Thursday, 19 September 2019

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Czech teenagers top European tables in substance abuse survey

Radio Prague |
2 October 2009

A newly-released study on substance abuse among young people in Europe shows Czech teenagers topping many of the tables in terms of abuse of controlled substances such as alcohol, nicotine and drugs.

Cardinal Vlk casts critical eye on years in office

Radio Prague |
30 September 2009

Speaking to Czech Television on Sunday, Cardinal Miloslav Vlk – whose mandate ends in the autumn – cast a harsh eye on his 20 years in office, saying he had achieved very little. Not for a lack of trying, he suggested, but often because of a difficult political climate.

Government looks to redefine plan for Afghanistan

Radio Prague |
1 September 2009

There are currently some 500 Czech soldiers in Afghanistan serving in a variety of roles, and in rearranging their activities to suit the continuing crises there, one thing the Czech government is now focusing on is creating a more long-term plan for its missions.

EU gives home pig slaughtering in Europe the green light

Radio Prague |
30 September 2009

Only last week it seemed that home pig slaughters could be on their way out, but after much debate and pressure from individual EU members officials in Brussels have given them the green light.

Preacher Petr Wagner on Saint Wenceslas, Czech atheism, and spreading his beliefs through punk

Radio Prague |
30 September 2009

Petr Wagner is the front man of Czech Christian punk group Goro, a presenter on Český rozhlas station Radio Wave, and a Hussite preacher based in Čerčany, near Prague

Contemporary musicians record cover versions of classic Semafor hits

Radio Prague |
29 September 2009

To honour the output of songwriting duo Jiří Suchý and Jiří Šlitr, and the theatre’s 50th birthday, nearly 20 young Czech bands have got together to make an album of cover versions of Semafor songs.

Angry farmers halt national highway traffic over milk prices

Radio Prague |
30 June 2009

Czech dairy farmers took to the highways Monday morning to bring the nation's traffic to a snail's pace for two hours. Protesting the critically low purchase price of milk - and what they see as a lack of political will to do anything about it – nearly 2,000 dairy farmers overran 20 highways in seven regions.

Call for state funding of political parties to be halved

Radio Prague |
24 September 2009

Czech political parties have probably never been at a lower level of public estimation. So a proposal to halve the generous cash payments to parties by the state as part of the overall belt tightening looks like a popular and winning move. The only problem is that most of the parties do not to share the enthusiasm.

Plans for railway model of Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
25 September 2009

The owners of Prague's Railroad Kingdom are planning is to expand to a remarkable 1,000 square metres – and build a kind of mini Czech Republic.

Poland and ČR possible partners in US defence

Radio Prague |
23 September 2009

Czech Foreign Minister Jan Kohout was in New York on Monday for talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clintoossible on future cooperation in US missile defence, a move to apparently reassure US partners in Europe that the US wasn’t abandoning the region.

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