Thursday, 18 October 2018

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Czech counterintelligence helps uncover Hezbollah hacking scheme

Radio Prague |
10 October 2018

The Czech Security Intelligence Service (BIS) issued a press release on Monday in which it says it cooperated with foreign partners in identifying, analysing and disabling servers in the Czech Republic and the wider world, which Hezbollah was using for cybernetic espionage.

Political scientist Jiří Pehe: Babiš must be feeling he has hit his limits

Radio Prague |
9 October 2018

Radio Prague spoke to political scientist Jiří Pehe about the winners and losers in this election and began by asking about the significance of ANO's defeat in Prague.

Modern day Czech knights train for Battle of the Nations

Radio Prague |
8 October 2018

Many of those who live in the Czech Republic may tell you that they have met or at least seen someone who is involved in medieval reenactment. From musicians to swordsmen, there is a sizeble group of middle-ages enthusiasts in the country. One group however has taken things to the next level.

Czechs increasingly dependent on vegetable imports

Radio Prague |
8 October 2018

Vegetable imports to the Czech Republic continue to grow, the Czech News Agency reported this week. According to data from the Czech Statistics Office, the foreign vegetable trade currently shows a deficit of 11 billion crowns.

Madeleine Albright: Given their own histories, I'm stunned by CEE states' treatment of refugees

Radio Prague |
5 October 2018

Having served as US secretary of state from 1997 to 2001, Madeleine Albright ranks as one of the most accomplished of all Czech-Americans. Radio Prague's Ian Willoughby got to speak to the Prague-born politician recently when she was special guest at the Reality Czech evening in New York.

PM determined to keep lithium mining in state hands as EMH starts exploratory drilling

Radio Prague |
5 October 2018

The Australian-based mining company European Metals Holdings is continuing with preparations for lithium mining in the Czech Republic, despite the fact that the Czech government does not consider the memorandum on the extraction and processing of lithium, signed with EMH last year, legally binding and wants a Czech state-run company to mine and process the deposits.

Foreigners can vote in Czech local elections, but show little interest

Radio Prague |
5 October 2018

The Czech Republic's communal elections, which will take place this Friday and Saturday, differ from their presidential and parliamentary equivalents in that citizens of other EU member states are also allowed to vote.

Czech archaeologists discover tomb of important Egyptian dignitary

Radio Prague |
4 October 2018

A team of Czech archaeologists have made a remarkable discovery at Abusir, near Cairo, unearthing a unique burial complex of an Egyptian dignitary dating back to the fifth Dynasty of the Egyptian Old Kingdom.

Czech-American writer Mark Slouka on being 'Nobody's Son'

Radio Prague |
4 October 2018

Novelist and essayist Mark Slouka, a guest author at the ongoing Prague Writers' Festival, was born in New York to Czech refugees who never should have married but stayed together for nearly half a century.

Czech Republic to apply "reverse charge" VAT mechanism as broadly as possible

Radio Prague |
4 October 2018

The European Council on Tuesday approved a proposal that will allow EU member states that have a problem with carousel tax fraud to apply a generalized reversal of VAT liability. This is something Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has fought for for four and a half years on the argument that use of reverse charge could save the EU a large part of the around 170 billion euros lost every year in unpaid VAT.

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