Thursday, 22 February 2018

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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.

Czech inflation slows in December, 2017 price rises at 2.5%

Radio Prague |
11 January 2018

The pace of annual Czech inflation slowed in December to 2.4 percent from November's 2.6 percent. But that did not appreciably cut the final 2017 figure for inflation in the country. It came in at 2.5 percent for the whole year.

Unusual guide highlights 500 Prague 'hidden secrets'

Radio Prague |
10 January 2018

Where are the most unusual places to have a drink in Prague? What are the city's five best small breweries? And which five river islands are worth discovering? A new book called '500 Hidden Secrets of Prague' gives answers to all these questions and more and invites both tourists and locals to discover places off the beaten track.

Czech unemployment rose in Dec. but still remains lowest figure for Dec. in 20 years

Radio Prague |
10 January 2018

Unemployment in the Czech Republic rose in December following a four-month decline, going from 3.5 in November to 3.8 percent. The figure was released on Tuesday by the Czech Labour Office and, despite the rise, is the lowest for the period of December in 20 years. In all, some 280,000 people job seekers were registered.

Anti-corruption squad recommends 18 people be charged with tax evasion in fuel trading

Radio Prague |
9 January 2018

The police's anti-corruption squad has recommended 18 people be charged for large-scale tax evasion connected to diesel and gas transactions between 2010 and 2011. The fuels were bought in Germany and Austria but the VAT allegedly went unpaid; damages have been estimated at 1.4 billion crowns.

Hager: Some parents don't even know social networks their children are on exist

Radio Prague |
9 January 2018

The documentary Children Online shines a highly revealing light on how the lives of kids in the Czech Republic are increasingly shaped, if not dominated, by the internet. Its director is Kateřina Hager.

Fifty years since Alexander Dubček took over at top of Czechoslovak communist party

Radio Prague |
8 January 2018

Fifty years ago on January 5, 1968, the news came out of the ongoing central committee party meeting of the Czechoslovak communist party that Slovak, Alexander Dubček, had been chosen as the new party boss.

Hyde Park Civilisation's Daniel Stach on why popularizing science is so important

Radio Prague |
8 January 2018

Daniel Stach is the charismatic host of Hyde Park Civilisation, a weekly program which runs every Saturday evening on public broadcaster Czech TV. Daniel has interviewed numerous acclaimed scientists, award-winning and groundbreaking researchers, Nobel Prize laureates about everything from quantum mechanics to the latest research in DNA.

Czech Hyundai car plant expects drop in 2018 output

Radio Prague |
8 January 2018

The Czech auto sector, both cars and components, is booming. But the boom is not shared equally between the country's biggest producers. While the biggest manufacturer, Škoda Auto, is hard pressed to keep up with demand, Hyundai saw production drop slightly last year and the trend is set to continue in 2018.

Archaeologists find former Roman presence in Brno

Radio Prague |
5 January 2018

Archaeologists have found evidence that Roman soldiers were present on the site of the Czech city of Brno. Evidence of a temporary Roman camp has been found in the city.

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