Friday, 23 February 2018

Radio Prague

Zeman loss could lead to Babiš "playing Kaczynski role"

Radio Prague |
19 January 2018

The political future of current Czech prime minister Andrej Babiš seems rather up in the air at present. The ANO chief now says another top party figure could lead the government.

The downside of plastics recycling: toxins in children's toys

Radio Prague |
19 January 2018

The Czech environmental group Arnika is ringing alarm bells. According to the results of a recent study it conducted, some children's toys and grooming accessories, such as hair brushes, sold in the EU contain toxic substances. Arnika's Karolína Brabcová says this is an unfortunate side product of the drive to promote plastics recycling.

Health state of Russian hacking suspect Nikulin in dispute

Radio Prague |
19 January 2018

A Russian newspaper says that the health of Yevgeny Nikulin, accused by the US of hacking computers at top companies, has deteriorated severely in a Czech prison. His lawyer describes the situation as a "death sentence". However, the Czech authorities refute the allegations.

Czech companies face jobs skills mismatch as shortages becomes acute

Radio Prague |
18 January 2018

Job and skills shortages are a topic on the tongues of most Czech businessmen and women at the moment. The figures speak for themselves: almost as many job seekers as vacancies. But there is a clear mismatch between the skills offered by the jobless and the demands of the jobs on offer.

Gov't rules out joining legal appeal against EU pollution limits

Radio Prague |
18 January 2018

Prague has decided not to sign up to a legal appeal against air pollution limits approved by the European Union in 2017. The Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade had argued that the country should join Poland in opposing the curbs, but the cabinet decided otherwise on Wednesday.

Mummies of the World to open in Prague

Radio Prague |
17 January 2018

An exhibition entitled Mummies of the World will open in Prague's Holešovice on February 1. It will continue until the end of June.

Czechs mark 49th anniversary of sacrifice by Jan Palach

Radio Prague |
17 January 2018

Czechs are marking the 49th anniversary of the death of student Jan Palach who set himself on fire on January 16, 1969, in protest to the growing public apathy to the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.

Chinese bike share firm rolls out Prague service

Radio Prague |
17 January 2018

Chinese bike-sharing company Ofo will start operating in Prague this year. Around one thousand bikes should be available for rent in the wider city centre as of spring 2018.

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.

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