Thursday, 19 October 2017

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Hana Marritz: Escape to the West, aged three

Radio Prague |
19 September 2017

When Hana Marritz's father became a marked man following the Communist takeover, her family had to make an arduous escape across the Iron Curtain.

Czech government clears consumer rights boost

Radio Prague |
19 September 2017

The Czech Republic's national record on consumer protection has not been outstanding with scandals often erupting about sharp practices by salesmen and companies. But ministries on Monday won support for moves to clarify and strengthen consumer rights.

Senator to take strict new foreigners' law to court

Radio Prague |
18 September 2017

A strict new foreigners' law went into effect in August of this year despite protests from human rights organizations, NGOs working with migrants and the Czech Chamber of Commerce who all argue that it is extremely unfriendly to foreigners from non-EU member states. Now a Czech senator has decided to challenge the law in the Constitutional Court on the argument that it violates the country's international commitments as well as its own constitution.

Moravian Day Festival helps expats stay in touch with their roots

Radio Prague |
18 September 2017

United Moravian Societies, a non-profit organization established in 1939, helps expats in the United States connect with their roots and stay in touch with their culture.

EU commissioner says grants are available to fight dual quality of products around EU

Radio Prague |
15 September 2017

EU member states who feel that they are getting inferior quality food products as compared to the same brands sold elsewhere will be able to request an EU grant for their testing, the EU commissioner for justice, consumers and gender-equality, Věra Jourová, said on Thursday.

Police charge 18 in connection with masisve fuel fraud scheme

Radio Prague |
15 September 2017

Police have charged 18 people in connection with a massive fuel fraud scheme that robbed state coffers of approximately 40 million crowns in 2012, the ctk news agency reported.

Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk: Seeing and listening to the jungles of our human society

Radio Prague |
15 September 2017

Eighty years ago this week, Czechoslovakia's first president Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk died at the age of eighty-seven. He had led the country from its independence in 1918 for the next seventeen years, enjoying immense popularity throughout that time.

Czech public sector pay rising fastest

Radio Prague |
15 September 2017

Pay growth has been faster in the public than private sector and unions are now turning to securing further increases for workers in the latter area.

Restorer: Black Peter was funnier with every viewing

Radio Prague |
15 September 2017

As a restored version of Miloš Forman's 1964 classic Black Peter enters cinemas, the head of the digitalisation team shares details about the process.

Czechia to lack 800 medical specialists by 2020

Radio Prague |
14 September 2017

The Czech Republic will lack around 800 medical specialists in 2020, the Union of Private Practitioners warned at a press conference on Wednesday. According to data provided by the Institute of Health Information and Statistics, the number of doctors will drop by 1200 within the next three years.

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