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 2021-09-30 10:14 

Radio Prague

Petrol prices reach record highs...

Fuel prices in the Czech Republic continue to rise, with the average price of petrol exceeding CZK 34 per litre for the first time since December 2014, according to figures by the CCS monitoring firm released on Thursday.A litre of the best-selling Natura...

 2021-09-30 10:13 

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Czech economy up by 8.1 percent year-on-year in Q2...

The Czech economy grew by 8.1 percent year-on-year in the second quarter and increased by 1 percentage point compared to the first quarter, according to data released by the Czech Statistics Office on Thursday.Household income in the second quarter grew b...

 2021-09-30 10:13 

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Social Watch: Covid pandemic deepened inequalities in Czechia...

The Covid 19 pandemic has deepened inequalities in the Czech Republic and has mainly affected women, suggests the Czech branch of the NGO Social Watch, an international anti-poverty advocacy group.In its annual report for 2020, released on Thursday, the g...

 2021-09-30 08:13 

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Prague suburb fines PM Andrej Babi for conflict of interest...

The central Bohemian town of ernoice has fined Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babi for breaching the conflict of interest law regarding his continued control over media via the Agrofert conglomerate he founded.The Prague suburb where Babi lives began the pro...

 2021-09-30 04:56 

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Covid-19: average age of vaccinated hospital patients is 74...

People having to be treated in hospital for Covid-19, despite being vaccinated, are on average 74 years old. The average age of an unvaccinated patient is 55, according to Ministry of Health data for September.Roughly 55.5 percent of the Czech population ...

 2021-09-29 16:08 

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Czech ice hockey head Tom Krl keeps post despite accusations of being StB collaborator...

The Czech Ice Hockey Association (SLH) voted to keep chairman Tom Krl in his despite evidence that he cooperated with the communist-era State Security service (StB). However, Krl announced he will step down in June 2022.Last week, the daily Sport reported...

 2021-09-29 11:41 

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Weather...

Thursday should see mostly sunny skies apart from light rain in Moravia in the morning. Average daytime highs of 13 to 17 degrees Celsius are forecast....

 2021-09-29 11:34 

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Unions: a third of esk pota workers to take part in three-day 'work slowdown' strike...

About one in three esk pota employees plan to take part in a three-day strike that started Wednesday, aimed at improving working conditions.According to the trade unions that organised the postal workers' strike, the main action will take the form of ...

 2021-09-29 11:21 

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Up to three quarters of Czech prisoners return to jail...

Finding a job, a place to live and paying off debts these are just some of the problems convicts face upon their release from jail. Recent data released by the Czech Prison Service show that most of them fail and sooner or later end up behind bars again.F...

 2021-09-29 10:55 

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Transparency International: opposition coalitions running "most transparent" election campaigns...

Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International's Czech branch says two opposition groupings have run the most transparent parliamentary election campaigns ahead of the October vote.One coalition comprises two parties (the Pirates, and Mayors and ...

 2021-09-29 10:34 

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"It was an incredible period": 1991 launch of Prague Post remembered...

"The first [piece of feedback] was, Wow, it is so great to have an English-language newspaper in Prague but it would be even better if it were more than once a month."The second thing was, It's great to have an English-language newspaper, but ...

 2021-09-29 10:01 

Radio Prague

Football: Patrik Schick among players picked for World Cup qualifiers...

The list of Czech players selected for the next qualifying matches for the World Cup in Qatar was published on Wednesday. Among them is Leverkusen striker Patrik Schick, who is recovering from an injury.Jan Boil, Ondej elstka, Luk Masopust and Petr evk ar...

 2021-09-29 09:48 

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Czech PM receives Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orbn in Prague...

Prime Minister Andrej Babi received his Hungarian counterpart in Prague on Wednesday morning before their trip to st nad Labem, the constituency where the ANO party leader is standing in the October general elections.Several demonstrators gathered in fron...

 2021-09-29 07:43 

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Czech Hockey Association may vote to sack chair over alleged communist-era StB collaboration...

The Czech Ice Hockey Association (SLH) is due to decide on Wednesday afternoon whether chairman Tom Krl will remain in his post following accusations that he cooperated with the communist-era State Security service (StB).Last week, the daily Sport reporte...

 2021-09-29 07:21 

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Czechia has 713 centenarians, eldest is 109-year-old Prague woman...

As of June, there were 713 residents of the Czech Republic aged 100 years or older. Of them, 603 of them were female and 110 were male, according to national statistics. The oldest person was a 109-year-old woman from Prague.The number of people living to...

 2021-09-29 07:12 

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Tuesday sees highest non-working day Covid cases since May...

Some 470 fresh Covid cases were confirmed in the Czech Republic on Tuesday. This was lower than in previous days and reflects the fact that it was a state holiday, when, like weekends, fewer tests are conducted. The last time a figure so high was register...

 2021-09-29 05:16 

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Czech judge imkov elected to European Court of Human Rights...

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has elected Kateina imkov as a judge at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Ms. imkov, who is currently a judge at the Czech Constitutional Court, will replace Ale Pejchal. Her nine-year te...

 2021-09-28 13:32 

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Weather forecast...

It should be mainly overcast in the Czech Republic on Wednesday, with an average high temperature of 17 degrees Celsius. Similar weather is expected over the following days....

 2021-09-28 13:31 

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Czech Republic gets first payment from EU coronavirus recovery fund...

The European Commission today sent the Czech Republic its first payment from a special fund aimed at helping the continent's economies recover from the coronavirus crisis.More than CZK 23.2 billion is flowing from Brussels to Prague, the EU institutio...

 2021-09-28 13:13 

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Orban to meet Babi in constituency where Czech PM is running in elections...

Hungary's Viktor Orban is set to make a one-day visit to the Czech Republic on Wednesday. He will meet his Czech counterpart, Andrej Babi, in st nad Labem in North Bohemia, the constituency in which the ANO party leader is standing in next month's...

 2021-09-28 07:56 

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Reopening of basilica one of main events on St. Wenceslas Day...

Czechs are on Tuesday marking Statehood Day, which falls on the Day of St. Wenceslas, the nation's patron saint. Among the events taking place is the ceremonial opening after extensive renovations of the St. Wenceslas Basilica in Star Boleslav, the to...

 2021-09-28 07:04 

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Highest new infections number since late May recorded Monday...

Some 672 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the Czech Republic on Monday, the highest figure seen since May 24 and around 200 more than on Monday last week.The number of people hospitalised with the coronavirus now stands at 206, with 36 of those pati...

 2021-09-28 06:00 

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Prague Zoo celebrates 90th anniversary...

Just days ahead of the anniversary, I paid a visit to Prague Zoo to discuss both its history and plans for the future with deputy head for zoology, Jaroslav imek. I started by asking him what the place looked like on the day of its opening, September 28, ...

 2021-09-28 06:00 

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Czechs mark St. Wenceslas Day...

Wenceslas was born near Prague in 907, a son of the Duke of Bohemia. His father died in 921 and Wenceslas ruled from 922, when he was just 15 years old. He was raised as a Christian, primarily thanks to his grandmother Ludmila who had been baptised by the...

 2021-09-28 05:45 

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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 

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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 

Radio Prague

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 

Radio Prague

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 

Radio Prague

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 

Radio Prague

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 

Radio Prague

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 

Radio Prague

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 

Radio Prague

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 

Radio Prague

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 

Radio Prague

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 

Radio Prague

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 

Radio Prague

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 

Radio Prague

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...

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