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StB lookout to be opened to public

Radio Prague |
27 January 2010

Later this year, ABL FM services, a company in charge of a number of Prague's historic sites, will re-open the bell tower on St Nicholas' Church, where 20 years ago the Communist-era secret police, the StB, kept a hidden lookout.

Govt plans to adopt euro in 2016

Radio Prague |
26 January 2010

The year 2016 could see the Czech Republic adopt the euro, according to a plan compiled by the Finance Ministry. In an annual report on the country's euro convergence programme, the ministry proposes, among other things, lowering the state budget deficit below 3% of GDP by 2013, from the current 6.6%. If this happens, the country would likely meet all the euro adoption criteria three years later. But columnist for the weekly Respekt Jan Macháček points out the plan is hardly more than wishful thinking.

Karel Plíhal – one of the Czech Republic's foremost folk singers

Radio Prague |
25 January 2010

Plíhal, who comes from the Moravian town of Přerov, released his eponymous debut in 1985 and has become one of the country's leading folk artists.

Officials launch campaign against poverty in ČR

Radio Prague |
25 January 2010

The year 2010 has been declared European Year against Poverty and Social Exclusion. On Friday, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs launched a campaign against poverty in the Czech Republic.

Endangered Golden Takin born in Liberec Zoo

Radio Prague |
26 January 2010

The Czech Republic's oldest zoo, in Liberec, is now host to its sixth new Golden Takin, an endangered goat-antelope from China.

Finnish-style crackdown long way off in Czech smokers' paradise

Radio Prague |
22 January 2010

Finland made international headlines recently with news that its government plans to completely eradicate smoking. It’s a lofty goal to be sure, and has reignited the smoking debate in other European countries, many of which have banned smoking in cafes, pubs and restaurants. The Czech Republic, however, like most former communist states, seems to be trailing behind.

Czech music stars perform in aid of Haiti

Radio Prague |
22 January 2010

Czechs singers and musicians are playing their part in the campaign to raise cash for earthquake-hit Haiti.

Potential cut of midnight metro angers Prague residents

Radio Prague |
22 January 2010

There could soon be cuts to services in the city, including a proposal to end metro services after midnight.

Snow falling off Prague roofs poses threat to residents

Radio Prague |
21 January 2010

The heaviest snowfalls to hit Prague in thirty years have been making the life of Prague residents difficult, and sometimes even dangerous.

Georg Placzek – a critical link in the making of the atom bomb

Radio Prague |
21 January 2010

To his many Nobel Prize-winning colleagues, Georg Placzek was a physicist of boundless importance. It was not because of a breakthrough discovery on his part, or because he published widely, but because he tended to be the man with the right wits at the right time. At Los Alamos, New Mexico, on July 16th, 1945, he was the only Czech present for the detonation of the first nuclear explosion – an event he had helped to create.

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