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Govt opts for expropriation to push through strategic motorway link

Radio Prague |
26 May 2010

For several years a battle over a piece of farmland has stopped a strategic Czech motorway project in its tracks. On Monday the government decided to remove that obstacle with the radical step of expropriation.

New law allows product placement in some television programs

Radio Prague |
26 May 2010

As of 1 June, product placement in soap operas or talk shows will become a legal way for television networks to increase their budgets in the Czech Republic.

Public fundraiser to save Europe's oldest glass making school

Radio Prague |
25 May 2010

Europe's oldest secondary glass making school, located in the north Bohemian town of Kamenický Šenov, is facing existential problems.

Chris Baerwaldt: an American brewer in ČR

Radio Prague |
25 May 2010

Among the small beer producers presenting their wares at the Czech Beer Festival currently on in Prague is the Zhůřák brewery, which is run by Chris Baerwaldt.

Final political poll shows everything still to play for

Radio Prague |
25 May 2010

With four days still to go before Czechs start voting in elections to the lower house, the last opinion poll has come out. But the political parties and their leaders still hope to sway some of those wavering or undecided voters with final rallies and debates still to come.

New Jan Svěrák film Kooky opens

Radio Prague |
24 May 2010

After three years of work, a new film by the Oscar-winning director Jan Svěrák called Kooky opened in Czech cinemas on Thursday.

50 years of Kofola: a retro soft-drink enjoys second wave of success

Radio Prague |
24 May 2010

Originally a communist version of popular Western drinks like Coca-Cola and Pepsi, the Czech product Kofola is celebrating 50 years of existence this year.

New legislation could see fall in number of gaming machines

Radio Prague |
24 May 2010

Gaming machine bars – known as hernas – are an extremely common sight in the Czech Republic. But now, under legislation approved by the Senate on Thursday, many could disappear from the country's towns and cities.

A look behind the thin walls of panelák apartment buildings

Radio Prague |
24 May 2010

A legacy of the communists' fascination with the pre-fabricated building method, paneláky or tower block buildings to this day can be found across the Czech Republic, often in prominent and elevated places, towering over cities and towns.

Czechs in Afghanistan, Pt. IX: Danger is a relative concept

Radio Prague |
21 May 2010

In this instalment of Czechs in Afghanistan, Christian Falvey looks at the security conditions that Czech aid workers live in, as they carry out the work of redevelopment in a complicated and dangerous situation.

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