Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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President emphasizes need to push ahead with economic diplomacy

Radio Prague |
22 July 2014

President Miloš Zeman who attended Monday's cabinet meeting praised the ruling coalition for its willingness to spend money on investment projects, saying it had given the public “reason to hope” in a better future.

Alex Went cataloguing both popular sights and hidden gems with architecture blog Prague Vitruvius

Radio Prague |
22 July 2014

The Prague Vitruvius is an extremely useful website for anybody interested in perhaps the Czech capital's greatest asset: its unparalleled wealth of architecture.

Minister Věra Jourová nominated for Czech EU commissioner

Radio Prague |
22 July 2014

The Czech coalition parties have nominated Regional Development Minister Věra Jourová as the country’s candidate for the European Commission. The Czech government hopes she could take over one of the economic portfolios in the commission.

Website: Jourová a step closer to being nominated as European commissioner

Radio Prague |
21 July 2014

The ANO movement's Minister for Regional Development, Věra Jourová, appears to be a step closer to being nominated by the ruling coalition for post of Czech EU commissioner, according to news website iDNES.

iDNES: footballing legend Panenka planning senatorial bid

Radio Prague |
21 July 2014

Retired footballing legend Antonín Panenka, the scorer of a famous chip during penalties in the final versus West Germany in the European Championships in 1976, is planning on entering politics with a senatorial run, according to news website iDNES.

Foreign minister says no Czechs appear to have been on Malaysia Airlines flight

Radio Prague |
21 July 2014

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek said Friday that no Czechs appear to have perished on the Malaysia Airlines Boeing B777.

Members of Czech kidnapping and murder gang given life sentences

Radio Prague |
21 July 2014

The two ringleaders of a gang whose kidnapping of wealthy Czechs sometimes ended up with murder have been given life sentences by a Prague court on Friday. Michael Šváb and Libor Skopalík were given life sentences for their roles in the five-man gang

Former minister Martin Bursík backed by TOP 09 for Senate seat

Radio Prague |
21 July 2014

Former leader of the Green Party and ex minister of the environment Martin Bursík has announced he has been selected to by the centre-right TOP 09 party to stand for the Czech Upper house, the Senate.

Court sends Hrůza's attackers into custody

Radio Prague |
21 July 2014

The district court in Ostrava has sent two youths, aged 18 and 19, who are suspects in a brutal attack on singer and musician Michal Hrůza, into custody. Hrůza underwent brain surgery in the early hours of Thursday after suffering from internal bleeding after allegedly being attacked by the two.

Over 25 years almost half million Czechs experienced the drunk tank

Radio Prague |
21 July 2014

Over the last 25 years, just under 475,000 Czechs ended up at some point in the drunk tank, under the heavy influence of alcohol or drugs, according to new health care statistics.

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