Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Radio Prague Today 12.12.2012

Articles posted today

Cabinet reshuffle complete

The cabinet reshuffle, announced on Tuesday, brings to an end speculation over who will lead which ministries in the government's final year-an-a-half. Despite criticism from the president and members of the opposition, Deputy Prime Minister Karolína Peake takes over as Defence Minister, while Zbyněk Stanjura, somewhat surprisingly, will serve as Minister of Transport.

Zuzana Roithová - seeking consensus and transparency in politics

A successful and respected politician on the European, and previously on the national level, Zuzana Roithová seems to be the image of decency in politics. However, her presidential candidacy has so far failed to gather too much public support.

Does ground-breaking China-Czech Republic train signal new era in railway transport?

A pilot cargo train recently set a new record for covering the vast distance between China and the Czech Republic. The train, carrying 50 containers with computer parts arrived in the Czech city of Pardubice just 16 days after it set out from central China. Will more such trains follow in the near future? And does it mean that trans-Asian railway transport is now competitive with deep see routes?