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Analysts: Decrease in Germany's 2019 growth forecast will not affect CR

Radio Prague |
10 June 2019

The German Central Bank has published a prediction on the country's expected economic growth for 2019. It lowered its expectations from 1.6 percent to 0.6 percent. The Czech manufacturing sector is very dependent on German economic strength. However, analysts questioned by the Czech News Agency say that changes in the forecast were expected and will not affect the Czech economy.

Czechs get the opportunity to name an exoplanet for the first time

Radio Prague |
7 June 2019

For the first time in history Czech citizens can come up with an official name for a star and planet outside our solar system. The opportunity comes as part of the 100 year anniversary of the International Astronomical Union, which has launched their worldwide NameExoWorlds campaign as part of the celebrations.

Taking Czech beer know-how to Bosnia

Radio Prague |
7 June 2019

The company TechOrg is engaging in a venture in Bosnia, where it is offering the locals advice in terms of financing and technology as well as the know-how of Czech beer-masters. The aim is to support the rise of local breweries which would cater to local tastes.

New flats in Prague increasingly out of reach

Radio Prague |
7 June 2019

Prague inhabitants with an average salary would have to work for nearly fifteen years for a flat of approximately seventy square metres, if they didn't have any other expenses, suggests a study by the developer company Central group. Just a year ago, Praguers needed to work less than 14 years to acquire a flat, while in 2014 it was less than ten years.

Czech politicians condemn draft Russian bill as attempt to rewrite history

Radio Prague |
7 June 2019

Czech politicians, including President Miloš Zeman, have condemned the draft Russian legislation stating that Soviet troops took part in the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia to supress an attempted coup. The Senate's Committee for Foreign Affair said the draft was an attempt to rewrite history and called on the Upper House to officially condemn Russia's attempt to regard Czechoslovak occupants as war veterans.

New website makes history classes more attractive

Radio Prague |
6 June 2019

The Czech Republic's Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes has launched a new project to help teachers in primary and secondary schools make history classes more engaging. Called Obrazy války or Images of War, it focuses on the period of the Second World War and provides teachers with alternative study materials, based on photographs and film clips.

Czech think-tank Sinopsis: Chinese 'investment' marred by endemic corruption, intransparency

Radio Prague |
6 June 2019

Ahead of the 30th anniversary of China's crackdown on peaceful pro-democracy demonstrators in Tiananmen Square, Radio Prague spoke to Filip Jirouš, coordinator the China-watching think tank Sinopsis, about the politics behind some of the more controversial aspects of business dealings between the countries.

New edition of Prague USE-IT map shares tips from locals

Radio Prague |
5 June 2019

For those who want to get a sense of what real life in Prague looks like and enjoy the authentic atmosphere of the city, there is Use-It Prague, a free alternative map inviting visitors to get off the beaten path and enjoy some of the city's more unusual venues.

Environment experts working on landscape that will withstand droughts and floods

Radio Prague |
5 June 2019

Experts from the Czech University of Life Sciences are working to create a landscape with elements to ensure that the land can withstand drought and floods. If it proves successful, the project should serve as a model for areas elsewhere in the Czech Republic and Europe.

Hopes for closer economic ties as Myanmar's head of government visits Prague

Radio Prague |
5 June 2019

Czech-Burmese relations are getting closer. That was the main message of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate turned State Counsellor of Myanmar, during her visit to Prague this week.

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