Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Radio Prague

Boží Dar - "God's gift" to skiers

Radio Prague |
4 February 2019

Radio Prague paid a visit to Boží Dar, one of the most popular ski resorts located in Krušné Hory in the northwest of the country.

Could the Czech Republic soon profit from a "state-wide metro system"?

Radio Prague |
4 February 2019

Experts and politicians agree that high-speed railways are vital for the future of the Czech Republic. Current plans envision a network that would not just connect major Czech cities with other European capitals, but also regional centres with Prague, increasing development across the country. The target is to have three high-speed rail lines by 2025.

Cardinal slams "black comedy" of Communists' compensation taxation move

Radio Prague |
4 February 2019

The head of the Czech Roman Catholic Church has hit back at a Communist Party bill aimed at taxing compensation paid to churches for property seized under the previous regime. Cardinal Dominik Duka has described the Communists' move as a "black comedy" and says a Senate vote on the matter will determine how faith groups proceed.

'Bohemian Rhapsody' raises profile of Czech AIDS project co-founded by Freddie Mercury's friend

Radio Prague |
1 February 2019

The founders of a project to educate Czech schoolchildren about HIV and AIDS, named in honour of the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, plan to take it worldwide. The phenomenal success of the new biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" has raised the project's profile ahead of its global launch – which its founders say is a happy coincidence.

Massive queues as eager collectors wait to pick up jubilee currency

Radio Prague |
1 February 2019

To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the introduction of the crown, the Czech National Bank has issued special coins and banknotes that members of the public can trade for their normal equivalents. The coins and banknotes can be used as currency, but most eager collectors will be unwilling to give them up.

Director Ivan Fíla on final cut, Hollywood kitsch, and Prague Spring hero František Kriegel

Radio Prague |
31 January 2019

Award-winning screenwriter and director Ivan Fíla this summer added another titular feather to his cap – that of best-selling author – following the runaway success of his historical novel about the one Prague Spring leader who refused to sign the Moscow Protocol legitimising the Soviet invasion and onset of "normalisation".

Criminal offences down overall by 5 percent but rising in cyberspace, say police

Radio Prague |
31 January 2019

Crime rates continue to sink in the Czech Republic, going down by 5 percent in 2018, and trust in the police is at a record high according to polls. Yet while property theft and murders are down, police warn that an increasing number of crimes are happening in cyberspace.

Could AT&T be Czech Republic's next major telecom operator?

Radio Prague |
31 January 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš's tweet that he was lobbying for the opening of an Apple Store in Prague received much attention from Czech media. However, server iDNES.cz reports that the Czech PM also discussed the possibility of introducing American telecoms giant AT&T as the fourth major mobile phone operator in the country.

The Czechoslovak-Polish War of January 1919 - a brief clash with lasting consequences

Radio Prague |
30 January 2019

Today it is largely forgotten by Czechs, but the Czechoslovak-Polish War of January 1919 was a more significant conflict than its few hundred casualties suggest.

Minister: Ukraine increasingly important economic partner for ČR

Radio Prague |
30 January 2019

One of the important points on Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček's agenda during his two-day visit to Ukraine has been the strengthening of economic relations. While bilateral trade sank significantly in the immediate period following the 2014 revolution, it has been growing steadily since 2016 and now lies at nearly EUR 2 billion per year.

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