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Supreme Audit Office finds serious shortcomings in manner of funding renovation of heritage sites

Radio Prague |
23 August 2016

The country's Supreme Audit Office has found serious shortcomings in the Culture Ministry's handling of funds for the renovation and preservation of cultural heritage sites.

Support for paternity leave bill looks set to tip scales in its favour

Radio Prague |
23 August 2016

The concept of a short paternity leave, which has been debated on the Czech political scene since 2010, looks close to being realized. The proposal, approved by the government in May of this year, has divided the Cabinet and united old-time rivals.

Bureaucrats holding Czechia back but name will catch on, says Professor Petr Pavlínek

Radio Prague |
23 August 2016

Earlier this year the Czech government made international news with its plan to promote “Czechia” as a snappy alternative to the cumbersome “the Czech Republic”.

Kulhavý takes mountain bike cross country silver at close Olympics

Radio Prague |
22 August 2016

The Czech Republic's Jaroslav Kulhavý took silver in the mountain bike cross country race on the final day of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Reissue of unique album marks Michal Prokop’s 70th birthday

Radio Prague |
22 August 2016

Today's edition of Sunday Music Show is dedicated to the rock and blues singer and guitarist Michal Prokop and his 1972 album Město ER, which has been reissued on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

Designer Pavel Fuksa & Prague City Hall reveal first in series of new public posters

Radio Prague |
22 August 2016

Pavel Fuksa is a highly respected graphic designer and creative director who last week, together with City Hall, unveiled new posters addressing various changes in the capital, including the sidewalk ban on Segways.

Václav Havel fundraiser sends bells around the world on a journey of remembrance and gratitude

Radio Prague |
22 August 2016

Foundation Charter 77 has started raising money for a bell to honour the late president Václav Havel on the fifth anniversary of his death in December of this year.

Moravian Bzenec chateaux claims Czech Winegrower of the Year crown

Radio Prague |
22 August 2016

The 14th annual Czech Winegrower of the Year competition culminated in a gala ceremony held in Prague's Žofín on Thursday evening. 604 samples were tasted in total, with the overall winner, Bzenec chateaux winery.

Vitkovice Power Engineering files for “reorganization“ bankruptcy

Radio Prague |
19 August 2016

Vitkovice Power Engineering has filed for “reorganization“ bankruptcy. The company owes hundreds of millions of crowns to over 700 creditors.

Security checks at Prague Castle to remain in place despite protests

Radio Prague |
19 August 2016

Security checks at Prague Castle will remain in place despite protests from tourist agencies, the president’s spokesman Jiri Ovčáček told Czech Television.

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