Thursday, 24 May 2018
Business | Radio Prague

One of the biggest Czech business success stories of the post-Velvet Revolution is up for sale according to Hospodářské noviny. The business daily bases its information on a document drawn up for potential investors. It says that the asking price for airline and bus ticket seller Student Agency could come to around CZK 1.0 billion based on its recent turnover figures. Turnover last year reached 18 million euros with the company employing around 175. The owner Radim Jančura wants to use the income from the sale to invest in other parts of his transport empire.

Prague | Prague TV

Expats living in Prague face many of the same problems, and finding consistently high-quality help can be difficult. A recently launched website called Expats Center uses quality-controlled service providers to help expats with many issues from important paperwork to finding a handyman that speaks their language.



Politics | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman will name Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) again as the prime minister irrespective of the outcome of the Social Democrat (ČSSD) referendum on the party's forming a joint government with ANO, Zeman said on Wednesday. Zeman repeated he was against an early election.

National | ČTK

Printed media should be replaced by a different form of communication on the Internet, such as blogs and news sites, Czech President Miloš Zeman said on Wednesday, when asked how the plurality of views and politicians' proportional appearances in public media should be secured.

Politics | ČTK

The local elections will be held in the Czech Republic on October 5-6, along with the first round of the elections to one-third of the Senate as President Miloš Zeman set the date on Wednesday.

National | ČTK

The proportion of the Czechs ready to accept working foreigners as they may be the only solution to the problem of the shortage of manpower rose to 55% over the past two years, according to a poll conducted by the STEM agency and released on Wednesday.

Business | Radio Prague

Two Brno art students have done what many people dream about: turning their hobby in a business. In this case the two passionate musicians built their own musical kit in the form of boxes.

Arts | Prague TV

Rock for People, one of the biggest and oldest open-air music festivals in the Czech Republic, will take place July 4–6 at the disused airport in Hradec Králové. Headliners include electronic band the Prodigy, British indie rock bands the Kooks and the Vaccines and the hero of the music documentary Searching for Sugar Man, Rodriguez.

Cinema | Prague TV

More guests have been announced for this year's Karlovy Vary International film Festival, to be held June 29 to July 7 in the West Bohemian spa town. Barry Levinson, who won an Oscar for Rain Man, will accept the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema.

Life | Brno Daily

The South Moravian region is home to numerous places for picking strawberries. Even if you do not want to pick them yourself, it is worth making the journey, as many farms offer strawberries ready to buy by the basket.

Life | Radio Prague

Young Czech scientist Hana Svobodová has devoted her entire career to protecting and saving endangered sea turtles. Since 2010, she has been regularly visiting Indonesia to work as a volunteer in turtle conservation centres and later established her own NGO focusing on their protection.