Friday, 16 February 2018

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Arguments re-erupt over Czech lithium reserves

Radio Prague |
1 February 2018

Arguments about how to exploit a lucrative and strategic Czech raw material, lithium, have flared up again. Outgoing prime minister Andrej Babiš is demanding that a memorandum with an Australian-based mining company is scrapped and the Czech state play a role.

Babiš slams Hüner for bungling memorandum talks with EMH

Radio Prague |
31 January 2018

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has criticized Trade and Industry Minister Tomáš Hüner for failing to consult with the government the decision that the Czech Republic and the Australian-based metals company, European Metals Holdings (EMH) would sign an addendum to the memorandum on lithium mining in the Czech Republic.

Pink vs yellos: bike sharing firms gear up to battle for customers

Radio Prague |
31 January 2018

Although winter months are still ahead, two bike sharing firms in the Czech capital are gearing up in the fight for customers. Home-grown firm Rekola faces a battle against Chinese newcomer OFO.

Commentator: Rather than forming party, Drahoš should consider Senate run or existing grouping

Radio Prague |
31 January 2018

Jiří Drahoš told Czech Television on Monday that he was considering founding a new party and also looking at a possible Senate run. Radio Prague discussed the 68-year-old's potential future with political scientist Petr Just.

Artist Hynek Martinec: To me Old Masters are contemporary

Radio Prague |
30 January 2018

Hynek Martinec first came to international attention when a painting of his girlfriend Zuzana earned him the British National Portrait Gallery's BP Young Artist Award in 2007. Martinec is currently preparing for a major exhibition at the National Gallery here in Prague.

Czech president set to broker new gov't, alter political landscape

Radio Prague |
30 January 2018

In the immediate aftermath of his re-election, Czech head of state Miloš Zeman faces the problem of brokering deals that could pave the way for the creation of a stable government. But he has also hinted at much more ambitious long-term plans to transform the political system itself.

Firearms possession rises in Czech Republic in 2016

Radio Prague |
29 January 2018

The number of Czechs with permits to have firearms increased last year to 303,000, according to the police. That figure is around 2,700 more than in 2016 and 11,000 more than two years ago.

Czech insurance claims and damages rise in 2017

Radio Prague |
29 January 2018

Insurance claims in the Czech Republic climbed top around 284,000 in 2017, an increase of around 31 percent, on the previous year, the Czech Insurance Association has announced.

Ireland's Good Soldier Švejk reaches Prague

Radio Prague |
29 January 2018

Máirtín Ó Cadhain's great Irish-language comic novel Cré na Cille has just come out in a vibrant Czech translation.

Czechs in Oklahoma

Radio Prague |
1 February 2018

The United States Census Bureau estimates that there are some million and a half Americans of Czech ancestry (and about 300 thousand more who declare Czechoslovak ancestry). Although few of them still speak the language of their forefathers, they still keep their traditions alive.

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