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Fewer residency applicants as foreigners fear language exams

Radio Prague |
23 December 2009

The number of people applying for permanent residence here has declined over the last year, and one of the main reasons for that decline it seems are the Czech language exams imposed at the end of 2008 for residence applicants from non-EU countries.

Health authorities struggle to keep HIV/AIDS under control

Radio Prague |
23 December 2009

The number of HIV cases in the Czech Republic has been steadily rising, and 2009 could see the biggest jump in HIV infection in the country’s history.

Govt backs school fruit & veg plan

Radio Prague |
23 December 2009

The Czech government has taken a cue from the European Union and backed a school fruit & veg scheme to try and get schoolchildren to eat healthier, more balanced diets. Under the programme, largely funded by the EU, students can receive fruit or vegetables at least once a month.

Panoramic photo taken from Žižkov TV tower sets new record

Radio Prague |
22 December 2009

A photograph taken from Prague's landmark Žižkov TV tower has set a new record for the largest known spherical panoramic photograph in the world.

Martin Kříž – an expert on China who's also helping black Czech children with a new NGO

Radio Prague |
22 December 2009

Martin Kříž had the "painful experience" of growing up as a mixed-race child in more or less mono-cultural pre-1989 Prague. Now in his 40s, he is helping today's black Czech children through a new organisation called Čokoládové děti, Chocolate Children.

"The Art of the Bohemian Reformation" turns spotlight on lesser-known period of art

Radio Prague |
21 December 2009

Often thought of as a historical period in which art was destroyed rather than created, the Reformation is rarely examined in terms of the artwork it produced. An exhibition opened at the Prague Castle on Friday takes a look at Bohemian art from that very period.

Gateway to the world of Czech literature

Radio Prague |
21 December 2009

On 1 December a great new source of information about Czech literature was launched – an English language version of the Czech Literature Portal. I went to visit Viktor Debnár of the Arts Institute in Prague, which is responsible for the project, and Jaroslav Balvín, the portal's editor, to find out more.

Hopes of new climate pact dashed in Copenhagen

Radio Prague |
21 December 2009

As the Copenhagen climate talks draw to a close, hopes have dimmed of reaching any significant agreement that could form the basis of an eventually legally binding climate deal to replace the existing Kyoto Protocol that expires in 2012. Although many are disappointed, Czech climate expert Jan Pretel says such an outcome was only to be expected.

Restaurant owner proposes aid scheme to get food to the homeless

Radio Prague |
18 December 2009

Richard Hošek who owns a restaurant in Brno has come up with a proposal that might ease the plight of the city's homeless. Inspired by a scheme in Germany, he is offering to donate whatever is left of the day's ready-made meals.

Czech-Polish salami war on horizon over EU 'speciality' label

Radio Prague |
17 December 2009

It was the German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck who once said "laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made". That phrase springs to mind when reading about the latest salami-fuelled struggle between Czechs and Poles.

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