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 2022-09-15 11:46 

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Fiala: Govt. aims to reach 2 percent spending on defence in 2024...

The Czech prime minister, Petr Fiala, and the minister of defence, Jana ernochov, say that the government aims to reach spending of 2 percent of GDP on defence in 2024, instead of the original target date of 2025.After a meeting between the two on Thursda...

 2022-09-15 11:28 

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Prague's Strahov Stadium could become giant startup hub...

"The aim is to set up a startup environment under the auspices of the Czech Technical University in Prague in cooperation with the CTU student union. In the first phase, CTU will receive spaces that were used by commentators in the eastern stand of th...

 2022-09-15 09:00 

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Is this Prague's most well-hidden bistro?...

There is probably no chance that you would stumble upon La Paisanita by accident, unless you happen to live in Prague 3 and need to go to the town hall. There, the unassuming premises of the district's administrative building stand on the corner of th...

 2022-09-15 07:44 

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Mass in honour of Queen Elizabeth II to take place at Prague's Saint Vitus Cathedral...

An ecumenical mass in honour of the late British Queen Elizabeth II is due to take place at Saint Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle on Thursday evening.The mass is organised by the Archbishopric of Prague, the Ecumenical Council of Churches and the Anglica...

 2022-09-15 07:44 

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Covid infection rate continues to accelerate...

Some 2,625 new cases of Covid-19 were registered in Czechia on Wednesday, which is about 350 more than on the same day a week ago. In addition, laboratories recorded 1,265 cases of reinfection. The daily number of new cases in a week-on-week comparison ha...

 2022-09-14 13:57 

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Fiala: Czech presidency to work with EC on reducing energy prices...

The Czech EU presidency will be cooperating with the European Commission to lower energy prices, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala wrote on Twitter on Wednesday in reaction to the speech of the European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen.Mr Fiala al...

 2022-09-14 12:14 

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Project explaining Czech culture via movies returns...

"We are screening Czech cult films which in some way or another define Czech culture."For example with the movie Wild Flowers [Kytice], which we screened back in November, we were showing our foreign visitors something about Czech folklore, we wer...

 2022-09-14 11:53 

Radio Prague

Weather forecast...

Thursday will continue to be overcast and rainy with day temperatures ranging between 16 and 20 degrees Celsius....

 2022-09-14 11:53 

Radio Prague

Fifty cases of monkeypox detected in Prague since May...

Five new cases of monkeypox were registered in Prague last week, bringing the total up to 50, according to the data released by Prague's hygiene station on Wednesday. At least eight other cases of monkey pox have been confirmed by hygiene stations in ...

 2022-09-14 11:53 

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Fifty-two cases of monkeypox detected in Prague since May...

Five new cases of monkeypox were registered in Prague last week, bringing the total up to 52, according to the data released by Prague's hygiene station on Wednesday. Another 14cases of monkey pox have been confirmed by hygiene stations in other regio...

 2022-09-14 11:49 

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New-born girl found in babybox in Teb named "Elizabeth" after Queen...

A new-born girl was placed in a babybox in Teb on Wednesday morning. She was given the name Elizabeth in honour of the late British Queen, the founder of the Czech baby box network, Ludvk Hess said.The new-born girl is the twelfth baby to be placed a baby...

 2022-09-14 11:49 

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Some 120,400 Ukrainian refugees have found jobs in Czechia...

Some 120,400 refugees from Ukraine with humanitarian visas and labour permits have found jobs in Czechia, the head of the Labour Office Viktor Najmon said on Wednesday.Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, roughly 478, 800 refugees have regi...

 2022-09-14 11:47 

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Freshly digitised recordings bring T.G. Masaryk's funeral to life...

"It is estimated that more than half a million people have filed through the pillared hall of Prague Castle before the coffin, draped in the state flag, under which the president-liberator T. G. Masaryk sleeps his last sleep...It is, in truth, a natio...

 2022-09-14 10:10 

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Heavy storm warning issued for parts of Czechia...

Forecasters have warned that there could be strong or even very strong storms in the western and southern part of Czechia on Wednesday afternoon and night.The highest rainfall is expected in the South Bohemia, Pilsen and Karlovy Vary regions and parts of ...

 2022-09-14 10:09 

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Pirates: Legal marihuana could generate up to CZK 1.8 billion in taxes...

Legalizing marihuana would bring the state between CZK 650 million and CZK 1.8 billion in tax revenue, according to an analysis commissioned by the Pirate Party, which was presented on Wednesday.The study proposes various options for regulating the mariju...

 2022-09-14 10:09 

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Industry and Trade Minister plans CZK 30 billion energy aid for large businesses...

Industry and Trade Minister Jozef Skela will on Wednesday propose that the government allocate CZK 30 billion to compensate large companies for increasing energy prices. According to the minister, the aid should help around 8,000 companies.Ahead of a gove...

 2022-09-14 10:09 

Radio Prague

Pirates: Legal marijuana could generate up to CZK 1.8 billion in taxes...

Legalizing marijuana would bring the state between CZK 650 million and CZK 1.8 billion in tax revenue, according to an analysis commissioned by the Pirate Party, which was presented on Wednesday.The study proposes various options for regulating the mariju...

 2022-09-14 05:59 

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Covid cases on rise for 9th day in a row...

Some 3,027 new cases of covid-19 were registered in Czechia on Tuesday, crossing the 3,000-in-one-day mark for the second day in a row. Monday was the first time since the beginning of August that more than 3,000 new cases were registered in one day. The ...

 2022-09-14 05:59 

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Covid cases on rise for ninth day in row...

Some 3,027 new cases of covid-19 were registered in Czechia on Tuesday, crossing the 3,000-in-one-day mark for the second day in a row. Monday was the first time since the beginning of August that more than 3,000 new cases were registered in one day. The ...

 2022-09-14 05:47 

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Senate supports government's proposal to set power price caps...

The Czech Senate supports the government's proposal to set a maximum price for electricity and gas, the Czech News Agency reports. The Senate discussed the price cap proposal in its session on Tuesday and the resolution was supported by 50 of the 54 m...

 2022-09-13 13:24 

Radio Prague

Construction of new Prague bridge over Vltava begins...

The construction of a new 388-metre-long bridge crossing the Vltava river started in Prague on Tuesday. The Dvoreck Bridge will connect the districts of Prague 4 and 5. The bridge will primarily be intended for public transport, pedestrians and cyclists, ...

 2022-09-13 12:12 

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Economist: Czech inflation finally slows but still far from culmination point...

"Everybody among the analytical community expected the month-on-month inflation rate to go down quite significantly, what I mean by that is the comparison between July and August of this year."Everybody knew that this was going to go down relative...

 2022-09-13 11:45 

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Weather forecast...

Wednesday will continue to be overcast with rain expected. Daytime temperatures should drop to between 15 and 19 degrees Celsius....

 2022-09-13 11:32 

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John Malkovich to premiere one-man show in Prague...

Acclaimed US actor John Malkovich will present the world premiere of his one-man show The Infamous Ramirez Hoffman in Prague, the Czech News Agency reports. Malkovich will perform the play in English at Prague's Congress Centre on November 11 and then...

 2022-09-13 11:17 

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Mortgage interest rates increase for another month in a row...

The interest rate for new mortgages rose to 5.76 percent in August from 5.42 percent in July, according to data from the Czech Banking Association's Hypomonitor. The rate is now the highest it has been since the beginning of 2010.Interest in mortgages...

 2022-09-13 10:53 

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Supreme Court overturns verdict for man accused of fighting with pro-Russian separatists...

The Czech Supreme Court overturned the verdict of the Prague Municipal Court on Tuesday, which had sentenced Alojz Polk, a man accused of involvement in fighting against Ukraine, to 20 years in prison. The Supreme Court approved both the prosecution and d...

 2022-09-13 10:36 

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Tender to build new Wenceslas Sq. tram lines announced...

Construction work should begin next year and the commission also includes an overall overhaul of the city's main thoroughfare, the news website said.The new tram lines are intended to connect the Vinohrady and New Town districts of the Czech capital.W...

 2022-09-13 09:57 

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Second day of Stork's Nest trial begins...

The trial of ex-prime minister Andrej Babi, who is facing charges of fraud in connection with the Stork's Nest conference centre near Prague, began its second day of hearings on Tuesday.The trial began with Judge Jan ott reading several witness statem...

 2022-09-13 09:57 

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Second day of Stork's Nest trial continues...

The trial of ex-prime minister Andrej Babi, who is facing charges of fraud in connection with the Stork's Nest conference centre near Prague, had its second day of hearings on Tuesday.The trial began with Judge Jan ott reading several witness statemen...

 2022-09-13 09:00 

Radio Prague

Czechia puts forward composer biopic Il Boemo for Oscars...

Il Boemo, which translates as The Bohemian, looks at the life and career of the 18th century composer Josef Mysliveek.The Czech found great success in Italy in the opera seria genre and was a mentor and friend to Mozart, before later dying of syphilis in ...

 2022-09-13 08:00 

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Czech ambassador to Canada on energy security and the country's Volhynian Czechs...

"I feel that diplomacy has once again become something that I recognise from those old publications, when diplomacy really mattered both in terms of the numbers of lost lives and in terms of the survival of some countries, including our own." "...

 2022-09-13 06:28 

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Number of new Covid cases again reaches 3,000 a day mark...

The number of registered new Covid-19 cases in Czechia has increased by over 3,000 in one day for the first time since the start of August. On Monday 3,288 new cases were recorded, which was an increase of about 500 on seven days earlier.Infection rates h...

 2022-09-13 05:15 

Radio Prague

Czech government sets power price caps...

In the face of soaring power prices, the Czech government has set caps on electricity and gas prices for small consumers. The new prices will apply in deposit payments from November. Electricity will cost a maximum of CZK 6 per kWh while in the case of ga...

 2022-09-12 16:18 

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Czechs to pull out of Russian nuclear institute by end of 2022...

Czechia will end its membership of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research at Dubna near Moscow by the end of this year, the country's Ministry of Education said on its website on Monday. In July Czech legislators voted to quit the organisation and t...

 2022-09-12 12:07 

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Skela: EU should consider raw materials reserves system...

The European Commission should mull the introduction of a Europe-wide strategic system of reserves of raw materials whose importation the EU is most dependent on, says the Czech minister of industry and trade, Jozef Skela. He told reporters that represent...

 2022-09-12 11:33 

Radio Prague

Seventh edition of VARYZ festival of light...
 2022-09-12 11:28 

Radio Prague

Former ikov spa to turn into centre of dance...

The four story building, constructed in 1907, was the most modern and largest municipal spa in Central Europe at the time. The spa, located at the foot of the Vtkov Hill served its purpose until the 1980s. It was then briefly turned into a nightclub, but ...

 2022-09-12 11:21 

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Director: Communists feared RAF men with good reason...

What was the original spark, the original idea, behind Good Old Czechs?"To name just one, throughout the Covid period I've been reading a lot, and I've been concentrated enough."And among other books, I also opened the books by Fajtl and J...

 2022-09-12 11:16 

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Why did Prince Charles suddenly become King Karel in Czech?...

"In our country we traditionally translate all names of important rulers, and also popes, into Czech, if such a translation exists. So we say Ludvk when we talk about Louis of France and we speak about Vilm, not Wilhelm, in Germany."At the same ti...

 2022-09-12 10:58 

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Siniakov and Krejkov achieve career Golden Slam...

Sunday's women's doubles final at the US Open in New York was hair-raisingly tight for tennis stars Kateina Siniakov and Barbora Krejkov. They lost their first set 3-6 to US players Caty McNally and Taylor Townsend and halfway through the match we...

 2022-09-12 08:52 

Radio Prague

Czechia records 17.2 percent rise in inflation in August...

Inflation in Czechia reached 17.2 percent year-on-year in August, according to official data released on Monday. That was down slightly on the 17.5 percent recorded in July and was the first time the rate declined for 13 months. However, it was still the ...

 2022-09-12 08:24 

Radio Prague

Weather forecast...

It should be mainly overcast in Czechia on Tuesday, with an average high temperature of 22 degrees Celsius. The following days are expected to see some rain....

 2022-09-12 08:21 

Radio Prague

Il Boemo selected as Czech nominee for Oscars...

Il Boemo, starring Vojtch Dyk as 18th century composer Josef Mysliveek, has been chosen as the Czech nominee in the Best International Film category at the Academy Awards.The film is written and directed by Petr Vclav. It will get its world premiere at th...

 2022-09-12 08:14 

Radio Prague

Corruption trial of ex-PM Babi begins in Prague...

The trial has begun in Prague of ex-prime minister Andrej Babi, who is facing charges of fraud in connection with the Stork's Nest conference centre in Central Bohemia. The billionaire businessman and his lawyer arrived at the city's Municipal Cou...

 2022-09-12 08:14 

Radio Prague

Babi denies wrongdoing as fraud trial begins in Prague...

The trial has begun of ex-prime minister Andrej Babi, who is facing charges of fraud in connection with the Stork's Nest conference centre near Prague.Mr. Babi and his former advisor Jana Nagyov are accused of unlawfully acquiring around CZK 50 millio...

 2022-09-12 07:39 

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Czechia's population rises to 10.526 million...

Czechia's population rose by 9,000 in the first half of 2022 to a total of 10.526 million, the Czech Statistics Agency announced on Monday. Although the country registered more deaths than births, the natural decline in population was made up for by i...

 2022-09-12 07:28 

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Krejkov and Siniakov win US Open doubles...

Barbora Krejkov and Kateina Siniakov won the US Open womens' doubles on Sunday, their third grand slam title this year, after beating Caty McNally and Taylor Townsend 3:6 7:5 6:1 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.It was a close game in which the Czech duo ma...

 2022-09-11 17:33 

Radio Prague

Lipavsk expects EU members to be united on extending Russia sanctions...

Czechia's Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsk told Czech Television on Sunday that he expects EU member states to be united on the question of extending the bloc's sanctions against Russia in mid-September. He also said that no further package of sanctio...

 2022-09-11 17:23 

Radio Prague

Czech PM to attend Queen's funeral, president says...

Czechia will be represented at Queen Elizabeth II's funeral by Prime Minister Petr Fiala, the country's president, Milo Zeman, told radio Frekvence 1 on Sunday.President Zeman said that he had been forbidden by doctors to fly due to medical reason...

 2022-09-11 13:12 

Radio Prague

ANO comes in first in new Kantar poll, followed by Civic Democrats...

The opposition ANO party came in first in a newly released Kantar CZ poll for Czech Television with 30.5 percent of respondents saying that they would vote for the party in the next elections into the Chamber of Deputies. They were followed by the Civic D...

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