Thursday, 2 October 2014

Radio Prague

Czech Statehood Day: A look at the symbols of the nation

Radio Prague |
29 September 2014

Ondřej Matějka, who is the Deputy Director of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, explores some issues related to heraldry, meaning national symbols and the iconography of the Czech people.

Lower house abolishes direct payments in health care

Radio Prague |
29 September 2014

The lower house of Parliament has approved the abolition of direct payments in health care, introduced by the former centre-right government.

Stunning film uses tiny drone to take viewers on "magic carpet" over Prague

Radio Prague |
29 September 2014

Magic Carpet Ride Over Prague captures many of the Czech capital's most spectacular views with gliding and fast-climbing aerial shots that take the breath away.

MP insult row illustrates difficulties with addressing communist past

Radio Prague |
29 September 2014

The Czech Chamber of Deputies has recently been embroiled in a controversy over one deputy calling another a "communist fízl", a scornful term for policemen and their informers. The heated debate over whether the MP should apologise has produced no conclusion. However, it does illustrate the difficulties of addressing the nation's communist past.

Arbitration court ends dispute over Blanka tunnel

Radio Prague |
26 September 2014

A court of arbitration, part of the Czech Chamber of Commerce, on Wednesday resolved the long lasting dispute between the building firm Metrostav and Prague City Hall over Blanka tunnel compex, ordering the city to pay the remaining billion crowns to the construction company.

Czech foreign minister says his country will aid the international effort to break the power of the IS

Radio Prague |
26 September 2014

Attending the UN General Assembly in New York, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaorálek met briefly with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday night to discuss the Islamic State threat and the situation in Ukraine.

Office of the Government also receives threat in the mail

Radio Prague |
26 September 2014

The Office of the Czech Government has said it received a similar threat in the mail as that sent to the Office of the President on Wednesday.

Kalousek refusing to apologize to colleague MP

Radio Prague |
26 September 2014

TOP 09 deputy head Miroslav Kalousek, who has been ordered to apologize to colleague MP Zdenek Ondráček from the Communist Party for calling him a communist “fizl” a highly derogatory term for officers who served the regime beating up and persecuting its opponents, is refusing to comply and has asked the lower house to revoke the decision of the Mandatory and Immunity Committee which dealt with the case.

EC criticizes Czech Republic for not fully transposing the EU directive about cross-border healthcare into its legal system

Radio Prague |
26 September 2014

The European Commission has criticized the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovenia for failing to fully transpose the EU directive about cross-border healthcare into their legal systems.

Seven Ukrainian students given scholarships at Palacký University

Radio Prague |
26 September 2014

Seven students from Ukraine have started postgraduate studies at Palacký University in Olomouc which invited them in February in reaction to the tense political situation in Ukraine.

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