Thursday, 18 January 2018

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Crown jewels to go on show to mark centenary of Czechoslovakia

Radio Prague |
21 December 2017

The Czech crown jewels are due to go on show at Prague Castle next year in connection with the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia. The valuable artefacts will be put on display in mid-January.

Polar Bear Club welcomes new members

Radio Prague |
21 December 2017

Temperatures close to zero have got most of us muffled up in scarves and woolly hats, but for the Spartan-living members of the Czech Polar Bears Club it's a breeze and they work hard to convince others about the benefits of taking cold showers and enjoying a December dip in the Vltava River.

Shopping spree hits peak with billion in sales in single day

Radio Prague |
21 December 2017

The Christmas shopping spree in the Czech Republic hit its peak on Monday, December 11, with Czechs spending more than one billion crowns in e-shops in a single day, the Association for Electronic Commerce said on Wednesday.

Škoda Auto named Exporter of Year after exports of CZK 310 bln

Radio Prague |
20 December 2017

Carmaker Škoda Auto has again been named Czech Exporter of the Year after achieving exports of CZK 310 billion in 2016. That figure amounts to almost 9 percent of the country's total exports in 2016.

President Havel remembered with nostalgia as Czechs reflect on present-day morals

Radio Prague |
20 December 2017

Czechs have marked six years since the death of the country's first president and the icon of the Velvet Revolution Václav Havel. Commemorative acts took place in Prague and Brno as well as in Hrádeček, the president's beloved country retreat, where he died on December 18, 2011.

LN: Former top Social Democrat Tejc to be deputy minister

Radio Prague |
19 December 2017

Former Social Democrat member of the lower house Jeroným Tejc stands to be one of the deputy ministers of ANO justice minister Robert Pelikan, according to the news server Lidovky.cz.

Arrested officers facing unauthorised phone tapping charges

Radio Prague |
19 December 2017

Two police officers arrested last week by the General Inspectorate of the Security Services are suspected of unauthorised phone tapping, Czech Radio reported on Monday, referring to the charges against them. Eight other people were also detained last week on suspicion of attempting to influence criminal proceedings.

No island of misfit toys: ČR is EU's top toy exporter to non-EU countries

Radio Prague |
19 December 2017

According to the statistics office Eurostat, the Czech Republic is the biggest exporter of toys to non-EU states from the entire EU. In its report, Eurostat confirmed that Czech production last year accounted for 32 percent of the EU's overall toy exports outside the EU, worth a total of 1.5 billion euros in all.

Waiting for Brexit: Czchs in the UK look ahead to 2019

Radio Prague |
19 December 2017

Like people from around the European Union, many in the United Kingdom's sizable Czech community are waiting anxiously to see whether and how the country's departure from the bloc in 2019 will impact their lives. But what are the specific concerns of Czechs regarding Brexit?

Social housing seen as priority for new minister

Radio Prague |
18 December 2017

The incoming Minister for Regional Development, Klára Dostálova, has said that constructing social housing should become obligatory for local councils. She added, in an interview with Czech Television, that a second attempt to introduce such legislation would be a priority for her.

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