Sunday, 26 April 2015

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Czech Army recruiting 1,800 new soldiers this year

Radio Prague |
13 April 2015

The Czech Army is planning to recruit around 1,800 new soldiers this year, according to the army chief-of- staff General Petr Pavel.

Agrofert loses CZK 20bn court battle linked to privatisation deal

Radio Prague |
13 April 2015

The Agrofert group, which is owned by the minister of finance, Andrej Babiš, has lost a CZK 20 billion court battle with the Polish company PKN Orlen, the weekly Euro has reported.

Havel's Letter to Husák: still an inspiration 40 years on

Radio Prague |
13 April 2015

Azadeh Mohammadi is a Prague-based student from Iran, who came across Václav Havel's open letter to Czechoslovakia's President Gustav Husák in Farsi translation and found many parallels with her own experiences growing up in Iran over three decades after it was written.

How a Czech company is making authentic copies of rare historic manuscripts

Radio Prague |
14 April 2015

Tempus Libri is a Czech company specialising in the production of authentic copies or 'clones' of rare historic manuscripts, often of immense cultural value. To date, the most significant tome the firm copied is the Vyšehrad Codex, dating back to the Romanesque period.

Czech brides increasingly sought for EU entry

Radio Prague |
13 April 2015

Czech women are increasingly being sought after as brides for the sole reason that marriage offers an easy route to a visa, residence permit, and eventually passport for those seeking to escape from their country of origin.

Hradec Králové tops list of safe cities

Radio Prague |
10 April 2015

Hradec Králové, Olomouc, and Ústí nad Labem are the safest cities in the country according to an index based on fatal and serious road accidents over the last year.

President and PM pushing for euro-adoption target date amidst opposition from finance minister and central bank

Radio Prague |
10 April 2015

President Miloš Zeman and Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka have stressed the need for the Czech Republic to push ahead with plans for the adoption of the euro. At their meeting on Wednesday they said it was time for the country to adopt a time-frame and proceed in meeting the set convergence criteria.

UNICEF brings children's rights to monasteries in Bhutan

Radio Prague |
10 April 2015

The Czech branch of UNICEF has joined forces with Czech Television to film a unique documentary (The Little Monk) that takes viewers where few have gone before – behind the walls of Bhutan's monastic schools.

Constitutional Court to review law on registered partnership

Radio Prague |
9 April 2015

The Constitutional Court will review a law banning gays and lesbians living in a registered partnership from adopting their partner's child. A city court in Prague in March filed a proposal for abolishing the provision, which is included in the law on registered partnerships.

Hundred-year-old beer found during reconstruction of historic brewery

Radio Prague |
9 April 2015

Three bottles with beer believed to be over a hundred years old were found during a reconstruction of a brewery in the village of Záhlinice in the south Moravian region of Kroměříž.

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