Thursday, October 28, 2010

Radio Prague Today 10.28.2010

Articles posted on www.radio.cz today

Czechs have been marking the 92nd anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia.

Czechs have been marking the 92nd anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia.

The European Commission is taking the Czech Republic to court over a military planes contract awarded without a tender.

The European Commission is taking the Czech Republic to court over a military planes contract awarded without a tender.

The Czech prime minister says if the EU's Lisbon treaty is amended the changes may have to be put to a referendum in the Czech Republic.

The Czech prime minister says if the EU's Lisbon treaty is amended the changes may have to be put to a referendum in the Czech Republic.

Children of the Revolution: politics and writing in today's Czech Republic

A few days ago Radio Prague and the Czech Literature Portal (www.czechlit.cz/en), this country's foremost website promoting Czech literature abroad, got together to hold the first of a series of public literary discussions. David Vaughan's guests were two of the Czech Republic's best known literary figures, the novelist Petra Hůlová and the critic and translator Martin Machovec. They were joined by an international audience at one of Prague's most atmospheric literary dens, the Shakespeare and Sons bookshop (www.shakes.cz), tucked away in one of the ancient houses in Prague's Lesser Quarter. The subject was politics and literature; twenty years after the fall of communism, are the two in any way compatible here in the Czech context?