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Immigration activists protest against degrading conditions for non-EU work applicants

Radio Prague |
26 November 2010

On Thursday morning an NGO in support of the rights of migrants organized a protest event outside one of Prague’s foreign police offices to highlight the degrading conditions foreign nationals are subjected to in order to be able to live and work in the Czech Republic.

Czech hobbyists celebrate inclusion of falconry on UNESCO heritage list

Radio Prague |
25 November 2010

Last week UNESCO added two Czech traditions to it list promoting the safeguarding of so-called 'Intangible Cultural Heritage'. Falconry in both Bohemia and Moravia goes back many hundreds of years and still has a wide following among both professionals and hobbyists.

Highways authority signals end of road for roadside billboards

Radio Prague |
25 November 2010

After years of procrastination and foot dragging the highways authority has announced the end of the road for advertising billboards along the country's main routes. The move follows a vociferous campaign against the unsightly and dangerous ads.

Jiří Pehe pens first political biography of post-89 heavyweight Václav Klaus

Radio Prague |
25 November 2010

It is perhaps surprising then that the first political biography of Mr Klaus has only now been published. Klaus: A Portrait of a Politician in Twenty Images by the political analyst Jiří Pehe has provoked heated debate between the president's supporters and opponents.

Master Švankmajer returns to the screen with a 'psychoanalytical comedy'

Radio Prague |
25 November 2010

It is only every five years or so that the renowned Czech animator Jan Švankmajer brings out a new film, and the wait is now over. "Surviving Life" draws on many of Švankmajer's traditional themes and styles while exploring them through an experimental medium, once again confirming why he is the most acclaimed Czech art house director at home and abroad.

Landlords, lawyers say big room for legal improvements as rent deregulation landmark looms

Radio Prague |
24 November 2010

The Czech Republic's slow and painful steps from regulation to market regarding for rented flats will take a big step forward at the start of next year when rent controls end for around 450,000 apartments.

Specialists welcome tough decision in road rage case

Radio Prague |
24 November 2010

A regional court on Monday handed down one of the toughest sentences ever for dangerous driving in the Czech Republic: five years behind bars. The court found motorist Luboš Lacina guilty of attempted grievous bodily harm when his Škoda Superb forced another car off the road in March.

German president skirts historical minefields on first visit since election

Radio Prague |
23 November 2010

German President Christian Wulff arrived in Prague on Monday for his first visit to the Czech Republic since becoming head of state. While overall relations between the two countries are rosy, the visit was to some extent overshadowed by history and is still expected to raise some thorny issues.

The Makropulos Case, directed by Robert Wilson, premieres at Estates Theatre

Radio Prague |
22 November 2010

A highly-touted production of Karel Čapek's play The Makropulos Case, directed by acclaimed American designer and director Robert Wilson, premiered at Prague’s Estates Theatre on Thursday.

Researchers look for descendants of medieval "vampire"

Radio Prague |
19 November 2010

An unusual project draws attention to science, and to a new museum in Hrádek nad Nisou that should open next year.

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