Tuesday, 28 June 2016

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Over 10 tonnes of chemicals removed from private home

Radio Prague |
27 June 2016

Over 10 tonnes of chemicals have been removed from private home at Nedvědice near Brno. Fire officers began carting off the chemicals on Friday following the death of the owner of the house, who had collected them over the years, and had expected they would total 3 tonnes.

Britain is fourth most important destination for Czech exporters

Radio Prague |
27 June 2016

Britain's decision to leave the EU has raised concerns among Czech companies with business interests in the country. Britain is the fourth most important destination for Czech exporters and the second counting re-exports.

Legendary folk and country music Porta festival marks 50th anniversary

Radio Prague |
27 June 2016

This week's edition of Sunday Music Show is dedicated to the legendary country and folk music festival Porta, which celebrates its 50th edition.

US Sokol helped organisation survive through dark times in Czechoslovakia, says first female president Jean Hruby

Radio Prague |
27 June 2016

The Sokol gymnastics organisation – motto: a sound mind in a sound body – became an important element in the Czech National Revival when it was founded in Prague in 1862.

Czech politicians agree that EU needs to reform in wake of Brexit

Radio Prague |
27 June 2016

The decision by British voters for Great Britain to leave the EU has come as a major shock to many. In the Czech Republic, as elsewhere, politicians issued statements largely of regret but in some cases, congratulations that democracy had been served.

Puppeteers' Chrudim: A festival for puppetry fans and troupes from all around the Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
27 June 2016

Puppeteers' Chrudim (Loutkářská Chrudim), one of the longest-running puppetry festivals in the world, is just around the corner. Held in the town of Chrudim, east of Prague it begins this week for the 65th time.

Controversy over D8 highway landslide

Radio Prague |
24 June 2016

Transport Minister Dan Tok is insisting that the landslide which buried part of the under-construction D8 highway, linking Prague with Saxony in Germany, was caused by negligence in the operation of a nearby quarry.

Meteorologists issue heatwave warning

Radio Prague |
24 June 2016

Meteorologists have issued a heatwave warning for the entire country over the next three days during which temperatures are expected to reach 36 degrees Celsius

PM attends launch of direct air-link between Prague and Shanghai

Radio Prague |
24 June 2016

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka on Thursday attended the launch of a direct air-link between Prague and Shanghai which is expected to increase tourist traffic between the Czech Republic and China.

Government signals end of free plastic bags – but will move make much difference to customers?

Radio Prague |
24 June 2016

The Czech government has just approved legislation that will make it illegal for shops to give customers free plastic bags from the year after next.

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