Friday, 24 March 2017

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ČEZ suffers in 2016 from continued weak power prices

Radio Prague |
22 March 2017

The Czech Republic's biggest electricity producer, almost 70 percent state owned ČEZ, delivered its 2016 results on March 21 with the outcome largely disappointing analysts. The headline figures are full profit for the year of 14.6 billion crowns, which rose to 19.6 billion crowns after all exceptional items had been cleared away. Both figures represent a drop of 29 percent on the corresponding outcome for 2015.

English translation key to Czech books also reaching other language markets, says Czech Literary Centre head Petr Janyška

Radio Prague |
21 March 2017

Petr Janyška is the head of the Czech Literary Centre, a recently created state agency that aims to promote the country's writers internationally.

Czechs mourn Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, a symbol of courage and unwavering faith

Radio Prague |
21 March 2017

Arrangements are being made for the funeral of Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, the former head of the Czech Roman Catholic Church, who died on Saturday.

Police kept order as fast food revolution began in Prague 25 years ago

Radio Prague |
21 March 2017

A taste of the West was the slogan used by another very different company, though in this case it was perhaps more appropriate. And the interest was huge when the first McDonald's hamburger restaurant opened its doors 25 years ago in what was still Czechoslovakia on March 20, 1992.

Jazzman Ondřej Pivec features on Grammy-winning album

Radio Prague |
22 March 2017

Czech organist and jazz musician Ondřej Pivec features on this year's Grammy Award-winning album Take Me to the Alley by Gregory Porter.

The kebab squad

Radio Prague |
21 March 2017

Kebabarny.cz (kebabárny) is a website which reviews kebab and gyros eateries, mainly across Prague, but also throughout the Czech Republic, and even beyond in places like Germany and London.

Step back into pre-war and First Republic era in Municipal House café

Radio Prague |
20 March 2017

Prague's Municipal House is one of the gems of the city's rich Art Nouveau architectural history. And the complex's café is one of the best ways of getting a taste of pre-World War 1 and First Republic café society in its heyday.

Prague-based company seeks worldwide markets with 3D laser technology for road repairs

Radio Prague |
20 March 2017

A Czech company is using 3D laser technology to offer more accurate road repairs and resurfacing and is targeting a worldwide market that could result from the know-how.

"Plane of the future" will be one of the main draws in Czech pavilion at Expo 2017

Radio Prague |
20 March 2017

An electric-powered plane of the future will be one of the highlights at the Czech pavilion at Expo 2017, which opens later this year in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Ignoring refugee plight "tragedy and crime", says Ai Weiwei ahead of opening of huge new work in Prague

Radio Prague |
17 March 2017

A major new exhibition by the Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei opened in Prague on Thursday evening. The show is centred around an enormous recreation of a lifeboat highlighting the plight of refugees – and Ai told reporters that Europe's handling of the crisis raised major questions surrounding its values.

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