Thursday, 18 July 2019

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Czech scientist to explore remote wilderness in the Congo

Radio Prague |
1 July 2019

Young Czech scientist and traveller Arthur Sniegon has devoted much of his life to protecting Africa's wildlife. This year he received a prestigious grant from the Neuron foundation to explore a remote part of wilderness in the Congo.

Julie Urbišová: Once thrown during Mardi Gras, Czech beads are still to be found in New Orleans antique shops

Radio Prague |
2 July 2019

Journalist Julie Urbišová has just published a book entitled Doma v NOLA, or At Home in NOLA, with NOLA meaning New Orleans, Louisiana. Having first visited the city on a student stay in 2007, Urbišová has now been living for several years in New Orleans, from where she reports for Czech Radio, Czech Television and other outlets.

Study: Czechs increasingly opting for healthful foods

Radio Prague |
1 July 2019

Czechs are increasingly purchasing healthful foods thanks to growth in the popularity of active lifestyles and rising salaries, as well as the fact that retailers are now offering a broader selection of products than in the past, Czech Television reported.

České Budějovice Airport to dispatch international public traffic

Radio Prague |
1 July 2019

The long-term modernisation of České Budějovice Airport in South Bohemia has been completed, regional authorities announced on Thursday. The airport received permission from the country's Civil Aviation Authority allowing international public traffic on Wednesday. Full operation should be launched at the end of 2020.

A Few Sentences: "One of the most important steps before November 1989"

Radio Prague |
28 June 2019

The publication of the manifesto Několik vět, or A Few Sentences, was a milestone in the final year of communism in Czechoslovakia. After being broadcast by Radio Free Europe and Voice of America on June 29, 1989, the document – calling for the release of political prisoners and other freedoms – was eventually signed by around 40,000 people.

Every seventh Czech train delayed in 2018

Radio Prague |
28 June 2019

Every seventh train in the Czech Republic arrived late last year, according to statistics published by the news website iDnes.cz. Long-distance and express trains experienced the most delays, while local passenger trains (which make the highest number of stops) proved the most reliable.

Embattled Czech PM survives second no-confidence vote in a year

Radio Prague |
28 June 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš's government, as expected, survived a no-confidence vote early on Thursday morning, despite EU concerns over possible conflicts of interest and mass rallies demanding his resignation for alleged graft. The vote was split along party lines, with 85 MPs voting in favour of the no-confidence motion and 85 voting against it, and the remaining 30 MPs either absent or –in the case of the Communists – abstaining.

'The Art of Dissent'

Radio Prague |
27 June 2019

"Love, tolerance and creative freedom aren't just for fairytales". That's the central message of a new documentary called The Art of Dissent, which celebrates artistic engagement in Czechoslovakia before and after the 1968 Soviet-led invasion.

Prague needs to accommodate over 1.5 million residents

Radio Prague |
27 June 2019

The city of Prague currently needs to provide flats for roughly 1.55 million residents, according to an analysis carried out by the company CE-Traffic. That is around 250,000 more than the population as estimated by the Czech Statistics Office. "Most predictions expected that Prague would have around 1.4 million residents by 2013, but that figure has already been exceeded by 150,000," Ondřej Špaček of CE-Traffic told the Czech News Agency.

EU study shows dual food quality is issue - and not just in East

Radio Prague |
27 June 2019

The presence of so-called dual quality food in European stores was confirmed this week, when the results of a European Commission study showed that the labelling on 31% of analysed products was either fully or partly misleading. What is more, it seems dual quality is not just a problem in Central and Eastern Europe, but across the whole union.

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