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Developers: Average new Prague flat costs 14.2 years’ salary

Radio Prague |
17 June 2020

A Prague resident would need to spend 14.2 years' salary for a medium-size apartment (70 square metres), if having no other expenses, according to a new study based on statistics compiled by three leading property developers. The average price of a new flat sold in the Czech capital has risen by 88% since mid-2015, but by just 1.6% in the past year, to CZK 106,392 per square metre.

Days of European Film get underway

Radio Prague |
17 June 2020

The annual Days of European Film, the first major event of its kind held in the Czech Republic in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, got underway in Prague on Tuesday. The eight-day festival offers a selection of more than 40 films from across the continent.

The Cremator: A macabre study of descent to the dark side

Radio Prague |
17 June 2020

The Cremator by Ladislav Fuks traces its protagonist's chilling drift into collaboration and murder – and became the basis for one of the greatest ever Czech films.

Qualified Worker Programme for non-EU foreigners partly restored

Radio Prague |
17 June 2020

Monday did not just see the Czech government remove a wide-range of travel restrictions. A green light has also been given for workers from some non-EU states to apply for work in the Czech Republic. This is particularly relevant when it comes to Ukraine, the Czech Republic's second largest source of foreign labour.

Borders open as map of Europe "goes green"

Radio Prague |
16 June 2020

June 15 has brought a further loosening of travel restrictions on the Continent with Czechs now able to travel to the majority of European states without restrictions. People will also be able to discard their masks outdoors, without needing to observe the strict social distancing rules that have been in place since March.

OECD: Czech economy set for fifth sharpest downturn in world in 2020

Radio Prague |
16 June 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic the economy of the Czech Republic is set for the world's fifth largest downturn this year, according to a report published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Only the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and France will be harder hit in 2020, the OECD expects.

Coronavirus crisis sparks fresh minimum wage debate

Radio Prague |
16 June 2020

The coronavirus crisis has sparked new debate about the minimum wage. Unions are pushing for a sizable increase but employers and the opposition have come out against this.

Cardiologists at Na Homolce hospital become first in Europe to implant world's smallest pacemaker

Radio Prague |
16 June 2020

Cardiologists at Prague's Na Homolce hospital implanted the world's smallest pacemaker into a patient last week. It was the first operation of this type in Europe. Possessing new software that was partly developed by doctors at the hospital, the pacemaker has an increased longevity despite its smaller size.

Protestors on taking part in Prague's George Floyd demonstration

Radio Prague |
15 June 2020

Hundreds of protesters gathered in the centre of Prague and marched towards the US Embassy to express their solidarity in the fight against racism on June 6. Radio Prague spoke to some of them about the demonstration and the goals they believe it could achieve.

Winning designs for three metro stations on planned D-line presented

Radio Prague |
15 June 2020

Prague City Hall and the Prague Transport Company this week presented the winning designs for three of the eight metro stations on the planned D-line. The works of Vladimír Kopecký, Jiří Černický and Stanislav Kolíbal will appear in the Nádraží Krč, Krč Hospital and Nové Dvory stations.

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