Friday, 19 January 2018

Radio Prague

Hager: Some parents don't even know social networks their children are on exist

Radio Prague |
9 January 2018

The documentary Children Online shines a highly revealing light on how the lives of kids in the Czech Republic are increasingly shaped, if not dominated, by the internet. Its director is Kateřina Hager.

Fifty years since Alexander Dubček took over at top of Czechoslovak communist party

Radio Prague |
8 January 2018

Fifty years ago on January 5, 1968, the news came out of the ongoing central committee party meeting of the Czechoslovak communist party that Slovak, Alexander Dubček, had been chosen as the new party boss.

Hyde Park Civilisation's Daniel Stach on why popularizing science is so important

Radio Prague |
8 January 2018

Daniel Stach is the charismatic host of Hyde Park Civilisation, a weekly program which runs every Saturday evening on public broadcaster Czech TV. Daniel has interviewed numerous acclaimed scientists, award-winning and groundbreaking researchers, Nobel Prize laureates about everything from quantum mechanics to the latest research in DNA.

Czech Hyundai car plant expects drop in 2018 output

Radio Prague |
8 January 2018

The Czech auto sector, both cars and components, is booming. But the boom is not shared equally between the country's biggest producers. While the biggest manufacturer, Škoda Auto, is hard pressed to keep up with demand, Hyundai saw production drop slightly last year and the trend is set to continue in 2018.

Archaeologists find former Roman presence in Brno

Radio Prague |
5 January 2018

Archaeologists have found evidence that Roman soldiers were present on the site of the Czech city of Brno. Evidence of a temporary Roman camp has been found in the city.

Czech Antarctic scientists research climate, test underwear and shoes

Radio Prague |
5 January 2018

A biggest group ever of Czech scientists, including nine women, are heading for their annual expedition to the Czech base on James Ross Island in the Antarctic. Apart from a long-term research of climate change, Czech scientists will also be testing various commercial products in local extreme weather conditions.

New Czech law seeks to cut food waste

Radio Prague |
5 January 2018

As of the start of 2018, a new amendment to the Food Act came into effect in the Czech Republic, requiring all supermarkets over 400 square metres to donate unsold but still consumable food to charities. The main aim of the new regulation is to reduce food waste.

Czech Republic's 2017 budget ends with 6.2 billion crown deficit

Radio Prague |
4 January 2018

The Czech Republic's state budget ended 2017 with a deficit of CZK 6.2 billion. The result was the second best figure in the past two decades, the finance ministry said on Wednesday. According to the resort, the deficit was caused mainly by slower drawing of EU funds.

Bank governor lands top European award

Radio Prague |
4 January 2018

The governor of the Czech National Bank has received one of the most prestigious awards in the sector – the title of European bank governor of the year from The Banker magazine. Jiří Rusnok was given the award for dropping the low crown regime and trying to put a lid on a domestic real estate bubble. Rusnok's predecessor, Miroslav Singer, received the same award in 2014 after launching the so-called low crown policy.

Czechs look upmarket to boost British sales

Radio Prague |
4 January 2018

In recent years, Czech two way trade with the United Kingdom has advanced by leaps and bound. The country was already the fourth biggest Czech trade partner two years ago in 2015. But the current trading environment for Czechs in Britain is a tough one.

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