Tuesday, 25 July 2017

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Waiting for Winton: Rail station pays tribute to British hero

Radio Prague |
12 July 2017

Another tribute has been paid to Sir Nicolas Winton, the British man who helped to save 669, mostly Jewish children, from Czechoslovakia prior to the outbreak of World War II. On Tuesday, a lounge at Prague's Main Train Station was named after Mr Winton, who died in July 2015 at the age of 106.

Czechs mark 20 years since worst floods in human memory

Radio Prague |
12 July 2017

The month of July, 1997 brought devastating floods to Central Europe. The flooding began in the Czech Republic, then spread to Poland and Germany taking the lives of close to 100 people, destroying towns and infrastructure and leaving thousands of people displaced.

Czech tank beer taking Europe by storm

Radio Prague |
12 July 2017

Czech breweries are no longer doing good business just exporting the country's famous golden brew –they are exporting Czech beer culture and tank pubs are becoming a hit across Europe.

Couple sees fruit of success in New Zealand with Czech Kiwis

Radio Prague |
12 July 2017

Barbora Pokorná and Lukáš Nápravník are two young Czechs who found their second home in New Zealand. The couple has been running a website called Czech Kiwis, where they share their knowledge about the country and provide all sorts of services for Czechs who want to travel, work or study there.

Interpreter Jana Fraňková: Havel was always eager to learn - and his English constantly improved

Radio Prague |
11 July 2017

For many years Jana Fraňková was the regular interpreter for President Václav Havel when he welcomed foreign visitors and travelled abroad.

Czech lower house embarks on fresh attempt to ratify Paris Climate Agreement

Radio Prague |
11 July 2017

Czech MPs are once again seeking to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement in the wake of the G20 meeting in Hamburg. Environment minister Richard Brabec (ANO) says he hopes the process can be completed prior to upcoming parliamentary elections.

Czech finance offices clampdown on multinational tax avoidance

Radio Prague |
10 July 2017

A crackdown on the Czech outposts of multinational companies means that they have never paid so much tax to the state as in 2016, the business daily Hospodářské Noviny, reported on July 7.

Czechs largely sidelined in Polish-led South Seas initiative

Radio Prague |
10 July 2017

US president Donald Trump made headlines with his Warsaw visit and comments on NATO, Russia, and the world situation. But the purported reason for his Polish stopover was mainly economic, highlighting the benefits that deliveries of US natural gas to countries in Central and South-East Europe. The Czech Republic was part of the Warsaw get together and will have taken notes of Trump's main points.

"Beautifully restored" The Shop on Main Street premieres at Karlovy Vary

Radio Prague |
8 July 2017

A major event for lovers of Czechoslovak cinema at this year's Karlovy Vary film festival has been the world premiere of a digitally restored version of The Shop on Main Street.

People in Need - 25 years of supporting humanitarian aid and development

Radio Prague |
7 July 2017

It is now twenty-five years since the founding of the Czech charity People in Need, or Člověk v tísni, which operates in several dozen countries around the world providing humanitarian relief, supporting development projects, and educational and human rights programs.

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