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Meteorologists predicting tropical heatwave

Radio Prague |
20 June 2016

Meteorologists predict a tropical heatwave in the coming week with temperatures reaching 34 degrees Celsius next weekend.

Chinese sink cash into new South Moravian spa

Radio Prague |
20 June 2016

Chinese investors are set to build a brand new spa resort in the small South Moravian town of Pasohlávky.

Jiří Suchý and Ivan Klíma among recipients of Prague honorary citizenships

Radio Prague |
17 June 2016

Prague City Hall will award six honorary citizenships this year, the city council decided on Thursday. The recipients include sculptor Olbram Zoubek, writer Ivan Klíma, Jiří Suchý, radio and television announcer and Charter 77 signatory Kamila Moučková, founder of the Prague International Marathon Carlo Capalbo and Emil Zátopek's wife and Olympic medal winner Dana.

Chinese ICBC bank to open subsidiary in Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
17 June 2016

One of the world's leading banks, China's ICBC, will open a subsidiary in the Czech Republic. The Czech Secretary of State for European Affairs, Tomáš Prouza, signed a memorandum confirming the bank's entry onto the Czech market on Thursday, during PM Bohuslav Sobotka's visit to China.

Czech psychiatric care to undergo reform

Radio Prague |
17 June 2016

Psychiatry care in the Czech Republic is set to undergo reform as a result of a memorandum signed by Health Minister Svatopluk Němeček, insurance company representatives and mental health organisations on Thursday.

Ukrainian recruitment programme comes up short

Radio Prague |
17 June 2016

Czech moves to fill skills shortages by recruiting willing Ukrainians have not panned out as the pilot project probably counted on.

Retro exhibition highlights communist-era lifestyle

Radio Prague |
17 June 2016

The Dancing House Gallery in Prague has just opened an exhibition called Retro of the 70s and 80s, depicting the way of life of the common people and the communist elite in the last two decades of communism. The exhibition is extremely realistic – giving visitors a powerful throwback as they walk into the typical 70's living room, shop or holiday scene.

The Cheb micro-region

Radio Prague |
17 June 2016

If you add the ending "sko" to the names of a number of Czech towns and cities, then this is often the name for a larger area – or micro-region – also encompassing the surrounding countryside. One such example of this is Chebsko – the informal name for the region around the far western Bohemian city of Cheb.

Czech PM starts working visit to China

Radio Prague |
16 June 2016

Czech prime minister Bohuslav Sobotka flew out to China for a working visit on Wednesday evening. The main themes of the visit will be to strengthen cooperation over health, civil aviation, and the financial sector.

Prime Minister says there is no reason for coalition to collapse

Radio Prague |
16 June 2016

The ongoing government crisis over the proposed reorganisation of the police has shown no signs of abating and the future of the cabinet now hangs in the balance.

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