Thursday, 29 June 2017

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Major Czech operators end roaming surcharges as EU deadline draws near

Radio Prague |
13 June 2017

The Czech mobile phone operators T-Mobile and Vodafone have just introduced roaming services that cost the same as domestic usage within the European Union. The country's third major operator, O2, is set to follow suit before an EU directive banning roaming surcharges takes effect later this week.

Lidice, 75 years later: "A place of hope and tragedy"

Radio Prague |
12 June 2017

June 10 was the anniversary of one of the worst atrocities in modern Czech history. On that day, in retaliation for the killing of governor Reinhard Heydrich, the Nazis slaughtered the inhabitants of Lidice and completely demolished the small village, intending to wipe it off the map for eternity.

A tailor made Prague beer institution

Radio Prague |
12 June 2017

The legendary pub U Pinkasů is located in the centre of Prague, not far from Wenceslas Square. It was the first pub in Prague to offer its customers beer produced in Pilsen by the Prazdroj brewery.

Shrunken Czech steel sector sees rebound in sales and profit but still fears cheap imports

Radio Prague |
12 June 2017

The Czech steel industry this week permitted itself a bit of navel gazing with a conference dedicated to its present and future hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The event followed on the heels of mixed 2016 results for the sector.

Czechs left bemused by British elections

Radio Prague |
12 June 2017

For the second time in just under two years, Britain has left most of the rest of Europe bemused. The Brexit referendum has been followed by a snap election aimed at giving a strong Brexit negotiating hand with Brussels to the ruling Conservatives. That clearly backfired and like the rest, Czechs are now trying to work out what happens next.

Aero Vodochody and Sikorsky extend Black Hawk contract

Radio Prague |
8 June 2017

The Czech aircraft manufacturer and subcontractor Aero Vodochody and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a member of the Lockheed Martin Group, have extended their contract on Black Hawk helicopters, the Czech media, including Novinky.cz, reports.

Fastest wage growth since economic crisis recorded in ČR

Radio Prague |
6 June 2017

Average monthly wages in the Czech Republic grew by 5.3 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of this year, according to figures issued on Monday. That represents the fastest growth rate since the 2008 economic crisis.

Steamboats celebrate 200 years on Prague's Vltava

Radio Prague |
2 June 2017

Two hundred years ago today on June 1, 1817, the first steamboat took to the waters of the Vltava in Prague.

Report: Average Czech dollar millionaire aged 53 and invests in real estate

Radio Prague |
2 June 2017

The average age of Czech dollar millionaires is 53 and they regard investment in real estate as the most attractive form of investment, according to the latest annual Wealth Report released by J&T Banka, quoted in Thursday's edition of Hospodářské noviny.

Mixed emotions as smoking stubbed out in Czech pubs and restaurants

Radio Prague |
1 June 2017

On Tuesday night, smokers in pubs and restaurants around the Czech Republic enjoyed their very last cigarette. On May 31, observed around the world as anti-tobacco day, tough anti-smoking legislation which took years to push through finally came into effect.

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