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 2021-07-27 11:57 

Radio Prague

Court rules wearing of face masks in inside spaces is insufficiently justified...

The current government measure obliging people to wear respirators in internal spaces is not sufficiently justified, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) of the Czech Republic ruled on Tuesday. The Ministry of Health has also been "systematically ig...

 2021-07-27 11:30 

Radio Prague

Czech chemicals manufacturer Draslovka expands into US and South Africa...

Czech chemicals company Draslovka Holding will purchase the Mining Solutions division of US firm The Chemours Company in a deal worth more than CZK 11.3 billion, Czech Radio reported on Tuesday.This is the first major acquisition made by Draslovka in the ...

 2021-07-27 11:16 

Radio Prague

iHned: Easing of restrictions means saving no longer priority for many...

The major Czech bank esk spoitelna said that in June, following the easing of coronavirus restrictions, its clients had spent over CZK 26.7 billion in brick-and-mortar shops and through online retailers.This was higher than the amount they shelled out las...

 2021-07-27 10:35 

Radio Prague

Questions as children targeted to raise overall vaccination rate...

Vaccinations against the coronavirus have been available to the over-12s in the Czech Republic since the beginning of July.Those in the 12 to 15 age group have been receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and around one-fifth of those eligible have so far e...

 2021-07-27 10:34 

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Weather...

Temperatures are expected to range around 26 degrees on Wednesday, but could be as high as 30 degrees in the east of the country. Skies will be overcast. Rainfall is expected across the country with storms likely in South Moravia....

 2021-07-27 10:19 

Radio Prague

Transparency International calls for audit on Office of the President tenders...

Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) called for an audit into the financial management of the Office of the President on Tuesday. TI Director Petr Leyer told news site Aktuln.cz that "a group of people has made the Office of the Pr...

 2021-07-27 09:58 

Radio Prague

Czech government wants construction of at least one battery gigafactory and lithium mining plant...

The Czech government wants to see the construction of at least one electric car battery factory on its country's territory, Vice-Premier and Industry and Trade Minister Karel Havlek said on Tuesday.According to Mr. Havlek, Volkswagen, the parent compa...

 2021-07-27 09:49 

Radio Prague

Czechs back in spending mood, but many pubs and restaurants still struggling to make comeback...

Few business were as hard hit by the coronavirus as those in the gastronomy sector. The country's roughly 21,000 pubs, bars and restaurants were allowed to reopen in mid-May, but the expected rush of clients was short-lived and for a while it seemed t...

 2021-07-27 09:41 

Radio Prague

More than 10 million coronavirus vaccine doses applied in Czechia...

On Tuesday, the total number of coronavirus jabs applied in the Czech Republic passed the 10 million mark, according to the official website of the Ministry of Health.Coronavirus vaccines started being distributed in the Czech Republic in December and 4.6...

 2021-07-27 09:33 

Radio Prague

Markta Vondrouov beats Naomi Osaka to advance into Olympics quarterfinals...

Czech tennis player Markta Vondrouov sensationally beat world number 2 Naomi Osaka in two sets 6:1 and 6:4 and has advanced into the tennis semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympic games. Vondrouov was down 0:2 against Osaka in the second set, but managed to turn...

 2021-07-27 04:29 

Radio Prague

Police in Ostrava searching for escaped crocodile...

Police officers in Ostrava are searching for a meter-long crocodile that escaped from a private breeder on Saturday. Although the crocodile is not fully grown the police warn that after going without food for two days it could be dangerous. They have part...

 2021-07-27 04:26 

Radio Prague

Covid restrictions to be further eased from August 1...

The government has agreed to further ease coronavirus restrictions in the country in view of the improving epidemiological situation.From Sunday, August 1, the ceiling on outdoor sports and cultural events will be raised to 7,000 and while 3,000 people wi...

 2021-07-26 12:57 

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Czechs win their first medals at Tokyo Olympics...

The 26-year-old Rohan finished fourth in the semi-final round, which allowed him to advance into the final stage of the water slalom. There he ended up taking the silver medal after completing the slalom in 101.96 seconds, just behind Slovenia's Benja...

 2021-07-26 12:04 

Radio Prague

Fencer Alexander Choupenitch wins bronze medal in fleuret at Tokyo Olympics...

Fencer Alexander Choupenitch has won a historic bronze medal in fleuret at the Tokyo Olympics. The 27-year-old fencer from Brno, who has Belarussian roots, beat Spain's Carlose Llavador, Germany's Peter Joppich and Egypt's Mohamed Hamza. Cheun...

 2021-07-26 11:31 

Radio Prague

Feasting in defiance of the forces of Nature...
 2021-07-26 10:56 

Radio Prague

Weather forecast...

Tuesday should bring partly cloudy skies with scattered showers in the eastern parts of the country and day temperatures between 23 and 27 degrees Celsius....

 2021-07-26 10:52 

Radio Prague

Covid cases dropping for eight days in succession...

The number of new Covid-19 cases have been dropping for eight days in a row in the Czech Republic, suggesting that thanks to the growing number of vaccinated people, the epidemic is coming under control. The Health Ministry reported 75 new cases on Sunday...

 2021-07-26 10:25 

Radio Prague

Clean-up operation after night storms...

Fire crews were called out to hundreds of emergencies overnight in connection with the storms that swept the Czech Republic, particularly the southern parts of the country. They mostly dealt with fallen trees and flooded homes. Among those hit were the vi...

 2021-07-26 10:22 

Radio Prague

Health Ministry pushing ahead with vaccinations of schoolchildren so as to avoid testing...

The Ministry of Health wants to speed up the vaccination of children aged 12 to 15 ahead of the new school year, Health Minister Adam Vojtech told journalists. He said the aim was to increase the capacity of centers vaccinating minors since only fully vac...

 2021-07-26 09:04 

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"We're really delighted": Czech spas make World Heritage list...

On Saturday the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, meeting in China for its annual session reviewing sites around the globe, announced that a group of 11 spa towns had received a coveted spot on its list.It is open to landmarks or areas that boast cultural,...

 2021-07-26 08:22 

Radio Prague

Court rules PM does not have to apologise for calling Transparency International "corrupt"...

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babi will not have to apologise to the Czech branch of anti-corruption NGO Transparency International for repeatedly calling it corrupt the Regional Court of Central Bohemia ruled on Monday. The Czech News Agency reports that i...

 2021-07-26 08:21 

Radio Prague

Prime minister suing ernoice town hall over renewed infringement proceedings against him...

Prime Minister Andrej Babi is suing the town hall in ernoice, the municipality where he lives, over its decision to start new infringement proceedings against him on suspicion of conflict of interest linked to his ownership of the media companies Londa an...

 2021-07-26 07:30 

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Canoeist Luk Rohan wins silver at Tokyo Olympics...

Canoeist Luk Rohan has become the first Czech to win a medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics after coming in second in the water slalom category. Rohan completed the slalom in 101.96 seconds. Slovenia's Benjamin Savsek came in first with a time 2 second...

 2021-07-26 06:28 

Radio Prague

Timothy Snyder: Klaus won the moral contest with Havel...

A Czech parliamentary election will take place in October. In recent years there has been much evidence of Russia's attempts to intervene in, for example, the US presidential elections or to influence voting through disinformation campaigns. To what e...

 2021-07-25 21:41 

Radio Prague

Fire in Prague warehouse causes severe damage...

A fire broke out in a warehouse in the Uhrineves district on the outskirts of Prague on Sunday. The building partially collapsed with damage estimates ranging up to CZK 120 million, according to Prague firefighters.The fire started around 6:30pm with 23 f...

 2021-07-25 12:31 

Radio Prague

Too few dental hygienists in Czech Republic...

Despite growing interest in the study of dental hygiene among Czech students, dental clinics across the Czech Republic are facing a serious shortage of hygienists, Czech Radio reported on Sunday.There are only 1,800 working dental hygienists in the countr...

 2021-07-25 11:10 

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Weather...

Monday should see temperatures range around 27 degrees Celsius with heavy showers and storms expected over Bohemia and overcast skies over Moravia and Silesia. Meteorologists warn of torrential rains over the night from Sunday to Monday, which could see u...

 2021-07-25 10:51 

Radio Prague

Energy experts: Government should focus on alternative energy sources, not just nuclear power...

The ongoing discussion surrounding the expansion of the Dukovany nuclear power plant often blocks debate on the wider challenges within the Czech energy sector, according to a survey of experts conducted by the Czech News Agency.The President of the Czech...

 2021-07-25 10:21 

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Czech tennis and basketball players advance in opening stages of Tokyo Olympics...

In their opening game at the Tokyo Olympics, the Czech basketball team managed to beat Iran 84:78. Patrik Auda led the scoring with 16 points. The team will face France in their second group game on Wednesday.In tennis, four Czech players have advanced in...

 2021-07-25 09:49 

Radio Prague

Saturday coronavirus lowest since end of June...

Saturday saw 69 people test positive for COVID-19 in the Czech Republic, the lowest number of cases for a weekend day since the end of June. However, Health Ministry data shows that the number of hospitalised patients has risen since last weekend, with 40...

 2021-07-24 22:05 

Radio Prague

130 years since opening of Petn funicular...

Building what was then the longest funicular in the Austro-Hungarian Empire took just five months. It functioned on a water balance propulsion system and was 383 meters long. However, the propulsion system had its downsides. The water often froze during w...

 2021-07-24 22:05 

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Celebrating singer Frantiek Nedvd of Brontosaui...

Frantiek Nedvd was born in Prague two years after the end of the Second World War and a few months before the Communist regime took power. Throughout his life, he collaborated with his brother Jan, writing many of the lyrics.The Nedvd brothers began playi...

 2021-07-24 12:03 

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Police checks reveal 15 percent of Prague clubbers breached coronavirus rules...

Police and hygienist checks in Prague's bars and clubs on Friday night revealed that around 15 percent of the people breached coronavirus measures, the website of the Prague Hygiene Office reports.In total, roughly 170 people were checked 24 of whom h...

 2021-07-24 10:25 

Radio Prague

Survey shows 23 percent of Czechs do not want coronavirus vaccine...

23 percent of Czechs do not want to get vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a freshly released June survey conducted by the Public Opinion Research Centre (CVVM). Meanwhile, 35 percent of respondents say that they will vaccinate themselves, with 7 p...

 2021-07-24 10:12 

Radio Prague

Three Czech spas could be placed on UNESCO heritage list...

Saturday will see UNESCO's World Heritage Committee discuss proposals for new additions to its heritage list. Among them is the "Great Spas of Europe" proposal, which would see 11 of Europe's major spa towns become UNESCO sites. Included a...

 2021-07-24 09:59 

Radio Prague

Weather - Meteorologists warn of potential torrential rains and hailstorms...

The Czech Republic will be hit by heavy storms accompanied by torrential rain, hailstorms and strong winds, the Hydrometeorological Institute warns. Storms are expected to hit the south of the country on Saturday. However, more serious storms are expected...

 2021-07-24 09:44 

Radio Prague

Temeln nuclear power plant could be expanded in future, says minister...

After the new bloc of the Dukovany power plant is finished, up to two new blocs could subsequently be constructed at Czech Republic's other, Temeln, nuclear power plant, Prime Minister Andrej Babi and Vice-Premier Karel Havlek said on Saturday during ...

 2021-07-23 11:40 

Radio Prague

Olympic Games get underway in Tokyo with Czech athletes sidelined by Covid...

Following speeches by International Olympic Committee members and other dignitaries, and performances by Japanese singers and dancers highlighting the country's history and culture, athletes began entering the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo according to an ...

 2021-07-23 11:05 

Radio Prague

Weather forecast...

Saturday should be hot and dry, with clear to partly cloudy skies and day temperatures reaching 31 degrees Celsius....

 2021-07-23 10:59 

Radio Prague

Covid numbers below 200 for first time in three weeks...

The Czech Republic registered 197 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, which is 29 less than on the same day a week ago. It is the first time in three weeks that the daily increase has dropped below the 200 mark. The reproduction number is at 0.93, The Czec...

 2021-07-23 10:45 

Radio Prague

Czech 20th century on display at major new National Museum exhibition...

National Museum curators say that it took eight years to prepare what is the most extensive modern history exhibition yet on Czech territory.Visitors first walk into a room with a single, giant 360 degree screen. National Museum Director Michal Luke told ...

 2021-07-23 10:34 

Radio Prague

Museum documenting history of Lennon Wall opens in Lesser Quarter...

A museum documenting the history of the Lennon Wall in Prague opened to the public in Prague's Lesser Quarter of Friday, July 23. Titled - The Lennon Wall Story the museum is located in the basement below Napa bar in Mal Strana, and will be open to vi...

 2021-07-23 10:33 

Radio Prague

Salvation Army and NGO Nadje inoculating homeless people against Covid-19...

The Salvation Army and the NGO Nadje (Hope) have launched a street project aimed at inoculating homeless people against Covid-19. Mobile teams are offering vaccinations in several parts of Prague. Homeless people, of whom there are approximately 2,800 in ...

 2021-07-23 10:32 

Radio Prague

Bill on postal voting rights for Czechs abroad passes in first reading in Senate...

The Senate has approved in its first reading - a bill that would give Czechs abroad postal voting rights in parliamentary and presidential elections. The bill, submitted by fifty senators, will now be debated in the individual Senate committees. If approv...

 2021-07-23 08:35 

Radio Prague

Holliday home prices in Czechia rise by a third as Czechs seek to escape quarantine risk...

Holiday homes, mainly the so-called "chalupy" (country houses) and their smaller equivalent "chaty" (weekend homes in nature), have been highly sought after since the coronavirus epidemic broke out in the Czech Republic last year.According...

 2021-07-23 08:00 

Radio Prague

Jesenk Spa The cradle of hydrotherapy...

Far from the most famous Czech spa towns in Western Bohemia, Jesenk possesses a distinct, rural atmosphere. The local spas' history and tradition have little to do with the leisurely colonnades and aristocratic opulence of places such as Karlovy Vary....

 2021-07-23 05:35 

Radio Prague

Kvitov and Satoransk to carry Czech flag at Olympics opening...

Tennis player Petra Kvitov and basketball player Tom Satoransk will carry the Czech flag at the opening ceremony of the 32nd Olympic Games in Tokyo on Friday. It will be the first time that two athletes have been flag bearers for the Czech team at an Olym...

 2021-07-23 05:05 

Radio Prague

Cyclist Schelgel brings number of Czech Olympic Covid cases to four...

The number of athletes on the Czech Olympic team in Tokyo to test positive for Covid-19 has now risen to four. The latest confirmed case involves cyclist Michal Schlegel, whose positive test was announced on Thursday.He and four other athletes two beach v...

 2021-07-22 13:22 

Radio Prague

Forcibly sterilised Czech women to receive financial compensation...

The Czech Senate has approved financial compensation for thousands of Czech women who were unlawfully forced to undergo sterilisation between 1996 and 2012. The women are set to each receive CZK 300,000 once the legislation has been signed into law by the...

 2021-07-22 11:54 

Radio Prague

Rule of Law Report fair to all EU member states, says Commissioner Jourov...

The European Commission's Rule of Law Report assesses developments in every EU member state regarding their judicial systems, anti-corruption frameworks, media freedom and pluralism, and general government checks and balances.While the EC report prais...

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