Tuesday, 14 August 2018

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Czech Airbnb hosts face 40% penalty on unpaid taxes

Radio Prague |
10 August 2018

The General Directorate of Finance (GFŘ) says it has records of the untaxed revenue of Czech Airbnb hosts dating back to 2015 and will soon begin collecting them, the daily Hospodářské noviny reports.

Vít Hořejš: Puppets can be better actors than people

Radio Prague |
10 August 2018

Actor and puppeteer Vít Hořejš spent most of his life in the United States, where he emigrated in his late twenties. He worked for the legendary Black Light Theatre before establishing his own Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre.

Online grocer Rohlik.cz reports first annual profit

Radio Prague |
10 August 2018

The second-largest online grocer in the Czech Republic, Rohlik.cz has reported its first annual profit since its establishment in 2014, the Czech News Agency reported on Thursday. The retailer expects to see a turnover of 2.5 billion crowns in 2018 and plans to double that figure next year.

Continuing heatwave forces Czech farmers to slaughter their livestock early

Radio Prague |
10 August 2018

The ongoing hot and dry weather that continues to grip most parts of Europe is forcing Czech farmers to slaughter their cows early as they have no hay left to feed them.

Storm brewing over plan to cut state funds to NGOs

Radio Prague |
10 August 2018

A storm is brewing in the Czech government over financial support to NGOs. The prime minister's ANO party wants to cut state support for NGOs by CZK 3 billion, while its coalition partner, the Social Democrats, are vehemently against the plan. The debate is now focused on which NGOs should have their state support slashed.

Tourist numbers up again in second quarter

Radio Prague |
9 August 2018

The number of tourists in Czech hotels, hostels and camps rose to 5.5 million in the second quarter, a 4.6 percent increase year-on-year, the Czech Statistics Office reported.

People sending aid to families of soldiers killed

Radio Prague |
9 August 2018

People are sending money in aid of the families of the three soldiers killed in Afghanistan on Sunday. According to the head of the Military Solidarity Fund, Lenka Šmerdová, news of the soldiers deaths sparked a strong wave of solidarity with thousands of people sending money to a special account. Over 1.2 million crowns has been collected so far.

Studénka survivors mark ten years since tragic accident

Radio Prague |
9 August 2018

Several dozen people gathered at Studénka, the site of one of the worst rail accidents on Czech territory in 2008, to pay homage to the victims and express their dissatisfaction with the fact that no one has been held accountable for the tragedy.

Svíčková: more than beef sirlion, it's a creamy national treasure

Radio Prague |
9 August 2018

Svíčková na smetaně or simply svíčková is a traditional Czech dish and one of the most popular Czech meals. The beef sirloin in a thick, creamy vegetable sauce is a staple on Czech menus and is traditionally served at weddings and on other special occasions.

L.A.-based Czech artist Maxim Havlíček comes full circle with "The Alchemist" exhibition

Radio Prague |
9 August 2018

Twenty years ago, Czech artist, graphic designer and musician Maxim Havlíček left for San Francisco with 200 dollars in his pocket and the deep-felt conviction that his destiny lay abroad; that his desire to explore – and paint – could not be truly fulfilled unless he left his homeland, perhaps forever.

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