drugs and rock 'n roll on wheels

Radio Prague |
5 October 2020

"Sex, drugs and rock and roll – on wheels." That's the tagline for a newly released documentary about the Tap Tap, a Czech band formed two decades ago as a creative outlet for students at the Jedlička Institute, a renowned Prague school for the disabled.

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