Friday, 19 January 2018

Radio Prague

Sean Hanley: Unless something major happens, TV debates unlikely to save Zeman

Radio Prague |
17 January 2018

Who is most likely to be the next Czech head of state? And given his rhetorical skills, will mooted TV debates be enough to turn things around for Mr. Zeman? Radio Prague discussed those questions with Dr. Sean Hanley of School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London.

Award for documentary about Mečiar

Radio Prague |
16 January 2018

The main prize in this year's Trilobit film and television awards has gone to director Tereza Nvotová for Mečiar. The feature-length documentary explores the impact that the 1990s politician Vladimír Mečiar had on Slovak society.

Regional leaders back new Brno train station near river

Radio Prague |
16 January 2018

Representatives of the South Moravian Region say a new main railway station should be built near the river in Brno. Explaining the decision announced on Monday, they said that it would be possible to use European Union money to build in that location, while the project would also be completed sooner than in the centre of the Moravian capital.

Jiří Šiftař: The Czech whose London photos helped make him huge on Instagram

Radio Prague |
16 January 2018

With over a quarter of a million followers, Jiří Šiftař must be one of the most popular Czechs on Instagram. Going by the name Jeera on the photograph sharing service, he is mainly known for stunning pictures of his adopted home of London.

Czech spending watchdog finds significant waste in forestry programmes

Radio Prague |
16 January 2018

The Czech Republic's spending watchdog has roundly criticized the way state and European funds were used in connection with different projects to maintain and improve the country's forests.

More than 45% of Czechs abroad voted for Jiří Drahoš

Radio Prague |
15 January 2018

More than 45 percent of Czechs abroad voted for Jiří Drahoš in the first round of presidential elections. Pavel Fischer finished second with over 20 percent of the vote, followed by Marek Hilšer with more than 11 percent.

Jiří Drahoš: a man with the right chemistry to be Czech president?

Radio Prague |
15 January 2018

With his pro-NATO and pro-European views and reserved manners, Drahoš stands in stark contrast to the current head of state. In his programme he promises to respect the Constitution, to promote family and education and to re-open Prague Castle to the public.

Franz Fühmann and the Sudetenland dreaming

Radio Prague |
15 January 2018

Franz Fühmann (1922-1984) was one of East Germany's most widely read writers. He is also one of few that have stood the test of time. His pre-war memories of the Sudetenland form part of his 1962 collection The Jew Car which is now available in English.

Kroměříž: the palace of bishops and filmmakers

Radio Prague |
15 January 2018

There is a Palace in Moravia like none other. You will find it in Kroměříž not far from the banks of the Morava river.

Czech pink pill gets protection

Radio Prague |
15 January 2018

French pharmaceutical company Sanofi has registered the colour and shape of the famous Czech painkiller Ibalgin, the daily Hospodářeké noviny reported on Friday. The round tablets in bright pink colour belong among the 10 top-selling drugs in the country.

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