Friday, 23 August 2019

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Interview with co-founder of New York property site Igluu Martin Mucha

Radio Prague |
12 August 2019

Despite being in his early 30s, Martin Mucha is already a successful Czech businessman in New York. Many locals may know Igluu, the real estate website he co-founded which claims to be the largest source of verified home listings in the Big Apple.

Czech experts: UN climate change report calls on planet to eat less meat, implement sustainable land use

Radio Prague |
12 August 2019

Keeping global warming well below the 2º Celsius target can be achieved only by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors, including land and food, according to a new United Nations report. Among other things, it outlines dire warnings about the effects of global eating habits and farming practices.

Mšeno - Art Deco bath house in picturesque setting

Radio Prague |
12 August 2019

Mšeno is a picturesque little town, often described as a gateway to Kokořínsko. It also boasts one of the Czech Republic's most charming swimming pools, an Art Deco bath house built in the 1930s.

EV charging stations report sharp increase in electricity intake

Radio Prague |
12 August 2019

Charging stations for electric cars around the Czech Republic are reporting a sharp increase in electricity intake, Czech Radio reported on Friday. The Czech state-owned energy producer ČEZ, which currently controls around half of the charging stations, says consumption of electricity in the first six months of 2019 has nearly doubled year-on-year, reaching 828 869 kWh. Other companies are reporting similar growth.

Czech expert helps Georgia balance landscape protection and tourism

Radio Prague |
12 August 2019

As an expert on protected landscape management, Michal Hošek is used to working in breathtakingly beautiful environments. However when he was sent to northern Georgia in 2012 he had no idea of the ties that would bind him to its pristine nature and warmhearted people.

EU antitrust regulators accuse Czech mobile operators of blocking rivals

Radio Prague |
9 August 2019

The European Commission has informed Czech operators of mobile telephony O2 CZ and T-Mobile CZ, as well as domestic telecom infrastructure provider CETIN, of its preliminary view that their network sharing agreement restricts competition in breach of EU antitrust rules.

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager said in a statement on Tuesday that operators sharing networks generally benefits consumers, both in terms of cost savings and coverage in rural areas.

Czech hotels record increase of tourists for sixth consecutive year

Radio Prague |
9 August 2019

Czech hotels and other accommodation facilities saw a record number of tourists in the second quarter of 2019. According to data released by the Czech Statistics Office on Thursday, the overall number of tourists accommodated in Czech hotels, bed and breakfasts and campsites reached 5.8 million, which in an increase by 4.9 percent on the previous year.

The number of overnight stays increased by 3.8 percent to 14 million, with the highest number of overnight stays traditionally recorded in Prague.

Former dissidents protest against alleged attempts to re-write history

Radio Prague |
9 August 2019

Around forty leading personalities linked to the 1989 freedom demonstrations have signed an open letter protesting against what they see as a manipulative campaign in the press aiming to rewrite 1989 events in a way that will suit some present-day politicians.

Windstorms and hail caused record damages in first half of 2019

By Ruth Frankova | Radio Prague |
9 August 2019

Windstorms and hailstorms in the first six months of the year caused damages amounting to 1.2 billion crowns, the Czechs Association of Insurance Companies reported on Wednesday. It is the highest figure since 2011, when detailed monitoring began. The Czech Republic’s biggest insurance company, Ceská pojistovna, investigated over 30,000 incidents caused by natural events, with damages amounting to 1.5 million crowns.

Increase in foreign visitors in Prague

By Daniela Lazarova | Radio Prague |
9 August 2019

The second quarter has seen an increase in the number of foreign visitors to the Czech capital, according to data released by the Czech Statistics Office on Thursday. The number of tourists in Prague in the second quarter reached 5.8 million, which in an increase by 4.9 percent on the previous year.

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