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Agreement with landowners to allow completion of D11 motorway

Radio Prague |
23 June 2010

Completion of the D11 motorway can go ahead after 16 years. Over all those years, the final construction was hindered by a seemingly endless lawsuit between the state and the owners of the land, who faced expropriation until they reached an agreement with the government on Monday.

RefuFest supports integration of foreigners

Radio Prague |
23 June 2010

Last weekend, Prague's Kampa Island turned into a melting pot of cultures from all over the world, hosting a festival called RefuFest.

Brussels approves Czech film production incentives

Radio Prague |
21 June 2010

Foreign film producers have good reason to return to Prague. The Czech government came up with its own incentives package which has now been approved the European Commission.

Police anti-drug office declares NGO drug testing at festivals "illegal"

Radio Prague |
18 June 2010

Illegal recreational drugs have long been a part of the Czech music and dance scene, not least at many of country's summer festivals. But until now, at least on occasion, NGOs focusing on drugs awareness were able to offer testing of drugs such as ecstasy on site. Such initiatives now appear to be at an end.

Prague's "beach" at Žluté lázně celebrates 100 years

Radio Prague |
18 June 2010

The weather may not be ideal so far this summer for laying about in the sand, but one outdoor amusement centre isn't letting that spoil their big occasion.

Outdoor goers warned to take extra caution during tick season

Radio Prague |
17 June 2010

Czech outdoors lovers have been warned to brace for the coming peak in tick season at the end of June/early July, a little later than usual after this year's long winter.

Ministry of Finance puts onus on cuts to curb budget deficit

Radio Prague |
17 June 2010

The Czech Republic has been praised by the European Commission for the steps taken so far to curb its burgeoning budget deficit. Now a new wave of tough austerity measures are being drawn up by the Finance Ministry to help push the deficit below the magical 3.0% mark.

Czech vacationers spending less on package tours ahead of summer season

Radio Prague |
16 June 2010

Tour operators have registered between a 10 – 15 percent decrease in the number of Czech vacationers buying package tours in normally popular destinations such as Egypt or Tunisia.

Are cuts the answer to growing Czech public debt and an expanding deficit?

Radio Prague |
16 June 2010

One phrase, fiscal responsibility, and one word, cuts, dominate Czech economic and political life following elections to the lower house at the end of May. The right-wing coalition government in the making has pledged the former, with public spending on the block in all post-election rhetoric. We look at the rationale behind the obsession with cutting public spending, and whether the likely next Czech government is choosing the right path.

Smetana's Litomyšl highlights 700 year anniversary of historic event

Radio Prague |
16 June 2010

Now in its 52nd year, Smetana's Litomyšl International Opera Festival transforms composer Bedřich Smetana's home town in east Bohemia into a paradise for music lovers.

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