Friday, July 8, 2011

Radio Prague Today 7.8.2011

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Government report finds insufficient grounds for Communist party ban

The Czech government's efforts to outlaw the country's communist party have suffered a setback. A report by the Interior Ministry, as quoted in the daily Lidové noviny on Friday, came to the conclusion that attempts to ban the party based on its political programme would have very little, if any, chances of being accepted by Czech courts. However, the cabinet is yet to debate the issue, and might decide to pursue the ban regardless of the report's conclusions.

46th edition of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival brings celebrities, film enthusiasts and industry professionals to west Bohemian spa town

For the 46th time, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival kicked off on July 1st. As every year, celebrities and hordes of young film enthusiasts alike flocked to the west Bohemian spa town. Among the famous visitors this year are the legendary British actress Judi Dench and American actor John Turturro. Sarah Borufka was at the festival and has this report.

Business News 8.7.2011

In today's business news: The Czech antimonopoly watchdog launches a probe into the controversial Promopro contract, industrial production in the Czech Republic has grown by 15.2 percent year-on-year, the average cost of purchasing a vehicle continues to drop, former president Václav Havel features in new ad campaign for the used car dealer AAA Auto, and the Karlovy Vary airport will get a new departure hall.