Saturday, 21 July 2018

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Czech hotels report record number of tourists in May

Radio Prague |
11 July 2018

Czech hotels and other accommodation facilities saw a record number of tourists in May, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Tuesday.

PM Babiš nominates constitutional law professor to replace suspected plagiarist as justice minister

Radio Prague |
11 July 2018

In the wake of justice minister Taťána Malá's sudden resignation over allegations of plagiarism PM Andrej Babiš has nominated constitutional law professor Jan Kněžínek to fill her shoes, following an outcry after he first suggested he would take over the post himself.

Czech foreign trade surplus down by CZK 8.2bn y/y in May

Radio Prague |
10 July 2018

The Czech external trade balance in goods ended in a surplus of 6.9 billion crowns in May, down 8.2 billion crowns in annual terms, according to preliminary data published by the Czech Statistical Office on Monday.

Illegal migration to Germany via Czech Republic down since March

Radio Prague |
10 July 2018

The flow of illegal migrants to Germany through the Czech Republic has dropped since March, Interior Minister Jan Hamáček (Social Democrats) told the Czech News Agency, following a weekend meeting between German and Czech police officials.

More than 40 bands to perform at this year's Masters of Rock

Radio Prague |
10 July 2018

More than 40 bands from all over the world are set to perform at the 16th annual Masters of Rock festival, which gets underway in Vizovice in south Moravia on Thursday.

Number of Czech dollar millionaires increases to 28,140

Radio Prague |
10 July 2018

The number of dollar millionaires in the Czech Republic has increased to 28,140, which is an increase of nearly 11 per cent on the previous year, according to figures released by the consultancy Capgemini on Monday.

For Harely-Davidson enthusiasts, a long weekend of camaraderie

Radio Prague |
10 July 2018

Harley-Davidson celebrated its 115th anniversary last weekend, bringing motorcycle enthusiasts to Prague from all corners of the globe. Some 110,000 people flooded into the city's Holešovice neighborhood for the festivities, fully 10% more than expected.

Drought and pesticides ban compund aphid infestation

Radio Prague |
10 July 2018

This summer, aphids – those small, sap-sucking insects which infest potatoes and other key agricultural crops – have been appearing on Czech farms in alarming numbers. While drought is a factor, efforts to save the honeybee are also behind the infestations.

Bark beetle infestation worst in over 200 years

Radio Prague |
9 July 2018

The Czech Republic's largely coniferous forests are facing the worst bark beetle infestation in at least 200 years. The lower house of Parliament is due on Tuesday to discuss both emergency and long-term measures to combat the voracious insect, which kills spruce trees.

Today We Die a Little: a runner's biography of Emil Zátopek

Radio Prague |
9 July 2018

Richard Askwith is a well-known writer and journalist, but perhaps more than anything else he is a runner.

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