Friday, 22 March 2019

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Annual EC report warns of growing regional disparities in Czechia

Radio Prague |
28 February 2019

The Czech Republic's continued economic growth offers an opportunity to intensify its structural reforms, suggests the annual report of the European Commission, assessing the economic and social situation in EU members states. However, it also warns of increasing regional disparities, masked by the continued rise in living standards.

Man who received 10-year jail sentence proves his innocence

Radio Prague |
27 February 2019

Czech Radio's flagship station, Radiožurnál, has reported on a chilling story of judicial error. In 2017 Michal Šnajdr was sentenced to 10 years in jail for planning the kidnapping of a woman. It was only thanks to his own determination and that of his advocate, that Šnajdr eventually proved his innocence.

Czech kayaker on crossing Europe

Radio Prague |
27 February 2019

Nearly four years ago, in April 2015, Czech adventurer Jiří Oliva set off on a journey to fulfil his dream: travelling around Europe in a kayak. Originally, he planned to cover over 20,000 kilometres, but after three and a half years "on the road" he decided to make a shortcut and return back home.

Škoda unveils new SUV named the Kamiq

Radio Prague |
27 February 2019

Just before the start of the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Czech automobile manufacturer Škoda Auto has unveiled its new SUV model Škoda Kamiq. The brand's third and smallest SUV is expected to hit the market in autumn this year.

Czech foreign minister: Civil society is key to human rights

Radio Prague |
27 February 2019

Czech foreign minister Tomáš Petříček on Monday addressed a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, his first address to the assembly since the Czech Republic became a member of the Council in January of this year. The Czech foreign minister, who has made human rights a cornerstone of Czech foreign policy, said his country greatly valued the work of the Council and would strive to be active in furthering its efforts.

Jan Zajíc - the story of "human torch number two"

Radio Prague |
26 February 2019

On February 25 1969, five weeks after Jan Palach, another man set himself alight in protest to Czechoslovak apathy following the Soviet invasion of 1968. The name of the second human torch was Jan Zajíc, a high school student from Šumperk.

Jazz organist Ondřej Pivec on making it in New York

Radio Prague |
26 February 2019

Ondřej Pivec plays organ with one of the biggest stars in world jazz, singer Gregory Porter. This makes Pivec, who is in his mid-30s, perhaps the most successful non-classical Czech musician of his generation.

Will arrival of fourth operator help reduce high mobile data prices?

Radio Prague |
26 February 2019

The relatively high cost of mobile data in the Czech Republic has been in the headlines after a minister suggested people should consume more if they want to pay less. The prime minister is set to discuss the matter with operators and there have been suggestions that the planned arrival of a fourth operator will help customers make savings.

Operation BLÍN - One of the StB's greatest intelligence heists

Radio Prague |
25 February 2019

During the 1960s as the Warsaw Pact sought to change the balance of military power decisively in its favour it employed a largescale disinformation to fool NATO about its strength and intentions. One of the enterprises conducted to support this deception effort was Operation BLÍN.

Punk's not dead

Radio Prague |
25 February 2019

The roots of Czechoslovak punk stretch 40 years back, to a concert of an alternative band called Extempore. How has the Czech punk scene developed since then?

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