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PM Sobotka touts benefits of European integration project during Rome “unity” summit
Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has affirmed his county’s support for the EU integration project as European leaders met in Rome over the weekend marking the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. (Radio Praha)
The weather on Tuesday will be sunny across the country with top daytime temperatures between 17 and 21 degrees Celsius. (Radio Praha)
Czech Internet use climbs to over 75 percent of adult population
Czech Internet use climbed last year to 76.6 percent of those over 16 years old, according to the Czech Statistical Office. Regular users total 6.7 million but there are still around 1.6 million, mostly elderly, who say they have never used the Internet. Around 40 percent of young people aged less than… (Radio Praha)
Czech competition office suspects ČD Cargo of cartel involvement: report
The Czech competition office suspects the cargo arm of the Czech state owned rail company, ČD Cargo, of being part of a cartel which had divided the market and attempted to set charges. The office has already attempted to get proof at the company’s headquarters with the firm unsuccessfully attempting… (Radio Praha)
Czech foreign ministry calls on Moscow and Minsk to release protesters
The Czech foreign ministry has called on Belarus and Russia to release demonstrators detained in both countries over the weekend. Around 100 demonstrators were detained in Moscow, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, during a protest against corruption which targeted top members of the government.… (Radio Praha)
Czech hit singer Věra Špinarová dies
Czech singer Věra Špinarová has died at the age of 65, it was announced on Monday. Špinarová, who broke into the big time in the late 60’s and 70’s, collapsed after a heart attack at a concert in Čáslav last Wednesday. She was taken to Prague’s Motol hospital where she died on Sunday. She began her singing… (Radio Praha)
A worthwhile drop in the ocean: Jakub Freiwald on collecting trash on Indonesia’s beaches
While many young European travellers visit Indonesia for its idyllic beaches and cheap lifestyle, Jakub Freiwald and his partner Jana recently spent several months helping fight the country’s major refuse problem by leading rubbish collection teams on the island of Lombok. When we spoke, Freiwald told me that the pair, who had initially helped set up a school in Indonesia, had been inspired to collect garbage by Trash Hero, a project originally started in Thailand by another young Czech. (Radio Praha)
Three Eritreans found in Czech lorry driver’s cargo
Three Eritreans, believed to be illegal immigrants, were found in a Czech truck by British police at Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. The lorry driver called police after hearing suspicious noises in the back of the truck, according to The Mail Online. Police have not given further details. Eritreans form… (Radio Praha)