Monday, 22 July 2019

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Ursula von der Leyen's election greeted with mixed feelings

Radio Prague |
18 July 2019

The election of Ursula von der Leyen as the new president of the European Commission has elicited both enthusiastic and sceptical reactions from Czech MEP, who were divided in the vote according to party lines. Those in favour of her election highlight her understanding of Central and Eastern Europe, those against point to her weak mandate.

Translators gather at 5th edition of annual Susanna Roth Award

Radio Prague |
17 July 2019

Linguists from countries including China, Japan and France have gathered in Prague to attend the annual Susanna Roth Award, which gives young translators interested in Czech the opportunity to network and learn more about contemporary Czech literature.

iHNed: Electric car market set to take off next year

Radio Prague |
17 July 2019

A major increase in electric cars driving on Czech roads is expected in the coming years, with some experts predicting up to a quarter of a million electricity powered cars will be in the country by 2030. A gradual increase in the number of these vehicles will start next year, with the country's largest car manufacturer Škoda planning on selling around 2,500, news site iHNed reports.

Remnants of medieval wall dating back to 1041 unearthed in Břeclav

Radio Prague |
16 July 2019

Preparatory work for the reconstruction of Břeclav Castle has unearthed a rare archaeological find –the remains of a medieval wall from the beginning of the 11th century.

Level of digitalization in public administration considered inadequate

Radio Prague |
16 July 2019

The present level of digitization in public administration will be woefully inadequate in three to five years according to a survey among its employees conducted by CEEC Research. They are calling for faster progress in the field, with greater coordination and interconnectedness of the system.

Gene Deitch on Pete Seeger, US Communists in Czechoslovakia and Prague's transformation

Radio Prague |
15 July 2019

Animator Gene Deitch talks about the small number of Americans who moved here in the communist period, one of them being the great folk singer and social activist Pete Seeger.

Love of Kafka unites artists in show marking 30th anniversary of Velvet Revolution

Radio Prague |
15 July 2019

An exhibition marking the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution has just got underway at Prague's Municipal House. It showcases the work, but also personal diaries and correspondence, of 30 artists, active between the years 1919 and 1989.

Žluté lázně - a popular bathing spot

Radio Prague |
16 July 2019

One of the most convenient spots for bathing and catching some rays in Prague is Žluté lázně, which is a tram ride down the Vltava to the Podolí neighbourhood.

Oscar-winning animator Gene Deitch

Radio Prague |
12 July 2019

Gene Deitch, who turns 95 next month, is by some distance the US citizen longest resident in Prague. Deitch had run a successful animation studio in New York prior to the fateful meeting in 1959 with his future wife Zdenka that led him to settle in Prague soon after.

Number of animals killed on Czech roads shoots up in five years

Radio Prague |
12 July 2019

Statistics show that the number of collisions with animals on Czech roads has increased markedly in recent years. The main reasons include high numbers of deer and current agriculture policy, but potentially also the impact of drought.

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