Sunday, 19 November 2017

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2017 elections spell shake-up for Czech politics

Radio Prague |
23 October 2017

The political map has been redrawn with elections that have seen ANO triumph, Okamura and the Pirates score big and the Social Democrats collapse. ANO came first in every single region in the country and have 78 mandates in the 200-seat lower house. If they entered into government with the Civic Democrats (with 25) they would not require the traditional third coalition partner.

Betting fever on election results

Radio Prague |
20 October 2017

Czechs are placing bets on the outcome of the general elections, the news site Novinky.cz reports. The betting fever has surpassed all expectations with people having placed bets to the tune of 80 million crowns, that's 30 million more than in the 2013 presidential elections, the news site says.

Atwood: Misogyny towards Hillary right out of witch trials

Radio Prague |
20 October 2017

Fresh Franz Kafka Prize recipient Margaret Atwood discusses the threat to women's rights, Trump's America – and "poor" Gregor Samsa.

Czech NGO teaching children in the Himalayas to play hockey

Radio Prague |
20 October 2017

The Czech NGO Brontosauri v Himalájích has been helping the village of Mulbekh, in Little Tibet, for ten years now. Attention is focused around the local primary school which has grown from strength to strength.

Top Czech brewers to boost production capacity

Radio Prague |
20 October 2017

The leading Czech brewery Plzeňský Prazdroj is investing over CZK 280 million in production facilities for its world-famous lager Pilsner Urquell.

Prague Castle treasures and relics to be exhibited in Moscow

Radio Prague |
19 October 2017

Relics from the 14th century and copies of the Czech crown jewels will go on display in Moscow during an upcoming visit by Czech President Miloš Zeman.

Czech parties subject to stepped up election spending scrutiny

Radio Prague |
19 October 2017

New rules apply to the Czech elections to the lower house of parliament for the first time limiting parties budgets' and making them declare funding and spending flows. But while it's a step in the right direction, some flaws are still seen in the overall framework.

Renovation of Baroque gem underway in Stromovka park

Radio Prague |
18 October 2017

Šlechtova restuarace is a Baroque summer palace located in Prague's Stromovka Park which has been in disrepair and ruins since the 1960s. Since then the building weathered fire and floods and remained standing. Now, renovation of the historic gem has begun.

High prices lay foundations for Prague shared housing start-ups

Radio Prague |
18 October 2017

A group of people united in a project called Sdílené domy or Shared Houses decided to buy a house in Prague, and administer it themselves: not as a traditional tenants' association, but as a community.

Construction begins on state-of-the-art battery factory

Radio Prague |
17 October 2017

Construction began on Monday at an industrial zone in Horní Suchá, near Havířov in the region of Moravia-Silesia on what investors are promising will be the world's most modern battery factory.

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