Monday, 25 March 2019

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Historic Czech stately home gets new owner following quick sale

Radio Prague |
26 March 2010

A stately home on the edge of Prague has been snapped up for just under a quarter of a billion crowns. The new owner of the well preserved Baroque Koloděje landmark will be getting not just a luxury property and grounds but also an interesting slice of Czech history.

Small planes manufacturer Evektor unveils sleek but tough 10-seater

Radio Prague |
26 March 2010

Moravian small planes manufacturer Evektor, based near Zlín, has reason to celebrate: on Wednesday the firm – which specialises in two-seat aircraft – rolled out its first larger passenger plane in 40 years.

Three Gates project to open Malá Pinkasová street to the public

Radio Prague |
26 March 2010

A new sculpting project is to open up one of the few original streets of Prague's former Jewish ghetto to the public.

Small parties seen making an impact in lower house elections

Radio Prague |
25 March 2010

Political analyst Jiří Pehe suggests a permanent erosion of support for the big parties and a chance that the small beneficiaries could have staying power which could represent the biggest shift in the political scene since 1989.

Petschek's Palace, once the headquarters of the Nazi secret police

Radio Prague |
25 March 2010

If you're not looking for it then you'll probably overlook the rather nondescript building of the Ministry of Industry, near the top of Prague's Wenceslas Square.

Catholic Church enters debate on sex abuse scandals

Radio Prague |
24 March 2010

The Czech Roman Catholic Church recently joined an on-going debate about sexual abuse of minors by priests. Several church officials, including both the outgoing and the newly appointed archbishops of Prague offered their views on the scandal. Although only a few cases of sex abuse have been disclosed in the Czech Republic, the debate now centres on how to tighten the rules of accepting candidates for priests.

Buty – the pop innovators from Ostrava

Radio Prague |
24 March 2010

The north-eastern city of Ostrava, with its mining, iron and steel industry, was once known as the steel heart of the Czech Republic. But it has also long been home to a lively arts scene.

Best English teachers receive awards at Prague ceremony

Radio Prague |
23 March 2010

Good English teachers are in great demand in the Czech Republic. While more and more children want to learn the language, schools are facing a serious lack of qualified teachers.

Prague Playwriting Contest offers participants opportunity to see their play produced

Radio Prague |
23 March 2010

One of the playwrights in the race for the award is Josh Kaston. His submission "The Great Indoors" is set in the rural Southern United States, where a Czech-British couple gets stranded.

Andreas Wiedemann on resettling the Czech borders

Radio Prague |
23 March 2010

German journalist and historian Andreas Wiedemann presents his book about the resettlement of the Sudetenland following the expulsion of the German population at the end of World War II.

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