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 2021-09-28 05:45 

Radio Prague

Prague Zoo celebrates 90th anniversary of opening...

Prague Zoo is celebrating the 90th anniversary of its official opening on Tuesday. The zoological gardens, in the city's Troja district, first welcomed visitors on 28 September 1931. Teacher and ornithologist Ji Janda was the main driver of efforts to...

 2021-09-28 05:44 

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Zeman and Babi discuss inflation and emissions permits at regular meeting...

President Milo Zeman and Prime Minister Andrej Babi discussed inflation and the price of emissions permits at a regular meeting at the former's Lny residence near Prague on Monday evening, the latter said.Mr. Babi told reporters after the meeting that...

 2021-09-28 05:43 

Radio Prague

Czechs and Poles to resume talks on Turow mine Wednesday...

Talks between the Czech Republic and Poland about the Turow mine will continue on Wednesday. Participants said after a meeting on Monday that the situation surrounding the mine would again be discussed by the environment ministers of both countries as wel...

 2021-09-27 15:36 

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Government approves draft state budget for 2022...

The Czech government on Monday approved the draft state budget for 2022, despite opposition from the junior Social Democratic Party. The draft budget envisages a deficit of 376 billion crowns, with revenues projected at 1 543.3 billion crowns and expendit...

 2021-09-27 11:31 

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Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize for 2021 goes to jailed Belorussian opposition activist Maria Kalesnikava...

The Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize for 2021 has gone to the jailed Belorussian opposition activist Maria Kalesnikava. Kalesnikava as is described as one of the three female symbols of the Belarusian opposition and its people's struggle for civil and ...

 2021-09-27 11:31 

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Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize for 2021 goes to Belorussian opposition activist Maria Kalesnikava...

The Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize for 2021 has gone to the jailed Belorussian opposition activist Maria Kalesnikava. Kalesnikava as is described as one of the three female symbols of the Belarusian opposition and its people's struggle for civil and ...

 2021-09-27 11:30 

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Czechia lacks around 14,000 IT specialists...

In total, the IT sector now employs over 316,000 people and about 79 percent of companies have problems finding suitable candidates when looking for new specialists.According to the survey, the number of responses to IT advertisements is often many times ...

 2021-09-27 11:26 

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Czech politicians respond to German elections as Merkel era ends...

The eyes of many in the Czech Republic were on neighbouring Germany at the weekend.The closely fought federal elections failed to produce a clear winner, with the centre-left Social Democrats slightly ahead of the governing Christian Democratic Union.One ...

 2021-09-27 10:55 

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Czech scientist work to give open-sourced iCub robot the "human touch"...

The pearly white iCub robot is about as tall as a four-year-old child. Its joints and muscles are controlled by 53 electric motors, two cameras act as its eyes, and two microphones serve as its ears.But what sets iCub apart from other humanoid robots is i...

 2021-09-27 10:41 

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Weather forecast...

Tuesday should be partly cloudy to overcast with rain in the eastern parts of the country and day temperatures between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius....

 2021-09-27 10:37 

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President signs into force bill sidelining China and Russia from Dukovany tender...

President Milo Zeman has signed into force a bill which will sideline Russian and Chinese companies from a six billion euro tender on the expansion of the Dukovany nuclear power plant. The law stipulates that only technologies from countries that have acc...

 2021-09-27 09:59 

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Euro: Kellner's widow now richest Czech...

Renta Kellnerov, widow of the late Petr Kellner owner of the financial group PPF, now tops the ladder as the richest Czech, in a survey compiled by the weekly Euro. Her assets are estimated at 250 billion crowns. The real estate magnate Radovan Vtek place...

 2021-09-27 09:57 

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Slow, but steady rise in Covid cases throughout September...

Laboratories in the Czech Republic registered 250 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, which is 66 more than on the same day of the previous week. The reproduction number rose slightly to 1.06. There are currently 169 patients hospitalized with Covid.In the c...

 2021-09-27 09:23 

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 2021-09-27 08:13 

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"Havel fed them poems": New book dives deep into history of Plastic People...

The Plastic People of the Universe went through various line-up changes over the decades, but is it fair to say that Milan "Mejla" Hlavsa really was the most important member of the group?"I would say so, simply because he was the exclusive co...

 2021-09-27 05:13 

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Police investigating murder of Czech woman in Colombia...

Police in Colombia are investigating the murder of a 25-year-old woman from the Czech Republic, according to local media reports. The woman was allegedly shot dead when she was returning to her hotel on Saturday night. Her dead body was found near the vil...

 2021-09-27 05:12 

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Vaclav Klaus to remain in hospital...

The former Czech president, Vaclav Klaus remains in Prague's Central Military hospital where he is getting treated for high blood pressure and other health problems. According to his spokesperson, Petr Macinka, Mr. Klaus is likely to remain in the hos...

 2021-09-27 05:10 

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Travel restrictions from France, Spain, Netherlands and Monaco eased...

Travel to the Czech Republic from France, Spain, the Netherlands and Monaco, has become easier as of Monday, when these countries turned orange on the Czech Health Ministry's travel map.Passengers from orange states who are not fully vaccinated must f...

 2021-09-26 13:26 

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Weather forecast...

Monday should be partly cloudy to overcast with rain and day temperatures between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius....

 2021-09-26 13:18 

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Retailers struggling with shortage of packaging materials...

Czech online retailers are struggling with a shortage of cardboard boxes and paper packaging and a significant increase in prices, Novinky.cz reported. The prices of carton and other packaging has risen globally by about 50 percent this year as a result o...

 2021-09-26 13:16 

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Coronavirus tests to be covered by health insurance in October...

Antigen and PCR tests for coronavirus will continue to be covered by health insurance throughout October and possibly for longer, Health Minister Adam Vojtch told Czech Radio on Sunday.He said that in view of the possibility of a fourth wave of the pandem...

 2021-09-26 13:12 

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Kantar: ANO losing its edge over rivals ahead of general elections...

The prime minister's ANO party is losing its edge over political rivals a fortnight ahead of general elections, according to the results of a Kantar poll commissioned by Czech Television.The poll, conducted in September, shows the ANO party winning 24...

 2021-09-26 09:00 

Radio Prague

Rise in Covid cases slow but steady...

Laboratories in the Czech Republic registered 409 new cases of Covid 19 on Saturday, which is 100 more than on the same day last week. The reproduction number is now at 1.05.There are on average 29 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, but the number differs...

 2021-09-26 08:59 

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Government launches new campaign as interest in getting Covid vaccine wanes...

The government has launched a new campaign in the media to counter disinformation about Covid vaccines and persuade more people, particularly seniors, to get the jab. The campaign uses influencers and celebrities to reach its target audience.Interest in g...

 2021-09-26 08:58 

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Romeo and Juliet, directed by Simon Godwin wins main prize at Golden Prague festival...

The acclaimed British film Romeo and Juliet, directed by Simon Godwin, picked up the main prize at the Golden Prague film festival which closed with a gala ceremony at the National Theatre on Saturday. The production of William Shakespeare's classic w...

 2021-09-25 22:05 

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September 1941: "Butcher" Heydrich becomes Nazi governor of Czech lands...

Heydrich, who was one of the architects of the Holocaust, earned the nickname the Butcher of Prague for the brutality of his approach to the position of "Reichsprotektor" of Bohemia and Moravia.The Czech prime minister of the Protectorate, Alois E...

 2021-09-25 22:05 

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Dvok's tribute (oratorio) to St. Ludmila of Bohemia...

Mention Antonn Dvok and Saint Ludmila of Bohemia in the same breath, and there is only one work we should remember. Moreover, it is a work of extraordinary scope and history. The largest Czech oratorio about the beginnings of Christianity in Bohemia was c...

 2021-09-25 13:28 

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France, Spain, Netherlands and Monaco to turn orange on Monday...

Travel to the Czech Republic from France, Spain, the Netherlands and Monaco, will be easier as of Monday when these countries will turn orange on the Health Ministry's travel map.Passengers from orange states who are not fully vaccinated must fill in ...

 2021-09-25 13:26 

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Government to debate further loosening of coronavirus measures for school-goers...

The government is due to debate a further loosening of coronavirus measures for school-goers, the ctk news agency reported.Prime Minister Andrej Babi indicated in a pre-election debate on Friday that a loosening of measures is in the pipeline. According t...

 2021-09-25 13:23 

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Some foreign students unnecessarily undergoing repeated vaccinations against Covid...

Some foreign students in the Czech Republic are repeatedly vaccinated against Covid-19 because the vaccines from their home country are not recognized by the Czech authorities, the rector of Mendel University said in a press release. Rector Danue Nerudov ...

 2021-09-25 13:21 

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Weather forecast...

Sunday should be bright and sunny around the country with day temperatures between 21 and 25 degrees Celsius....

 2021-09-25 08:05 

Radio Prague

Fridays for Future protest against climate change in Prague...

Over one hundred young people took part in a demonstration on Prague's Malostransk nmst on Friday to protest against what they say is insufficient government action to combat climate change. The demonstration took place within the international Friday...

 2021-09-25 08:04 

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Slight increase in Covid cases, but epidemic still in check...

Czech laboratories registered 502 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, 64 more than on the same day last week, according to data released by the Health Ministry. Meanwhile, the number of people hospitalized with Covid has dropped by ten to 169, of whom 27 are...

 2021-09-25 08:03 

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Czech-Polish talks reported to have made progress in resolving Turow mine dispute...

The Czech Republic and Poland are reported to have made "significant progress" toward resolving a dispute over the Turow lignite mine during talks on Friday. Czech Environment Minister Richard Brabec said there were indications that the dispute co...

 2021-09-24 22:05 

Radio Prague

Pre-election debate on issues, personalities and the chances of forming a stable government...

Vladimra Dvokov: You cannot find deep arguments; it is more populist appeals, in the sense of working with emotions, using fear, for instance. Politicians like very simple arguments and a clear position. Although electoral programs contain many things tha...

 2021-09-24 13:26 

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Football: Sparta Prague fined for fans' racist comments...

The football club Sparta Prague must pay a fine of 75,000 crowns for racist actions by its fans during a match against Viktoria Pilsen on September 11.A referee interrupted the Sparta-Pilsen game for several minutes at the start of the second half due to ...

 2021-09-24 12:07 

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Weather...

Saturday should see clear skies and average daytime highs of around 23 degrees Celsius....

 2021-09-24 11:34 

Radio Prague

Prague voted most beautiful city in the world in Time Out magazine survey...

"Every year we launch an online poll in 60 70 cities around the world. This year 27,000 people took part in major cultural capitals, London, New York and so on. The survey involved 50 or so questions on city life such as: how good is your city for eat...

 2021-09-24 11:07 

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Czech, Polish officials meet in Prague to discuss dispute over Turw mine near shared border...

Czech and Polish government representatives are meeting in Prague on Friday to discuss the future of a Polish coal mine near the shared border. Czech authorities want to halt the expansion of the Turw mine, citing concerns about the impact on water and ai...

 2021-09-24 10:46 

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Prague Castle hosts microbrewery festival this weekend...

Prague Castle is hosting a two-day festival of microbreweries on Friday and Saturday, in the Royal Gardens. Some 50 breweries, most of them Czech, will each present two products there.The number of domestic microbreweries, which make less than 10,000 hect...

 2021-09-24 10:31 

Radio Prague

OHS fines Interior Ministry for purchasing weapons for Police without holding tender...

The Office for the Protection of Economic Competition (OHS) has fined the Ministry of the Interior 800,000 crowns for concluding a contract to purchase rifles and submachine guns for the Czech Police without holding a tender.In January, OHS barred one of ...

 2021-09-24 10:13 

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Confidence in Czech economy drops for third straight month...

Confidence in the Czech economy fell for a third consecutive month in September, dropping by 2.4 points to 96.2 points compared to August.The indicators were lower in month-on-month terms both among businesses and consumers, data from the Czech Statistica...

 2021-09-24 10:05 

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Febiofest main competition award goes to Swedish film 'Charter'...

The Febiofest film festival in Prague wrapped up on Wednesday night. The Swedish film 'Charter', by Amanda Kernell, about a mother fighting for her children, has won the Main Competition at. The jury decided to award a Special Mention to the film ...

 2021-09-24 09:33 

Radio Prague

Tennis: Petra Kvitov, Tereza Martincov enter Ostrava quarterfinals...

Czech tennis players Petra Kvitov and Tereza Martincov both have matches in Ostrava on Friday that will determine whether they make the semifinals at the WTA domestic tournament.Martincov, who starts with a wild card in the main competition, faces Maria S...

 2021-09-24 09:16 

Radio Prague

Kulhnek supports integrity of Ukraine and Georgia in UN address...

In his first address to the annual UN General Assembly in New York, Jakub Kulhnek commented on a number of global challenges and outlined key areas of Czech foreign policy.Early in his speech on Thursday, speaking in perfectly-accented English, the Czech ...

 2021-09-24 09:08 

Radio Prague

British journalist Edward Lucas on Russian spies in Czechia, disinfo, and political polarisation...

We pick up the Edward Lucas interview with Petr Dudek's question about the extent of Russian espionage in the Czech Republic, following this country's expulsion of diplomats and purported spies, due to evidence that Russian military intelligence a...

 2021-09-24 09:00 

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On rice, knedliky and pivo...

The styrofoam squeaks in the translucent plastic bag adorned with "Dkujeme" (Thank You). We set the dining table and prepare to feast. I open the first container, and seeing it's not mine, pass the beef and green bean stir fry, and hot and sou...

 2021-09-24 07:33 

Radio Prague

Covid reproduction number in Czech Republic falls to 1.0...

The Covid reproduction number in the Czech Republic has fallen to 1.0, which is regarded as the cut-off between the epidemic slowing down and accelerating. It had been above 1.0 since the end of August and reached up to 1.47 in the second week of this mon...

 2021-09-24 05:53 

Radio Prague

Kulhnek calls for more cooperation on terrorism and climate change in UN address...

Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Czech minister of foreign affairs, Jakub Kulhnek, called for greater international cooperation when it comes to the fight against terrorism, renewal after the Covid pandemic and responding t...

 2021-09-23 12:39 

Radio Prague

Ex-president Klaus readmitted to hospital with high blood pressure...

Former Czech president Vclav Klaus has been admitted to hospital for the second time in a matter of weeks. A spokesperson said the 80-year-old was suffering from high blood pressure, the same problem that saw him taken into Prague's Central Military H...

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