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Unknown diaries kept by Václav Havel to be published

Radio Prague |
24 June 2016

Unknown diaries by playwright and dissident Václav Havel, kept when he was jailed by the Communist regime in 1977 will be published later this year by the Václav Havel Library on the occasion of what would have been the late Czech president’s 80th birthday.

Czech arms producer Zbrojovka posts record sales for 2015

Radio Prague |
24 June 2016

Czech arms and military equipment producer Česká Zbrojovka increased its sales by one percent last year to a record 3.41 billion crowns.

Blanka tunnel sees average of 75,000 vehicles daily

Radio Prague |
23 June 2016

A survey by the Technical Administration of Roadways of the Capital of Prague suggests that an average of 75,000 vehicles pass through the city’s Blanka tunnel daily.

Lightweight plastic bags will no longer be free in shops

Radio Prague |
23 June 2016

Czech shops in the future will no longer give even lightweight plastic bags for free, the government decided on Wednesday approving an amendment which meets European standards.

Czech Republic braces for impact of British “Brexit” vote

Radio Prague |
23 June 2016

Wednesday is the last day of campaigning in the British referendum over whether to remain or quit the European Union, the so-called ‘Brexit’ option. The vote is being closely followed in the Czech Republic with emotions high among local backers of both the remain and leave camps. They perhaps agree on one thing: that the vote will be decisive for the future of Czechs as well.

Football journalist: Czechs paid for excessive respect for big-name opponents at Euros

Radio Prague |
23 June 2016

The Czech Republic’s footballers have been packing their bags after a hugely disappointing European Championship in France.

Czech companies hit by proliferation of trade protection measures

Radio Prague |
23 June 2016

Czech companies are increasingly being hit by anti-dumping measures, the business daily e15 reported on Wednesday.

Sáblíková wants to take Olympic time trial cycling rejection to arbitration

Radio Prague |
22 June 2016

Martina Sáblíková will ask the Czech Olympic Committee to intercede with the international Court of Arbitration for Sport in her bid to be allowed to compete in time trial cycling at the Olympics in Rio de Janerio this summer.

Legendary gymnast Čáslavská and illustrator Sís among recipients of Gratias Agit Award

Radio Prague |
22 June 2016

At a gala ceremony on Friday, the Czech Foreign Ministry handed out the annual Gratias Agit awards to 16 people, Czech expatriates as well as foreigners, who are promoting the good name of the Czech Republic abroad.

National register to make it easier to combat diabetes

Radio Prague |
22 June 2016

An estimated 900,000 people in the Czech Republic suffer from diabetes. What is even more alarming, the incidence of diabetes keeps increasing especially among younger people around the age of 30.

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