Monday, 22 December 2014

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Escalator accident investigated as possible case of reckless endangerment

Radio Prague |
12 December 2014

Police are investigating an escalator accident on the Prague metro as a possible case of reckless endangerment. In late November one of the escalators on the Mustek metro station unexpectedly went into reverse operation triggering a mass fall in which several people suffered injuries.

Central European presidents meeting in Prague to debate transport infrastructure

Radio Prague |
12 December 2014

A two-day summit of central European presidents has called for the establishment of a European investment fund in support of large infrastructure projects.

Czech Embassy in Bratislava receives suspicious envelope

Radio Prague |
12 December 2014

The Czech Embassy in Bratislava has confirmed receiving a suspicious envelope containing a white powder. The contents are being analyzed by experts. In recent weeks a number of Czech institutions have received similar envelopes.

Astronomers searching for meteor remains

Radio Prague |
12 December 2014

Astronomers are searching for the remains of a bright meteor which landed somewhere in the Zdiar region, in the eastern part of the country, at just after 5 pm on Tuesday.

PM rejects president's suggestion that Ukraine should undergo "Finlandization"

Radio Prague |
12 December 2014

On Thursday PM Bohuslav Sobotka rejected President Zeman's suggestion that Ukraine should undergo "Finlandization" meaning that it should have a position analogous to that of Finland in the Soviet era, when it retained its sovereignty but subordinated its policies to those of its powerful neighbour.

Forty cinemas to broadcast Ryba's Christmas Mass from Rudolfinum

Radio Prague |
12 December 2014

Forty cinemas around the country will offer the public a live transmission of a Czech Christmas staple – Jakub Jan Ryba's Christmas Mass- performed by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in Prague's prestigious Rudolfinum Concert Hall.

Study: Czechs must do more to prepare for rise in dementia cases

Radio Prague |
12 December 2014

There are currently some 150,000 people in the Czech Republic suffering from various forms of dementia. Experts warn that the number is rapidly increasing due to the ageing Czech population, and there is no official strategy in place either to combat the disease or to coordinate care for sufferers.

Budget approved for 2015 boosts social spending but cuts investments

Radio Prague |
12 December 2014

The Czech lower house has passed a budget for 2015 that envisages a deficit of CZK 100 billion, less than 3 percent of gross domestic product. The country's social services will receive a boost next year but a number of ministries will have to tighten their belts.

Annual "supermarket" highlights contemporary design

Radio Prague |
12 December 2014

The annual DesignSupermarket is underway in Prague. Now in its eighth year, the event – which organisers call a selling exhibition – is an alternative to commercial shopping in crowded malls, offering a selection of hundreds of designer items.

Animal welfare groups pushing for concerted action against puppy farming

Radio Prague |
12 December 2014

Czech animal rights activists have been ringing alarm bells over the horrific business of puppy farming within which dogs are bred in abominable conditions in central and eastern Europe and transported for sale wherever there is demand for them.

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