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Poll: ANO set to dominate municipal elections, lose in Prague

Radio Prague |
27 August 2018

The Ano movement of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš is set to dominate municipal elections in October nationwide while the opposition Civic Democrats (ODS), the Pirates and far-right Freedom and Direct Democracy Party (SPD) also have a great chance of success, according to polling agency SANEP.

1968 Red Square protest against Czechoslovak invasion marked in Prague

Radio Prague |
27 August 2018

A 'happening' dedicated to eight dissidents who on August 25, 1968, held a public protest on Moscow's Red Square against the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia was held in Prague on Saturday. Eight modern activists recreated the events of half a century ago, including by bringing copies of the banners they held, such as one proclaiming "For your freedom and ours", unfurled by Pavel Litvinov, whose grandfather Maxim Litvinov had been Stalin's foreign minister in the 1930s.

Zeman and Babiš will meet to consider appointing foreign minister

Radio Prague |
27 August 2018

President Miloš Zeman will meet Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (Ano) for a working lunch on Monday at which they are expected to discuss filling the post of foreign minister, now temporarily held by Social Democrat leader Jan Hamáček, who is also interior minister.

Czechs spent 11% more in e-shops in H1 in annual terms

Radio Prague |
27 August 2018

Czechs spent 51.5 billion crowns in e-shops in the first half of the year, 11 per cent more in annual terms. Growth slowed during hot weather, which came to the Czech Republic in April.

Public procurement volume up by a third in H1

Radio Prague |
27 August 2018

The Czech Republic awarded 14,847 contracts worth a total of 198.7 billion crowns in the first half of the year, an increase of about a third in value in annual terms, according to CEEC Research data.

Czech politicians pay tribute to late US Senator John McCain

Radio Prague |
27 August 2018

A number of Czech politicians have paid tribute to US Senator John McCain, a Vietnam veteran and former presidential candidate, who died on Saturday from brain cancer at the age of 81.

Moscow 1968 protester Pavel Litvinov: We didn't hope to achieve anything - we just felt we have to speak

Radio Prague |
27 August 2018

On August 25, 1968 eight brave souls held a public protest on Moscow's Red Square against the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. The organiser of the demonstration was Pavel Litvinov. Last week Mr. Litvinov, now resident in the US, was in Prague for events marking the 50th anniversary of the invasion.

New Czech plant identification software claims to be best in the world

Radio Prague |
27 August 2018

A joint effort by two Czech universities claims to have developed the most accurate plant image recognition system in the world. Able to identify thousands of different kinds of plants and mushrooms, the software has already won three international competitions, beating human experts in the process.

Winemaker of the Year prize goes to white wine producer from Mikulov

Radio Prague |
27 August 2018

Jaroslav Volařík, a wine-maker from the South Moravian town of Mikulov, has just won this year's title Winemaker of the Year. Nearly 60 Bohemian and Moravian producers took part in the 16th edition of the prestigious competition, sending in over 540 samples of wines.

Babiš promises 10% raise for non-teaching school staff

Radio Prague |
27 August 2018

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš says he plans to increase the salaries of teachers by 15 percent and those of non-teaching school employees by 10 percent. Speaking after talks with union chiefs, he said the raises should come in next year.

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