Tuesday, 30 September 2014
National | Radio Prague

Former Czech president Václav Klaus says European Union and US "propaganda" against Russia is ridiculous and unacceptable. Speaking in an interview in the magazine The Spectator, Mr. Klaus said that though he had lived in communist Czechoslovakia under Soviet domination it was "stupid" to not differentiate the Soviet Union and Russia.

National | Radio Prague

The popular Czech musician Petr Skoumal has died at the age of 76. A long-term collaborator, singer Michal Prokop, informed the Czech News Agency of his passing on Sunday.

Prague | Radio Prague

A bust of Michael Jackson has been unveiled at the Charlotte Masaryk Children's Home in the Prague district of Zbraslav.

National | Radio Prague

A plaque to the late poet Ivan Martin Jirous was unveiled in his hometown of Humpolec in the Vysočina region on Saturday.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech ombudswoman Anna Šabatová says the deputy ombudsman Stanislav Křeček is causing harm to her office. Speaking in Saturday's edition of Mladá fronta Dnes, the public advocate said Mr. Křeček had a habit of expressing opinions at variance with her office's official statements.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech Foreign Ministry on Friday confirmed receiving a similar threat in the mail as the Office of the President and the Office of the Government last week.

National | Radio Prague

Another thirty-eight people who risked their lives to stand up to the communist regime in Czechoslovakia between 1948 and 1989 have received recognition from the government for participating in the so-called third resistance.

Politics | Radio Prague

The centre-right opposition parties TOP 09 and the Civic Democrats on Friday failed to push through their demand for an amendment to the civil service bill which would make it compulsory for ministers to produce clean screening certificates as proof they do not have a communist past.

National | The Independent

The NHS has announced it is going to pay for Ashya King's proton beam therapy in the Czech Republic. Five-year-old brain tumour sufferer Ashya was taken from Southampton General Hospital on 28 August by his parents who did not want him to undergo traditional chemotherapy.

National | Radio Prague

Around half a million Czechs are currently unemployed and with roughly 50 000 vacancies, it is clear that only one in ten applicants will succeed in finding a new job. The situation is all the more difficult for people over fifty, who often look for a job in vain before reaching retirement age. According to Nikola Šimandlová of the NGO Alternativa 50+, which has just launched a new project against ageism, discriminating people on the basis of age is becoming increasingly common.

Prague | Radio Prague

A court of arbitration, part of the Czech Chamber of Commerce, on Wednesday resolved the long lasting dispute between the building firm Metrostav and Prague City Hall over Blanka tunnel compex, ordering the city to pay the remaining billion crowns to the construction company.

News | Radio Prague

Attending the UN General Assembly in New York, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaorálek met briefly with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday night to discuss the Islamic State threat and the situation in Ukraine.

Czech Republic and the EU | Radio Prague

The European Commission has criticized the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovenia for failing to fully transpose the EU directive about cross-border healthcare into their legal systems.

News | Radio Prague

A bust of the late Czech president Václav Havel is due to be unveiled in the U.S. Capitol’s Freedom Foyer on November 19, the ctk news agency reports citing the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner.

National | Radio Prague

The death of a baby several hours after its vaccination this week is unlikely to have been caused by the vaccine, the head of the Czech Vaccination Society Roman Prymula told Czech Television on Thursday.