Tuesday, 25 July 2017

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African swine fever regime widened to whole of Zlín district

Radio Prague |
4 July 2017

Special veterinary conditions have been imposed on the whole of the Zlín district after more cases of African swine fever. The special zone previously applied to a restricted area surrounding the site where the fever was confirmed in the first two cases two weeks ago.

Jaromír Jágr seeks new club after being dropped by Florida Panthers

Radio Prague |
4 July 2017

Czech ice hockey legend Jaromír Jágr's contract with the Florida Panthers has not been renewed ahead of the new season, meaning he must find a new club. The Panthers announced that the club regretted that it was seeking a new direction which did not include the 45 year old Czech.

KVIFF daily boss: If anything big stars are sensitive - you have to be careful not to scare them

Radio Prague |
4 July 2017

The journalist Veronika Bednářová has been closely associated with the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival for many years. Her main job there is as editor-in-chief of the Festival Daily newspaper, but she also is well-known for moderating press conferences with some of the world's biggest movie stars.

Increased use of Czech air space helps controllers' results soar

Radio Prague |
4 July 2017

Air traffic above the Czech Republic is getting heavier and heavier, a fact reflected in the results of the company Air Navigation Services, the news website iDnes.cz reported. The biggest players remain Lufthansa and Emirates, though their share is declining as low-cost airlines account for more and more of the flights through Czech airspace.

More Czechs holidaying abroad

Radio Prague |
4 July 2017

More Czechs are choosing to holiday abroad this year with Croatia, Slovakia and Italy the most popular tourist destinations. The interest is driven by the stronger currency, following the end of forex interventions, and an increase in wages.

Czech Republic still seeking justice for Czech killed in London

Radio Prague |
4 July 2017

The Czech Republic is currently chairing the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, one of Europe's top human rights institutions. During a visit to Strasbourg last week Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek also discussed a case that has raised emotions in the Czech Republic – a not guilty verdict in the case of an attacker who killed a Czech man in London following an altercation outside a fast food outlet. The Czech Republic has been seeking ways to get the case reopened.

A classic of childhood in 1970s Czechoslovakia now out in English

Radio Prague |
3 July 2017

One of the most popular Czech writers of the last two decades has been Irena Dousková. Her short novel Hrdý Budžes has become a classic, with its touching and humorous portrayal of childhood in 1970s communist Czechoslovakia. Now the book is available in English translation.

Vojtěch Merunka, part of language-creating team, discusses benefits of Interslavic

Radio Prague |
3 July 2017

Vojtěch Merunka, an associate professor who teaches at the Czech University of Life Sciences and also the Czech Technical University in Prague is one of a team of creators behind Interslavic – a language designed to make communication possible for anyone with Slav roots.

Czech business calls for electoral traction for high speed rail plans

Radio Prague |
3 July 2017

Czech businessmen have made an early election call for political parties to clearly state their support for the construction of a high speed rail network in the country in the run up to October elections to the lower house of parliament.

The many lives of U dvou Koček

Radio Prague |
3 July 2017

U dvou Koček, At the two Cats, is bang in the middle of Prague's Old Town not far from Wenceslas Square.

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