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Karel Škréta – His Work and His Era opens in Prague

Radio Prague |
29 November 2010

Last week saw the opening of a major exhibition in Prague of the work of the great 17th century Bohemian painter Karel Škréta.

Prague author Johannes Urzidil remembered 40 years after his death

Radio Prague |
26 November 2010

This November marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Johannes Urzidil, the Prague-born writer, poet, historian and journalist.

Prague could see CZK 5m fine over Opencard system

Radio Prague |
26 November 2010

Prague's Opencard, a multi-functional chip card system introduced by Prague City Hall, has long been the subject of controversy. This week the Office for Personal Data Protection warned the city needed to introduce changes or face a CZK 5 million fine for the poor handling of personal data.

New tome captures genius of pioneer of Cubist architecture Josef Gočár

Radio Prague |
26 November 2010

In Prague's Old Town, on the corner of Celetná Street and Ovocný trh, you will find the House of the Black Madonna, one of the most distinctive structures in a city known for its unparalleled mix of architectural styles. It was the first building in the rare Cubist style of architecture strongly associated with the city, and today houses a Cubist museum.

Immigration activists protest against degrading conditions for non-EU work applicants

Radio Prague |
26 November 2010

On Thursday morning an NGO in support of the rights of migrants organized a protest event outside one of Prague’s foreign police offices to highlight the degrading conditions foreign nationals are subjected to in order to be able to live and work in the Czech Republic.

Czech hobbyists celebrate inclusion of falconry on UNESCO heritage list

Radio Prague |
25 November 2010

Last week UNESCO added two Czech traditions to it list promoting the safeguarding of so-called 'Intangible Cultural Heritage'. Falconry in both Bohemia and Moravia goes back many hundreds of years and still has a wide following among both professionals and hobbyists.

Highways authority signals end of road for roadside billboards

Radio Prague |
25 November 2010

After years of procrastination and foot dragging the highways authority has announced the end of the road for advertising billboards along the country's main routes. The move follows a vociferous campaign against the unsightly and dangerous ads.

Jiří Pehe pens first political biography of post-89 heavyweight Václav Klaus

Radio Prague |
25 November 2010

It is perhaps surprising then that the first political biography of Mr Klaus has only now been published. Klaus: A Portrait of a Politician in Twenty Images by the political analyst Jiří Pehe has provoked heated debate between the president's supporters and opponents.

Master Švankmajer returns to the screen with a 'psychoanalytical comedy'

Radio Prague |
25 November 2010

It is only every five years or so that the renowned Czech animator Jan Švankmajer brings out a new film, and the wait is now over. "Surviving Life" draws on many of Švankmajer's traditional themes and styles while exploring them through an experimental medium, once again confirming why he is the most acclaimed Czech art house director at home and abroad.

Landlords, lawyers say big room for legal improvements as rent deregulation landmark looms

Radio Prague |
24 November 2010

The Czech Republic's slow and painful steps from regulation to market regarding for rented flats will take a big step forward at the start of next year when rent controls end for around 450,000 apartments.

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