Wednesday, 10 May 2017

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Prague city council looks at construction of social housing

Radio Prague |
17 March 2017

Prague City Hall is planning to build hundreds of council houses within the next few years, the daily Hospodářské noviny wrote on Thursday. The first apartments are set to be built at the Černý Most housing estate. According to the daily, City Hall plans to select more locations in the city where hundreds of council apartments could be built in the near future.

Extensive renovation of Prague State Opera set to begin

Radio Prague |
16 March 2017

The management of Prague's National Theatre this week symbolically launched the planned renovation of the State Opera. The project is set to cost CZK 858 million and will take more than two years, during which time the State Opera will put on productions at other venues.

Czech lawmakers get fired up after approval for new European gun rules

Radio Prague |
16 March 2017

Proposals for stricter European gun rules achieved almost the impossible by uniting Czech MEPs and creating a broad front of domestic opposition to the plans.

Czech jobless total seen shrinking to record low

Radio Prague |
16 March 2017

The Czech Republic is basking in the fact that it has the lowest unemployment rate in the European Union, 3.4 percent according to the Eurostat January figure.

Airport shareholder tussle cast shadow over proposed Pardubice Ryanair link

Radio Prague |
16 March 2017

Low cost airline Ryanair has been looking to add Pardubice airport to its list of destinations. But the East Bohemia region, which owns around a third of the airport operating company East Bohemia Airport, is refusing to meet the bill of around CZK 8.0 million a year to temp Ryanair to Pardubice.

Philosopher Jan Patočka, co-founder of Charter 77, remembered

Radio Prague |
15 March 2017

March 13th, marked 40 years since the death of Czech philosopher Jan Patočka, one of the founding members and first spokesmen for the Charter 77 human rights movement.

Graphic artist scripts her own success story

Radio Prague |
15 March 2017

Petra Dočekalová is a graduate of the Typography Studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Her calligraphy thesis, in which she developed her own handwritten scripts, has recently won two prestigious international awards, including the certificate of Typographic Excellence 2017 from the Type Directors Club.

Raid on online grocer highlights bigger foreign labour problem

Radio Prague |
15 March 2017

A police raid on the country's second biggest online grocer, which resulted in the detention of 85 foreign nationals on suspicion of working illegally in the country, has thrown light on a much bigger problem.

"At some point they have the right to say, I've had tried enough," says doctor pioneering euthanasia for psychiatric patients

Radio Prague |
14 March 2017

One of the most thought-provoking films at this year's One World festival of human rights documentaries in Prague has been I'm Not Afraid. It follows the assisted suicide of Eli, a Dutch woman who has been suffering from extreme anxiety for most of her life.

Mladá fronta Dnes launches fix pathole campaign

Radio Prague |
14 March 2017

With the arrival of spring road maintenance crews are assessing the damage to roads caused by the harsh winter and the news is not good. According to preliminary estimates the costs could be 50 to 60 percent higher than in previous years.

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