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06-05-2016 09:24

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Visegrad group states reject EC proposal on redistribution of migrants

05-05-2016 15:29 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: CTK

Photo: CTK

Representatives of the Visegrad Four have sharply rejected a European Commission proposal on the redistribution of migrants across the EU. At their meeting in Prague on Wednesday the foreign ministers of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland said the proposal, which includes penalties for not accepting migrants, was divisive and unacceptable.  More

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Prague Uprising recalled on 71st anniversary at radio building

05-05-2016 15:29 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: CTK A memorial ceremony was held at Czech Radio’s Prague headquarters on Thursday to mark the start of the Prague uprising against years of Nazi oppression at the end of the Second World War. It was a radio broadcast which sparked the rising and the building became the focus for some of the fiercest fighting over the following days in the capital and surrounding countryside. More

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Panorama

Baby gorilla makes surprise appearance at Prague Zoo

05-05-2016 16:29 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: archive of Prague Zoo Prague Zoo is celebrating the unexpected appearance of a baby gorilla, born to 40-year-old female Shinda who for long years was unable to have young. Overnight Shinda and her baby have gained celebrity status drawing hundreds of visitors to the Gorilla Pavilion. I went along to see the latest addition to the gorilla troupe and asked curator Vit Lukáš how it all came about.  More

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One on One

Swing scene now more vibrant in Europe than US, says NY-based dance instructor Milo Saidl

02-05-2016 15:32 | Ian Willoughby

Prague Spring Swing Festival, photo: Matěj Třešňák Recently the Prague Spring Swing Festival packed out the Grand Hall at the Lucerna Palace, confirming the dance style’s growing popularity in the Czech Republic. Milo Saidl has been one of the pioneers of swing in this country as a leading member of scene mainstays the Zig Zag group. Today, however, Saidl is living out a long-held dream as a dance instructor in New York.  More

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My Prague

My Prague – Václav Havelka

30-04-2016 02:01 | Ian Willoughby

Václav Havelka, photo: Standa Soukup Václav Havelka leads the guitar band Please the Trees, whose fourth LP Carp picked up the prestigious Apollo prize for Czech LP of 2015. The Krkonoše-raised singer and songwriter also collaborates with lots of other musicians and regularly promotes concerts by major independent artists. Our tour of “Václav Havelka’s Prague” begins in a passageway between the streets Spálená and Opatovická that many residents probably have no idea exists. It’s home to Super Tramp Coffee, a newish café with wonderfully peaceful outdoor seating. More

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Special

Charles Bridge - the famous stone bridge commissioned by Bohemian King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV

30-04-2016 02:01 | Jan Velinger

Charles Bridge, photo: CzechTourism Most people who have visited Prague at least once will almost certainly be familiar with Charles Bridge, commissioned by the Bohemian king and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. As a structure, the bridge served a vital role connecting the city joining the historic quarters of Malá Strana (Lesser Quarter) and Prague’s Old and New Towns across the Vltava. Today, it remains one of city’s most important and most visited landmarks. More

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Business

Austrian furniture group seeks to Czech site for massive warehouse development

05-05-2016 13:26 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: archive of XXXLutz Austrian furniture retailer XXXLutz is aiming to build what would be the biggest warehouse so far in the Czech Republic. The planned development covering around 150,000 square metres would dwarf warehouse already built for such corporations as Amazon,...  More

Gun sales rising sharply in Czech Republic

04-05-2016 13:31 | Ian Willoughby

Photo: Sgaba, CC BY-SA 3.0 Gun sales in the Czech Republic have been rising fast in recent months, while the number of Czechs applying for licenses is also growing. Experts suggest this is a response to worries over terrorist attacks and the migrant crisis.   More

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Marketplace

Energy saving construction sector seeks active steps to boost passive buildings

04-05-2016 13:21 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: archive of Chance for Buildings The Czech Republic was a latecomer to the market for energy saving houses and buildings, so called passive developments. By most accounts it was Germany and Scandinavia that developed and ran with the concept in the early 1990s. But the Czech market...  More

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Sports News

Sports News

02-05-2016 15:47 | Ian Willoughby

Viktoria Plzeň, photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: Viktoria Plzeň lift Czech league title with three rounds to go – coach Krejčí says November win over rivals Sparta sparked march to championship; Lucie Šafářová shows form of old with Prague Open win; and Jágr is shortlisted...  More

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Sunday Music Show

David Koller and the album of the year for 2015

01-05-2016 02:01 | Jan Velinger

Photo: BrainZone In today’s programme we’ll be playing tracks of off the latest solo effort by David Koller – the legendary drummer and frontman for the rock group Lucie. His album, Československo with L-O-V-E in the word highlighted, was recently named album of the year...  More

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Czech Life

Mountain biker Markéta Peggy Marvanová: the thrill of adventure racing is being in Nature 24/7

30-04-2016 02:01 | Jan Velinger

Markéta “Peggy” Marvanová, photo: archive of Markéta Marvanová Markéta “Peggy” Marvanová is a Czech mountain biker specialising in adventure racing. At the age of just 18, she won the annual 1000 Miles race across the Czech Republic and Slovakia for the first time. Since, she has taken part in gruelling contests...  More

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