Monday, 18 December 2017

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International dimension to Czech freedom and democracy awards

Radio Prague |
16 November 2017

The Czech Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes has handed out its annual awards for contribution to freedom and democracy. Among this year's recipients is the Belarussian opposition politician Vincuk Viačorka, or the Slovak photographer Tibor Kováč, who captured images of the Soviet invasion of the Slovak city of Košice.

Massive growth forecast for Czech shared economy

Radio Prague |
16 November 2017

The shared economy is already making waves in the Czech Republic, as continued demonstrations in the Czech capital about the Uber taxi platform prove. But the bark is in some sense bigger than the bite it has taken out of the traditional economy or made elbow room for on its own merits.

Czech cannabis market suffers growing pains

Radio Prague |
16 November 2017

Over the past week Prague was the focus for discussions between experts and businessmen about their experiences with the medicinal cannabis market. It's a global market that's growing fast. But the story in the Czech Republic and in many other places is of growing pains and the early expectations not being realised.

Tennis star Štěpánek calls time on glittering court career

Radio Prague |
16 November 2017

One of the legends of Czech sport, tennis player Radek Štěpánek, has finally announced that he is hanging up his tennis racket as a competitive player. But other roles in the game could still be beckoning for the two times Davis Cup winner.

More than 20 EU countries back European defence plan

Radio Prague |
15 November 2017

Twenty-three EU member states, including the Czech Republic, have signed up to a European pact on defence cooperation called Pesco (Permanent Structured Cooperation). The deal, to be formally launched in December, is likely to cover everything from troops and arms to new defence projects, with varying input from different countries.

Nové Hrady: a restoration success story for Czech stately home

Radio Prague |
15 November 2017

Petr Kučera was a successful journalist and later pursued a career in politics. But twenty years ago he decided to swap the hustle and bustle of Prague for life in the country. He bought a dilapidated castle in East Bohemia and turned it into his new family home.

Czech mountains see first heavy snowfall

Radio Prague |
14 November 2017

Heavy snowfall on Sunday night and Monday morning complicated traffic in some parts of the country. Around five centimetres of snow fell overnight in the Šumava mountains and in the Vysočina region.

Filmmaker: Ideal families never existed - but artificial barriers kept people together

Radio Prague |
14 November 2017

Jana Počtová's documentary Non-Parent offers an intimate exploration of unorthodox family life in the Czech Republic today. A follow-up to her earlier film Generation Singles, it tells six stories of non-nuclear family setups.

Class photo in Teplice daily sparks hate speech on social networks

Radio Prague |
14 November 2017

Police are investigating an incident of hate speech on social networks and in the media after a class photo of first-graders in a school in Teplice, which appeared in a regional daily, sparked threats and racist comments.

FinMin: Czech 2017 budget could end with small surplus

Radio Prague |
13 November 2017

This year's state budget, including EU subsidies, could end up with a surplus of up to 10 billion crowns, Czech Finance Minister Ivan Pilný said in a debate programme on Czech Television on Sunday. Excluding money from European Union funds, the minister estimates the budget should in with a mild deficit around 10 billion crowns.

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