Monday, 26 September 2016

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Massive anti-flood training took place in Prague

Radio Prague |
26 September 2016

A massive anti-flood exercise took place in Prague on Saturday. Some 350 fire-fighters, rescue workers and other city employees have raised over one kilometer of barriers by the Vltava River at the Holešovice district.

Markéta Goetz-Stankiewicz: of unknown origin in a strange wood without leaves

Radio Prague |
26 September 2016

This year’s George Theiner Prize, which honours people who have helped to promote Czech literature abroad, went to Markéta Goetz-Stankiewicz.

Air pollution levels compared as Prague’s Národní is closed to traffic

Radio Prague |
23 September 2016

Prague’s Národní St. was closed to cars on Thursday. Experts used the closure of one of the city’s main thoroughfares to measure the difference in air pollution compared to on normal days.

One exit from Prague’s Blanka tunnel complex to be closed

Radio Prague |
23 September 2016

One exit from Prague’s Blanka tunnel complex by the Prašný most crossroads will be closed temporarily within a few weeks in an effort to combat severe congestion around Vítězné náměstí, a square in Prague 6 that serves as a traffic hub.

Prague plaza be to renamed after Havel – but form unclear

Radio Prague |
23 September 2016

A plaza by the National Theatre in Prague is to be renamed after the late president Václav Havel, but it is not clear what form the name will take, Lidovky.cz reported on Thursday.

Hokovský: Migration and security remain top issues for electorate even on regional level

Radio Prague |
23 September 2016

Regional and senate elections are just around the corner in the Czech Republic and although campaigns are in full swing, local issues have not come to the fore.

Czech companies increasingly relying on foreign workers

Radio Prague |
23 September 2016

The Czech Republic’s economic boom has left many companies short-staffed and desperately seeking employees in order to be able to meet demand.

President Zeman calls for military strike against “nerve centre” of terrorism

Radio Prague |
23 September 2016

Czech President Miloš Zeman addressed the UN General Assembly on the subject of terrorism on Wednesday, calling for a military strike against the “nerve center” of international terrorism. Zeman said the time had come to put to use article 47 of the UN Charter which enabled the creation of a joint military force to combat a global threat.

Bělobrádek apologises for VAT confusion

Radio Prague |
22 September 2016

Deputy Prime Minister Pavel Bělobrádek apologised on Wednesday for creating apparent confusion by maintaining that leaders of the ruling coalition of the Social Democrats, ANO, and his own party, the Christian Democrats, had agreed on the lowering of VAT on draught beer and basic foodstuffs.

Reconciliation project organiser: Sudetens returning impossible so why not try friendship?

Radio Prague |
22 September 2016

A group of young Czechs are currently raising funding to bring now elderly Germans expelled from the Czech lands after WWII to Prague in November for events including a concert and an exhibition.

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