Saturday, 16 February 2019

Radio Prague

Upcoming film on Václav Havel receives CZK 14.5 million in state funding

Radio Prague |
12 December 2018

The Czech Film Fund will spend CZK 64 million on supporting eight upcoming feature films. The largest amount, some CZK 14.5 million, will help fund an upcoming biographical film about Václav Havel.

Why did Communists allow first public demonstration on December 10, 1988?

Radio Prague |
11 December 2018

Monday is the 30th anniversary of the first demonstration ever permitted by Czechoslovakia's Communists. But why did the regime allow their enemies like Václav Havel to speak publicly on December 10, 1988? And what did it mean for dissidents themselves?

Photographer Marie Tomanová: These people bent down and saw me in the tree trunk and I was like, Hi!

Radio Prague |
11 December 2018

US-based Czech photographer Marie Tomanová is known for her striking portrait work and often nude images of her own body interacting with nature. Right now Tomanová's career is on the up and up.

'Perník' - a Czech Christmas delicacy that goes back centuries

Radio Prague |
13 December 2018

It is not just at local markets where gingerbread in all shapes and colours can be found. Baking the delicacy is a treasured tradition among most Czech families as well.

Monkey Business return with Bad Time for Gentlemen

Radio Prague |
10 December 2018

The Prague funk group Monkey Business, known for their highly entertaining live shows, have just launched their ninth LP, Bad Time for Gentlemen.

Simon Mawer's Prague Spring: a complex love story amid the drama of 1968

Radio Prague |
10 December 2018

Simon Mawer's latest book is called Prague Spring, and this time the setting is Prague, in the days just before and after the Soviet-led invasion in August 1968.

October a month of solid growth for the Czech economy, say statisticians

Radio Prague |
10 December 2018

In October, Czech industry experienced the second best result in 2018 in terms of year-on-year growth, as the Czech Statistical Office reported growth of 6.7 percent. Largest contributions came from the car industry, metal manufacturing and the electronics sector.

Czech foreign minister says US stand on INF treaty perfectly understandable

Radio Prague |
7 December 2018

NATO foreign ministers concluded two days of talks in Brussels on Wednesday focussing on issues such as the INF Treaty, the crisis in the Sea of Azov, stability in the Western Balkans and Afghanistan. The Czech Republic was represented by Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček.

"Paneláks" - home for many Czechs, but what does the future hold?

Radio Prague |
7 December 2018

Every third Czech lives in a "panelák". These blocks of flats made of prefabricated parts are a typical feature of all the former Soviet satellite countries. They were built to last only for two or three generations. Now, their inhabitants are doing their best to prolong their life-span. However, they still pose a serious housing problem for the future.

Some 10,000 Czech businesses fronted by homeless "white horses"

Radio Prague |
7 December 2018

It is generally still easier in the Czech Republic than elsewhere in the EU to hide crucial parts of corporate structures – including the ultimate beneficial owners of a business – from public scrutiny.

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