Thursday, 21 November 2019

Radio Prague

Undercover Czech inspectors reveal dual pricing, EET evasion, in Prague tourists areas

Radio Prague |
27 September 2019

Unscrupulous business continue to engage in dual pricing and other illegal practices, especially in areas heavily visited by foreign tourists, according to the Czech Trade Inspection (ČOI), a consumer protection agency under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Babiš at UN: Jobs must be protected as states meet climate targets

Radio Prague |
27 September 2019

Andrej Babiš highlighted environmental issues in an address to the UN General Assembly, saying the fact many states don't fulfill their climate change commitments makes it harder for those that do to provide livelihoods for their citizens. The prime minister also referred to the Czech Republic's recent past and plans for the future.

Czech high frequency laser could help space exploration

Radio Prague |
26 September 2019

Influential scientists gathered in Prague this week to discuss the possibility of constructing a very powerful laser that would be used to propel probes to distant solar systems at extremely high speeds. Hopes are that the advanced technology developed in the HiLase laboratory in the Central Bohemian village of Dolní Břežany could be used in constructing the laser. HiLase possesses some of the most powerful lasers in the world.

Filip Šimandl, a representative of Czechia's endangered class

Radio Prague |
26 September 2019

An in-depth survey commissioned by Czech Radio suggests that Czech society is divided into six social classes that differ in terms of resources and status. Gardener and clinic administrator Filip Šimandl is a member of the endangered class.

Czech teachers threaten strike after pay talks fail

Radio Prague |
26 September 2019

Teachers unions in the Czech Republic have declared a state of strike alert. The move follows a breakdown in salary talks with the minister of education, who says Czech teachers are finally getting the pay they deserve and accuses the unions of taking a "destructive" position.

Czech innovator receives Outstanding Young Person Award

Radio Prague |
25 September 2019

Pavel Podruh, founder of the Czech start-up Self-Sufficient Houses, has become the first Czech ever to receive the prestigious Outstanding Young Person Award presented by the Japanese branch of the organisation Junior Chamber International. The Czech innovator was awarded for promoting the idea of ecologically friendly housing and for innovations in the field.

IT specialist Aleš Jeník: I have not had a holiday in ten years

Radio Prague |
25 September 2019

An in-depth survey commissioned by Czech Radio suggests that Czech society is divided into six social classes that differ in terms of resources and status. Aleš Jeník is a member of the emerging cosmopolitan class.

Savarin Palace set for major renovation

Radio Prague |
25 September 2019

The Baroque Savarin Palace in the centre of Prague is set to be revamped into a new public space with shops, restaurants, offices and a Time Out Market. The Crestyl Group, one of the country's leading developers, this week unveiled its plans for a complete overhaul of the historic site.

Vojtěch Merunka - Developer of Interslavic language spoken in The Painted Bird

Radio Prague |
24 September 2019

One of the most striking aspects of Marhoul's new film The Painted Bird is the language spoken in it. The characters communicate in Interslavic, an artificial language combining elements from several Slavic languages. Interslavic has in large part been developed by academic Dr. Vojtěch Merunka, who was closely involved in the movie.

Post-apocalyptic skyscraper set to be country's tallest building

Radio Prague |
24 September 2019

Plans are unveiled for constructing a new skyscraper in Nové Butovice. Top Tower, a project designed by the studio that features renowned sculptor David Černý, would be 135 metres tall and feature a massive, rusted out ship embedded in its structure.

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