Tuesday, 16 July 2019

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Marquee performer Jiří Korn marks jubilee year

Radio Prague |
20 May 2019

Singer, actor and dancer Jiří Korn was born in Prague seventy years ago this May. The consummate marquee performer began his professional musical career back in the swinging sixties as a member of Rebels.

Gloria Musaealis awards usher in nationwide Festival of Museum Nights

Radio Prague |
20 May 2019

The annual nationwide Festival of Museum Nights is traditionally preceded by a gala ceremony at which the Czech Association of Museums and Galleries hands out Gloria Musaealis awards in different categories. The award ceremony took place in Prague's Municipal House on Thursday night and carried a special significance for the winners.

Survey: Czech company tax among the most complicated in Europe

Radio Prague |
20 May 2019

The Czech Republic's system of company tax is one of the most complicated in the EU, claims a study made in collaboration by the consultancy BDO and two German universities. The Czech Republic ranked 4th from bottom among EU states and its tax system was considered below average in the world-wide ranking. To compare international levels of tax complexity, data from 1,000 respondents was collected and analysed in a joint research project of the LMU Munich and the University of Paderborn.

Quo vadis, EU? Czech politicians debate benefits, responsibilities, direction of Union after 15 years as members

Radio Prague |
20 May 2019

Czechs are marking 15 years as EU members this month. With elections to the European Parliament only days away, the nation's prime minister, foreign minister, and one Commissioner in Brussels are voicing differing views on the benefits and responsibilities of EU membership and the challenges ahead.

Czech TV productions receive five nominations at Monte Carlo Television Festival

Radio Prague |
17 May 2019

Czech Television, the country's national public broadcaster, has reason to be proud: it will have a strong representation at the 59th Monte Carlo Television Festival. Its two-part real-life mining drama Dukla 61, directed by David Ondříček picked up two nominations and its popular comedy series Dubbing Street received three nominations for Golden Nymph Awards.

Making a difference with Bwindi Coffee

Radio Prague |
17 May 2019

Kateřina and Emmanuelle Chauveau are an enterprising couple who fell in love with Uganda and started helping orphans in Bwindi. In order to support their charity project they eventually set up a business based on their mutual love of coffee.

Czech unions seek to force employers to accurately track employees' hours

Radio Prague |
17 May 2019

Companies in the Czech Republic will have to accurately track their employees' working hours. Otherwise they will come under pressure from trade unions armed with a new European court ruling, iHned.cz. reported on Thursday.

Czech arts minister Staněk quits after mounting pressure

Radio Prague |
17 May 2019

The Czech Republic's embattled minister of culture, Antonín Staněk, is stepping down. Mr. Staněk had come under mounting pressure following divisive high-profile sackings and damning performances in the media. He is the seventh cabinet member to depart the governing coalition since its appointment less than 11 months ago.

Girls, mountains, war and clouds: the life's work of renowned Czech photographer Ladislav Sitenský in 100 shots

Radio Prague |
16 May 2019

This May marks the centenary of the birth of Ladislav Sitenský, among the most celebrated Czech photographers of the 20th century. He's perhaps best known today for his iconic World War II work documenting the Nazi occupation of his homeland.

Rainbow Map of Europe shows relative position of sexual minorities worsening in Czechia

Radio Prague |
16 May 2019

The latest Rainbow Map, a comprehensive evaluation of 49 European countries according to their attitude towards sexual minorities ranks the Czech Republic in 31st place – closer to countries where members of the LGBTI community face systemic discrimination or routinely see their human rights violated.

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