Monday, 20 February 2017

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PM champions high-speed rail developments

Radio Prague |
8 February 2017

High speed rail routes are a popular hobby horse for Czech politicians. ANO leader and finance minister Andrej Babiš has already got on board complaining of the Czech lack of such routes compared with France. And Czech prime minister Bohuslav Sobotka has now boarded the train as well.

Last chance to see 'Czechoslovak' comet

Radio Prague |
8 February 2017

Over the next few days, people in the Czech Republic can observe a unique dwarf comet in the sky with the aid of just the smallest binoculars.

Private train and bus operator Leo Express sees rise of one-third in number of passengers

Radio Prague |
3 February 2017

Private train and bus operator Leo Express saw its number of passengers rise by close to a third in 2016, CEO Peter Köhler confirmed; however, according to preliminary results the company still remained in the red due to vehicle write-offs, interest payments and further investment and company development.

ČR increasingly popular as study abroad destination with US students

Radio Prague |
3 February 2017

The Czech Republic is becoming increasingly popular with university students from the United States, according to the latest report by the Institute of International Education, a US organisation monitoring international student exchange.

Peacock: In Britain we had no idea about the richness of the Czech cultural heritage

Radio Prague |
3 February 2017

British architectural historian Barbara Peacock was recently honoured with a Point of Light Award by Prime Minister Theresa May for her work in helping to repair, preserve and enhance the Czech Republic's rich architectural heritage.

Czech ski resorts report turnaround in fortunes

Radio Prague |
2 February 2017

Czech mountain resorts have been reporting record-breaking number of visitors. Although the winter season is still in full swing, it is already clear that it is going to be one of the most successful over the past decade, the daily e15 reported on Wednesday.

Security expert: State must learn from email hack - future cyber-attack could hit infrastructures

Radio Prague |
2 February 2017

The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been the victim of a major security breach, with hackers infiltrating dozens of email accounts, including that of Minister Lubomír Zaorálek. "I'm not surprised that something like that happened in our country. It would be naive to think that this country would not be the target of cyber- or hacking attacks, from either inside or outside the country," says Andor Šándor, a security expert who previously headed the country's Military Intelligence.

Why the Czech Republic scored worse in corruption index

Radio Prague |
2 February 2017

The Czech coalition government has just celebrated three years in power. And if there's one feature that has perhaps set it aside from its predecessor is the lack of corruption scandals.

More funds needed to stop depopulation of rural areas

Radio Prague |
1 February 2017

The Association of Entrepreneurs has been ringing alarm bells with regard to the depopulation and abandonment of many small villages in rural areas with poor infrastructure and services.

Original Dvořák score accompanies Metropolitan Opera production

Radio Prague |
1 February 2017

On the occasion of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Antonín Dvořák's Rusalka, which premieres on February 2, the Czech Centre in New York has prepared a unique exhibition, featuring the original score of the famous opera.

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