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Czech branch of Transparency International pushing for law to regulate lobbying

30-06-2015 15:05 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: Kookkai_nak, FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo: Kookkai_nak, FreeDigitalPhotos.net

The Czech branch of Transparency International has long been pushing for a law that would regulate lobbying in the government and Parliament and on Monday it was able to report the first tangible result in this respect. The Czech government council coordinating the fight against corruption has agreed to prepare a draft legislation regulating lobbying similar to that adopted by the European Commission a year ago. TI’s project manager Radim Bureš says such a law is essential to making the legislative process more transparent.  More

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Petr Čech completes move to Arsenal

30-06-2015 15:05 | Jan Velinger

Petr Čech, photo: ČTK On Monday, it was confirmed after weeks of speculation that Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Čech had indeed signed with crosstown rivals, Arsenal. Arsenal fans especially welcomed the move – confident the top goalkeeper will bring new resilience to their club. More

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Czech History

Tribute to Czech football legend Josef Masopust (1931 – 2015)

29-06-2015 18:19 | Chris Johnstone

Josef Masopust, photo: ČTK Czech football legend Josef Masopust died on Monday, June 29. In tribute, Radio Prague is rebroadcasting this edition of Czech History from February 2011.  More

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Sports News

Sports News

29-06-2015 15:40 | Ian Willoughby

Josef Masopust, photo: ČTK In Sports News: Czech football all-time great Masopust dies at 84; defending champion Kvitová battles illness ahead of Wimbledon first round match; Šafářová in spotlight at All England Club after reaching French Open final; and Prague’s Podolí swimming stadium celebrates 50th anniversary.  More

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My Prague

My Prague – Camille Hunt

27-06-2015 02:01 | Ian Willoughby

Camille Hunt, photo: Ian Willoughby For nearly a decade Camille Hunt has been co-running Hunt Kastner, a private Prague gallery that represents leading local artists such as Eva Koťátková and Dominik Lang. In 2013 the gallery moved to Žižkov from the Letná district, which the Canadian-born Hunt has long called home. Our tour of “her Prague” begins with a drink on the terrace of the Letná Chateau, which is adjacent to a beer garden with stunning views of the city. More

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Arts

Míla Fürstová – Part 1

26-06-2015 16:27 | Miroslav Krupička, Jan Velinger

Míla Fürstová, photo: Miroslav Krupička Last year, Czech-British artist Míla Fürstová made international headlines for her design of the cover of Coldplay’s newest album, Ghost Stories – an etching of an angel’s wings over starry waters. Recently, the artist opened a new exhibition in the Czech Republic and was interviewed by Radio Prague’s editor-in-chief, Mirek Krupička. More

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Business

Number of female entrepreneurs on rise, according to Czech Radio

30-06-2015 16:31 | Jan Velinger

Illustrative photo: stockimages, FreeDigitalPhotos.net The number of female entrepreneurs in the Czech Republic has gone up by more than 30,000 over the last three years, according to Czech Radio.   More

Some Czechs profit as Greeks bet on their future

29-06-2015 16:30 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: Patrycja Cieszkowska, Free Images The bankruptcy brinkmanship now playing out in Greece should not hit the Czech Republic directly. Meanwhile Greeks appear to be taking some consolation in betting, which is good news for some Czech investors.   More

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Current Affairs

Czech Republic steps up security in connection with terrorist attacks and migrant crisis

29-06-2015 16:02 | Daniela Lazarová

Heightened security measures are in place at Czech airports, railway stations, foreign embassies and other key institutions in the wake of Friday’s terrorist attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia. A meeting of the country’s National Security Council...  More

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Sunday Music Show

A half hour of play

28-06-2015 02:01 | Jan Velinger

Lenka Dusilová, photo: Kristýna Maková In this week’s Sunday Music, we talk about a wooden toy factory, board games on iOS and board games on the table, football and how even zombies today are being marketed for kids.  More

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An American foodie goes to Prague

Prague’s Gastronomy Museum: A valuable source of Czech food history

27-06-2015 02:01 | Halley Crane

Gastronomy Museum, photo: Barbora Vonderková I wish I had visited the Gastronomy Museum when I first arrived in Prague, so that I would have understood where Czech culinary traditions originated from before embarking on my eating tour of the city.   More

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Arts

Míla Fürstová – Part 2

27-06-2015 02:01 | Miroslav Krupička, Jan Velinger

Míla Fürstová's exhibition at Galerie Miro, photo: Miroslav Krupička Last year, Czech-British artist Míla Fürstová made international headlines for her design of the cover of Coldplay’s newest album, Ghost Stories – an etching of an angel’s wings over starry waters. Recently, the artist opened a new exhibition in the Czech...  More

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Marketplace

Czech study probes behaviour of Russian state power giants on CEE markets

24-06-2015 14:26 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: European Commission The behavior of Russian power giants Gazprom and Rosatom has been the subject of an in-depth Czech report which has produced some mixed findings about the state of energy security in the region. The results fed into a multinational conference about what...  More

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