Thursday, 31 March 2016

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Ethnic Czechs from Ukraine mark first year in their old-new homeland

Radio Prague |
11 March 2016

A year has now passed since the start of a government sponsored repatriation program for ethnic Czechs from Ukraine.

Are the proposed new health food norms for school cafeterias over the top?

Radio Prague |
11 March 2016

A proposed new directive banning the sale of junk foods in schools has elicited strong protests from students and headmasters alike.

Prague City Hall defends absence from “Flag for Tibet” campaign

Radio Prague |
11 March 2016

Hundreds of municipalities across the Czech Republic are partaking in the “Flag for Tibet” event, prominently displaying the Tibetan flag in order to mark the anniversary of the 1959 Chinese invasion of that country.

Like it or not, migrants are coming, says maker of One World film No Man is an Island

Radio Prague |
10 March 2016

The Belgian film No Man is an Island opened the One World festival of human rights documentaries in Prague earlier this week.

EU programme to help Czech dairy farms export milk to Arab countries

Radio Prague |
10 March 2016

An EU funding programme named Milky Way will make it easier for Czech dairy farms to export milk and milk products to Arab countries.

Number of MPs aim to weaken anti-smoking legislation in name of smokers’ rights

Radio Prague |
9 March 2016

A group of MPs from the opposition and more significantly within the ruling coalition have made clear their intent to try and soften legislation aimed at banning smoking at all Czech restaurants, bars and similar premises.

Czech construction sector seeks solid foundations for growth

Radio Prague |
9 March 2016

The Czech construction sector is a symbol of the country’s economic resurgence just as it was of the years of recession after the financial crisis of 2008.

Czech PM welcomes EU deal with Turkey

Radio Prague |
9 March 2016

After late-night negotiations in Brussels the EU on Tuesday announced it had reached a deal with Turkey on a bold plan to stem the massive influx of refugees into Europe. The Czech Republic, together with the vast majority of EU member states, welcomed the deal as a potential breakthrough in Europe’s deepening migrant crisis. "We welcome the Turkish proposal because it presents a possible solution," Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said.

Self-styled president of disputed patch of land holds press event in capital

Radio Prague |
8 March 2016

Vít Jedlička, the self-styled 'president' of Liberland (a micro-nation proclaimed by Mr Jedlička less than a year ago on a seven square kilometre patch of land disputed by Croatia and Serbia) says some 87,000 applications for citizenship were received so far.

Spending watchdog critical of progress on rail corridors

Radio Prague |
8 March 2016

The Czech spending watchdog, the National Audit Office, has released a critical report on the progress of renovation and improvements of some of the country’s key rail corridors.

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