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 2021-10-08 13:32 

Radio Prague

Foreign Ministry: record number of Czechs abroad want to vote...

Interest among Czech abroad in participating in parliamentary elections is at a record high, according to the Foreign Ministry. A total of 2,418 Czechs have applied for electoral cards, 50 percent more than during the presidential elections three years ag...

 2021-10-08 13:17 

Radio Prague

CzechTourism: Record number of Czechs stayed in domestic hotels in August...

State agency CzechTourism says a record number of Czechs, some 848,400, stayed in domestic hotels in August. Compared to last year's second holiday month, this is an increase of 8.4 percent and compared to August 2019 an increase of 42 percent.Hotels ...

 2021-10-08 12:20 

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Beer cans lead the way as breweries in Czechia announce good summer...

Czech beer producers registered their biggest losses during the first quarter of 2021, but the situation has begun to stabilise since then. During the summer holiday season, breweries even recorded profits.August was a particularly successful year for Cze...

 2021-10-08 11:19 

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Twelve EU states, including Czechia, demand bloc fund border barriers to keep out migrants...

Poland, Lithuania and 10 other EU member states, including the Czech Republic, are demanding that the bloc allocate money to help build border fences to prevent migrants from entering.The demand came in a letter addressed to the European Commission ahead ...

 2021-10-08 11:17 

Radio Prague

Voters decide future Czech government as elections begin...

Polling stations opened at 2pm on Friday and will remain open until 10 pm, before welcoming voters again from 8am to 2pm on Saturday. Voters are able to choose from a total of 5,242 candidates running for nearly two dozen political groupings. Just 200 of ...

 2021-10-08 11:00 

Radio Prague

Prague expat conference highlights importance of postal voting...

The second day of the conference, taking place in the Senate's Wallenstein Palace, started with the presentation of awards to Czechs living abroad for their long-term contribution to expat communities.Among the recipients was Petr Bsek, a long-time pu...

 2021-10-08 10:59 

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Academy of Sciences awards Czech, Polish historians for their research...

The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic on Friday awarded the Frantiek Palack Honorary Medal to two historians, one Czech and the other Polish, for their contributions to the field.They are Eva Semotanov from the Institute of History of the Academy ...

 2021-10-08 10:28 

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Retail sales in August rose by 4.1 percent year on year....

Retail sales in August rose by 4.1 percent year on year and for a sixth consecutive month. They had grown by 4 percent in July.The August growth mainly stemmed from sales by online stores, whose sales rose by 20.6 percent year on year. Sellers of building...

 2021-10-08 10:05 

Radio Prague

Prague Castle cancels President Zeman's participation in post-election debate...

President Milo Zeman will not take part in Sunday's post-election debate on CNN Prima News due to health concerns, the television channel said on its website.However, the president's spokesman, Ji Ovek, did not rule out that a previously announced...

 2021-10-08 09:29 

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Ice hockey: Czechs announces first Olympic team members...

NHL strikers Ondej Palt (Tampa Bay), David Pastrk (Boston) and Jakub Vorek (Columbus) are the first three nominees for the Czech national ice hockey team for the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. The Czech Ice Hockey Federation (SLH) published the names on...

 2021-10-08 09:12 

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Covid-19: number of patients in Czech hospitals up sharply...

The Czech Republic has been experiencing an uptick in new coronavirus cases in recent weeks, with 991 added on Thursday, 75 more than a week ago.On Tuesday, 1109 new infections were registered, the highest increase since May 18, Ministry of Health data sh...

 2021-10-08 07:33 

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Elections into the Chamber of Deputies start in Czechia this Friday...

Ballots for the elections into the Chamber of Deputies will open at 2pm on Friday across the Czech Republic. The result of the election will determine the next government of the Czech Republic. A total of 22 parties, movements and coalitions are running i...

 2021-10-08 07:23 

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President Zeman to vote from home due to health concerns...

Czech President Milo Zeman will not visit a voting station, but instead hand vote at his Lny Chateau country residency, his spokesman informed on Thursday. The event will take place in private, without the presence of the public, or cameras.The news comes...

 2021-10-07 13:40 

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Rise in Czech property prices among highest in EU in second quarter of 2021...

Property prices in the Czech Republic grew by 14.5 percent, year-on-year, during the second quarter of 2021, Eurostat data shows. This is the highest rise in six years in the Czech Republic. The country also placed third overall in EU comparison during th...

 2021-10-07 12:09 

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Weather...

Friday will see temperatures range from 13 to 16 degrees Celsius in the Czech Republic. Skies will be clear to partly overcast with wind speeds reaching up to 18km/h....

 2021-10-07 12:02 

Radio Prague

koda Auto to limit, or completely halt production of cars from October 18 due to chip shortage...

Car manufacturer koda Auto will limit, or completely stop, production in all of its three factories in the Czech Republic from October 18 until the end of 2021. The reason behind the move is a shortage of chips which are used in the interior electronics s...

 2021-10-07 11:48 

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Growing number of Czech children might have to repeat school year due to Covid...

According to Education Ministry data, some 600 children who start first grade are sent back to kindergarten due to learning problems every year. Another 1,100 first-graders have to repeat first grade for the same reason.Children of foreigners, who don'...

 2021-10-07 11:29 

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Prague issues first fine against Airbnb operator since court's "accommodation services" ruling...

The Prague City Council last January approved a proposal to join other European cities in calling on Brussels to better regulate short-term accommodation platforms targeting tourists. The explosive growth of Airbnb-style rentals had pushed locals out of c...

 2021-10-07 11:17 

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Health Minister Vojtch to become Ambassador to Finland from November 1...

The current Czech Minister of Health Adam Vojtch has been approved to become the Czech Ambassador to Finland from November 1, Prime Minister Adam Vojtch said in an interview with Radio Impuls on Thursday.Mr Vojtch had already been approved for the same po...

 2021-10-07 10:37 

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Pandora Papers: Head of Czech Financial Analytical Office to be questioned by commission...

The head of the Financial Analytical Office (FAO) of the Ministry of Finance is expected to be questioned by a commission within the Czech lower-house of Parliament next Wednesday, Czech Radio's news site iRozhlas.cz reports.The Chairman of the Standi...

 2021-10-07 10:32 

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National Museum in Prague presents The Miracles of Evolution...

The exhibition shows a wealth of species that have emerged as a result of different evolutionary paths and explains how they adapted to conditions on Earth. The world of invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals comes alive in six halls...

 2021-10-07 10:05 

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Czech Industrial production decreased by 1.4 percent in August...

Industrial production saw a decrease in real terms by 1.4 percent in August year-on-year, according to the Czech Statistics Agency. Compared to the same month last year, the value of new orders fell by 3.5 percent.In July, Czech industrial production incr...

 2021-10-07 10:03 

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Zeman's health back in news despite assurances from staff...

President Milo Zeman spent eight days at Prague's Central Military Hospital last month after suffering from what his office described as dehydration and exhaustion.According to Mr. Zeman's staff, he has recuperated and is currently working.He will...

 2021-10-07 09:47 

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September 2021 was among top 20 hottest ever since 1775...

This year saw the 16th hottest September ever measured since data started being gathered in 1775, according to the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute. The average temperature lay at 17.6 degrees Celsius last month, based on measurements taken in the Czec...

 2021-10-07 09:31 

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Czech Vaccinology Society: Shorten third jab interval from eight to six months...

The interval between a second and third COVID-19 vaccine should be shortened from the current eight month waiting period to six months, the Czech Vaccinology Society stated on Thursday via its chairman, Roman Chlbek.The European Medicines Agency already a...

 2021-10-07 05:14 

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Officials: Speculation on Zeman's health driven by activism, hate...

The Office of the President has rejected speculation about the health state of Milo Zeman, saying it stems from political activism, efforts to win attention and hatred toward the head of state. His spokesman said that Mr. Zeman would sue a former minister...

 2021-10-07 05:05 

Radio Prague

Voting in Czech elections starts in North and South America Thursday...

Voting in the Czech general elections gets underway for Czechs living in North and South America on Thursday. People in Brazil and Argentina can cast their ballots at the countries' Czech embassies from 19:00 Central European Time. An hour later votin...

 2021-10-06 12:28 

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Weather forecast...

It should be largely overcast in the Czech Republic on Thursday, with an average high temperature of 15 degrees Celsius. The following days will have clear skies and slightly lower temperatures....

 2021-10-06 11:58 

Radio Prague

Father of genetics Gregor Mendel's DNA being analysed by scientists...

The remains of Gregor Johann Mendel were already exhumed from the tomb he shares with several other Augustinian friars in June of this year, after the order granted permission.Juan Provecho, a delegate of the Augustinians in the Czech Republic, told Czech...

 2021-10-06 11:51 

Radio Prague

'Some Like it Czech': presenting Czech culture through films...

Some Like It Czech is a project conceived by two young Czech university students, Anna enfeldov and rka Bekrov, as part of their MA programme. rka Bekrov says they were inspired by a similar project called Lost in Frenchlation as well as by their Erasmus ...

 2021-10-06 10:56 

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State honours to be presented in person on October 28...

State honours will be presented in person on the traditional October 28 Independence Day holiday, a representative of President Milo Zeman said on Wednesday. The 2020 ceremony did not take place due to the Covid situation so last year's laureates will...

 2021-10-06 10:06 

Radio Prague

Czechs among states calling for Commission to address energy price spikes...

The Czech Republic is one of five EU member states that have issued a joint appeal for the European Commission to address the issue of rising energy prices. A statement from the group calls for better coordination when it comes to purchasing and building ...

 2021-10-06 09:57 

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esk Krumlov belfry, in 'the most towering of towers', adds final bell after 100 years...

The esk Krumlov castle tower is an iconic symbol of the picture-perfect southern Bohemian town, whose entire mediaeval centre is a UNESCO world heritage site. The recently renovated castle tower is truly a sight to behold. And this week after over a centu...

 2021-10-06 09:56 

Radio Prague

Voting in general elections underway for those in Covid quarantine...

Voting in this year's elections to the Chamber of Deputies begun on Wednesday morning for those in quarantine in connection with Covid-19.While regular polls will open at 2 pm on Friday, people with the coronavirus or self-isolating for preventative r...

 2021-10-06 09:49 

Radio Prague

UEFA starts investigation into Sparta-Rangers game marred by booing...

European football's governing body, UEFA, has launched an investigation into "potential discriminatory incidents" in a game between Sparta Prague and Glasgow Rangers in the Czech capital last week. Rangers' Glen Kamara was among a number o...

 2021-10-06 09:38 

Radio Prague

Over 1,000 new Covid cases seen in CR for first time since May...

Some 1,108 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the Czech Republic on Tuesday. It is the biggest one-day tally since May 18 and the first time since that date that over 1,000 cases were confirmed.The reproduction number increased slightly to 1.33, while...

 2021-10-06 09:37 

Radio Prague

Official denies President Zeman in critical condition...

President Milos Zeman's chancellor has denied that the head of state's health is in a critical condition. Vratislav Myn told radio station Frekvence 1 that speculation that Mr. Zeman's was seriously ill was nonsense, adding that the nation wou...

 2021-10-06 04:49 

Radio Prague

Wastewater monitoring suggests up to 5,000 Prague inhabitants may have Covid...

According to data from long-term wastewater monitoring, 3,000 to 5,000 Prague inhabitants were infected with Covid-19 in the second half of September, the University of Chemical Technology in Prague stated in a press release. In that period, the Ministry ...

 2021-10-06 04:46 

Radio Prague

Lower house approves five-year salary freeze for state officials...

The Chamber of Deputies on Tuesday approved a bill which would freeze the salaries of elected officials for a period of five years. The proposed freeze would affect the incomes of MPs, senators, judges and the president. According to the existing law, the...

 2021-10-05 11:35 

Radio Prague

Czech artisans create elaborate glass reliquary for Pope Francis...

Kunratice in Northern Bohemia hosted an apostolic nuncio on Sunday. Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo visited the village in order to inspect a special reliquary that is being prepared for the pope himself.The object is made in the shape of a monstrance. It...

 2021-10-05 10:46 

Radio Prague

New initiative calls on voters to circle female candidates...

I discussed the issue with one of the initiative's founders, Markta Brabcov, and started by asking her why more women are needed on the Czech political scene:"It is important to realize that female experience is different to some extent from the m...

 2021-10-05 10:33 

Radio Prague

Weather forecast...

Wednesday should be overcast and rainy around the country and day temperatures between 11 and 15 degrees Celsius....

 2021-10-05 10:30 

Radio Prague

Unemployment down to 3.5 in September...

Unemployment in the Czech Republic fell to 3.5 percent in September from 3.6 percent in August. The September unemployment rate is the lowest since April of last year. The Central Labor Office registered 262,142 job seekers, approximately 5,700 fewer than...

 2021-10-05 10:29 

Radio Prague

Czechs mark 85th anniversary of Vclav Havel's birth...

Czechs are marking the 85th anniversary of the birth of Vclav Havel, dissident playwright turned president who led the country in the transition from communism to democracy, gaining worldwide recognition and helping the Czech Republic to integrate into th...

 2021-10-05 10:27 

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Czech Army to get new anti-aircraft defense system...

The Czech Ministry of Defense has signed an agreement with the Israeli state company Rafael on the purchase of an anti-aircraft defense system worth 13.7 billion crowns. The defense system (SHORAD) is designed to protect cities, nuclear power plants, airp...

 2021-10-05 10:26 

Radio Prague

Covid cases still rising...

Laboratories in the Czech Republic on Monday registered 804 new cases of Covid-19, which is 135 more than on the same day a week ago. The number of people hospitalized with Covid rose by 28 to 255. The Czech Republic is experiencing a slow but steady rise...

 2021-10-05 10:24 

Radio Prague

MP to file criminal complaint over Beva River investigation...

Petr Gazdk, a member of the parliamentary commission monitoring the investigation into the poisoning of the Beva River last year, has said he will file a criminal complaint on the basis of which the police should investigate possible abuse of power on the...

 2021-10-05 10:20 

Radio Prague

ANO party standing behind Andrej Babi in wake of Pandora Papers revelation...

The ANO party is standing firmly behind its leader, Andrej Babi, in the matter of the Pandora Papers investigation according to which Mr. Babi transferred almost 400 million crowns through offshore companies to buy a chateau in the south of France. The he...

 2021-10-05 08:47 

Radio Prague

Others set to follow as two Czech banks raise mortgage rates...

SOB announced that it will increase interest rates on three-, five- and seven-year mortgages by 0.3 percentage points from next Monday. The new interest rate on the most frequently used mortgage, with a five-year fixed rate, will be 2.99 percent.For its p...

 2021-10-05 07:00 

Radio Prague

Babi says he would quit politics rather than enter opposition...

Prime Minister Andrej Babi says if he does not retain power after next weekend's elections he will quit politics. Mr. Babi reiterated on the radio station Frekvence 1 that he was ready to talk to all parties after the vote, apart from the Pirates. But...

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