Saturday, 11 July 2020

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Many Czech breweries still struggling, despite popularity of golden brew

Radio Prague |
10 July 2020

Czech breweries are counting the costs of the coronavirus crisis. During the state of emergency which closed some 50,000 pubs around the country, beer consumption took a dive and although the government-imposed restrictions have now been lifted, the pace of recovery is slow.

Colours organisers bringing smaller alternative festival to Ostrava

Radio Prague |
10 July 2020

Instead of the Czech Republic’s biggest music festival, Colours of Ostrava, which is cancelled because of Covid-19, its operators are running a four-day "Nonfestival" at the same post-industrial site next week.

Poll launched to select "significant day" for Czechs abroad

Radio Prague |
9 July 2020

The Czech Foreign Ministry has launched a public poll to help select a specific date for Czechs Abroad Day, choosing from five historically significant dates for Czech expats.

Minorities in Czechia might be allowed to wed in their own language

Radio Prague |
9 July 2020

Minorities living in the Czech Republic can only have a civil wedding conducted in Czech. However, that practice might soon change. The lower house of Parliament is due to debate an amendment to the law on birth registers that would allow the Slovaks, Poles, Vietnamese and other minorities living in the country to say 'I do' in their native language.

HN: The surprisingly low unemployment rate may not last long

Radio Prague |
9 July 2020

The decline in economic growth in the Czech Republic is accompanied by a surprising phenomenon – a relatively low unemployment rate, the financial daily Hospodářské noviny notes. Analysts predict it will not be long before the unemployment figure starts to climb.

Over 10,000 historical books to be moved to Strahov Library

Radio Prague |
9 July 2020

The Archbishopric of Prague has begun moving more than ten thousand historical books from its private collection to the library in the Strahov Monastery. It is hoped that this will make the publications more accessible to the public.

"There is no reason to panic" — says health minister about Karviná COVID-19 outbreak

Radio Prague |
8 July 2020

The situation in the Moravian-Silesian region, including its town of Karviná, is stable and there is no reason to panic, Health Minister Adam Vojtěch said on Tuesday. The statement came a few days after several EU states placed the Czech Republic on their list of medium-risk countries due to the outbreak in the country's north-east.

Archaeologists search for remains of Zdena Mašínová in Prague mass grave

Radio Prague |
8 July 2020

Archaeologists are searching for the remains of Zdena Mašínová, a WWII resister whose family left a deep mark on modern Czech history. Following her death in a Communist jail, Mašínová's remains were dumped in a mass grave in Prague – and her daughter says may know where to find them.

Czechs smoked less during Covid-19 outbreak but paid more due to tax hike

Radio Prague |
8 July 2020

Cigarette consumption in the Czech Republic dropped by more than 60 million over the past year, Czech Radio reported on Tuesday, citing data by the agency Nielsen. The biggest drop in consumption was recorded in March and April, when a state of emergency was in place in the Czech Republic.

Hunting some of the world's coolest buildings

Radio Prague |
8 July 2020

The coffee table book Modern Architecture and Interiors by Adam Štěch is the fruit of a deeply-held passion. Over a decade and a half, Štěch travelled the world searching out, visiting and documenting often obscure examples of modernist architecture.

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