Friday, 24 October 2014

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Czech elementary school students redo years less, survey suggests

Radio Prague |
20 October 2014

Some 4.9% of Czech fifteen-year-olds who took part in the OECD's PISA 2012 survey, admitted to having had to repeat or redo a year in elementary school at least once.

Coalition parties win 18 seats in Senate elections to maintain majority

Radio Prague |
20 October 2014

Three parties in the country's centre-left coalition won 18 out of 27 seats up for grabs in the Senate elections. The coalition will enjoy a majority of 46 in the 81-member upper chamber of Parliament. The Social Democrats clinched 10 seats, the ANO movement four, and the Christian Democrats four.

Czech mountaineer dies in Austrian Alps

Radio Prague |
20 October 2014

A Czech mountaineer died on Saturday in the Austrian Alps. The 40-year-old climber fell to his death when a safety device snapped on a descent on Reichenspitze.

Analysts: Senate elections a 'win' for ruling coalition

Radio Prague |
20 October 2014

Political analysts are characterizing the elections to the Czech Senate as mainly a win for the country's ruling coalition.

Pehe: Christian Democrats in good position to become main right-wing party

Radio Prague |
20 October 2014

Analysts also see the Senate results as strong confirmation that the Christian Democrats have returned as a significant political force.

Schwarzenberg admits changes needed in TOP 09

Radio Prague |
20 October 2014

The head of TOP 09, Karel Schwarzenberg, has reflected on his party's failure to win a single seat in the Senate elections.

President suggests candidates' personalities, not political affiliation, were important for voters

Radio Prague |
20 October 2014

Czech President Miloš Zeman maintains that candidates' personalities rather than political affiliation played a deciding role in the second round of the Senate elections.

Police experts continue search at munitions depot

Radio Prague |
20 October 2014

Police pyrotechnics experts have gotten within 300 metres of the epicenter of a blast which destroyed a munitions depot, using a remote control drone and heavy equipment.

Young Czech wins EU literature award for novel on photographer Drtikol

Radio Prague |
20 October 2014

Czech writer Jan Němec is among 13 young European authors who have won the 2014 European Union Prize for Literature.

My Prague – Nancy Bishop

Radio Prague |
20 October 2014

Countless Hollywood movies and TV series have been shot in the Czech Republic in the last two decades.

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