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 2021-07-22 11:35 

Radio Prague

Janouek re-enters jail after court health ruling...

Influential Czech businessman Roman Janouek re-entered prison on Thursday after a court ruled that he was well enough to see out the rest of his sentence. He had previously been released while serving a four-and-a-half-year term, for hit and run, after un...

 2021-07-22 11:08 

Radio Prague

Fire fighters finish work in tornado-hit villages in Moravia...

Fire fighters have completed their work in villages in south Moravia that were devastated by a tornado last month. The news was announced on Thursday by the governor of the region, Jan Grolich. Police officers and soldiers are continuing to work in the mu...

 2021-07-22 11:07 

Radio Prague

Nausch Slukov latest Czech to test positive in Tokyo...

The third and latest Czech athlete confirmed to have Covid-19 is beach volleyball player Markta Nausch Slukov, who revealed she had tested positive on Thursday. She had been due to compete this coming Saturday but must instead spend 10 days in isolation.N...

 2021-07-22 10:00 

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Student tepnka Kleansk on green issues: we need more people to do the small things that count...

"Unfortunately there is a difference. First, there is the issue of female experts not being asked to talk about climate change as often as their male colleagues. But, there is now a website where you can find the opinions of female experts on climate ...

 2021-07-22 09:54 

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Dutch architecture firm to design new station for Brno...

A competition to design a new main train station for Brno has been won by a Dutch architecture firm. Benthem Crouwel Architects have previously been behind the station in Rotterdam and an extension to the station in Amsterdam.The company said the station,...

 2021-07-22 09:27 

Radio Prague

Weather forecast...

It should be mainly overcast in the Czech Republic on Friday, with an average high temperature of 24 degrees Celsius. Most of the following days will also be cloudy....

 2021-07-22 09:25 

Radio Prague

Olympic Committee investigate "Covid" flight described as scandal by PM...

Senior Czech Olympic Committee officials have begun investigating a plane that brought members of the Czech party to Tokyo last Friday. A doctor on the plane was reported by news site Seznam Zprvy to have been the first passenger on board to later test po...

 2021-07-22 09:04 

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'A Journey to Prehistory' through the works of late, great Czech painter Zdenk Burian...

Zdenk Burian, who died 40 years ago, was among the greatest and certainly most prolific paleao-artists of all time the ongoing exhibition in northern Bohemia includes more than 150 of his works spanning six decades, alongside scores of skeletal remains an...

 2021-07-22 08:54 

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Covid infections continue slight drop, reproduction rate still below 1...

Laboratories in the Czech Republic confirmed 235 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, about 25 fewer than on the same day a week ago. The daily incidence thus fell slightly for a fourth consecutive day. The reproductive number has also remained below since...

 2021-07-22 08:17 

Radio Prague

Court orders billionaire Czech lobbyist Roman Janouek must return to prison...

Billionaire businessman and high-profile lobbyist Roman Janouek must return to prison to finish out his sentence for a hit-and-run incident while drunk driving, the Regional Court in Brno has ordered.Janouek was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison but was re...

 2021-07-21 22:05 

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New website lets people know if they have unclaimed money from voucher privatisation era...

Following the Velvet Revolution, Czechoslovakia chose to switch from a communist system of state planning to a market economy. A system known as voucher privatisation was implemented in Czechoslovakia in 1992 and later in the Czech Republic in 1994 accord...

 2021-07-21 17:27 

Radio Prague

Tokyo Olympics: Czech table tennis player Pavel iruek tests Covid-positive...

Table tennis player Pavel iruek has become the second Czech athlete and fourth member of the Olympic team to test positive for Covid-19 in Tokyo. He was to compete at that level for the first time.Beach volleyball player Ondej Perui and women's beach ...

 2021-07-21 13:26 

Radio Prague

Prague may reopen trial of Czechoslovak Army general convicted in 1947...

The Prague attorney's office has proposed reopening trial of former Czechoslovak Army general Jan Syrov, who served as prime minister during the Munich Crisis and was convicted in 1947 of collaborating with the Nazi occupiers.A lawyer working on behal...

 2021-07-21 12:02 

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Weather...

Thursday should see clear skies and average daytime highs of about 24 degrees Celsius....

 2021-07-21 11:49 

Radio Prague

Forgotten Billions service recovers 320mn in 'coupon privatisation' money...

The online service Forgotten Billions (Zapomenut miliardy) has helped some 17,000 people collect a total of 320 million crowns in 'coupon privatization'-era funds so far, the Brno start-up Stock Convertor says.The service helps people find out if ...

 2021-07-21 11:41 

Radio Prague

Police recover tanks and heavy guns during ongoing weapons amnesty...

Photographs of tanks, anti-aircraft guns and nineteenth century repeaters from the Wild West have been making headlines over the past several months, since the government declared a six-month long weapons amnesty from January 30 of this year. Czechs have ...

 2021-07-21 11:09 

Radio Prague

Deputy PM: current anti-Covid measures adequate, despite Delta spread...

Current anti-pandemic measures in the Czech Republic are adequate, Minister of the Interior Jan Hamek (Social Democrats) said following Wednesday's Central Crisis Committee meeting. But given the Covid-19 situation abroad, is necessary to remain vigil...

 2021-07-21 10:35 

Radio Prague

Mathilda Nostitz, Czech countess and philanthropist, dies aged 85...

Countess Mathilda Nostitz, heiress of the Czech noble Nostic family, has died at the age of 85, the Mathilda Endowment Fund, which she founded, announced on Wednesday.Mathilda Nostitz was born at the chateau in Plan near Marinsk Lzn. Although her ancestor...

 2021-07-21 10:02 

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"Into the unknown": Over 100 Czechs competing at Tokyo Olympics...

Some 115 Czech sports people travelled to the Japanese capital for what are still being billed as the 2020 Olympics, though they were delayed for a year by the coronavirus, and will be unlike any Games seen before.Prior to boarding the plane to Tokyo, Cze...

 2021-07-21 09:57 

Radio Prague

Senate confirms right to armed defence will be constitutionally enshrined...

The Senate has confirmed that the right to defend oneself and others with weapons will be constitutionally enshrined in the Czech Republic, within the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms.The Czech president cannot veto a change to the constitution ...

 2021-07-21 09:11 

Radio Prague

Justice Minister proposed salary cut for ex-Chief Prosecutor as disciplinary action...

Minister of Justice Marie Beneov called for the salary of former Chief Prosecutor Pavel Zeman to be cut 15 percent for six months as part of a disciplinary action over his conduct in a high-profile restitution case, news server esk justice reports.Beneov ...

 2021-07-21 08:10 

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Ekofilm docu fest in Brno attracts over 200 competition film submissions...

The 47th edition of the Ekofilm international documentary film festival, to be held in Brno in October, has received 207 applications, 50 percent more than in 2020, from 34 countries in total.The festival's dramaturgical team will now select 25 works ...

 2021-07-21 07:56 

Radio Prague

Brodsk-Lanhot crossing between Slovakia and Czechia likely to be blocked by protestors...

Slovak cross-border workers are set to protest against government coronavirus measures on several border crossings at 5pm this Wednesday afternoon. This should include the blocking of the Brodsk-Lanhot border crossing between Slovakia and the Czech Republ...

 2021-07-21 07:06 

Radio Prague

New walk-in vaccine centres open up in Czech Republic...

Wednesday sees the opening of new walk-in vaccination centres in several regions across the Czech Republic. People will be able to receive a jab without prior registration in in Zln's PSG Arena, Ostrava's Forum Nov Karolina shopping mall and in th...

 2021-07-20 14:08 

Radio Prague

EC's Rule of Law report identifies shortcomings in implementing Czech anti-corruption strategy...

Over the past year, the Czech Republic has made advances in reforming its judicial system, but is still struggling to effectively deal with conflicts of interest on the level of government, according to the European Commission's Rule of Law Report pub...

 2021-07-20 13:48 

Radio Prague

President signs major new amendment on distraint law...

President Milos Zeman signed an amendment to the distraint law on Tuesday, which some experts believe contains the most significant changes to the handling of distraint made over the past two decades. The law is expected to come into force in 2023.The ame...

 2021-07-20 12:03 

Radio Prague

Government promising walk-in vaccine centers in all regions as Delta variant gains dominance...

At present the daily increase in Covid numbers is at around 200, the number of people hospitalized with Covid is at around 30 and the cases ending in death are now few and far between a picture that suggests the coronavirus epidemic has finally been broug...

 2021-07-20 11:59 

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Senate committee declares President Zeman fit for office...

The Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs of the Czech Senate has not recommended that the chamber discuss whether President Milo Zeman is unfit to continue in his office, news site iDnes.cz reported on Tuesday.The proposal to declare Milo Zeman u...

 2021-07-20 11:41 

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Weather...

Wednesday will see temperatures range around 23 degrees Celsius with overcast skies particularly over the northern and southern parts of the country....

 2021-07-20 11:30 

Radio Prague

Three Czech projects mentioned in A+Awards for international architecture...

Petr Janda's revitalization design of the Prague riverfront area, commonly known as "Nplavka", has received special mention in this year's A+Awards the annual architecture competition organised by the prestigious Architizer platform.The sa...

 2021-07-20 10:51 

Radio Prague

Founder of child neurosurgery in Czechoslovakia, Vladimr Bene, dies...

Neurosurgeon Vladimr Bene Sr. died on Sunday at the age of 100, Czech Television reported on Tuesday, citing information provided by his family.Dr Bene is considered the founder of Czech child neurosurgery. In 1978 he set up the Child Neurosurgery Departm...

 2021-07-20 10:22 

Radio Prague

Czech Olympic volleyball team ravaged by coronavirus...

Following the positive coronavirus test of Czech beach volleyball player Ondej Perui it has now come to light that Simon Nausch, the coach of female volleyball players Markta Nausch Slukov and Barbora Hermannov, also has coronavirus, Czech Radio's cor...

 2021-07-20 10:07 

Radio Prague

The Summer Festivities of Early Music offer a unique musical experience in a beautiful environment...

"Summer Festivities of Early Music is the name of a festival that focusses entirely on early music the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and also Rococo musical heritage. It has been held in Prague since the year 2,000 and is now the largest festival foc...

 2021-07-20 09:57 

Radio Prague

Explosion in training facility injures two Czech soldiers...

Two soldiers were injured in an explosion that took place at the Brdy military training zone near the Dolej Padrsk pond on Tuesday. Czech Radio's sources say that one person has sustained serious and the other mild injuries. The explosion is connected...

 2021-07-20 06:31 

Radio Prague

Central European foreign ministers meeting in Czechia to discuss Covid, EU expansion...

Foreign minister Jakub Kulhnek (Social Democrats) is hosting his counterparts from the so-called Central European Five (C5) countries (Czechia, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary and Slovenia) in the northern Bohemian town of Mlnk on Tuesday.Topics of discussion ...

 2021-07-20 06:17 

Radio Prague

Tornado: Pope Francis to address Slovakia alongside cross made from damaged Moravian church...

A cross made of beams from the roof of a Czech church damaged by a tornado in June will be installed on the podium from which Pope Francis will make his addresses when visiting neighbouring Slovakia.The Moravsk Nov Ves church priest said that the cross wi...

 2021-07-20 06:04 

Radio Prague

Czech health insurance will not cover Covid-19 tests as of September...

The government has decided that as of September, state health insurance will not cover preventive tests for Covid-19, which people need, for example, when travelling abroad, attending cultural events or eating in restaurants, Minister of Health Adam Vojtc...

 2021-07-19 13:18 

Radio Prague

Covid-19: Delta variant constitutes 70-80 pct of infections in Czechia...

The Delta variant of the coronavirus constitutes between 70 to 80 percent of all infections in the Czech Republic, according to the Institute of Health Information and Statistics, based on data obtained during the last two weeks.The British mutation, whic...

 2021-07-19 12:03 

Radio Prague

Brussels approves CZK 180 billion in EU funds for Czech National Recovery Plan...

The Czech capital's recently reconstructed State Opera House provided the thematic setting for Ursula von der Leyen's meeting with Prime Minister Andrej Babi. The Czech prime minister opened up the subsequent press conference with good news."T...

 2021-07-19 12:01 

Radio Prague

Weather...

Tuesday should be clear to partly cloudy with average daytime highs of 20 to 26 degrees Celsius....

 2021-07-19 11:50 

Radio Prague

EU Commission endorses Czech Republic's 7bn recovery and resilience plan...

The European Commission has officially endorsed the Czech Republic's recovery and resilience plan, a key step towards the EU disbursing 7 billion in grants under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). The news came as EU Commission President Ursu...

 2021-07-19 11:33 

Radio Prague

SAO: Czech water quality hasn't improved despite CZK 2.7bn in EU subsidies...

The quality of Czech surface and groundwater has not improved despite the state having allocated 2.7 billion crowns in European Union funds from 2013 to 2020 towards monitoring supplies and modernizing treatment plants, the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) said...

 2021-07-19 10:34 

Radio Prague

Russian service of Radio Prague International blocked in Russia over 20-year-old Palach article...

The Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights reportedly issued a ban on the respective article on May 17th of this year and enforced it two months later. It claims that because the Russian website of Radio Prague International uses the H...

 2021-07-19 09:32 

Radio Prague

iRozhlas.cz: Agrofert dairy subsidiary filed suit at EU court over subsidies suspension...

Mlkrna Hlinsko, a dairy company that is part of the Agrofert holding founded by the Czech prime minister filed a lawsuit in April with the Court of Justice of the European Commission over the suspension of subsidies based on Brussels' audit of his pos...

 2021-07-19 09:21 

Radio Prague

130 years of Prague trams on parade...
 2021-07-19 09:06 

Radio Prague

Prague's historic Charles Bridge again defaced by graffiti...

One of the Czech Republic's most iconic landmarks, the Charles Bridge in Prague, has once again been spray-painted with graffiti. The act of vandalism comes just a week after a teenage boy turned himself in to police for "tagging" parts of the...

 2021-07-19 08:52 

Radio Prague

EU Commission head, Czech PM meet in Prague to discuss EU economic stimulus package...

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is visiting Prague on Monday to negotiate with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babi (ANO) and other government officials about the size and scope of the bloc's economic stimulus package.The Czech Republic is li...

 2021-07-19 08:31 

Radio Prague

Births, weddings, and deaths in Czechia...

The birth of a child is naturally a significant event. During communism, it was not allowed for dads to be present in the hospital room for the birth of their child, but now it is common. After being born, a child must be registered and receive a birth ce...

 2021-07-19 08:06 

Radio Prague

"Prague was exciting, it was Havel": Mark Baker on a time of transformation...

You experienced something that most of us Westerners who are long-time residents of Prague never did, and that was seeing this place before 1989. Could you tell us about your initial experiences here in Prague?"The first time I was ever in Prague was ...

 2021-07-19 05:40 

Radio Prague

Biochemist: Czech Republic close to achieving herd immunity...

The Czech Republic is close to achieving herd immunity and it makes sense to stop covering the cost of Covid-19 tests from health insurance as of September, biochemist Zdenk Hostomsk said in an interview for CNN Prima News.According to health statistics o...

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