Tuesday, 23 May 2017

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Battle breaks out over Czech frequency reallocation

Radio Prague |
23 May 2017

An angry war of words has broken out over government plans to pave the way for a new frequency for terrestrial tv broadcasters as part of moves to free up space for mobile data to be transmitted around the world.

ČEZ bosses rebuffed over sale of biggest coal fired plant

Radio Prague |
19 May 2017

The supervisory board of the Czech Republic's biggest power company, ČEZ, flexed its muscles Thursday and rejected a proposal back by management and three independent advisors to sell the company's biggest coal-fired power plant.

Czech Development Agency head: development aid can help prevent security threats

Radio Prague |
19 May 2017

The Czech Development Agency was set up in 2008, under the Czech Foreign Affairs Ministry, with the aim to help eradicate poverty in the world and contribute to sustainable development.

Russians flock back to Prague

Radio Prague |
19 May 2017

Some 1,380 000 people visited Prague in the first quarter of 2017, spending over three million nights in the city, according to data released by Prague City Tourism. The office has recorded a significant surge in the number of Russian tourists.

China Eastern expresses interest in Czech travel company, Prague airport

Radio Prague |
18 May 2017

Chinese aircraft company China Eastern is interested in buying a stake in the Czech Republic's biggest airport company operating Prague's Václav Havel airport or one of the country's main carriers, Travel Service.

Newly-issued stamp marks 75th anniversary of Operation Anthropoid

Radio Prague |
18 May 2017

Czech Post on Wednesday unveiled a new souvenir sheet containing a 46 crown stamp marking the 75th anniversary of Operation Anthropoid. The souvenir sheet, about the size of a postcard, gave the artist greater room to pay homage to those who gave their lives in the operation or were murdered in reprisal by the Nazis.

Prague company seeks to land more orders for amphibious vans

Radio Prague |
18 May 2017

Observers may have been surprised when they saw a Mercedes mini-van drive into the Vltava river a few miles outside Prague. What they were witnessing was a demonstration of a prototype amphibian minivan with its backers, the Prague subsidiary of British-based company Enjoy Tech Limited.

Prague airport launches random checks for trace elements of explosives

Radio Prague |
17 May 2017

Prague's Václav Havel Airport on Monday launched new random controls of baggage checked in for the presence of trace elements of explosives. The move, in compliance with EU legislation, is to increase security to limit the possibility of explosive substances ever making it into planes' cargo holds, as part of a terrorist attack.

Psychiatric care is Czech Cinderella sector

Radio Prague |
17 May 2017

Psychiatric care in Central and Eastern Europe, including the Czech Republic, is ineffective and heavily underfinanced, suggests an international study, which has just been published in the prestigious US journal The Lancet Psychiatry.

Czech Pony Express enthusiasts to hold historic celebration on three continents

Radio Prague |
16 May 2017

An unusual international event is set to kick off in the Czech countryside next weekend. The project will bring together the "tramping" outdoors movement, next year's centenary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia and the historic Pony Express in the US.

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