Friday, 18 January 2019

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Czech travel agencies expect record year

Radio Prague |
3 January 2019

A record number of Czech tourists are expected to travel abroad in 2019, suggests a survey conducted by Czech Radio among the country's biggest travel agents. Turkey is likely to be one of the most popular destinations, along with Greece, Bulgaria and Croatia, it found.

Czech parliamentary leaders use New Year's Day addresses to call for greater civility

Radio Prague |
3 January 2019

Not since 2013 has a seated Czech president addressed the nation on New Year's Day: the current head of state, Miloš Zeman, has taken to delivering an address on the day after Christmas. This year, for the first time, the heads of both houses of parliament have taken up the mantle, calling for greater civility in 2019.

Ten most-visited castles and chateaux in the Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
2 January 2019

The Czech Republic boasts hundreds of castles and chateaux. Radio Prague selected ten of the most visited sites, all of which are in state ownership and open to the public.

Peter Sís: Political events are giving my stories about parents and children fresh meaning

Radio Prague |
2 January 2019

Peter Sís has had a very successful career. His illustrations have appeared in countless prestigious publications, while his children's books, such as The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain and Robinson, have charmed readers of all ages, as well as picking up a host of awards.

Czech music highlights of 2018

Radio Prague |
31 December 2018

Join us for a look back at some of the Czech music highlights of the past year. Radio Prague's New Year's Eve music show brings you some of the most-played songs on radio this year.

The year in Czech sport - from Ledecká to Kometa

Radio Prague |
31 December 2018

Ledecká stuns world with historic Olympic success; Czechs take seven medals in Pyeongchang; doubles star Siniaková drives Fed Cup glory; Plzeň win fifth championship in seven seasons; and Kometa lift back to back ice hockey titles.

David Vaughan's Hear My Voice explores the "shifting sense of reality" in the run-up to WW2

Radio Prague |
31 December 2018

Radio Prague's David Vaughan recently published a book in the UK titled "Hear My Voice", most of which is set in Czechoslovakia in the months preceding the Munich agreement.

Czechs looking to 2019 with optimism

Radio Prague |
31 December 2018

2018 has been a good year for the Czech economy. Unemployment is the lowest in the European Union, wages have grown both in the public and private sector. But statistical data are one thing, personal experience and perception can be quite different.

Czech currency seen firming in volatile year of 2019

Radio Prague |
31 December 2018

A pre-Christmas poll by the Reuters news agency of several dozen analysts pointed to a likely strengthening of the Czech crown next year, bolstered by the anti-inflationary policy of the Czech National Bank's (ČNB). Many analysts predict two rate hikes in the first half of 2019. Currently, Brexit is considered to be the main negative risk for domestic economic growth.

Immigration changing Czech society

Radio Prague |
31 December 2018

The Czech society has traditionally been quite homogenous. Of course, there have always been regional differences in dialect, culture, folk music. But people understand each other no matter which part of the country they come from, consider themselves to be of one nationality. And that has started changing.

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