Thursday, January 19, 2012

Radio Prague Today 1.19.2012

Articles posted on today

Stinky cheese sweetshop opens in Loštice

It is the country's most smelly specialty – Olomoucké tvarůžky – dubbed by foreign visitors as "the stinky cheese of Olomouc" is not something you can easily overlook. Its pungent odor hits you the minute you open the fridge and will render you a social outcast several hours after consuming it. However many consider it to be one of the country's biggest delicacies and the Czech Republic fought and won a six-year war with Germany and Austria over a protected geographical status trademark.

Czechs deeply divided on EU's fiscal union

The question whether or not the country should join the emerging EU fiscal union has divided Czech politicians and appears to be fraught with problems. While one governing party is in favour of an emphatic "yes", and the country's eurosceptic president has already voiced an emphatic "no", everything points to the fact that Czechs will continue to sit on the fence for as long as possible.

Police arrest two men in series of appalling tomb robberies

The Czech police have arrested two men suspected of robbing more than 70 graves in northern Bohemia. The men mainly targeted older, unkempt tombs in the region in search of gold teeth, medals and other relics. The investigators were shocked by their callousness; one of them said he was more interested in the thrill of tomb raiding than the actual loot.