Thursday, July 14, 2011

Radio Prague Today 7.14.2011

Articles posted on www.radio.cz today

News from the regions

In this week's Panorama: a dispute over a Carpathian wooden church ends in a surprising manner, home-made folk music instruments and an almond orchard in Moravia.

Czech state may have to pay billions of crowns to Slovak pensioners

As the coalition government moves to push a badly needed overhaul of the pension system through the lower house, fresh clouds have appeared on the horizon. It has emerged that the Czech Republic may have to pay Slovak pensioners who worked in Czech firms during the 73 years of a common state financial contributions to the tune of billions of crowns.

French Bastille Day celebrated with food market on Prague's Kampa island

For the third year in a row now, the French Bastille Day on July 14th is celebrated with an open-air food market on Prague's Kampa island. The stalls offer a wide variety of French wines, cheeses, meats and other delicacies to an increasingly interested Czech public.