Thursday, July 12, 2012

Radio Prague Today 7.12.2012

Articles posted today

Národní třída metro station closes for two years

On Tuesday this week Prague's Národní třída metro station –one of the busiest in the city centre –closed its doors to the public for two long years. The closure is due to a large developer's project in the close vicinity of the station where work has already started on a four-storey administrative and shopping centre.

Parliamentary immunity comes under renewed scrutiny

Parliament on Wednesday voted to revoke the immunity of its deputy chairwoman, Vlasta Parkanová, who police suspect of having made a highly disadvantageous military purchase when she was defence minister in 2009. While the case has been a matter of huge debate in recent weeks, the fact that the current lower house has now given up more of its members than any other has lead to a broader discussion on whether parliamentary immunity serves any useful purpose.

Czech ambassador to UK: all is ready for visitors to London Olympics

With just a fortnight to the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London the Czech Olympic Committee as well as the Czech embassy in the British capital is gearing up for the event. The base for Czech sports fans and visitors to the games will be the "Czech House", located in the borough of Islington, which will open on Friday, July 27. Radio Prague spoke to the Czech ambassador to the UK, Michael Žantovský, and asked him about the preparations.