Wednesday, 20 September 2017

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Czech explains how health warning turned him into long distance hiker

Radio Prague |
20 September 2017

Jakub Čech is a successful sound engineer who has worked on countless Czech films, but years of work have left him in poor shape. He decided to improve his health by taking up long-distance hiking.

Financial literacy important as early as elementary school

Radio Prague |
20 September 2017

Teens in the Czech Republic get, on average, almost 700 crowns from their parents per month, according to a study focusing on financial literacy conducted by ČSOB bank. Financial literacy has been a compulsory subject in the classroom for four years.

Federer arrives in Prague ahead of first Laver Cup

Radio Prague |
20 September 2017

The most successful tennis player in professional tennis and winner of a record 19 grand slams Roger Federer is in Prague, with the days counting down ahead of the first-ever Laver Cup.

Author whose work sparked hit movies remembered

Radio Prague |
19 September 2017

Friends recall writer Petr Šabach, whose stories became the basis for some of the best-loved Czech films of recent years and who died at the weekend. The Prague-born short-story writer Petr Šabach died on Saturday at the age of 66. However, many Czechs know Šabach not primarily from his books but from the hit movies based on his work that found a place in the national consciousness in recent decades.

Hana Marritz: Escape to the West, aged three

Radio Prague |
19 September 2017

When Hana Marritz's father became a marked man following the Communist takeover, her family had to make an arduous escape across the Iron Curtain.

Czech government clears consumer rights boost

Radio Prague |
19 September 2017

The Czech Republic's national record on consumer protection has not been outstanding with scandals often erupting about sharp practices by salesmen and companies. But ministries on Monday won support for moves to clarify and strengthen consumer rights.

Senator to take strict new foreigners' law to court

Radio Prague |
18 September 2017

A strict new foreigners' law went into effect in August of this year despite protests from human rights organizations, NGOs working with migrants and the Czech Chamber of Commerce who all argue that it is extremely unfriendly to foreigners from non-EU member states. Now a Czech senator has decided to challenge the law in the Constitutional Court on the argument that it violates the country's international commitments as well as its own constitution.

Moravian Day Festival helps expats stay in touch with their roots

Radio Prague |
18 September 2017

United Moravian Societies, a non-profit organization established in 1939, helps expats in the United States connect with their roots and stay in touch with their culture.

EU commissioner says grants are available to fight dual quality of products around EU

Radio Prague |
15 September 2017

EU member states who feel that they are getting inferior quality food products as compared to the same brands sold elsewhere will be able to request an EU grant for their testing, the EU commissioner for justice, consumers and gender-equality, Věra Jourová, said on Thursday.

Police charge 18 in connection with masisve fuel fraud scheme

Radio Prague |
15 September 2017

Police have charged 18 people in connection with a massive fuel fraud scheme that robbed state coffers of approximately 40 million crowns in 2012, the ctk news agency reported.

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