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D1 highway to see reconstruction over 10 years

Radio Prague |
12 October 2009

The Transport Ministry has announced extensive plans to overhaul more than 160 kilometres of what is often considered to be the country’s worst highway: the highly-used D1 thoroughfare from Prague to Brno.

Reflections of modern Czech history in Simon Mawer's 'The Glass Room'

Radio Prague |
12 October 2009

A Czech architectural landmark has provided the backdrop, and indeed central theme, for a book which has been creating a stir in the literary world.

Morricone and Czech National Symphony Orchestra work together on new CD

Radio Prague |
9 October 2009

The famous Italian composer Ennio Morricone – the author of more than 400 film scores including classics like Once Upon a Time in the West – was in the Czech Republic this week to cooperate on a new CD.

History of British secret service uncovers Czechoslovak infiltration success

Radio Prague |
8 October 2009

An official history of the British counter intelligence and security service MI5 has come up with some revelations about the work of the Communist Czechoslovak secret police. One of them is how it recruited agents among British Labour Party MPs. One of its biggest catches was a colourful and ambitious junior minister.

Size matters at 'The Small House' architecture exhibition

Radio Prague |
8 October 2009

All this week, events are taking place around the capital to celebrate contemporary Czech design, as part of Prague's Designblok festival. On Tuesday night, 'The Small House' - an exhibition of modern, compact, living spaces - opened at Prague's Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design.

Former Chief of General Staff says government needs to speed up preparation for new tender on fighter planes

Radio Prague |
7 October 2009

The Czech Republic has five years left on its lease of 14 Gripen fighter jets from the British-Swedish consortium BAE Systems-SAAB, but already, say some observers, the government should be thinking about next steps: a tender preparing the ground for the Czech Republic to either buy the existing planes or to opt for new fighter jets.

Fresh Czech design showcased at Museum of Decorative Arts

Radio Prague |
7 October 2009

A new exhibition entitled Čerstvé! or Fresh! showcases recent acquisitions of the Museum, including glass, china, fashion, jewelry, furniture and graphic collections by prominent Czech designers and manufacturers.

First Czech cinema prepares to celebrate 100th birthday

Radio Prague |
7 October 2009

Prague's Lucerna Palace, which screened its first film on 3 December, 1909, is still today the most popular single-screen cinema in the country.

NGOs call for action against persisting discrimination of Romany children in schools

Radio Prague |
3 September 2009

Two years after a breakthrough verdict by the European Court for Human Rights which denounced racial segregation in Czech schools, Romany children still face widespread discrimination, a group of Czech NGOs says.

Plans to expand Temelín provoke Austrian anger

Radio Prague |
6 August 2009

ČEZ's decision to more than double Temelín's capacity has raised hackles in neighbouring anti-nuclear Austria. Politicians in Upper Austria, which lies under 30 kilometres away, have threatened legal action and even border blockades if the expansion goes ahead. The Austrian Green Party ranks amongst the plan's most vociferous critics, saying nuclear power is not a safe technology.

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