Friday, November 5, 2010

Radio Prague Today 11.5.2010

Articles posted on www.radio.cz today

The presidents of the Visegrad Group states have pledged joint support for issues to be promoted by Hungary and Poland´s EU presidency next year.

The presidents of the Visegrad Group states have pledged joint support for issues to be promoted by Hungary and Poland´s EU presidency next year.

The daily Mladá fronta Dnes writes that Czech authorities were aware of dubious commissions of Tatra lorries for the army made four years ago.

The daily Mladá fronta Dnes writes that Czech authorities were aware of dubious commissions of Tatra lorries for the army made four years ago.

The United Nations has ranked the quality of life in the Czech Republic 28th in the world, eight places higher than last year.

The United Nations has ranked the quality of life in the Czech Republic 28th in the world, eight places higher than last year.

News 5.11.2010

News 5.11.2010

Traditional parties of right and left set to share power in major cities, despite some voters' call for change

Three weeks after local elections, talks about forming governments in many Czech towns and cities are still underway. However, in some of the country's largest cities, including Prague, grand coalitions of the traditional main right- and left-wing parties appear most likely to emerge. This comes despite many voters' evident desire for change.

Documentaries, discussions bring to life recent history for Czech students

An unusual history project is running in Czech schools throughout November, organised by the NGO People in Need. For the next few weeks, around 700 secondary schools across the country will be showing documentary films about the nation's communist past, as well as inviting former political prisoners to come and talk to children about their experiences of being persecuted by the state.

Duo win top Czech documentary prize with film on women from both sides of mining divide

Coal in the Soul by Martin Dušek and Ondřej Provazník last weekend won the main prize at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, the leading event of its kind in the Czech Republic. The original Czech title translates literally as Women of the North Bohemian Brown Coal Mining District, pointing to the film's central theme: two women with diametrically opposing viewpoints on whether a small town named Horní Jiřetín should be razed to the ground to allow mining to continue in the area.

Business News 5.11.2010

In this week's Business News: forecasts concur on higher growth this year but lower next; steel giants agree peace deal; public finances give out mixed signals; Agrofert arbitration claim suffers setback; and flying the flag for Czech food and drink.