Saturday, 16 December 2017

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Economic differences underpinned Czechoslovak divorce

Radio Prague |
15 December 2017

"It's the economy stupid." That phrase underlying US president Bill Clinton's first election campaign sums up one of the major fault lines in Czech-Slovak relations in the 20th century and many of the reasons for the eventual divorce.

Biggest Josef Lada exhibition in years now on in Prague

Radio Prague |
15 December 2017

The famous Czech illustrator and painter Josef Lada died on December 14, 1957 and was born on December 17, 1877. Referencing those dates, and this year, a Prague exhibition entitled The Sevens of Josef Lada has brought together the biggest collection of his work seen in many years.

Amid consumer frenzy, Czechs urged to give someone a "real gift" for Christmas

Radio Prague |
15 December 2017

The NGO People in Need is active in more than 30 countries the world over. One of its successful fundraising projects is Give a Real Gift which motivates thousands of people to think of those less fortunate not only during the Christmas season.

Škoda Auto to import cars from Russia to meet demands in Europe

Radio Prague |
15 December 2017

The carmaker Škoda Auto is continuing to set sales records and in order to meet high demand is planning to import some vehicles from Russia, Hospodářské noviny reported. However, most of its automobiles will still be produced in the Czech Republic, the business daily said.

New Czech PM chooses Brussels and crunch EU Council for first foreign trip

Radio Prague |
15 December 2017

Sometime labelled as anti-European Union, new Czech prime minister Andrej Babiš has chosen Brussels and a crunch European Council meeting as his first foreign trip. And Mr. Babiš says he wants his government to play a much more active role in EU affairs.

Newsweek: US ambassador to Prague was involved in Watergate-linked violence

Radio Prague |
14 December 2017

Newsweek has reported that the recently appointed American ambassador to Prague, Stephen B. King, was allegedly involved in violence in connection with the Watergate affair in the early 1970s.

Škoda Auto records best monthly results in November

Radio Prague |
14 December 2017

Czech car maker Škoda Auto recorded its best monthly results ever in November. The company sold 114,600 cars in November, which is an increase by 17.5 percent on the previous year, according to a press release issued on Wednesday.

Elections and prisoner Kájínek among Czech Google's top searches

Radio Prague |
14 December 2017

Parliamentary elections, ice hockey championships and the presidential pardon of the country's most notorious prisoner Jiří Kajínek were among the top trending searches on Google in the Czech Republic in 2017, the company said in a press release on Wednesday.

Over 30% of bridges in Central Bohemia are in poor shape

Radio Prague |
14 December 2017

Over 30 percent of bridges in the Central Bohemian region are in a poor state and 11 percent are in dangerous condition, Jaroslava Pokorná Hermanová, governor of the Central Bohemian region, told journalists on Wednesday.

Hopeful punt on Indian pet food market pays off for Czech producer

Radio Prague |
14 December 2017

It's sheer size, reputation for bureaucratic obstacles, and the time and expense of opening markets makes India a daunting challenge for most exporters. But one Czech company over the last year has taken the plunge and it appears to be a success story.

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