Tuesday, 23 May 2017

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Kometa Brno ends long wait to win ice hockey championship title

Radio Prague |
21 April 2017

After a long wait, the home ice hockey team of the Czech Republic's second city, Brno, has just landed the top domestic league title. There were celebrations on the home ice and in the city.

Uber planning to contest Brno ban

Radio Prague |
20 April 2017

A Brno court has issued a preliminary injunction on Uber, arguing that it should behave like a regular taxi firm. But a representative says Uber is confident of continuing its operations in both cities.

Czech customers punish established banks

Radio Prague |
20 April 2017

Nearly 15 percent of Czechs switched to a different bank last year to avoid paying high fees, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported this week.

Czech tourism sector seeks room and directions for greater success

Radio Prague |
20 April 2017

The Czech tourism sector has something to celebrate following the announcement last week of record incoming visitors for 2016. But all is not rosy in the sector with some arguing that more could be done to promote tourism and others saying that established businesses playing by the rules are being undermined by those, especially in the so-called new economy, who are flouting them and undermining fair competition.

Street food festival presents cuisines from across the world

Radio Prague |
19 April 2017

Prague's embankments have become the heart of community life in recent years. For the fourth year in a row, the Smíchov riverside now hosted the largest street food festival in the country.

Odometer fraud remains major problem, Czech Radio reports

Radio Prague |
19 April 2017

Odometer fraud continues to be a major problem for buyers of second-hand cars in the Czech Republic. Past studies suggested that as many as 42% of vehicles sold, including imported cars, had seen their odometers tampered with.

Political scientist: The EU needs to establish a new relationship with Turkey

Radio Prague |
19 April 2017

Concerns are being voiced around Europe regarding Turkey's future course in the wake of Sunday's referendum which gave President Erdogan sweeping new powers.

Bohemian born priest John Neumann who became US saint

Radio Prague |
18 April 2017

A humble man born in South Bohemia later became one of the first saints in the United States. John Neumann actually studied for the priesthood in what was the then Bohemia, part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but he could not get ordained in his homeland and so emigrated to the US.

Helping the stray and unwanted cats of Prague

Radio Prague |
18 April 2017

The Prague Animal Protection Association is an NGO which helps abandoned, injured, sick and abused animals, mainly in and around Prague.

Blacklist of tax offenders rejigged after previous model proves ineffective

Radio Prague |
13 April 2017

Under new legislation Czech entrepreneurs and firms suspected of not paying their taxes are liable to find their names on a tax authority blacklist.

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