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Govt signals readiness to deliver on pensions reform

Radio Prague |
7 December 2010

The Czech Republic has so far moved slowly to reform its pay as you go pensions system. But the pressures of a growing imbalance between working people and those who have retired is forcing politicians to grab the nettle with a final reform proposal expected early in 2011.

New tome maps history of comics in Czechoslovakia

Radio Prague |
7 December 2010

Fans of Czech comic books or series have a fascinating new tome to pore over, the just released Encyklopedie komiksu (The Comics Encyclopaedia). The book covers series and strips published in Czechoslovakia between the years 1945 to 1989.

Beetles, gravediggers and a familiar face from Radio Prague

Radio Prague |
7 December 2010

Radio Prague's Pavla Horáková has just had a novel for children published with glowing reviews. Her book is set in a cemetery.

New Czech Fables

Radio Prague |
6 December 2010

New exhibition at the Kinský summer palace looks at modern Czech folklore, including what it was like to do compulsory military service under the Communists

Making a clean sweep

Radio Prague |
6 December 2010

Chimney sweeps do not usually occupy the front pages of Czech newspapers. But over the last week or so chimney sweeps and do-it-yourself tips on how to care for your chimney have been all the rage.

Detective work and restoration work fills gaps in unique Czech historical archive

Radio Prague |
3 December 2010

The rediscovery of 9,000 photographic negatives from the Langhans studio archive of famous people was a sort of Tutankhamun moment for the world of Czech photographic history.

Minister to push for tougher consequences for minors who commit violent crimes

Radio Prague |
2 December 2010

Following a number of highly publicized incidents of violence commited by juveniles the country's Justice Minister, Jiří Pospíšil, is pushing for tougher consequences for minors under the age of 15 who commit brutal crimes.

Firms face problems from both leaked information and whistle blowers

Radio Prague |
1 December 2010

The WikiLeaks deluge of leaked US diplomatic cables has underlined the dangers of information escaping from discontented employees. In the Czech Republic, dismissed or unhappy workers are increasingly blowing the whistle on their bosses, or going straight out of the door armed with sensitive or compromising data.

Tradition of Christmas tree collections for children's homes dates back over 80 years

Radio Prague |
1 December 2010

There is more to the brightly decorated evergreens than creating a seasonal spirit: in many cities and towns charity collections are held at the trees, with visitors donating cash and gifts to Czech children's homes.

Protestors, opposed to power-sharing deal, delay election at City Hall

Radio Prague |
1 December 2010

Hundreds of protestors, as planned, showed up on Tuesday for a demonstration outside City Hall to express anger over a coalition in Prague between ideological rivals the Civic and Social Democrats. The election of Prague's new mayor thus had to be delayed several times.

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