Monday, 24 April 2017

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Czech lawmakers get fired up after approval for new European gun rules

Radio Prague |
16 March 2017

Proposals for stricter European gun rules achieved almost the impossible by uniting Czech MEPs and creating a broad front of domestic opposition to the plans.

Czech jobless total seen shrinking to record low

Radio Prague |
16 March 2017

The Czech Republic is basking in the fact that it has the lowest unemployment rate in the European Union, 3.4 percent according to the Eurostat January figure.

Airport shareholder tussle cast shadow over proposed Pardubice Ryanair link

Radio Prague |
16 March 2017

Low cost airline Ryanair has been looking to add Pardubice airport to its list of destinations. But the East Bohemia region, which owns around a third of the airport operating company East Bohemia Airport, is refusing to meet the bill of around CZK 8.0 million a year to temp Ryanair to Pardubice.

Philosopher Jan Patočka, co-founder of Charter 77, remembered

Radio Prague |
15 March 2017

March 13th, marked 40 years since the death of Czech philosopher Jan Patočka, one of the founding members and first spokesmen for the Charter 77 human rights movement.

Graphic artist scripts her own success story

Radio Prague |
15 March 2017

Petra Dočekalová is a graduate of the Typography Studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Her calligraphy thesis, in which she developed her own handwritten scripts, has recently won two prestigious international awards, including the certificate of Typographic Excellence 2017 from the Type Directors Club.

Raid on online grocer highlights bigger foreign labour problem

Radio Prague |
15 March 2017

A police raid on the country's second biggest online grocer, which resulted in the detention of 85 foreign nationals on suspicion of working illegally in the country, has thrown light on a much bigger problem.

"At some point they have the right to say, I've had tried enough," says doctor pioneering euthanasia for psychiatric patients

Radio Prague |
14 March 2017

One of the most thought-provoking films at this year's One World festival of human rights documentaries in Prague has been I'm Not Afraid. It follows the assisted suicide of Eli, a Dutch woman who has been suffering from extreme anxiety for most of her life.

Mladá fronta Dnes launches fix pathole campaign

Radio Prague |
14 March 2017

With the arrival of spring road maintenance crews are assessing the damage to roads caused by the harsh winter and the news is not good. According to preliminary estimates the costs could be 50 to 60 percent higher than in previous years.

ČSSD leader Sobotka aims to win autumn elections despite polls placing ANO ahead

Radio Prague |
14 March 2017

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka stood for re-election of the Social Democrats at the party's congress at the weekend and received 67% support from delegates, a somewhat lukewarm result given that he ran unopposed.

Book highlights exploits of Czechs and Slovaks in WWI British army

Radio Prague |
13 March 2017

One rather overlooked corner of history has been the story of Czechs and Slovaks serving with the British army in World War One.

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