Friday, 14 December 2018

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PM Babiš: EC to examine and possibly expand conditions for ArcelorMittal Ostrava sale

Radio Prague |
20 November 2018

The European Commission has agreed to review the terms of sale for the Czech Republic's biggest steelmaker, the ArcelorMittal plant in Ostrava, and Brussels could impose additional conditions before allowing it to trade hands between one Indian-backed owner to another.

Affair unlikely to disappear any time soon, says analyst ahead of key test for PM Babiš

Radio Prague |
20 November 2018

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš faces a test this week, with his government set to face a no-confidence vote on Friday. The vote follows a scandal involving Mr. Babiš's son, who says he was forcibly taken to Crimea. The PM attempted to smooth over the scandal by visiting his son in Switzerland at the weekend – but the whole affair may not die away any time soon.

StB officer who tourtured to death 'Číhošť miracle' priest Josef Toufar dies a free man

Radio Prague |
19 November 2018

Former Communist-era secret police lieutenant Ladislav Mácha, ultimately held responsible for the torture and death of Catholic priest Josef Toufar in 1950, died a free man some weeks ago. His passing went largely unnoticed until a makeshift memorial to Mácha's most famous victim appeared on the pavement outside his Prague home.

Folk and chanson singer Radůza and her latest album

Radio Prague |
19 November 2018

Folk and chanson singer Radůza, one of the brightest lights on the Czech music scene, has just released a new album titled Man with a White Dog.

Freedom and democracy anniversary marked by political discontent

Radio Prague |
19 November 2018

Czechs on Saturday marked the 29th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution that triggered the fall of communism in 1989. Traditionally the anniversary was marked by public gatherings, concerts, marches and cultural events, but this year public discontent with the political situation brought a tense atmosphere to the celebrations.

Prague Antique Fair celebrates Czechoslovak centenary with exceptional collection

Radio Prague |
16 November 2018

Twice a year Prague's New Town Hall hosts the city's biggest antique fair. This year's autumn edition of the traditional event, held from November 15th to November 18th, is dedicated to the centenary of the birth of Czechoslovakia. The main theme is transformation of Czech design in the course of the past century.

ING economist: Czechia can absorb Brexit's impact, but regions will suffer from huge loss of EU funds

Radio Prague |
16 November 2018

The UK's departure from the EU is less than six months away. While the implications will be profound for all of Europe, Dutch bank ING forecasts that Brexit will resonate in the Czech Republic especially in terms of a drop in EU funds to many regions.

Czech MEP helps bring about Europe-wide mobile disaster alerts

Radio Prague |
16 November 2018

Europeans will in future receive instant alerts on their mobile phones if they are close to a terrorist attack or natural disaster. The system, known as Reverse 112, was pushed through by Czech MEP Dita Charanzová and has just been approved.

Prague's Allstar Refjúdží Band celebrates decade of eclectic music at Archa Theatre

Radio Prague |
15 November 2018

At a rehearsal ahead of their tenth anniversary concert earlier this month, musical director Philipp Schenker kindly set aside his clarinet for a while to talk about the history, composition, dynamics and ethos of the Allstar Refjúdží Band.

Health ministry proposes options to ease access to medical marihuana

Radio Prague |
15 November 2018

People suffering from cancer, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases should have easier access to medical marihuana in the future. The government is set to debate a proposal this week that would make the drug more affordable to patients who need it.

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