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February year-on-year growth figures show resilience of Czech economy, says analyst

Radio Prague |
9 April 2019

February saw Czech industrial production experience a year-on-year growth of 1.5%, according to the latest Czech Statistics Office report. The growth was mainly the result of energy production. The automobile manufacturing sector experienced a decline, but improved compared to previous months.

Felkl & Sohn: How a Prague globe maker conquered the world then lost it as maps were redrawn

Radio Prague |
8 April 2019

In the days of the Habsburg Empire, nearly every geography class in central Europe would have had a globe made by Felkl & Sohn. The decline began between the world wars, as found Jan Felkl's own world became smaller and smaller.

The Košice manifesto - the 1945 document that sealed Czechoslovakia's eastern orientation

Radio Prague |
8 April 2019

On April 5, 1945 the newly formed Czechoslovak government agreed on a manifesto known as the Košice Programme. It clearly delineated the future of the country as a Soviet ally – and can be seen as laying the groundwork for the eventual Communist takeover in 1948.

Czech archaeologists reveal identity of ancient Egyptian Queen

Radio Prague |
8 April 2019

Czech archaeologists have made another significant discovery in Egypt, unearthing the tomb of an Egyptian dignitary dating back to the end of the Fifth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom. They also revealed the identity of an ancient Egyptian queen at a pyramid complex in south Saqqara near Cairo, which had long baffled experts.

Romany music from the Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
8 April 2019

On the occasion of International Roma Day (April 8), Radio Prague is featuring music by some of the country's best Romany singers.

EU Satellite Navigation System Centre in Prague to grow

Radio Prague |
8 April 2019

Prague is the seat of GSA: European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency. It manages and monitors the increasingly ambitious EU space programme and its responsibilities are expected to grow.

Opposition party proposes drivers be allowed to have a beer

Radio Prague |
8 April 2019

The Civic Democrats have come out with a new amendment to the Czech driving legislation, which would allow drivers to have up to two lagers before taking the wheel. They hope to table the proposal at the next session of the Chamber of Deputies, but there appears to be scant support for the idea in the lower house. ANO deputy Dr. Rostislav Vyzula, who sits in the Committee on Health Care, said Czechs are not ready for it and it could lead to a rise in alcohol consumption among drivers.

Press: Vietnam's Bamboo Airways set to launch direct flights to Prague

Radio Prague |
8 April 2019

Vietnam's start-up airline Bamboo Airways, which began operations in January, in expected to soon launch direct flights to the Czech Republic, which has a sizeable ethnic Vietnamese minority, the daily E15 reports.

As NATO marks 70 years, Jens Stoltenberg discusses main challenges facing alliance

Radio Prague |
8 April 2019

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was established on this day, April 4, 70 years ago. In connection with the anniversary, Czech Radio European analyst Filip Nerad spoke to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels.

HN: Breweries to open dozens of new branded pubs in 2019

Radio Prague |
5 April 2019

Major Czech brewing companies are planning to open dozens of new branded pubs this year, Hospodářské noviny reported on Thursday. The move builds on a trend seen in recent years and is aimed at stemming a decline in consumption. The country's biggest brewing group, Pilsner Urquell-makers Plzeňský Prazdroj, is preparing to open its first pub under the brand name Pilsnerka in the coming months, the business daily reported.

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