Tuesday, 21 August 2018

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Mezipatra celebrates pride with "Identity in the City" series

Radio Prague |
8 August 2018

Queer film festival Mezipatra returns in November, but already this week, the organization is hosting "Identity in the City," an English-language film series running parallel to Prague Pride.

Supreme Audit Office says funds for research not being used to best advantage

Radio Prague |
8 August 2018

The Supreme Audit Office has criticized the Czech system of granting subsidies in the sphere of research, development and innovation as ineffective. The office claims that despite a growing amount of funds channelled into these areas, there are few registered patents and there is a clear lack of cooperation between the private and public sectors.

Prague exhibition brings August 1968 invastion to life

Radio Prague |
8 August 2018

With the 50th anniversary of the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia fast approaching, an exhibition just launched at Prague's Old Town Hall brings together almost 200 photographs documenting that time. Most belong in private archives and a number are being shown in public for the first time ever. The crushing of the Prague Spring reform movement began on August 21, 1968.

LGBT festival Prague Pride kicked off in Czech capital

Radio Prague |
7 August 2018

The 8th annual festival of LGBT culture Prague Pride kicked off in the Czech capital on Monday with a concert on Střelecký Island. The week-long festival offers over a hundred events, including debates, film screenings and exhibitions, and will culminate with a colourful parade through the city centre on Saturday.

Czech Radio screening New Wave films

Radio Prague |
7 August 2018

Czech Radio has organized a week-long film screening of New Wave films in Prague's Karlín district to mark the 50th anniversary of the crushing of the Prague Spring. It will screen one film a day this week including The Joke, The Ear, and The Party and the Guests by Jan Němec.

PM sceptical regarding compensation for H-system clients

Radio Prague |
7 August 2018

PM Andrej Babiš has said he is sceptical with regard to the possibility of the state compensating the clients of the bankrupt construction company H-system. The prime minister commented on the case in a Tweet on Monday, saying that providing such compensation to one group of clients would be unfair to all the others who had lost money in other dubious investments.

Brexit dampens interest in setting up new British companies in Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
7 August 2018

Interest in setting up new British firms in the Czech Republic has slowed down since the decision on Brexit, according to statistics provided by Bisnode. At present there are a record number of British companies operating in the Czech Republic, but interest in setting up new ones is at its lowest since 2014.

Three soldiers killed in Afghanistan to be buried with military honours

Radio Prague |
7 August 2018

The three Czech soldiers killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan on Sunday will be buried with military honours, Defence Ministry spokesman Jan Pejšek said on Monday. Sirens will sound nationwide in their memory at midday on Wednesday, the day on which their remains will be brought home on a special army plane.

Czechs below EU average as regards working from home

Radio Prague |
7 August 2018

Few Czechs regularly work from home, according to the latest Eurostat figures. Indeed, less than 4% of Czech employees conduct work business from their place of residence. That is beneath the EU average and far lower than in neighbouring Austria, where the figure stands at 9.5%. Officials at the labour ministry have taken steps to try to make home office a more common practice in this country. But so far in vain, says spokesperson Martin Bačkovský.

Farmer finds young wolf in his sheep enclosure

Radio Prague |
6 August 2018

A farmer in the Krkonoše Mountains found a young wolf in his sheep enclosure, according to the ctk news agency. The animal appeared frightened and although there was a flock of sheep in the enclosure none of them were harmed.

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