Friday, August 10, 2012

Radio Prague Today 8.10.2012

Articles posted today

Business News 10.8.2012

In this week's Business News: new inflation and industrial production figures are released; the Czech postal service wins top marks in global efficacy test; unemployment climbs to 8.3%; Finance Ministry seeks to name and shame VAT avoiders; two supermarket chains fined hundreds of thousands for poor practices and foreign bidders seek D1 motorway contract.

'13 Chambers' highlights work of Czech Republic's Generation Zero

In this week's Arts my guest is Jana Fantová, the head of komiksfest which returns in October and the curator of an on-going exhibition at a 19th century chateau in East Bohemia. Entitled 13 Chambers of Comics, the exhibition highlights works by some of the country's best graphic novel illustrators and artists.

Social Democrat campaign against church property restitution labelled "Third Reich propaganda"

A controversial campaign by the opposition Social Democrats directed against the church property restitution bill has turned into a major brawl with Czech Catholics and other churches. After church officials compared it to anti-Semitic and anti-clerical propaganda of the Third Reich, Social Democrats leaders fought back and called into question the Catholics' own record from WWII.