Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Business | Radio Prague

The Czech economy is by some measures the most competitive in Central and Eastern Europe. But productivity has not kept pace with the rapid wage growth of recent years. And without greater state support for applied research and to encourage innovation, the Ministry of Industry warns, long-term competitiveness – already now "frozen" – could plummet. "Although we have an excellent position in terms of macroeconomic stability, we need to improve our innovative capabilities," says minister Marta Nováková.

Prague | Prague TV

Prague has a lot of green space, and a lot of wild animals. In 2018, people in Prague helped rescue a record 4,712 wild birds and animals so they could get professional care at the city's Emergency Rescue Station. These included 141 different species, with birds as the majority. This was an increase from 2017, which saw some 4,134 animals rescued. In 2016 there were 3,707 rescues.



Prague | Prague TV

The former hospital building in Prague where student protester Jan Palach and Catholic priest Josef Toufar both died has fallen into disrepair. Prague City Hall will start negotiations to buy the former Borůvkovo sanatorium on Legerova Street 1627/61 and 1607/63.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech Republic could become the first post-communist country to legalise same sex marriage. An amendment to the country's Civil Code is set to have its first reading in Parliament this week. While polls show that the majority of the country supports the move, there is also an opposing bill on the table.

Prague | Prague TV

Trains will play a much greater role in urban transport than before, according to the final version of a plan by the Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR). There should be completely new routes from Prague to Central Bohemia in the coming years.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Právo reports that the Ostrava Transport Company (DPO), will stop printing and selling paper transport tickets, from January 1st, 2020. DPO estimates that the move will save the company over CZK 15 million, annually.

National | Brno Daily

Online database Numbeo compiles user-contributed data on a wide variety of indicators to produce a Quality of Life Index for 226 global cities. The website's 2019 edition ranked Brno in 89th place, ahead of global destinations including Prague, London, and New York.

Life | Prague TV

So we know the Super Bowl 2019 finalists. The big game is on Sunday, February 3rd, and sees the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams. Where to watch Super Bowl 53 in Prague?

Cinema | Brno Daily

On 22-23 January, the ÍRÁN:CI Festival will showcase the best examples of contemporary Iranian cinema at Kino Art and Kino Scala.

Life | Prague TV

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