Friday, 23 February 2018

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Czech president set to broker new gov't, alter political landscape

Radio Prague |
30 January 2018

In the immediate aftermath of his re-election, Czech head of state Miloš Zeman faces the problem of brokering deals that could pave the way for the creation of a stable government. But he has also hinted at much more ambitious long-term plans to transform the political system itself.

Firearms possession rises in Czech Republic in 2016

Radio Prague |
29 January 2018

The number of Czechs with permits to have firearms increased last year to 303,000, according to the police. That figure is around 2,700 more than in 2016 and 11,000 more than two years ago.

Czech insurance claims and damages rise in 2017

Radio Prague |
29 January 2018

Insurance claims in the Czech Republic climbed top around 284,000 in 2017, an increase of around 31 percent, on the previous year, the Czech Insurance Association has announced.

Ireland's Good Soldier Švejk reaches Prague

Radio Prague |
29 January 2018

Máirtín Ó Cadhain's great Irish-language comic novel Cré na Cille has just come out in a vibrant Czech translation.

Czechs in Oklahoma

Radio Prague |
1 February 2018

The United States Census Bureau estimates that there are some million and a half Americans of Czech ancestry (and about 300 thousand more who declare Czechoslovak ancestry). Although few of them still speak the language of their forefathers, they still keep their traditions alive.

Miloš Zeman: the return of an "active" president and political player

Radio Prague |
29 January 2018

Miloš Zeman became the first Czech head of state to be returned to office in a nationwide poll on January 27. The veteran politician beat challenger, former head of the Czech Academy of Sciences Jiří Drahoš, by around 52% to 48% following a high turnout of around 66.5 percent of eligible voters.

Analyst: Presidential election may have been won by incumbent but new political potential was harnessed

Radio Prague |
29 January 2018

The presidential election between incumbent Miloš Zeman and challenger Jiří Drahoš was, in the end, decided by just over 150,000 thousand votes. "This was a close race, ultimately decided by a few good moves and a few tactical mistakes," says analyst Jiří Pehe.

Museum maps history of Czech prefabs

Radio Prague |
26 January 2018

An exhibition mapping the history and design of the country's communist-era housing estates gets underway in Prague's Museum of Decorative Arts on Thursday.

Report: Czech Republic set to lose solar arbitration

Radio Prague |
26 January 2018

Business daily E15 says that the Czech Republic appears to have lost at least one of the outstanding arbitration procedures launched by investors in solar power plants.

Czech ad revenues seen around 10 percent higher in 2017

Radio Prague |
26 January 2018

Advertising revenues in the Czech Republic climbed by around 10 percent to around 150 billion crowns, according to the Association of Communications Agencies on Thursday.

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