Tuesday, 24 April 2018

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Djokovic parts company with coach Radek Štěpánek

Radio Prague |
5 April 2018

Former world tennis number one, Serbian Novak Djokovic, has announced his has split with Czech coach Radek Štěpánek.

Czech president visits Slovakia for first foreign trip following re-election

Radio Prague |
5 April 2018

Czech president Miloš Zeman departed for Slovakia on Wednesday for his first official foreign visit after his re-election. Zeman is visiting Poprad, the home town of Slovak counterpart Andrej Kiska. The main events take place Thursday with meetings with Kiska and recently installed Slovak prime minister Peter Pellegrini.

Czech public finance surplus at 1.59% of GDP in 2017

Radio Prague |
5 April 2018

Czech public finances ended 2017 with a surplus of 80.6 billion crowns. That represents 1.59 percent of Czech Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The latest figures is almost double the surplus of 2016 when it represented 0.73 percent of GDP. Finances were in deficit in 2015.

Cabinet agrees to pave way for collective legal actions

Radio Prague |
5 April 2018

The Czech government has agreed to change its legal system so that collective actions can be launched in the future. At the moment there is no room in the country's legal framework for such actions to be brought which sets the Czech Republic apart from most European states. Common actions are frequently brought in other countries in cases such as over mass transport accidents and failures by multinationals such as Volkswagen's dieselgate affair.

Justice minister says alleged Russian hacker represented significant security risk

Radio Prague |
5 April 2018

Czech justice minister Robert Pelikan has said the alleged Russian hacker Yevgenij Nikulin was judged by local security services to be a major security risk in the Czech Republic. Speaking on Czech Radio Wednesday, Pelikan said that there was no reason he delay his extradition to the United States as soon as possible.

Metallica surprise Czech fans with cult song Jožin z bažin

Radio Prague |
5 April 2018

Metallica's Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett made Czech music history when they performed Jožin z bažin by comedian Ivan Mládek and Banjo Band during their Monday concert in Prague.

Transport ministry considering introduction of electronic highway vignettes

Radio Prague |
5 April 2018

Motorists in the Czech Republic who use the country's highways are required to buy 10-day, monthly, or yearly vignettes and the big question every year for most car owners is whether the price for the yearly coupon will go up.

With their wishes ignored, why would Communists support ANO-led coalition?

Radio Prague |
5 April 2018

ANO have just rejected a Communist bill allowing referendums on leaving the EU and NATO and also disregarded their wishes on expelling Russian diplomats and extraditing a Russian alleged hacker. So why are the Communists evidently ready to play ball with ANO? That's a question for political scientist Jiří Pehe.

Metallica perform popular Czech song Jožin z bažin

Radio Prague |
4 April 2018

The US rock band Metallica performed a popular Czech song during a concert in Prague on Monday night. The group surprised the crowd with an impromptu-seeming rendition of Banjo Band's Jožin z bažin.

Ťok among four acting ministers unwilling to serve in cabinet backed by Okamura

Radio Prague |
4 April 2018

The minister of transport in the acting Czech cabinet, Dan Ťok, says he would not serve in a government kept in place by Tomio Okamura's Freedom and Direct Democracy party. Mr. Ťok, who is an ANO appointee, told the news site Novinky.cz that he would like to complete the work he has started at the Ministry of Transport but would not remain in government under any circumstances.

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