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Teacher of Nations exhibition opens in Prague

Radio Prague |
13 February 2009

An exhibition on the legacy of Jan Ámos Komenský, usually known abroad as Comenius, opened in Prague on Wednesday.

Studio Najbrt setting standard for graphic design in ČR

Radio Prague |
16 February 2009

Prague logo (Courtesy)

The studio is even responsible for the logos for entire cities, in this case Prague and Ostrava.

Cardinal Vlk joins criticism over controversial papal pardon

Radio Prague |
12 February 2009

The head of the Czech Catholic Church, Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, has joined criticism of Pope Benedict XVI over his decision to lift the excommunication of several bishops, including a notorious Holocaust denier.

Czech Republic criticized for fining journalist who protected source

Radio Prague |
12 February 2009

A year ago, Sabina Slonková acquired undercover footage of the president’s chief of staff, Jiří Weigl, meeting lobbyist Miroslav Šlouf in a downtown Prague hotel. Slonková was recently fined CZK 20,000 for posting the footage on the news website Aktuálně while failing to disclose who had given her the tape.

Union leader warns revival of "Švarc system" would mean death of social state

Radio Prague |
11 February 2009

One of the government’s suggestions for combating the economic crisis is to revive the so-called "Švarc system". It’s named after Miroslav Švarc, a Czech building contractor who laid off all his employees in 1990 and immediately re-hired them on a self-employed basis, thus saving both him and them lots of money in tax and social and health insurance.

Martin C. Putna, director of the Václav Havel Library

Radio Prague |
10 February 2009

Martin C. Putna (Courtesy)

The literary historian, specializing in Czech Catholic literature, has recently become the head of the Václav Havel library and produced a popular TV show which combines religion – and cooking.

Entropa just a piece of the entropy of Czech guerrilla art

Radio Prague |
9 February 2009

The "principle of mystification" is traditional in Czech art and perhaps in the Czech psyche.

Vietnamese nail salons something of phenomenon in ČR

Radio Prague |
9 February 2009

While in the 1990s immigrants from Vietnam ran many of the Czech Republic’s outdoor markets, in recent years they have won an increasingly large share of the corner store sector, with Vietnamese shops now an extremely common part of the Czech urban landscape.

Recycling industry hit by global economic crisis

Radio Prague |
5 February 2009

The global economic crisis is having a negative impact on recycling in countries including the Czech Republic, largely dependent on selling its recyclable materials abroad.

Europe must stop taking energy supplies for granted

Radio Prague |
5 February 2009

Russian gas supplies to the Czech Republic were halted earlier this week. (ČTK)

The dispute between Russia and Ukraine over natural gas couldn’t have been more timely for the Czech EU presidency.

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