Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Radio Prague

Jiří Drahoš: a man with the right chemistry to be Czech president?

Radio Prague |
15 January 2018

With his pro-NATO and pro-European views and reserved manners, Drahoš stands in stark contrast to the current head of state. In his programme he promises to respect the Constitution, to promote family and education and to re-open Prague Castle to the public.

Franz Fühmann and the Sudetenland dreaming

Radio Prague |
15 January 2018

Franz Fühmann (1922-1984) was one of East Germany's most widely read writers. He is also one of few that have stood the test of time. His pre-war memories of the Sudetenland form part of his 1962 collection The Jew Car which is now available in English.

Kroměříž: the palace of bishops and filmmakers

Radio Prague |
15 January 2018

There is a Palace in Moravia like none other. You will find it in Kroměříž not far from the banks of the Morava river.

Czech pink pill gets protection

Radio Prague |
15 January 2018

French pharmaceutical company Sanofi has registered the colour and shape of the famous Czech painkiller Ibalgin, the daily Hospodářeké noviny reported on Friday. The round tablets in bright pink colour belong among the 10 top-selling drugs in the country.

Czech central bank reshapes currency reserve management

Radio Prague |
12 January 2018

The Czech National Bank (CNB) has announced a shake-up of its system for managing its foreign currency reserves. The bank says it will now divide its reserves into two categories: those destined for fast access and use and those regarded as long-term investments.

Highly valuable artefacts relating to Czech statehood now on show

Radio Prague |
12 January 2018

The first part of a major exhibition marking the centenary of the establishment of Czechoslovakia has got underway at Prague Castle. It offers a rare, if brief, opportunity to see extremely valuable artefacts considered the very foundations of Czech statehood.

IKEA pop-up store to open in Prague centre

Radio Prague |
12 January 2018

Swedish furniture giant IKEA will open a new store in the very centre of Prague this summer, the daily e15 reported on Thursday. A temporary pop-up store selling living rooms will be located on Wenceslas Square.

Prague's university unveils lab studying human reactions using VR technology

Radio Prague |
12 January 2018

Peoples' reactions are the focus of a specialised lab at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague. Among other things, it relies on virtual reality as a tool.

New station Televize Seznam to launch on Friday

Radio Prague |
11 January 2018

The leading Czech internet company Seznam.cz is set to launch a nationwide TV station on Friday. Entitled Televize Seznam, it will be available as a classic terrestrial channel and on the internet.

Czechs pay tribute to photographic great Josef Koudelka

Radio Prague |
11 January 2018

Josef Koudelka, one of the greatest living Czech photographers and the only Czech to become a member of the prestigious Magnum Photo agency, turned 80 on Wednesday. Czechs will mark his anniversary with a series of events taking place throughout the year.

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