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Outgoing PM makes euro adoption call

Radio Prague |
11 October 2017

The outgoing Czech PM, Bohuslav Sobotka, says the country should adopt the euro as soon as possible in order to remain at the core of the European Union, Novinky.cz reported. Speaking at a congress of the Confederation of Industry, the Social Democrat PM said there was no other path open to the Czech Republic. Mr. Sobotka said all modernisation measures would function only if the country were members of the EU's free internal market and part of a core of economically strong member states.

Campaign to encourage first-time voters launched

Radio Prague |
11 October 2017

A campaign has been launched aimed at encouraging first-time voters to go to the polls in general elections in a week and a half's time. Named Tvoje poprvé (Your First Time), it takes the form of a video featuring a number of figures popular with young people.

Prague prepares for launch of annual light show

Radio Prague |
11 October 2017

This Thursday marks the start of the four-day 2017 Signal Festival, an annual light show in Prague, billed as the biggest cultural event in the Czech Republic.

GPs stage symbolic protest against poor financing and bureaucracy

Radio Prague |
11 October 2017

GPs, outpatient specialists and dentists around the country held a symbolic nationwide protest on Tuesday against inadequate financing and excessive bureaucracy that is driving many of them out of business.

President Zeman addresses Council of Europe

Radio Prague |
11 October 2017

Czech President Miloš Zeman on Tuesday addressed a session of the Council of Europe and took hard-hitting questions on issues of human rights versus economic diplomacy, the Czech stand on migration, and his opposition to sanctions against Russia.

Documentary explores world of small-town neo-Nazi

Radio Prague |
10 October 2017

The White World According to Daliborek by Vít Klusák has sparked debate thanks to the film's dark subject matter – and the director's approach.

Resisters of communist regime honoured in Prague

Radio Prague |
10 October 2017

Sixteen people received official acknowledgement of their resistance to the pre-1989 communist regime in a ceremony in Prague on Monday.

Pre-election battle plugs into war of words over lithium mining deal

Radio Prague |
10 October 2017

A seemingly innocuous memorandum with an Australian mining company about exploitation and processing of some of the Czech Republic's biggest lithium reserves is now in the spotlight on the eve of parliamentary elections.

Author highlights old age affair of Czechoslovak founder TGM

Radio Prague |
9 October 2017

A relationship starting up between a married woman in her mid-forties and a widower approaching 80 might still raise eyebrows even in these modern Viagra times. But in 1920's Czechoslovakia when the man was the iconic president of the country, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (TGM) it would clearly have done much more than that.

New Muchov compilation gathers sterling film work

Radio Prague |
9 October 2017

Jan P. Muchow is today perhaps best known for his film soundtracks – and some of the best that work is now gathered on the compilation The Antagonist.

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