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Recycling - the key to solving the Czech waste problem

Radio Prague |
28 November 2018

Like all other developed countries, Czechia has a waste problem. Even though Czech households do not, actually, produce half as much garbage as those in the United States, the government is looking for new ways to increase recycling. Ironically, some towns and companies make a lot of money from traditional landfills. So, it is not always easy to change old practices.

Czech start-up could help millions of people suffering from poor vision

Radio Prague |
28 November 2018

A Czech-US start up called DOT Glasses could help millions of people all over the world, who are in need of glasses but can't afford them, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Tuesday. The start-up, which plans to produce affordable 3D-printed glasses, has just completed a crowd-funding campaign on Czech site Hithit, collecting 450,000 crowns for further development.

Czechoslovakia's secret Cambridge students

Radio Prague |
27 November 2018

You may be surprised to hear that one of the events to mark the hundredth anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia was held at the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University in Britain.

Czech purchasing power rising with GDP growth, firming koruna

Radio Prague |
27 November 2018

The Czech economy has been outperforming its central European neighbours and is set to reach something of a psychological milestone next year, when GDP per capita is on track to reach 85 percent of the Eurozone average. In more tangible terms, though, the average Czech is enjoying greater purchasing power, and confident they can always find work.

Czech MPs call for tough moves against Russia following clash with Ukraine

Radio Prague |
27 November 2018

Czech MPs have called for tough measures against Russia after it opened fire on Ukrainian ships on Sunday. Members of the lower house's Foreign Affairs Committee advocate tougher sanctions – while there has also been talk of forcing a reduction in the relatively high staff numbers at Prague's Russian Embassy.

Vladimír Dzuro: The ex-Prague detective who made a groundbreaking war crimes arrest in former Yugoslavia

Radio Prague |
26 November 2018

As a war crimes investigator in former Yugoslavia Vladimír Dzuro took part in the exhumation of a notorious mass grave in which 200 massacred Croats had been dumped. He has captured his sometimes hair-raising experiences in the book The Investigator: Demons of the Balkan War.

Timothy Snyder: Significant figures in Czech history didn't just want to change Czech society but Europe or larger world

Radio Prague |
26 November 2018

Historian Timothy Snyder is a leading expert on Central and Eastern Europe and has written forcefully about the threat posed by Putin's Russia and how ordinary people can stand up to tyranny. Last week Professor Snyder was giving lectures in Prague that packed auditoriums.

Czech space research chief: Country is ready to play the space game

Radio Prague |
26 November 2018

Since the country joined the European Space Agency (ESA) 10 years ago, the Czech space industry has seen a growth both in size and capabilities. Now the director of the Czech Aeronautical Research Institute says the groundwork in expertise and resources has been laid for the country to take the next step.

Czech government survives no-confidence vote

Radio Prague |
26 November 2018

The government of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) has, as expected, survived a no-confidence vote in parliament. Ninety-two MPs voted for the measure, 90 voted against it, and 18 abstained. To pass, 101 votes were required.

Digitisation on agenda as prime minister of pioneering Estonia visits Prague

Radio Prague |
26 November 2018

Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas has been in Prague on Friday for talks with his Czech counterpart Andrej Babiš focused on digitisation, an area in which the Czech government is eager to step up its game.

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