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Activist and ex-presidential candidate Dr Marek Hilšer announces run for the Senate

Radio Prague |
20 June 2018

Czech doctor and political activist Marek Hilšer first made headlines in 2014, when he and a colleague stripped to the waist at a government press conference to protest Russian aggression towards Ukraine and show support for the EU and Nato. Now he is running for the Senate, to represent Prague districts 2 and 3.

Report: Czech Republic one of weakest EU states on fighting climate change

Radio Prague |
19 June 2018

The Czech Republic is one of the weakest states in the European Union when it comes to combatting climate change, according to Climate Action Network Europe. The Brussels-based organisation placed the Czech Republic 20th in the bloc on the basis of criteria including efforts to reach targets for the year 2020 set by the EU and enacted into legislation nine years ago.

Social Democrat Štěch for pulling out of coalition deal with ANO over Poche

Radio Prague |
19 June 2018

Senior Social Democrat Milan Štěch says the party should pull out of a deal with ANO to form a coalition if it is broken before it can even come into effect. The speaker of the Senate was responding to ANO leader Andrej Babiš's refusal of the Social Democrats' nominee for the post of foreign minister, Miroslav Poche.

Hundreds attend ceremony commemorating Anthropoid heroes

Radio Prague |
19 June 2018

Hundreds of people including several senior Czech politicians attended a ceremony at the Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius in central Prague on Monday commemorating the heroes of Operation Anthropoid. New plaques were unveiled in the pavement by the church honouring Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš, who assassinated Nazi governor Reinhard Heydrich, and other resistance men who met their deaths there 76 years ago this year.

Ombudswoman Šabatová presented with France's Legion of Honour

Radio Prague |
19 June 2018

The Czech ombudswoman, Anna Šabatová, has been presented with France's Legion of Honour in a ceremony at the French Embassy in Prague. The former dissident was given the top accolade for her life-long work promoting human rights and the rule of law.

Trump's ascent reflects change in nature of celebrity, says Showbiz Politics author Katherine Cramer Brownell

Radio Prague |
19 June 2018

Historian Katherine Cramer Brownell, author of Showbiz Politics: Hollywood in American Political Life, was in Prague recently to deliver a talk at the city's branch of New York University.

New boss tasked with overhauling struggling Czech Post

Radio Prague |
19 June 2018

Czech Post has a new director general. Freshly-installed chief Roman Knap has been tasked with cutting costs but also raising salaries at the beleaguered postal service, which has one of the world's densest branch networks.

President, KSČM leader openly reject foreign minister nomination

Radio Prague |
19 June 2018

Prime Minister-designate Andrej Babiš presented his proposed new cabinet line-up to the Czech president for approval on Sunday. But the political uncertainty is not over, with the foreign minister nomination proving controversial.

30 Czechs a year travel to North or South Pole

Radio Prague |
18 June 2018

Ahead of the anniversary of the death of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen – the first person to reach the South Pole, in December 1911 – Czech travel agency Sen said that some 10 Czechs a year follow in his footsteps. The North Pole is more popular, attracting some 20 Czechs adventurers annually.

Babiš sues Slovakia over his listing as communist-era secret police agent

Radio Prague |
18 June 2018

Czech Prime Minister-designate Andrej Babiš (ANO) has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Slovakia at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, in the latest chapter of a long-running dispute over whether he was falsely listed as an agent of Czechoslovakia's communist-era police, the StB.

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