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Czechs drinking less beer

Radio Prague |
19 April 2018

It's no secret that Czechs make some of the best beer in the world and also that many enjoy beer almost more than any other alcoholic or even non-alcoholic beverage. But habits appear to be changing. Last year, they consumed the least amount of beer in 50 years. In 2017, the Czech on average drank 138 litres over the course of the year, the lowest consumption in 50 years. The findings were released by the Czech Beer and Malt Association.

Central European auto sector seeks to drive changes to EU-wide emission limits

Radio Prague |
19 April 2018

Auto associations from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary, have met in Prague to compare their responses to crucial European proposals for further curbing emissions of key pollutants.

Government concerned about future of Ostrava steelmaker

Radio Prague |
19 April 2018

The biggest Czech steelmaker and its home city of Ostrava are concerned they could be hit by a major ownership upheaval in the European steelmaking sector. And the Czech government is keeping close tabs on talks surrounding the fate of ArcelorMittal Ostrava.

IMF revises Czech growth forecast

Radio Prague |
18 April 2018

The International Monetary Fund has revised its economic growth forecast for the Czech Republic in 2018 from a projected 2.6 percent in the fall of last year to 3.5 percent of the GDP. The country saw a 4.3 percent growth last year.

Czech Media Invest buying radio assets from Lagardere

Radio Prague |
18 April 2018

The Czech group Media Invest, which is co-owned and run by billionaire Daniel Křetinský, is buying radio assets in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Romania from the French media group Lagardere.

Preparations underway for return of Cardinal Beran's remains

Radio Prague |
18 April 2018

Preparations are underway for the return of the remains of Cardinal Josef Beran to his homeland this weekend. The Cardinal's remains will be flown to the Czech Republic on Friday and will be buried in Prague's St. Vitus Cathedral, the final resting place of kings and cardinals, the next day.

Economic downturn could spark new type of Czech populism

Radio Prague |
18 April 2018

Though long based in Wales, where he teaches at the Cardiff School of Law and Politics, Professor Jiří Přibáň is a regular commentator on politics in his native Czech Republic. Last week he discussed the rise of populism, the chances of a vote on leaving the EU and the outlook for Czech liberals.

Proposed new Prague development framework sets urban targets for future decades

Radio Prague |
18 April 2018

The Prague Institute of Planning and Development has unveiled the new Metropolitan Plan for the Czech capital that should come into effect in the year 2023. Among other things, the new strategic plan introduces building height regulation and attempts to prevent the city from sprawling into the surrounding countryside.

Metropolitan Plan outlines vision of Prague for decades, says mayor

Radio Prague |
17 April 2018

The Prague Institute of Planning and Development has submitted the strategic urban or municipal plan for the Czech capital, to come effect in 2023, Prague Mayor Adriana Krnáčová confirmed on Monday.

Central Bohemia region at centre of row over massive fixed rate loan

Radio Prague |
17 April 2018

The Central Bohemia region is at the centre of a row over a massive loan taken out at a high interest rate. A 6.0 percent interest rate was attached to the 1.8 billion crown loan taken out in 2008. Under the terms of the loan, the interest rate cannot be changed over its 20 year term.

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