Wednesday, 30 July 2014
News | Radio Prague

The blood plasma company Diag Human which is suing the Czech state for allegedly failing to protect its investment in the Czech Republic says the protracted court battle is not over. The company said on Monday it would appeal the verdict of a Czech arbitration court and take the case to a foreign court of law.

Czech Republic and the EU | Radio Prague

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has dismissed criticism from the head of state relating to the manner in which the Czech government selected its nominee for the European Commission.

National | Radio Prague

Repair work on the railway line between Prague and Kolín continues in the wake of Sunday’s accident in which a train took a wrong track and damaged a switch.

Prague | Radio Prague

Prague's Václav Havel International Airport is to undergo a 150 million crown reconstruction which will enable the airport to deal with an increased number of outgoing and incoming flights smoothly.

National | Radio Prague

A drawn-out dispute between lawyer Pavel Hasenkopf and the Office of the President over the authorship of ex-president Václav Klaus’ controversial 2013 amnesty may be settled out-of-court, the ctk news agency reports.

National | Radio Prague

There will be major personnel changes in the Czech military as of August, general staff spokeswoman Jana Růžičková told the CTK news agency.

National | Radio Prague

The Supreme Court in Olomouc has upheld a 12-year sentence for a man who gave a young woman a lethal amount of crystal methamphetamine.

News | Radio Prague

The Czech government will pay the German carmaker Volkswagen 301 million crowns after losing a dispute with the firm over settling debts following the privatization of Škoda Auto, the daily Lidové noviny reported on Monday.

National | Radio Prague

Czech mountaineer Radek Jaroš climbed the K2 peak in the Himalayas on Saturday, becoming the the first Czech and the 15th person in the world to climb all of the 14 highest mountains, Czech Radio reports. The 50-year-old Jaroš climbed his first peak over 8,000 metres, Mount Everest, in 1998. He has authored several books and film documentaries.

Prague | Prague Post

Set aside some time between Oct. 16 and 19. Those are the dates for the second Signal festival, which will bring light installations, video mappings and other light-based art to public spots across Prague.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech Republic has won an international arbitration against the firm Diag Human, Health Minister Svatopluk Němeček said. The company took the country to arbitration in 2008 over its allegedly thwarted blood plasma business in the country.

Politics | Radio Prague

Political parties fielding fewer female candidates in communal and regional elections this autumn could receive less money from the state per mandate gained, according to a draft amendment to the election law, the daily Právo reports.

National | Radio Prague

While only around 100 of the country's 250,000-strong Romany community are currently studying at Czech universities, the number of those receiving some type of scholarships has tripled over the last nine years, from 59 to 151, according to figures by Romea, an advocacy group.

Prague | Radio Prague

Amid the tourist bustle of central Prague this week a tour with a difference was taking place.

National | Radio Prague

The privately-owned PORG school was the most successful of all Czech secondary schools in this year's state leaving exams, the news agency ČTK reported on Sunday quoting an analysis by the educational consultancy firm CERMAT.