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 2021-11-24 14:51 

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PM: Government to accept more anti-Covid measures on Friday...

The Czech government will accept further measures aimed at countering the spread of the coronavirus epidemic on Friday, outgoing Prime Minister Andrej Babi has told Radio Impuls. The specific measures are currently being prepared by the Ministry of Health...

 2021-11-24 14:43 

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President Zeman to leave hospital on Thursday, Seznam Zprvy reports...

Czech President Milo Zeman should be released from the Military University Hospital in Prague on Thursday before mid-day, news site Seznam Zprvy reports. On Thursday morning, doctors will decide on whether the president is healthy enough to leave, accordi...

 2021-11-24 13:01 

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koda Auto CEO: Company would have reached record production numbers if not for chip shortage...

With the number of orders already exceeding production capacity, car manufacturer koda Auto would have reached record results this year had it not been affected by the global chip shortage, company CEO Thomas Schfer said at an internal management meeting ...

 2021-11-24 12:54 

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Prague's Stolpersteine: new book pays tribute to Prague Nazi victims...

In 2018, Trevor Sage, a retired Briton living in Prague, set out on a mission to clean the metal stones inlaid in the city's pavements in honour of Holocaust victims, registering each one of them on an interactive online map. As he went around the cit...

 2021-11-24 12:28 

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Weather...

Thursday is expected to be overcast, with temperatures ranging from 2 to 7 degrees Celsius....

 2021-11-24 12:23 

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Some Prague Christmas markets will open to visitors despite worsening pandemic...

Although the present mood is far from the traditionally festive atmosphere leading up to Christmas, preparations for the holidays are in full swing. Christmas stalls have started popping up on squares around the country and the first bunches of mistletoe ...

 2021-11-24 12:19 

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Record number of new Covid cases registered in Czechia on Tuesday...

Tuesday saw 25,864 people test positive for the coronavirus, the largest number yet registered in a single day since the epidemic was first detected in Czechia last March. The same record was also registered in the incidence number for the past week, with...

 2021-11-24 12:18 

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1989 Around the World...

Marked to commemorate the fall of the Communist regime in 1989, the story should be no mystery to anyone reading this. Jan Palach, the Velvet Revolution, keys jangling, peaceful protest...it is truly more wonderful than fiction. That year, the same year I...

 2021-11-24 12:16 

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Replica, copy, imitation, forgery? National Gallery in Prague invites visitors to find the fakes...

The exhibition "Forgeries? Forgeries!" now at Sternberg Palace on the square by Prague Castle features a vast array of imitations. Among them are 15th century fakes mediaeval paintings, sculptures and drawings and forgeries in the style of the 17t...

 2021-11-24 11:59 

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Czech Constitutional Court Judge Kateina imkov awarded French Legion of Honour...

One of the judges sitting on the Czech Republic's Constitutional Court, Kateina imkov, received the Legion of Honour, France's highest order of merit, for her role in promoting human rights, at the French Embassy in Prague on Tuesday, the Czech Ne...

 2021-11-24 11:31 

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Prague City Hall announces limitations on this year's Christmas markets...

Representatives of Prague City Hall and events organiser Taiko announced on Wednesday that they have cancelled the accompanying cultural events programme at the annual Christmas market on Old Town Square, due to the epidemiological situation. The traditio...

 2021-11-24 11:20 

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Moravian-Silesian Region wants to limit mass events after Tuesday's record number of new cases...

Officials representing the Region of Moravia-Silesia are planning on asking the region's hygiene station to limit mass events, after a record 3,056 tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday, the Czech News Agency reports. Several cities in the re...

 2021-11-24 11:20 

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Several regional governors want to limit mass events as epidemic worsens...

Officials representing the Region of Moravia-Silesia are planning on asking the region's hygiene station to limit mass events, after a record 3,056 tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday, the Czech News Agency reports. Several cities in the re...

 2021-11-24 11:08 

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Incoming Czech government presents its plan to tackle coronavirus epidemic...

Representatives of the incoming Together and Pirates and Mayors coalition government presented their plan on how to tackle the growing coronavirus epidemic in the country at a press conference on Wednesday morning.The future prime minister, Petr Fiala, sa...

 2021-11-24 08:55 

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Police chief warns force could lose officers due to mandatory vaccination order...

The police force could lose up to 10,000 people who refuse to be vaccinated against Covid-19, police chief Jan vejdar said on Twitter in response to the news that the Czech government is considering the possibility of compulsory vaccination for people ove...

 2021-11-24 08:54 

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Czech PM slams Lukashenko regime for humanitarian crisis on Polish-Belarussian border...

PM Andrej Babi has slammed the Lukashenko regime for the humanitarian crisis on the Polish-Belarussian border, where thousands of illegal refugees from the Middle East are trapped in no-man's land following Belarussian attempts to forcibly funnel them...

 2021-11-23 13:12 

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Army chief sees future in modern technologies, stresses need to continue defence procurment...

The Czech Army has been more visible domestically since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic during which it has been used regularly to bolster medical and auxiliary support in severely affected regions, as well as providing security at vaccination c...

 2021-11-23 12:41 

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Writer Bohumil Hrabal's holiday home to be turned into exhibition space...

Earlier this year, the former summer house of the famous Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal appeared on a real estate website for sale for nearly 12 million crowns.Soon after, the Ministry of Culture, along with the regional government of Central Bohemia, announ...

 2021-11-23 12:15 

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President and PM say Czech Republic ready to help deal with migrant crisis on Polish-Belarus border...

President Milo Zeman has offered Poland assistance in dealing with the migrant crisis on the country's border with Belarus. Poland has massed troops along the border, the European Union's eastern frontier, to keep migrants camped there from crossi...

 2021-11-23 11:38 

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BIS warns of growing activities of Iranian, Russian and Chinese agents...

In its annual national security report the Czech counterintelligence service BIS highlights the increased activity on the part of Iranian agents across Europe. The report says that in the Czech Republic, they are mainly interested in information from tech...

 2021-11-23 11:22 

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Weather forecast...

Wednesday should be clear to partly cloudy with day temperatures between 2 and 6 degrees Celsius....

 2021-11-23 11:18 

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Aviation flu reappears in South Bohemia...

Veterinary workers have started culling birds at a commercial poultry farm in South Bohemia, where the bird flu was detected last week. Close to 5,000 birds may have to be put down. Strict hygiene measures are in place to prevent the spread of the highly ...

 2021-11-23 11:18 

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Avian flu reappears in South Bohemia...

Veterinary workers have started culling birds at a commercial poultry farm in South Bohemia, where the bird flu was detected last week. Close to 5,000 birds may have to be put down. Strict hygiene measures are in place to prevent the spread of the highly ...

 2021-11-23 11:17 

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IMF downgrades economic growth forecast for Czech Republic...

The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its economic growth forecast for the Czech Republic. Its November forecast predicts a growth of 2.6 percent this year and 3.5 percent next year, down from October's 3.8 percent and 4.5 percent forecast. A...

 2021-11-23 11:02 

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Nation-wide state of emergency will not be declared for time being...

Regional governors and cabinet ministers have agreed that there is no need to introduce a nation-wide state of emergency in connection with the worsening Covid epidemic for the time being. Martin Kuba, chairman of the Association of Regional Governors, sa...

 2021-11-23 10:34 

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Government considering mandatory vaccination for seniors and people in high-risk professions...

The government is considering introducing mandatory vaccination for people over the age of 60 and those in high-risk professions, Prime Minister Andrej Babi told reporters ahead of his departure for a meeting of the Visegrad group in Budapest. The worseni...

 2021-11-23 08:42 

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Violinist Pavel porcl, conductor Jakub Hra, pianist Ivo Kahnek nominated for ICMA awards...

A trio of prominent Czech musicians have been nominated for International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) violinist Pavel porcl, conductor Jakub Hra and pianist Ivo Kahnek. porcl was nominated in the solo instrument category for his album Paganiniana, featu...

 2021-11-23 08:29 

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Covid-19: seven-day incidence rate of new cases remains over 1,000 per 100k...

On Monday, 14,480 new Covid-19 infections were registered in the Czech Republic, about 3,000 more than on the same day last week, Ministry of Health data show.The seven-day incidence rate is 1,029 new infections per 100,000 people, about 300 more than a w...

 2021-11-22 19:52 

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Prague Zoo announces birth of Silvery Gibbon cub, an endangered species...

Prague Zoo announced on Monday that a Silvery Gibbon, a highly endangered species, was born in captivity there over the weekend.According to Prague Zoo director Miroslav Bobek, fours cubs of the species have been born under Czech care, including the lates...

 2021-11-22 19:43 

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Czech utility EZ buying RWE's solar PV plant developer Belectric...

German energy company RWE is selling solar PV plant developer subsidiary Belectric to Czech state-controlled utility EZ, Germany's competition regulator said.EZ had applied for regulatory approval on November 11 to take full ownership of Belectric, a ...

 2021-11-22 14:27 

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Prague centre for victims of sexual violence planned...

The first specialized centre in the Czech Republic for victims of sexual violence is being set up in Prague and should come into operation next autumn. Four other centres for victims of domestic violence will be opened or expanded in Brno, Most, esk Budjo...

 2021-11-22 13:07 

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Czech police colonel rka Havrnkov candidate for Interpol presidency...

Interpol Vice President for Europe rka Havrnkov is a candidate to head the international police organisation after Kim Jong-yang of South Korea steps down.Havrnkov, who holds the rank of colonel in the Czech Police, is the first person from this country t...

 2021-11-22 12:52 

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Czechia enacts new Covid restrictions, state of emergency and mandatory vaccination debated...

This Monday sees the activation of new measures aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus in the Czech Republic. Inspired by the so-called "Bavarian" model, they essentially make it impossible for people to visit service providers if they do not ...

 2021-11-22 12:42 

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Record number of shops join autumn National Food Collection...

Canned food, pasta, rice, milk and baby food these were just some of the products donated by customers in over 1,300 shops and supermarket chains around the Czech Republic within the autumn edition of the National Food Collection.The event was organised b...

 2021-11-22 11:41 

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Weather...

Tuesday's skies should be clear in the morning but cloudy by the evening with snow or sleet likely in the mountains. Average daytime highs of 2 to 6 degrees Celsius are expected....

 2021-11-22 11:30 

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3D printed art at Prague's Boislavka...
 2021-11-22 11:20 

Radio Prague

Interior Minister says Covid-19 state of emergency cannot be declared without regional action...

Interior Minister Jan Hamek said on Monday that legal requirements have not yet been met to declare a nationwide state of emergency due to sharply rising numbers of Covid-19 cases.Relevant authorities in the most-affected regions must first meet and sugge...

 2021-11-22 10:41 

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Czechia has recorded 2 million Covid cases to date...

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, 2 million people in the Czech Republic have contracted the virus, according to Ministry of Health data.On Sunday, 8,244 new cases were registered, the most ever for that day of the week and 2,600 more than on the prev...

 2021-11-22 10:31 

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Czech billionaire Daniel Ketnsk registers new charitable foundation...

Czech billionaire Daniel Ketnsk has registered a new entity, the EP Corporate Group Foundation, through which he intends to donate at least 2.5 billion crowns to charity over the next 10 years. A spokesperson said it aims to be the country's largest c...

 2021-11-22 10:21 

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Spruce tree for Christmas market in Prague's Old Town arrives...

A nearly 22-metre-high spruce tree, chosen to feature in the centre of this year's Christmas market on Prague's Old Town Square, arrived during the night from the town of Pnn in northern Bohemia.City officials chose the spruce over 35 other trees ...

 2021-11-22 06:48 

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PM: government to shorten interval between primary inoculation and booster vaccine for over 60s...

Prime Minister Andrej Babi has said the government will shorten the minimal interval between primary inoculation and the Covid booster vaccine from six months to five for people over the age of 60 and people with chronic illnesses.The prime minister made ...

 2021-11-22 06:38 

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Czech Republic introduces "Bavarian" model of Covid restrictions...

The Czech Republic on Monday introduced the so-called "Bavarian" model of Covid restrictions.People not vaccinated against Covid can no longer go to restaurants, hairdressers and beauty salons, gyms, cinemas, theatres or sporting events. They may ...

 2021-11-21 14:48 

Radio Prague

Weather forecast...

Monday will be overcast and rainy with day temperatures between 3 and 7 degrees Celsius....

 2021-11-21 14:44 

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Commercial TV Nova distances itself from Janeek's criticism of anti-Covid measures...

Commercial TV Nova, which aired a live broadcast of the Czech Nightingale music awards on Friday evening, has distanced itself from the statements made by the event's chief sponsor, billionaire Karel Janeek. Nova said the gala show had been organized ...

 2021-11-21 14:42 

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People donate 410 tons of non-perishable goods within National Food Collection...

People around the Czech Republic donated 410 tons of non-perishable products for the needy on Saturday within the bi-annual National Food Collection. Some 1,300 shops and supermarket chains around the country joined the charity effort, which is especially...

 2021-11-21 13:09 

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Crisis team to consider shortening minimal interval between primary inoculation and booster vaccine...

The government's central crisis team will meet on Monday to consider shortening the minimal interval between primary inoculation and the booster vaccine to six months to five. According to the ctk news agency, the State Institute for Drug Control has ...

 2021-11-21 09:42 

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Worsening epidemic forcing teachers to provide in-class as well as distance learning...

The worsening Covid epidemic is complicating the teaching process for schools around the country with many teachers now having to provide both in-class and distance learning as more pupils are quarantined daily. Eleven primary and secondary schools have h...

 2021-11-21 09:26 

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Interest in vaccination soars ahead of tightened restrictions...

Long lines are forming outside Prague's walk-in vaccination centres in Chodov and the Main Railway Station as people scramble to get a vaccine ahead of Monday's tightened restrictions which amount to a lockdown for unvaccinated persons.Both vaccin...

 2021-11-21 09:24 

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Record increase in Covid cases on Saturday...

Laboratories in the Czech Republic registered 14,402 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, the highest number on a weekend day since the start of the pandemic.4,818 people are currently hospitalized with Covid, of whom 713 require intensive care. The inciden...

 2021-11-20 23:05 

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Nazdar! Czech greeting has fascinating history...

The Czech greeting Nazdar (Nazdarek is a more familiar version) could be translated as Hi and is not employed in polite conversation or with strangers.Though very commonly used, it has a relatively recent history, dating back around 170 years to the perio...

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