Thursday, 18 October 2018

Radio Prague

Albright: Honour Havel's legacy by following his principles

Radio Prague |
3 October 2018

Václav Havel has just received a major honour, with the unveiling of a bronze bust of the late dissident turned president at Columbia University in New York. Speaking at the ceremony, Havel's friend Madeleine Albright said he would have been alarmed at some aspects of today's world – but would not have succumbed to despair.

ČTK photographs in centre of Prague tell story of Czech century

Radio Prague |
3 October 2018

As the nation celebrates 100 years of statehood, the Czech News Agency (ČTK), which celebrates its birthday on the same day as the republic, has unveiled its own exhibition in the centre of Prague.

Czechs gear up for 100th birthday bash

Radio Prague |
3 October 2018

The Czech Republic is gearing up for celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia. In Prague month-long birthday celebrations have already kicked off and will culminate in a gala weekend on October 27-28.

Škoda boss unveils new SUV - Kodiaq RS

Radio Prague |
3 October 2018

Just before the start of the 2018 Paris Motor Show, Czech automobile manufacturer Škoda revealed its new SUV model - Škoda Kodiaq RS.

Minister at UN: Chicago connections were key to foundation of Czechoslovakia

Radio Prague |
2 October 2018

The Czech deputy prime minister, Jan Hamáček, referenced key moments in the country's modern history in an address to the UN General Assembly on Saturday. In an interview at the UN, he also discussed his visit to Chicago for major celebrations of the centenary of Czechoslovakia's foundation.

Chamber questions need for new debt relief proposals

Radio Prague |
2 October 2018

Statistics show that close to one in ten adults face financial execution. Against this backdrop, MPs are set to debate amendments to the Insolvency Act which aim to make it easier for people to qualify for debt relief – and thus avoid declaring personal bankruptcy. But are so many Czechs really in debt up to their ears?

Ondřej Matějka - "The Sudetenland was an extraordinary example of the making of a totalitarian society"

Radio Prague |
1 October 2018

Last Sunday, Sept. 30, marked 80 years since the Munich agreement. Radio Prague talked to the deputy director of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Ondřej Matějka, about what it was like to live in the region that lay at the heart of the conflict, as well as how Munich is remembered in the Czech Republic today.

Epic silent-film era biopic "Saint Wenceslas" screening with long lost musical score

Radio Prague |
1 October 2018

Ahead of the Day of Czech Statehood on September 28th, special screenings of the silent film "Svatý Václav" (Saint Wenceslas), accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of Prague, took place at the grandiose Municipal House, the very site of the proclamation of the Czechoslovak Republic one hundred years ago.

New centre to oversee landscape management

Radio Prague |
2 October 2018

A new Land and Water Management Centre has been established by experts at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague. Its aim is to search for measures that would adapt the country's landscape to the ongoing climate changes, including extended periods of drought and as well as increasingly frequent flooding.

Great Synagogue in Pilsen celebrates 125th anniversary

Radio Prague |
1 October 2018

The Great Synagogue in the West Bohemian city of Pilsen is not only the biggest synagogue in the Czech Republic, but also the third biggest in the world, after the temples in Jerusalem and Budapest. This month, the monumental Moorish-Romanesque building celebrates 125 years of its existence.

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