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Englishman to swim 175 km to Prague

Radio Prague |
28 June 2010

Last October, Paul Whitaker set himself a goal, and decided to swim the 175 kilometres from the South Bohemian city of České Budějovice to Prague, almost all the way down the Vltava, and all for a charity challenge.

National Museum prepares major renovation

Radio Prague |
25 June 2010

The National Museum plans to re-open to the public in four years' time with new exhibition grounds, a lookout from the dome on top of the building and much more.

NGO: preferential votes behind more women in lower house

Radio Prague |
25 June 2010

Last month's election saw more women than ever before elected to the lower house: 44. The three centre-right parties holding talks on forming the government have since put forward three women politicians for important posts.

Human trafficking can also involve Czechs exploited in ČR

Radio Prague |
25 June 2010

A report on human trafficking released last week by the US State Department called on the Czech Republic to do more to increase the number of convicted trafficking offenders serving time in prison. But the Czech branch of the NGO La Strada, which works in this field, questions aspects of the report.

Agreement with landowners to allow completion of D11 motorway

Radio Prague |
23 June 2010

Completion of the D11 motorway can go ahead after 16 years. Over all those years, the final construction was hindered by a seemingly endless lawsuit between the state and the owners of the land, who faced expropriation until they reached an agreement with the government on Monday.

RefuFest supports integration of foreigners

Radio Prague |
23 June 2010

Last weekend, Prague's Kampa Island turned into a melting pot of cultures from all over the world, hosting a festival called RefuFest.

Brussels approves Czech film production incentives

Radio Prague |
21 June 2010

Foreign film producers have good reason to return to Prague. The Czech government came up with its own incentives package which has now been approved the European Commission.

Police anti-drug office declares NGO drug testing at festivals "illegal"

Radio Prague |
18 June 2010

Illegal recreational drugs have long been a part of the Czech music and dance scene, not least at many of country's summer festivals. But until now, at least on occasion, NGOs focusing on drugs awareness were able to offer testing of drugs such as ecstasy on site. Such initiatives now appear to be at an end.

Prague's "beach" at Žluté lázně celebrates 100 years

Radio Prague |
18 June 2010

The weather may not be ideal so far this summer for laying about in the sand, but one outdoor amusement centre isn't letting that spoil their big occasion.

Outdoor goers warned to take extra caution during tick season

Radio Prague |
17 June 2010

Czech outdoors lovers have been warned to brace for the coming peak in tick season at the end of June/early July, a little later than usual after this year's long winter.

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