Wednesday, 20 February 2019

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"We can mix anything you want", says owner of Brno's world famous bar chain

Radio Prague |
18 February 2019

When 23-year-old Jan Vlachynský and his friend decided to open a bar in their local town they placed their bets on originality and customer service. Seven years later it seems their project paid off bigtime.

Press: Czech economy sees slowest growth among Visegrad Group states

Radio Prague |
18 February 2019

Czech economic growth in 2018 slowed to 3 percent, down from 4.5 the previous year, according to data released by the Czech Statistics Office. While confidence in the economy is still high, in terms of economic growth, the Czech Republic is lagging behind the other Visegrad Group states.

Prof. Jiří Neužil - head of research in molecular therapy of tumors

Radio Prague |
15 February 2019

Professor Jiří Neužil is one of the Czech Republic's leading specialists in cancer research. His research teams at the Biotechnological Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Griffith University in Australia have focused on a novel approach in the fight against incurable forms of breast cancer.

Ministry plans higher pensions and new affordable housing legislation

Radio Prague |
15 February 2019

The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is proposing an increase in old-age pensions next year. Minister Jana Maláčová also announced on Thursday that she was drafting legislation aimed at delivering affordable housing.

Venezuelans in Czechia look with concern and hope to their homeland

Radio Prague |
15 February 2019

Among those following developments in Venezuela with avid interest are Venezuelan emigres who have made a new life in the Czech Republic. For many of them Juan Guaido represents new hope that they will one day be able to return home.

New media freedom watchdog extablished in Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
14 February 2019

The Czech Republic has a new media freedom watchdog. A number of leading journalists this week established a Czech branch of the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists set up to protect press freedom and support independent journalism wherever it is under threat.

Cardinal Dominik Duka agrees to meet victims of sexual abuse by priests

Radio Prague |
14 February 2019

Pope Francis this month publicly acknowledged the scandal of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns and has vowed to do more to fight the problem. Here in the Czech Republic, Cardinal Dominik Duka – who in the past has characterized such scandals as attacks on the church – has now agreed under pressure to meet some of the victims face to face.

David Černý's CyberDog: a tour of Europe's first robotic wine bar

Radio Prague |
14 February 2019

Few would associate Nové Butovice with the avant-garde. Yet this Prague 13 neighbourhood is the site of a ground-breaking project mixing robotics with mixology.

Legendary traveller Miroslav Zikmund turns 100

Radio Prague |
14 February 2019

The great traveller Miroslav Zikmund turned 100 on Thursday. For Czechoslovaks unable to travel much under communism, the books and radio reports produced by Zikmund and his friend Jiří Hanzelka served as a window to exotic parts of the world.

Record number of Czechs happy with the state of the country's economy

Radio Prague |
14 February 2019

A full four-fifths of Czechs are happy with the state of their country's economy, the highest rating from the public in 23 years, according to a survey conducted by the CVVM polling agency.

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