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Experts call for more funding for prevention as report finds rise in hard drug use

Radio Prague |
12 November 2010

A new report by the government's drug monitoring agency shows an increase in the number of long-term users of intravenous drugs and puts young Czechs at the top of the EU ladder in experimenting with or regularly smoking marihuana. Some experts say this is largely due to a lack of prevention measures and a large degree of tolerance towards the use of psychotropic substances.

Moldavite fever in south Bohemia

Radio Prague |
11 November 2010

In addition to garnets, the Czech Republic can offer the world one other semi-precious stone found almost exclusively on its territory – a bottle-green gemstone going by the name of moldavite.

Solar power companies, lawyers predict fight back against govt measures to snuff out photovoltaic power boom

Radio Prague |
11 November 2010

Czech lawmakers have taken a big step to put a lid on the country's solar power boom. The lower house has voted through a package of taxes hitting solar companies and power producers to curb electricity price rises next year.

Czech Catholics arrive in the Vatican for a three-day pilgrimage

Radio Prague |
10 November 2010

More than a thousand Czech Roman Catholics are currently converging on the Vatican to give thanks for the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the Czech Republic one year ago.

Human rights groups say no action taken to end schools discrimination against Roma

Radio Prague |
10 November 2010

The Czech Republic has been accused by a number of non-governmental human rights watchdogs and education groups of taking no steps to stop discrimination against Romani children in schools, in spite of a landmark European decision that discrimination was built into the country's education system.

National Gallery's Milan Knížák warns budget cuts will force gallery to opt for drastic solution

Radio Prague |
10 November 2010

This week, gallery head Milan Knížák warned of a more drastic solution if additional funds aren't found.

Transport Ministry turns to China for cheaper roadworks

Radio Prague |
9 November 2010

The Czech Republic wants to save money on road construction, and China is looking to break through to European construction markets. It seems an ideal match to Transport Minister Vít Bárta, whose ministry is the one hardest hit by budget cuts amid numerous ongoing projects.

Zdeněk Tůma and the trials of converting election victory into office

Radio Prague |
9 November 2010

TOP 09's mayoral candidate in Prague, Zdeněk Tůma, swept to victory in last month's local elections, pushing the right of centre Civic Democrats into second place in the city for the first time in 20 years with 30 percent of the vote.

Duo win top documentary prize with film on women from both sides of mining divide

Radio Prague |
8 November 2010

Coal in the Soul by Martin Dušek and Ondřej Provazník last weekend won the main prize at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, the leading event of its kind in the Czech Republic.

Executing justice in the retributions after WWII

Radio Prague |
8 November 2010

The backlash at the end of WWII was harsh and violent. And that backlash against the Nazi occupiers, Sudeten Germans and Czechs believed to have collaborated in some way is the subject of US historian Benjamin Frommer's book "National Cleansing: Retribution against Nazi Collaborators in Postwar Czechoslovakia."

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