Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Radio Prague

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.

GDP expansion for 2017 revised upwards to 4.6 percent

Radio Prague |
4 April 2018

The Czech economy expanded by 4.6 percent in 2017, according to revised data released by the Czech Statistics Office on Tuesday. A previous figure published in early March put gross domestic product growth at 4.5 percent.

Singer Juwana Jenkins: The moment I fell in love with Prague

Radio Prague |
4 April 2018

Blues singer and teacher Juwana Jenkins has been living in Prague since the late 1990s. In this special video interview, the American vocalist discusses her relationship to the city, adjusting to Czech culture – and much more.

Czechs seek to boost Iran trade with reconstruction package and agricultural ambassador

Radio Prague |
4 April 2018

For the last two years or so boosting trade relations with Iran have been one of Prague's biggest priorities.

Czech coalition government breakthrough awaited in final talks

Radio Prague |
4 April 2018

A short but critical working week is starting on the Czech political scene with the ANO party of caretaker prime minister Andrej Babiš and the Social Democrats needing to seal a deal.

Czechs mark anniversary of revival of scounting movement during Prague Spring

Radio Prague |
3 April 2018

Members of the Czech scouting movement are marking the 50th anniversary the movement's short-lived revival in communist Czechoslovakia in 1968.

British contemporary art exhibition in Prague

Radio Prague |
3 April 2018

Art lovers in Prague can now appreciate non-conformity in a remarkable exhibition featuring contemporary avant-garde British artists at the Černá Labuť Art Gallery.

Czech woman marks arrival of spring with ritual dance

Radio Prague |
3 April 2018

Every year on Palm Sunday, which falls on the Sunday before Easter, Antonie Svobodová performs a ritual dance at Levý Hradec, an early medieval fortress overlooking the Vltava River.

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