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Food bank opens in Litoměřice

Radio Prague |
31 January 2011

Food banks are part of a humanitarian aid network across Europe and Czech civic associations are gradually developing this form of aid for the poor here in the Czech Republic as well.

Czech e-book revolution yet to be kindled

Radio Prague |
31 January 2011

Most people in the Czech Republic will never have come across an electronic book and e-readers are few and far between. But given rising living standards and Czechs' love for new gadgets, could we be on the brink of an e-book revolution here?

A hijacker's memoir: what happens when three teenagers hijack a plane over bad school marks

Radio Prague |
28 January 2011

Fifty years ago today, three boys aged 14 and 15, boarded a regular flight between Prague and Brno. But they had another destination in mind – Munich, in West Germany. With no airport security, one of them had a handgun he had taken from his grandfather, and after some 10 minutes in air, they entered the cockpit and began to act. But the plan went terribly wrong, and they all spent many years in prison.

Are Czechs least threatened by poverty of all EU nations?

Radio Prague |
28 January 2011

Germany's Federal Statistical Office recently released an analysis which says that the Czech population is the least threatened by poverty of all the EU member states. According to data from 2008, some 8.6% of Czechs, or over 900,000 people, face poverty risk. But critics say these numbers have little relevance, and poverty is looming over many more Czechs.

Czechs have average foreign language skills, above-average need for foreign language

Radio Prague |
27 January 2011

How do Czechs' foreign language skills compare to those of other European nations? At first glance, good – squarely within the European average. But in a small country with an above average need for foreign language skills, good may not be good enough, and in some cases there are more jobs than there are linguistically qualified job-seekers to take them.

Fierce argument erupts over state forestry giant contracts

Radio Prague |
27 January 2011

A fierce battle has pitted environmentalists against plans for the long term management of the country's biggest forestry company. Environmental groups say the plans basically give a blank cheque to big timber companies to exploit large areas with no real regard for nature preservation or the future of forests.

Expectant mothers scramble to register at hospitals as health crisis looms

Radio Prague |
27 January 2011

When the resignation of 3,800 doctors takes effect, one of the worst affected areas is said to be the field of pre-and-post-natal care and expectant mothers are scrambling to register at hospitals where they will be sure to get medical attention.

Berdych crashes out at Australian Open

Radio Prague |
26 January 2011

Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych played in the quarterfinal match at the Australian Open on Tuesday, the furthest the sixth-seeded player has ever gotten in the Grand Slam tournament. But if he had played well so far, he hit a wall in the form of Serbian opponent Novak Djokovic at the Rod Laver arena in Melbourne.

Foreign policy review searches for new directions

Radio Prague |
26 January 2011

The Czech Foreign Minister has announced a wide ranging review of foreign policy to take account both of changes in the Czech Republic and those in the wider world.

Former Czech settlers ask for compensation for their property taken away by USSR

Radio Prague |
25 January 2011

A group of Czechs whose ancestors once settled a region in today's Ukraine, only to come back empty-handed after the Second World War, are now asking the Czech government for help. They would like to get at least partial compensation for their long-gone property. But Czech officials say they cannot help, so the case might end up at the European Court for Human Rights.

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