Friday, 14 December 2018

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Czech foreign minister: US mid-term results may benefit transatlantic ties

Radio Prague |
8 November 2018

The Czech Republic's Social Democrat minister of foreign affairs says the Democrats' seizure of the US House of Representatives could lessen the impact of some of Donald Trump's policies. But the head of the right-wing Civic Democrats calls the results a clear success for the Republicans, who have tightened their grip on the Senate.

Camera traps shed new light on wildcat presence in Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
7 November 2018

The wildcat is a small carnivorous species that once inhabited the Czech Republic's forests, before it was hunted down at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. However, images of the wildcat recently captured by camera traps in some parts of the Czech Republic suggest that the rare feline may once again be settling in the country.

New game teaches students how to identify disinformation

Radio Prague |
7 November 2018

Lecturers and students at Masaryk University in Brno have developed an interactive game that focuses on teaching the ability to distinguish between disinformation and trustworthy news. The length of one game is especially taylored to fit into an hour of teaching at school and its developers hope that it will be implemented by schools, orphanages and old age homes.

OECD recommends Czech health sector focus on effectivity

Radio Prague |
7 November 2018

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recommends that the Czech health sector should focus on the effectivity of care due to the fact that the ageing of the population will inevitably lead to a rise in care expenses.

Czech-Chinese talks focus on business as well as human rights issues

Radio Prague |
7 November 2018

On a three-day business-oriented visit to China, Czech President Miloš Zeman personally promoted Czech products at the China International Import Expo fair, slammed protectionist measures by the US and called on entrepreneurs to show courage in winning new trade deals. Meanwhile, Czech Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček opened a new chapter in Czech-Chinese dialogue: human rights issues.

Czech folk artist's award from Vladimir Putin sparks controversy

Radio Prague |
6 November 2018

On Sunday, one of the most famous Czech folk singers, Jaromír Nohavica, received the Medal of Pushkin in Moscow from Russian President Vladimir Putin. Nohavica's acceptance of the medal, which is awarded to citizens and foreigners after approval by Putin, has garnered controversy at home.

The Bohemian National Hall: NYC's "focal point of everything Czech"

Radio Prague |
6 November 2018

New York's Bohemian National Hall brings together the most important Czech institutions in the city. The Czech Center, Consulate General and other organisations share the magnificent five-storey preserved building, which representatives of other mid-sized states must envy greatly.

Linking the Elbe, Oder and Danube - watershed idea or megalomanic boondoggle?

Radio Prague |
6 November 2018

Depending on who you talk to, the centuries-old vision of building a canal linking the Elbe, Oder, and Danube rivers is either a brilliant way to open routes for the Czech Republic to three seas – a "Suez canal for Bohemia" – or an exorbitant project of monumental folly that would endanger water quality in all three river basins and erase precious floodplains from the map of central Europe.

How Hussitism served the First Republic

Radio Prague |
5 November 2018

When the Czechoslovak Republic was proclaimed in 1918, its primary founder and future president, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, had grand plans for using one of the most famous periods in Czech medieval history as inspiration for what he wanted to be a state based on democratic and humanistic values.

The sounds of Czechia

Radio Prague |
5 November 2018

Every environment has its typical background noise. Every country has its own language. Check-out the atmosphere in a number of selected sites in the Czech Republic and compare it to similar sites in countries where Radio Prague has media partners.

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