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 2022-09-19 11:42 

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Vlado Milunic, author of Prague's iconic Dancing House, has died...

The unusual, curved structure, built on a vacant spot on the Ran embankment, distinctly resembles a dancing couple. Indeed, it is sometimes referred to as Ginger & Fred, a nickname suggested by Gehry.The Dancing House was completed in 1996, but the concep...

 2022-09-19 11:42 

Radio Prague

Vlado Milunic, author of Prague's iconic Dancing House, has died...

The unusual, curved structure, built on a vacant spot on the Ran embankment, distinctly resembles a dancing couple. Indeed, it is sometimes referred to as Ginger & Fred, a nickname suggested by Gehry.The Dancing House was completed in 1996, but the concep...

 2022-09-19 11:40 

Radio Prague

How Emil Ztopek became an all-time running legend...

Obviously Ztopek was a four-time Olympic champion. But several runners have won multiple golds. What for you is special about Emil Ztopek? "Running and sport for him was a vehicle for friendship and adventure." "I think what was special about ...

 2022-09-19 11:28 

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Average pension to rise to CZK 19,500 in January...

The government plans to raise pensions by CZK 825 in January to an average monthly total of CZK 19,500, Czech Radio reported on Monday citing the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The increase should see the average pension be equivalent to 49.5 perc...

 2022-09-19 10:41 

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Bek: UK, Israel and Western Balkans states to be among attendees of Prague EU meeting...

Aside from EU leaders, Czechia also plans to invite representatives of Israel, the United Kingdom and of the western Balkan states to next month's meeting of European leaders in Prague, Czech Radio reported on Monday, citing the Minister for European ...

 2022-09-19 10:16 

Radio Prague

Opening parachute jump at 22nd NATO Days in Ostrava...
 2022-09-19 09:54 

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Weather...

Temperatures are expected to range around 12 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, with overcast skies and rainfall predicted across the country....

 2022-09-19 09:46 

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Bank profits rise to over CZK 54 billion in first half of 2022...

Banks and insurance companies in Czechia saw their aggregate net profits rise by CZK 23.6 billion to CZK 54.61 billion in the first half of 2022, according to data from the Czech National Bank. Meanwhile, interest income increased by CZK 104.6 billion to ...

 2022-09-19 09:17 

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Wild cat escapes owner in Prague...

A serval escaped from its owner in Prague 4 and, according to an animal capture coordinator the animal could be dangerous, Czech Police reported on their Twitter account on Monday. The wild cat, which is widespread in sub-Saharan countries, is about 60 ce...

 2022-09-19 09:17 

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Wildcat escapes owner in Prague...

A serval escaped from its owner in Prague 4 and, according to an animal capture coordinator the animal could be dangerous, Czech Police reported on their Twitter account on Monday. The wildcat, which is widespread in sub-Saharan countries, is about 60 cen...

 2022-09-19 08:48 

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PM Fiala tells Czechs "responsible attitude" and price caps will see them through the winter...

Fear of what the coming winter will bring is palpable around the country these days with many Czechs stocking up on coal and firewood and shopping for warm clothes. In a pep talk to the nation Prime Minister Fiala said he was confident that the price caps...

 2022-09-19 07:39 

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Footballers gather in Prague for final Nations League games...

The Czech national football squad have gathered in Prague ahead of their final two games in Group A of the current cycle of the Nations League. The Czechs will face Portugal at Prague's Eden stadium next Saturday before taking on Switzerland away thre...

 2022-09-19 05:15 

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Fiala calls for rational power management in address to nation...

The prime minister, Petr Fiala, has called on Czechs to handle gas and electricity in a rational manner. In a televised address to the nation on Sunday evening, he said state organisations, companies and households should consider whether they were using ...

 2022-09-18 17:00 

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Fruhvirtov, 17, takes first WTA title in Chennai...

Czech player Linda Fruhvirtov, who is 17, has won her first WTA final at tennis's Chenai Open in India after overcoming Magda Linette of Poland 4-6 6-3 6-4.The Prague-born Fruhvirtov had been losing 4:1 in the final set. However, her opponent suffered...

 2022-09-18 13:08 

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Weather forecast...

It should be overcast with some rain in Czechia on Monday, with an average high temperature of 12 degrees Celsius. Cloudy weather is expected for most of the week....

 2022-09-18 13:06 

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Minister: Czech Railways fares will not rise as fast as inflation...

Czech Railways will not increase its fares at the same level as current inflation in the next year, the minister of health, Martin Kupka, said on Czech Television on Sunday. Inflation in Czechia has been at around 17 percent year-on-year in recent months....

 2022-09-18 11:17 

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Toyen, one of the most important surrealist artists of the 20th century, was born 120 years ago...

Toyen was born as Marie ermnov on September 21, 1902 in Prague's Smchov district to a family of a postal clerk. She started living on her own at only 16, rejecting the traditional female role. Yet she couldn't complain about the lack of interest f...

 2022-09-18 10:09 

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New electoral poll puts Okamura party second behind ANO...

A freshly published opinion poll by the STEM agency for CNN Prima News suggests ANO would have won elections in September with 30 percent of the vote. The survey puts Tomio Okamura's anti-EU Freedom and Democracy Party second on 14.3 percent, just ahe...

 2022-09-18 06:56 

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Fruhvirtov, 17, reaches first WTA final in Chennai...

Czech player Linda Fruhvirtov, who is 17, has reached her first WTA final at tennis's Chenai Open in India. She overcame Nadia Podorska of Argentina 7-7 6-2 6-4 in Saturday's semi-final. This was despite twice having to receive treatment during th...

 2022-09-18 06:55 

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Demand for student dorm accommodation up despite higher charges...

Demand for places at university dormitories in Prague is high, which such accommodation completely full as the new academic year starts, the Czech News Agency said. More students applied for places in halls this year than in 2021, despite the fact that ch...

 2022-09-18 06:54 

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Chinese Embassy says Taiwan delegation undermines relations...

The Chinese Embassy in Prague says a current visit to Taiwan by Czech senators and ministry officials is undermining the political fundamentals of Czech-Chinese cooperation. On its website the embassy said that the visit supported separatist forces pushin...

 2022-09-18 06:54 

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Deputy minister: Ukraine major opportunity for Czech defence and security industry...

A Czech deputy minister of defence, Tom Kopen, says that the transformation of Ukraine represents a huge opportunity for expansion of the Czech defence and security industry, perhaps the biggest in the last three decades.Mr. Kopen, who is responsible for ...

 2022-09-18 00:54 

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Rusalka set for Dvok Prague festival...

There will be three performances of Rusalka at Prague's Rudolfinum. Lithuanian soprano Asmik Grigorian will play the role of the titular water fairy.Dvok actually wrote 11 operas, though only Rusalka is performed much outside the Czech Republic. Here ...

 2022-09-17 16:10 

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Dancing House co-designer Milunic dies at 81...

The architect Vlado Milunic, who was born in Croatia but spent almost all his life in Czechia, has died at the age of 81. He is best-known for co-designing Prague's now iconic Dancing Building with the American architect Frank Gehry in the early 1990s...

 2022-09-17 12:30 

Radio Prague

Fiala rejects criticism of TV speech just before elections...

Prime Minister Petr Fiala has rejected opposition criticism that he is due to make a special televized address to the nation on Sunday evening, less than a week before municipal and Senate elections. He said on Saturday that the reason he was giving the s...

 2022-09-17 10:33 

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Babi says being PM suits him better than presidential role...

The former Czech prime minister Andrej Babi says that heading a government is a role that suits him better than being president. Though there has been speculation that he will stand to succeed Milo Zeman as head of state, the ANO leader has yet to declare...

 2022-09-17 10:23 

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Lipavsk calls for tribunal to investigate Russian actions in Ukraine's Izyum...

The Czech minister of foreign affairs, Jan Lipavsk, has called for the swift establishment of a special international tribunal that would investigate Russia's actions in the Izyum area in Ukraine, which was recently liberated by Ukrainian forces.Mr. L...

 2022-09-17 07:11 

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Two-day military show gets underway in Moravia-Silesia...

The NATO Days in Ostrava and Days of the Czech Air Force Days event has got underway at the Monov airfield in the Moravian-Silesian Region. One of the largest military shows in Europe, the two-day free event this year features representatives of the army,...

 2022-09-17 07:10 

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Special mass as Prague's St. Ludmila's officially becomes basilica...

The Church of St. Ludmila on the Prague square Namst mru has been officially upgraded to a basilica. The head of the Czech Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop Jan Graubner, served a special mass in connection with the change of status on Friday evening.Pope...

 2022-09-17 07:09 

Radio Prague

Lower house vote paves way for energy price caps...

The Czech lower house has approved in an accelerated process an amendment to the energy law that allows the government to cap electricity and gas prices for small consumers in some circumstances. The vote took place on Friday evening. The bill must now go...

 2022-09-17 07:08 

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Weather forecast...

It should be overcast with some rain in Czechia on Sunday, with an average high temperature of 13 degrees Celsius. Grey skies are forecast for most of the following week....

 2022-09-16 13:46 

Radio Prague

Prague Zoo to get new female gorilla...

Female gorilla "Duni" is set to become a new addition to Prague Zoo. The daughter of Prague Zoo's famous "Moji" previously lived in Spain's Cabrceno Natural Park. She was loaded onto a Czech Army aircraft taking her to her new home...

 2022-09-16 13:45 

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Meteorologists: Zln Region was hit by small tornado...

Experts from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute have said that the Zln Region, in the south-east of the Czech Republic, was hit by a small tornado on Thursday afternoon. According to preliminary estimates the whirlwind passed over a distance of aroun...

 2022-09-16 13:31 

Radio Prague

Zelensky unlikely to attend Prague EU summit, says Czech Europe minister...

Czechia's Minister for European Affairs Mikul Bek said on Friday that he doesn't expect Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky will attend the planned October EU summit in Prague. According to Mr Bek, the Ukrainian president will not leave his...

 2022-09-16 12:00 

Radio Prague

Young violinist Daniel Mateja: "There was never a moment when I wanted to quit"...

"I actually performed there two years ago when I participated in the Concertino Praga competition and it felt really good to be back. And as before, it was a beautiful experience."I had a chance to perform the Tchaikovsky concerto, which is one of...

 2022-09-16 11:53 

Radio Prague

Giant dog statue by Frantiek Skla unveiled on Prague embankment...

After that, it will be shipped to Dresden to become part of an exhibition within the so-called Czech Season, a major cultural project promoting Czech art.The show, curated by former National Gallery director Ji Fajt, got underway in the Saxon capital at t...

 2022-09-16 11:21 

Radio Prague

Sharp rise in demand for Czech coal from Poland...

Several Czech coal trading businesses have been forced to halt sales as their stores are running out due to a sharp rise in demand from Poland, news site Seznam Zprvy reported on Friday. Jakub Hanu from the coal warehouse of Olvan Nchod told Seznam that w...

 2022-09-16 11:15 

Radio Prague

The Prague Semmering: Scenic rail route still going 150 years later...

The Prague Semmering refers to an eight-kilometre section of the railway line connecting Prague's Smchov station and the district of Jinonice. The railway runs across the Prokopsk and Dalej valleys, passing through deep cuts in the limestone cliffs an...

 2022-09-16 11:00 

Radio Prague

"Czech law isn't good enough": Why mole for Russians may evade prosecution...

On Thursday evening the news organisations Denk N, Respekt and Aktuln.cz reported a bombshell story: A long-term employee of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Prague collaborated with the Russians and handed them classified information.The man'...

 2022-09-16 10:23 

Radio Prague

TK: Army against turning military airport into gigafactory...

The Czech Army and the Ministry of Defence do not want the country's military airport in Ln near the city of Plze to be turned into a gigafactory, the Czech News Agency (TK) reported on Friday citing a "well informed source".The near 400 hecta...

 2022-09-16 09:56 

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Weather...

Saturday will see temperatures range around 12 degrees Celsius with overcast skies and rainfall....

 2022-09-16 09:52 

Radio Prague

Fiala to attend Queen's funeral with wife...

Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala and his wife will attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II as well as a preceding reception organised by her successor, Charles III, Czechia's Office of Government confirmed on Friday.Last weekend, President Milo ...

 2022-09-16 09:39 

Radio Prague

Median survey: Babi still in the lead, but Pavel gaining in presidential race...

The former prime minister of Czechia and the current chairman of the ANO party, Andrej Babi, polled highest in a Median agency August survey of presidential candidates with 23.5 percent of the hypothetical vote. He was followed by retired General Petr Pav...

 2022-09-16 07:47 

Radio Prague

Slavia beat Ballani for first win of European Conference League group stage...

Slavia Prague beat Ballani of Kosovo 3:2 on Thursday evening to give them their first win in the group stage of continental football's third-tier competition, the European Conference League; Slavia had drawn their first game against Turkish side Sivas...

 2022-09-16 07:38 

Radio Prague

Uncertainty over whether Czech accused of spying for Russians will face prosecution...

The news site Denk N says that a former Czech diplomat suspected of handing classified information to the Russians may go unpunished. The same outlet reported on Thursday that the Czech BIS intelligence service had uncovered an employee of the Czech Minis...

 2022-09-15 18:32 

Radio Prague

Intelligence service: Czech diplomat handed over information to Russians...

An employee of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs collaborated with Russia's civilian intelligence agency the SVR, handing over classified information to them, the Denk N news site reported on Thursday, referring to Prime Minister Petr Fiala, Forei...

 2022-09-15 12:02 

Radio Prague

Why are Czechs paying most in EU for mobile data?...

The mobile services market in Czechia is dominated by three main network providers O2, T-Mobile and Vodafone who take 96.4 percent of the market share. This lack of competition is the main reason why retail prices of mobile services in Czechia are the hig...

 2022-09-15 12:00 

Radio Prague

Czech municipal elections: How foreigners can register to vote...

Data from the Ministry of Interior shows that there were more than 200,000 EU citizens living in Czechia with permanent or temporary residency as of June 30, 2022. As long as they are 18 or over, they have the option to take part in Czechia's upcoming...

 2022-09-15 11:59 

Radio Prague

MEP and would-be presidential candidate Blako quits Okamura party...

Czech MEP Hynek Blako has announced that he is leaving Tomio Okamura's Freedom and Direct Democracy party. Mr. Blako, who was elected to the European Parliament on the ticket of the anti-EU party, said on social media that the grouping was run in an u...

 2022-09-15 11:49 

Radio Prague

Weather forecast...

It should be mainly overcast in Czechia on Friday, with an average high temperature of 16 degrees Celsius. Lower temperatures and more grey skies are expected over the following week....

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