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 2022-01-16 16:16 

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Minister: Tax on cigarettes and alcohol may rise...

The Czech minister of labour and social affairs, Marian Jureka, says the recently installed five-party coalition government may increase taxes. Speaking on CNN Prima News on Sunday, Mr. Jureka said consumer taxes on cigarettes and alcohol could be raised,...

 2022-01-16 11:12 

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Government to endorse tradition of struggle of Charter 77...

The Czech government should in the coming week endorse the tradition of the struggle of Charter 77 for human rights and democracy. The move is intended to mark the 45th anniversary of the Charter, a document signed by dissidents calling on Czechoslovakia&...

 2022-01-16 09:51 

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Sunday 53rd anniversary of Palach's act of defiance...

Sunday is the 53rd anniversary of the self-immolation of Czech student Jan Palach on Prague's Wenceslas Square in protest at apathy in the face of the Soviet occupation that had begun the previous August. Palach, who was 20, died on January 19, 1969 a...

 2022-01-16 09:36 

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Weather forecast...

Monday should be largely sunny in the Czech Republic, with an average high temperature of 2 degrees Celsius. The remainder of the week is expected to be overcast....

 2022-01-16 09:35 

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Again Czech infections up but patients down...

Some 9,210 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the Czech Republic on Saturday. This was the biggest one-day jump seen on a weekend since early December and an increase of 133 percent on the previous Saturday.By contrast, the number of people in hospita...

 2022-01-16 09:34 

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Recruitment drive launched with police lacking thousands of officers...

The Czech police force is missing up to 5,500 officers, Czech Television reported. Hundreds exited the service at the end of 2021 and the police have started a major recruitment drive in several parts of the country.The three main conditions for joining i...

 2022-01-16 09:24 

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Zeman condemns boycotting of Winter Olympics in China...

Czech President Milo Zeman has spoken out against the boycotting of the Winter Olympics in China by politicians from some states. In an address to the Czech team for the Games, which begin in Beijing on February 4, he said he was deeply against the misuse...

 2022-01-15 23:05 

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Zuzana Rikov The Bach lover who introduced the harpsichord to new audiences...

Born into a Czech-Jewish family in the West-Bohemian city of Plze, Zuzana Rikov began taking piano lessons at the age of nine. Her teacher introduced her to the works of Johan Sebastian Bach and the young Zuzana ended up switching to the harpsichord there...

 2022-01-15 14:38 

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Weather forecast...

It should be mainly overcast in the Czech Republic on Sunday, with an average high temperature of 2 degrees Celsius. Similar weather is expected on the following days....

 2022-01-15 14:35 

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Nearly 50,000 over age of 80 in CR remain unvaccinated...

Around 48,500 people in the Czech Republic over the age of 80 have not been vaccinated against Covid-19, according to the latest data on the country's vaccination programme cited by the Czech News Agency.However, over 90 percent of people in the 80-pl...

 2022-01-15 10:22 

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Krejkov beaten in tennis final in Sydney...

Czech player Barbora Krejkov has lost in the final of the Sydney Tennis Classic. The 26-year-old went down 3-6 6-4 6-7 to Paula Badosa of Spain in Saturday's match.Krejkov, who was previously known as a doubles specialist, is seeded fourth in the Aust...

 2022-01-15 09:47 

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Hundreds taking part in water birds census...

Hundreds of people around the Czech Republic are taking part in a national census of water birds this weekend. The study is aimed at acquiring more information about birds' habits and responses to environmental and climactic changes, with the findings...

 2022-01-15 07:12 

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School testing deescalated, minister wants more principals' free days...

From Monday tests for Covid-19 will be conducted at Czech schools once a week, down from the twice weekly regime introduced after the Christmas holidays. Pupils and students who are positive in antigen tests must then undergo PCR tests.In view of the inte...

 2022-01-15 06:44 

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Friday Covid new infections number twice figure week earlier...

There were 13,151 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Czech Republic on Friday. It was the largest one-day jump in a month and was around double the figure recorded the previous Friday.Meanwhile, hospitalisations with Covid continue to decline, with th...

 2022-01-15 06:43 

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Minister: Working quarantine only for health or social care staff...

The Czech minister of health, Vlastimil Vlek, says a government scheme under which key workers who test positive for Covid-19 would be allowed to remain on the job will only apply to healthcare and social service staff. The idea of so-called working quara...

 2022-01-14 12:39 

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Survey: Czech companies faced growing number of cyberattacks last year...

Educational and research institutions faced the highest number of attacks in the Czech Republic last year, seeing a 75 percent year-on-year increase. The second most frequent target were government and military sectors with an increase of 47 percent.Commu...

 2022-01-14 12:19 

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Czech gov't wins confidence vote, faces Covid surge, soaring inflation, and record budget deficit...

Petr Fiala, a political science professor and leader of the centre-right Civic Democrats, has pledged to slash 80 billion crowns (well over 3 billion euros) of spending this year.At the same time, among others "urgent priorities", he wants to stab...

 2022-01-14 11:56 

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Weather forecast...

Saturday should be partly cloudy to overcast with drizzle in places and day temperatures between 2 and 6 degrees Celsius....

 2022-01-14 11:47 

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Czech scientists planning to create map of resources in space...

The Czech Republic's National Space Plan has got its first ambitious project from the ESA. The "Space Laboratory for Advanced Variable Instruments and Applications", or SLAVIA as the project is cleverly abbreviated, will serve as a demonstrati...

 2022-01-14 11:32 

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Railway accident disrupts traffic...

Rail traffic between Perov and Ostrava was disrupted by a collision of freight trains late on Thursday night, the ctk news agency reported. One of the trains was derailed and there is reported to be substantial damage to the rails. No one was injured in t...

 2022-01-14 11:30 

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Rakuan not happy with Farsky's decision to accept Fulbright internship, keep mandate...

The leader of the Mayors and Independents coalition party Vit Rakusan says he is not happy about MP Jan Farsk's decision to go to the United States for an eight-month Fulbright internship program without giving up his mandate in the lower house. Follo...

 2022-01-14 11:28 

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Judges and prosecutors ready to take salary-freeze to court...

Judges and prosecutors are protesting against a government-imposed salary freeze for constitutional officials including politicians, judges, prosecutors and the president. They say that if the bill is not rejected by the Senate or vetoed by President Zema...

 2022-01-14 11:25 

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Mayors and Independents to look into potential sponsorship irregularities...

The leader of the Mayors and Independents coalition party Vt Rakuan has said his party is looking into a financial contribution from an allegedly dodgy sponsor and if it finds any irregularity it will return the money immediately. The possibility that the...

 2022-01-14 08:47 

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Tennis: Barbora Krejkov reaches Sydney finals...

Czech tennis player Barbora Krejkov has advanced to the finals at the Sydney Tennis Classic after defeating Annet Kontaveit of Estonia 0-6, 6-4,7-6.The French Open champion and world No.4 will face the winner of the match between Russian Daria Kasatkina a...

 2022-01-14 08:46 

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Further growth of Covid cases registered on Thursday...

Laboratories in the Czech Republic registered 11,675 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday. This represents an increase of around 75 percent on the same day a week ago and the fourth day in a row that cases are rising.The seven-day average incidence also grew...

 2022-01-13 19:01 

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New government coalition wins vote of confidence...

The new five-party coalition government of Prime Minister Petr Fiala has won a vote of confidence in the Chamber of Deputies on Thursday evening, after all of the present ruling coalition MPs voted in favour of the Czech cabinet. The vote was preceded by ...

 2022-01-13 13:16 

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Coal mining in Czech Republic to be phased out by 2033...

According to a government statement, the new administration plans to phase-out coal mining by 2033, although the Minister of the Environment Anna Hubkov pushed for a 2030 target.According to analysts the government's plan to cease coal mining in eleve...

 2022-01-13 12:56 

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EU Council President holds talks with Czech PM in Prague...

EU Council President Charles Michel held talks in Prague on Thursday with Prime Minister Petr Fiala. The focus of the talks was the upcoming Czech Presidency in the second half of this year.Speaking at a press conference after the meeting, Mr Fiala said h...

 2022-01-13 11:35 

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Prague court confirms 20-year sentence for Czech who fought with separatists in Ukraine...

A court of appeals in Prague on Thursday confirmed an earlier ruling which sentenced Ji Urbnek, a Czech who joined and fought with pro-Russian separatists in the Ukraine, to 20 years in prison for membership in a terrorist group and for carrying out a ter...

 2022-01-13 11:35 

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Preliminary census results: Czech population grows and ages...

The Czech Republic's population has reached 10.52 million, according to the preliminary results of a national census carried out by the Czech Statistics Office in March. That is an increase by around 90,000, on the previous census, carried out ten yea...

 2022-01-13 10:30 

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Weather...

Friday will be sunny to partly cloudy with occasional rain or snow showers later in the day. Day temperatures will range between 3 and 7 degrees Celsius....

 2022-01-13 10:29 

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Writer Jaroslav Rudi to receive PEN Club's Karel apek Award...

Novelist and playwright Jaroslav Rudi is to receive the Karel apek Award from the Czech PEN Club. Mr. Rudi, who is 49, has received numerous awards for his works in both the Czech Republic and Germany, including the Ji Orten Award and the Order of Merit o...

 2022-01-13 10:29 

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Housing loan volume reached record CZK 379 billion in 2021...

The volume of new mortgage loans for housing from banks and building societies reached CZK 379 billion last year, according to newly released data from the Czech Banking Association Hypomonitor.This represents an increase of 70 percent on the previous yea...

 2022-01-13 10:28 

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Tennis: Czech Barbora Krejkov through to Sydney semifinals...

Czech tennis player Barbora Krejkov has advanced to the semifinals at the Sydney Tennis Classic after defeating France's Caroline Garcia 6-0, 6-2.The French Open champion and world No.4 has dropped just eight games in two victories in her Sydney singl...

 2022-01-13 10:00 

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Curator: New projects returning world-class architecture to CR...

"I chose three quite large projects which were designed by very famous international architects."Which is quite unique, because not so many foreign architects work in the Czech Republic."The second reason is that I wanted to show three project...

 2022-01-13 09:22 

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Czech instrument maker Pavel Jasansk understands the healing power of drums...

Pavel Jasansk lives in an isolated dwelling surrounded by forests and a small lake. He says the place captured his heart when he saw it by moonlight as a teenager and he promised himself that one day he would build a house there. At the age of thirty, he ...

 2022-01-13 06:35 

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Wednesday CR Covid tally up by half on week earlier...

Some 11,452 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the Czech Republic on Wednesday. This represents a rise of more than half on the same day last week. The seven-day average incidence rate was at 478 per 100,000 inhabitants, the highest it has been since...

 2022-01-13 06:23 

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Fiala government confidence vote goes into second day...

A debate surrounding a vote of confidence in the five-party coalition government of Prime Minister Petr Fiala carried on all through Wednesday night. After 22 hours, including for a break, the session was adjourned on Thursday morning and will resume at 6...

 2022-01-12 13:00 

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Ahead of EU Presidency, Czechs seek alliances outside divided Visegrd Four...

The V4 have taken common positions on many hot button issues, such as on aspects of the Green Deal and advancing nuclear powers. But half of its members Poland and Hungary have taken an illiberal turn under their hard-line conservative governments. And un...

 2022-01-12 12:07 

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Weather forecast...

It should be mainly sunny in the Czech Republic on Wednesday, with an average high temperature of 5 degrees Celsius. The following days are expected to be overcast....

 2022-01-12 12:02 

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Seznam.cz is Czech media organisation with biggest audience reach...

Seznam.cz has the largest audience reach of any media organisation in the Czech Republic, Forbes.cz reported. Seznam and Borgis, in which it has a one-third share, reach six million people a day in the nation of 10.7 million, the news site said. Behind Se...

 2022-01-12 12:01 

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Czechs among world's main exporters of exotic animals, partly as a legacy of communism...

Prague was recently ranked as one of the most dog friendly cities in the world, but data from the Ministry for the Environment and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), shows that Czechs are also fond...

 2022-01-12 11:53 

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Month after breaking ankles Samkov tests positive for Covid...

After breaking both ankles a month ago, the Czech snowboard cross star Eva Samkov has tested positive for Covid-19. Samkov, who is 28, has been fighting to try to get fit for the Winter Olympics in Beijing next month.The 2014 Olympic snowboard cross champ...

 2022-01-12 11:25 

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Foreign film productions in Czechia threatened by suspended film incentives...

In January of this year, the State Cinematography Fund announced it would suspend incentives for foreign filmmakers until the end of March.The fund has already exhausted the funds from the state budget subsidy for 2021 and it has no funds earmarked for th...

 2022-01-12 09:36 

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Recently installed Fiala government to undergo confidence vote...

The five-party coalition government of Prime Minister Petr Fiala is set to undergo a confidence vote on Wednesday, a month after being appointed. The government has 108 mandates in the 200-seat Chamber of Deputies.In his opening address to MPs, Mr. Fiala ...

 2022-01-12 09:12 

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Fastest inflation since 2008 recorded in Czech Republic in December...

Inflation in the Czech Republic accelerated in December to reach 6.6 percent year-on-year. The figure for the previous month was 6.0 percent. The last time the country experienced such rapid inflation was in September 2008.December's inflation was att...

 2022-01-12 07:56 

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Tuesday sees most new Covid cases since mid-December...

Some 12,366 new cases of Covid-19 were registered in the Czech Republic on Tuesday. This was a rise of around one-fifth on the same day last week and the highest figure seen in around a month. There were 2,216 people in hospital with the coronavirus, of w...

 2022-01-12 06:04 

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Minister: Czechs to seek partners outside Visegrad group...

The Czech minister for European Affairs, Mikul Bek, says the country will seek to build closer ties with states beyond the Visegrad Four in the year when it will take over the presidency of the European Union. Speaking at the European Commission in Brusse...

 2022-01-11 12:37 

Radio Prague

Czech American TV serving Czech community in the US for nearly two decades...

What exactly is the mission of Czech American TV? Who are its viewers? And what kind of programs do they like? I discussed these and other questions with the TV's spokesperson, Joe Mraz:"Jan Honner founded the program in 2003 and his goal was to s...

 2022-01-11 12:20 

Radio Prague

New art installation in Prague responds to disinformation websites...

The ongoing Covid-19 outbreak has highlighted the global danger of fake news and misinformation spread over the internet, which can weaken health efforts and fuel social unrest.In reaction to the growing amount of fake news and the damage it can cause, yo...

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