Monday, 10 December 2018

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Monkey Business return with Bad Time for Gentlemen

Radio Prague |
10 December 2018

The Prague funk group Monkey Business, known for their highly entertaining live shows, have just launched their ninth LP, Bad Time for Gentlemen.

Simon Mawer's Prague Spring: a complex love story amid the drama of 1968

Radio Prague |
10 December 2018

Simon Mawer's latest book is called Prague Spring, and this time the setting is Prague, in the days just before and after the Soviet-led invasion in August 1968.

October a month of solid growth for the Czech economy, say statisticians

Radio Prague |
10 December 2018

In October, Czech industry experienced the second best result in 2018 in terms of year-on-year growth, as the Czech Statistical Office reported growth of 6.7 percent. Largest contributions came from the car industry, metal manufacturing and the electronics sector.

Czech foreign minister says US stand on INF treaty perfectly understandable

Radio Prague |
7 December 2018

NATO foreign ministers concluded two days of talks in Brussels on Wednesday focussing on issues such as the INF Treaty, the crisis in the Sea of Azov, stability in the Western Balkans and Afghanistan. The Czech Republic was represented by Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček.

"Paneláks" - home for many Czechs, but what does the future hold?

Radio Prague |
7 December 2018

Every third Czech lives in a "panelák". These blocks of flats made of prefabricated parts are a typical feature of all the former Soviet satellite countries. They were built to last only for two or three generations. Now, their inhabitants are doing their best to prolong their life-span. However, they still pose a serious housing problem for the future.

Some 10,000 Czech businesses fronted by homeless "white horses"

Radio Prague |
7 December 2018

It is generally still easier in the Czech Republic than elsewhere in the EU to hide crucial parts of corporate structures – including the ultimate beneficial owners of a business – from public scrutiny.

Centre Combatting Organized Crime warns of sham marriages and "uncontrolled entry" of Muslims

Radio Prague |
6 December 2018

The National Centre for Combatting Organized Crime issued its annual report on Wednesday highlighting potential security risks to the country. It reported a growing number of sham marriages, particularly with citizens of Turkey, and warned of "uncontrolled numbers of people practicing Islam entering the country".

South Moravian winery's Rulandské bílé declared best Czech wine of 2019

Radio Prague |
6 December 2018

Tuesday saw representatives of the National Wine Centre and a special evaluation committee announce the best Czech wine of 2019. The winner is the Rulandské bílé, a special Czech form of Pinot Blanc from Castle winery Bzenec, specifically the late harvest collection 1508 from 2017. The winning vintage was selected out of a pool of 400 finalists.

Locals and mayor fight to halt destruction of historic villa in protected area

Radio Prague |
5 December 2018

Locals in a protected villa district in Prague's Vinohrady were shocked as one of the houses, an art deco building from 1921, started being torn down on Friday. The local mayor immediately halted the demolition and is pursuing legal measures to protect the villa.

Analyst: Czech intelligence report notable for direct accusations against Russian, Chinese actors

Radio Prague |
5 December 2018

The latest annual report of Czech counter-intelligence service BIS has outlined a series of threats to national security in what analysts say is unusually direct, rather undiplomatic language. In particular, BIS points to efforts by Russian and Chinese spies and other actors in terms of spreading disinformation in a bid to sway public opinion, and engaging in economic espionage.

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