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 2022-01-17 12:35 

Radio Prague

Survey: Half of Czechs only have savings for three months...

The survey, conducted in September among 510 respondents, also suggests that seven percent of respondents have a large surplus of money left at the end of the month, with a ratio of six men per one woman."These results are not too surprising, given th...

 2022-01-17 12:32 

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Alien ice statues in Pustevny...
 2022-01-17 12:18 

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Court charges, fines activist for hoisting Czech-Romani flag from his balcony...

International Romani Day held on April 8 now since the fall of Communism in the Eastern bloc is not just about celebrating Romani culture. It also highlights the persecution and discrimination member of the minority group often face in all areas of life.T...

 2022-01-17 12:15 

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Weather forecast...

Tuesday should be partly cloudy to overcast, with more sun in the eastern parts of the country, and day temperatures between 2 and 6 degrees Celsius....

 2022-01-17 12:14 

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Films Occupation and Ztopek hot favourites for Czech Lion awards...

Director Michal Nohejl's film debut Occupation and the biopic Ztopek by director, co-producer and co-author of the screenplay David Ondek have both received 13 nominations for the Czech Lion awards for 2021. Martin ulk's fantastic comedy Man with ...

 2022-01-17 11:44 

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Czech animated short Suzie in the Garden to premier at Berlinale...

Suzie in the Garden is based on a children's book of the same name written by Jana rmkov. It tells the story of a little girl called Suzie, who spends a lot of time with her parents in a gardening colony outside the city, full of mysterious corners an...

 2022-01-17 10:51 

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Search for brown bear near Brands nad Labem continues...

The search for a brown bear on the loose in the vicinity of Brands nad Labem, north of Prague, continues and locals have been warned to be vigilant and not venture into the nearby forests alone.The bear was last sighted on Sunday, when a fisherman claimed...

 2022-01-17 10:49 

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Sneka Mountain hit by gale force winds...

Sneka Mountain was hit by gale force winds reaching 126 km per hour on Monday, bringing to a halt cable cars on both the Czech and Polish slopes. The Czech mountain rescue service has warned tourists not to set out until the wind subsides. A high wind war...

 2022-01-17 10:47 

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Expert opinion concludes police not responsible for death of Romany man in Pardubice...

According to an expert opinion the police was not responsible for the death of a Romany man who collapsed on the pavement shortly after police restrained him by kneeling on his neck and died in an ambulance shortly after. The conclusion is that the man di...

 2022-01-17 10:46 

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President Zeman not to hold traditional foreign policy consultations with top officials...

President Milo Zeman has said he will not renew the traditional monthly consultations with the country's top officials on foreign policy issues. In an interview for Frekvence 1 radio, Mr. Zeman said that in future he would discuss foreign policy issue...

 2022-01-17 05:51 

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Zeman to return to Castle for first time since hospitalisation next month...

Czech President Milo Zeman says he will be at Prague Castle for the first time since being released from hospital last year on February 26, when he will appoint university rectors and present a cheque to a children's charity. Speaking on the radio sta...

 2022-01-17 05:50 

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Twice-weekly workplace Covid tests get underway in CR...

From Monday employers in the Czech Republic are obliged to provide two Covid-19 tests a week their staff, including those who are vaccinated against the virus. The health minister previously said the system would be in place for three weeks at most as the...

 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 

Radio Prague

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 

Radio Prague

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 

Radio Prague

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 

Radio Prague

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...

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