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EU environment ministers tackle climate change in Prague

Radio Prague |
16 April 2009

The talks broke down into two areas. The first concerns moves at European level to better prepare countries for the impact of climate change which looks like it will be much more varied across the continent and, for some regions, much more severe than first predicted.

Social Watch report highlights gender issues and treatment of the poor

Radio Prague |
16 April 2009

A new report on poverty and gender equality in the Czech Republic for 2008, put out by the international network Social Watch, has criticised the country for discriminating against women on the labour market.

New facts about 1975 downing of Polish plane

Radio Prague |
15 April 2009

New facts have emerged about the downing of a Polish plane by communist Czechoslovakia's air force in 1975, resulting in the death of a Polish citizen trying to flee to the west. For three decades the circumstances surrounding the incident have been veiled in secrecy, but now the veil has been lifted.

Czech bishops criticize new translation of the Bible

Radio Prague |
15 April 2009

Czech bishops have criticized a new translation of the Bible that came out last week. Entitled the Bible – a 21st century translation, its ambition is to present Biblical texts in contemporary language easily comprehensible to the broad public. But Czech bishops point out that the new translation cannot be used in some Catholic services.

Czech researchers set to return to Machu Picchu

Radio Prague |
15 April 2009

Czech researchers have begun preparing a return expedition to the ancient site of Machu Picchu, where they have monitored geological conditions over several years now.

Photographer Jiří Jírů on life behind the Iron Curtain, exile and ‘Photostroika’

Radio Prague |
14 April 2009

Jiří Jírů has snapped celebrities ranging from the Bee Gees to Queen Elizabeth II, and spent almost a decade working as President Václav Havel’s official photographer.

Officials warn pond skaters to take extra caution

Radio Prague |
7 January 2009

Ice-skating. (ČTK)

Winter conditions lure skaters to local ponds.

Svitavy – the birthplace of Oskar Schindler

Radio Prague |
11 December 2008

Ottendorfer Library in Svitavy (Courtesy)

Svitavy has only recently shown its pride in perhaps its most famous native personality – Oskar Schindler.

Konopiště Chateau

Radio Prague |
27 November 2008

Konopiště (Radio Prague)

Visiting Konopiště chateau which once was home to Franz Ferdinand d'Este, heir-apparent to the Austrian throne.

New Prague festival aims to boost Czech wine’s image

Radio Prague |
16 January 2009

Prague Wine Week (Courtesy)

All this week, a brand new festival is taking place to try and get Czechs and tourists alike off the beer, and onto the wine.

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