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Former Czech settlers ask for compensation for their property taken away by USSR

Radio Prague |
25 January 2011

A group of Czechs whose ancestors once settled a region in today's Ukraine, only to come back empty-handed after the Second World War, are now asking the Czech government for help. They would like to get at least partial compensation for their long-gone property. But Czech officials say they cannot help, so the case might end up at the European Court for Human Rights.

Czechs mark 800th anniversary of the birth of St Agnes of Bohemia

Radio Prague |
21 January 2011

Czechs are marking the 800 anniversary of the birth of Agnes of Bohemia, a princess of royal blood who abandoned her birthright to devote her life to charity. She was canonized more than seven centuries after her death and is undoubtedly one of the most venerated religious figures in the country’s history.

Pavel Kohout: unconventional economist and government advisor

Radio Prague |
20 January 2011

Pavel Kohout is an economist who seems seldom out of the media. He recently created a stir when he announced he was leaving the government's advisory committee, NERV, and criticised government willingness to tackle multi-billion crown corruption in public tenders.

Dioxin scare may lead to new and improved food labels

Radio Prague |
20 January 2011

As the German dioxin scare widens, the Czech Agrarian Chamber has been ringing alarm bells, appealing to Czech meat-processing plants not to buy cheap German pork and calling for a change of legislation which would ensure that food labels clearly state the source of food products.

Wikileaks cables: Iran sought Czechs weapons-making machinery via Turkey

Radio Prague |
19 January 2011

Diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks reportedly show that the Czech Republic was warned by the United States against selling machine tools they feared could find their way to use in the Iranian nuclear programme. Specifically, it claims that in the search for weapons-making machinery, Iranian companies have attempted to bypass Czech export controls by buying through a Turkish partner.

Miroslav Srnka, a rising star of contemporary classical music

Radio Prague |
19 January 2011

In the sometimes baffling but absolutely innovative world of "contemporary classical" music in the Czech Republic, few young composers have enjoyed the kind of success that Miroslav Srnka has.

Jan Palach statue promised by Prague city hall

Radio Prague |
18 January 2011

The anniversary of Jan Palach has relaunched hopes and promises that Prague could finally get a statue to mark the self sacrifice of the 20-year-old student.

Home births on trial after boy left with brain damage in botched delivery

Radio Prague |
18 January 2011

Ivana Königsmarková, one of the very few Czech midwives qualified to deliver babies at home, faces up to four years in prison after overseeing a botched delivery that left a baby boy severely brain damaged. She denies any wrongdoing.

Přemysl Pitter: the good fundamentalist

Radio Prague |
17 January 2011

In his new biography, journalist Pavel Kosatík puts the extraordinary life of Přemysl Pitter in context.

The good, the bad & the ugly in the dragon's den

Radio Prague |
17 January 2011

Last week Czech TV began its third series of the popular show, featuring a panel of potential investors like the tourism industry's Tomio Okamura.

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