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Political scientist: At least security-wise, Trump's presidency will consolidate the EU

Radio Prague |
18 January 2017

Just days before his inauguration, US president elect Donald Trump has kicked up a storm in Europe with remarks about NATO and the EU made in a joint interview with The Times and the German newspaper Bild.

Czech car production rises to record levels in 2016

Radio Prague |
18 January 2017

Car production in the Czech Republic increased by 8% in 2016 compared to the previous year to a record figure of 1.344 million cars, the president of the Automotive Industry Association Bohdan Wojnar announced on Tuesday. Production increases were recorded by all three of the Czech Republic's major car production companies. The biggest producer, Škoda Auto last year recorded the highest increase in production, by 12.5%, to 765,171 cars.

Last man on the moon Eugene Cernan remembered

Radio Prague |
18 January 2017

US astronaut Eugene Cernan, the last person to set foot on the Moon, died on Monday at the age of 82. Cernan was the commander of the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, who brought a Czechoslovak flag with him on the 325,000 kilometre journey in honour of his family's roots.

Czechs borrow to widen vocabulary

Radio Prague |
18 January 2017

The Institute of the Czech language has started to release a new monolingual dictionary of Czech. Its first chapter, containing words starting with the letter A, has just been published in electronic form.

Bernard breaks brewing record in 2016

Radio Prague |
17 January 2017

Mid-sized Czech brewer, Bernard, has reported record production figures for 2016. The brewer produced just over 315,000 hectolitres of beer last year with around a fifth of it destined for export.

Czechs marking Palach anniversary with chain hunger strike, debates and remembrance acts

Radio Prague |
17 January 2017

Czechs are marking the 48th anniversary of the self-immolation of student Jan Palach, a brave protest against the loss of freedom and gradual apathy following the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia.

Bílina Mine prepares for expansion of coalmining area in northern Bohemia

Radio Prague |
17 January 2017

Following the unique lifting of limits on brown coal mining by the government in Bílina, North Bohemia, the Bílina Mine has formally set the ball rolling to be allowed to mine more than 150 million tons of coal still in the ground. Once approved, heavy machinery will move within half a kilometre of nearby villages.

Daniel Anýž: Zeman set to dominate Czech-US relations during Trump presidency

Radio Prague |
17 January 2017

What will Donald Trump's presidency mean for Czech-US relations? And is his ex-wife Ivana really in line to become American ambassador to Prague? Daniel Anýž, a well-known commentator on Czech-US affairs, discusses those questions and much more.

New law brings tightened security at nuclear stations

Radio Prague |
16 January 2017

A new nuclear power law which took effect in 2017 has tightened security at the country's two nuclear power stations, Czech Television reported on Sunday. The legislation has significantly increased the number of employees who need to have security clearance to work at a nuclear power facility.

CzechTrade targets massive Nigerian economy

Radio Prague |
16 January 2017

The Czech agency for boosting exports and two-way trade, CzechTrade, has opened an office in the biggest economy in Africa, Nigeria.

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