Tuesday, 31 March 2015

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Amendment promises changes at Czech universities

Radio Prague |
31 March 2015

How Czech universities are run could change substantially in the future. On Monday, the cabinet agreed on an amendment which would introduce new rules for accreditation and a new system for judging the quality of existing schools.

TOP 09 in Prague call on mayor to resign

Radio Prague |
31 March 2015

Members of TOP 09’s Prague branch have called on ANO representative and Prague Mayor Adriana Krnáčová to resign. Its politicians charge that the mayor broke the law and hurt the interests of the city by opting for a new legal team to represent Prague in a legal dispute over the rental of Škodova Palace, owned by Copa Retail.

Debate ahead of US troop convoy seen as boosting public support

Radio Prague |
31 March 2015

Thousands of Czechs have been lining roads and motorways to welcome US soldiers passing through the country after manoeuvres in the Baltics. This public support has reportedly been more enthusiastic than on other stages on their trek – evidently in response to anti-American rhetoric heard in recent weeks.

Exports advance helps Philip Morris ČR to higher sales, profits

Radio Prague |
31 March 2015

The Czech Republic's biggest tobacco company, employing around 1,000 at its main plant at Kutná Hora, upped its sales and profits for 2014. But its share on its Czech home market continued to slide under competition from cheap rivals and bootleg sales while it enjoyed greater success and a rising share of smokers in Slovakia.

Women released after two years in captivity: It is hard to believe we are finally free

Radio Prague |
31 March 2015

Two Czech women who were kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 returned home on Friday after the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation IHH secured their release. The good news reverberated around the country, but even 48 hours later, no details have emerged as to who held the young women captive or where they spent the past two years.

2015 Thalia Awards handed out in Prague

Radio Prague |
30 March 2015

Czech actress Blanka Bohdanová, 85, received a lifetime achievement award for her work in the theatre at the 2015 Thalia Awards held in Prague on Saturday night. Bohdanová has starred in over 80 roles at Prague's prestigious National Theatre in a career spanning over half a century.

Castles and chateaux open for the tourist season

Radio Prague |
30 March 2015

Some of the country's most popular castles and chateaux opened their doors to the public last weekend, marking the start of the tourist season.

Closely observed trains

Radio Prague |
30 March 2015

The Czech prime minister says the state rail passenger and freight companies should be at the centre of expanding international and domestic services with the disruptive impact of competition restrained.

Czech music for children: from folk music to rock

Radio Prague |
30 March 2015

Lots of Czech musicians of the younger generation have recently turned their attention to children.

Lucie Lomová: no bounds to reality

Radio Prague |
30 March 2015

Comic books and graphic novels are rapidly becoming a popular and recognized form of Czech literature and they build on a tradition in this country that goes back well over a century. Lucie Lomová is one of the foremost representatives of the art form here and her books both for children and adults are hugely popular.

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