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The downside of Schengen: illegal migrants and drug trafficking

26-03-2015 14:30 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: Vojtěch Berger

Photo: Vojtěch Berger

Europe is marking twenty years since the creation the Schengen border-free zone allowing free movement of goods, information, money and people. The Czech Republic joined Schengen eight years ago and, in addition to the enormous benefits membership brought, the authorities are increasingly dealing with the downside: illegal migrants and drug trafficking. More

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President backs continued uranium mining but economic argument looks weak

26-03-2015 14:30 | Chris Johnstone

Rožná mine, photo: Daniel Burda Czech President Miloš Zeman has backed continued mining of uranium in the country after the existing mine shuts down in a few years. But although government ministers support the idea, the overall economic argument is looking weak amid low prices for nuclear fuel.  More

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A Slovenian's passion for food results in dynamic culinary concept

26-03-2015 16:04 | Halley Crane

Nenasyta, photo: archive of the restaurant Many foreigners who settle down in Prague are opening their own small restaurants and food specialty shops, bringing their country’s food culture to the Czech Republic. The Slovenian couple Meti and Primoz run a Deli and Diner in Prague 6 which offers a variety of Slovenian and Mediterranean dishes that celebrate fresh and locally grown ingredients.  More

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Sports News

Sports News

23-03-2015 16:07 | Chris Johnstone

Gabriela Soukalová, photo: Czech Television In Sport News this Monday: Czechs seek to build on excellent biathlon season; Martina Sáblíková wins ninth event in a row in 3000 metres; Brno and Zlín face off for last play-off place; Sparta Prague scrape win to stay in touch with Viktoria Plzeň; and last places filled for UEFA 2016 qualifier against Latvia.  More

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One on One

Zeman’s support for Russia aimed at Czechs who don’t feel part of EU, says Jakub Janda of European Values

23-03-2015 13:54 | Ian Willoughby

Jakub Janda, photo: Czech Television Why have Czechs evidently lost some faith in Europe in recent years? Does the Czech Republic have core foreign policies? And are there any consequences for the country’s president and other officials not singing from the same hymn sheet on Russia? These are just some issues I discussed the other day with Jakub Janda, who is deputy head of the think tank European Values. More

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Czech History

Czech researchers probe secret Soviet era archives in Ukraine

21-03-2015 02:01 | Chris Johnstone

Gulag, photo: Public Domain Czech historians and researchers are trying to benefit as fast as possible from a new open access policy to the former Soviet archives in Ukraine. One lesson that has been learnt from nearby Russia is that doors that open one day can slam shut soon after.  More

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Mailbox

Mailbox

21-03-2015 02:01 | Pavla Horáková

Oskar Kokoschka, photo: Erling Mandelmann, CC BY-SA 3.0 Today in Mailbox: Ways to listen to our broadcasts, lost mail, Radio Prague's monthly competition. Listeners/readers quoted: Deblina Biswas, S J Agboola, Mary Krenek, Jaroslaw Jedrzejczak, Hans Verner Lollike.  More

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Business

Business News

27-03-2015 13:02 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: Matěj Skalický In this week’s Business News: central bank talks up low crown policy; Asian and Middle East investors seen targeting Czech hotels; drug companies get pick-up from court decision; more, and more annoying Internet ads; and anonymous elephant shit deliveries...  More

Newsagent’s shops closing around Czech Republic at growing rate

26-03-2015 15:15 | Ian Willoughby

Photo: Tomáš Fencl Small newsagent’s-cum-tobacconists are an extremely common sight in the Czech Republic’s cities and towns. However, times are tough for the industry and the shops are today closing at a rapid rate, the newspaper Mladá fronta Dnes reported this week.  More

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Marketplace

Czech audiovisual sector gets picture of how it is doing

25-03-2015 16:15 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: Miloš Turek What is believed to be the biggest ever survey of Czech cinema visits and overall audiovisual habits has just been completed by the business body that groups producers of films, documentaries, adverts, and tv serials - the Audiovisual Producers’ Association...  More

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Current Affairs

Czech-UK conference tackles scourge of human trafficking

25-03-2015 16:14 | Dominik Jůn

Illustrative photo: Czech Television The Czech-British Conference on Human Trafficking in Prague is a three-day event organised by the Czech Ministry of the Interior and British Embassy in Prague. The conference, which had its final day on Wednesday, is designed to spotlight issues relating...  More

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Czech Republic has potential to become world leader in nanotechnology, says deputy PM

25-03-2015 16:14 | Jan Velinger

Photo: Filip Jandourek The Czech Republic has the potential to become a world leader in nanotechnology, Deputy Prime Minister Pavel Bělobrádek said on Tuesday, referring to the country’s long-term commitment in research and development in the field. A patent dating back to...  More

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Sunday Music Show

Michal Tučný – a Czech country music legend

22-03-2015 02:01 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: Supraphon This week’s Sunday Music show is devoted to the king of Czech country music Michal Tučný who recorded over two dozen albums and packed concert halls around the country. Although Tučný died twenty years ago he is a legend on the Czech country and folk...  More

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An American foodie goes to Prague

A culinary adventure hailing from Slovenia

21-03-2015 02:01 | Halley Crane

Halley Crane, photo: archive of Halley Crane Whenever I go to a new city one of my first tasks is to get lost on an empty stomach. There is such an incredible rush I get when on the search for something new to tantalize my palate.   More

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