Saturday, 23 March 2019

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Czech firms increasingly doing business with each other in euros

Radio Prague |
12 March 2019

Despite the Czech government having no target date for adoption of the common European currency, an increasing number of Czech companies are using the Euro among themselves. According to data released by the Czech Chamber of Commerce, more than a fifth of all payments to domestic suppliers are now carried out in euros.

Czech Republic marks 20 years as NATO member, assesses new threats

Radio Prague |
12 March 2019

Twenty years ago this Tuesday, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary became the first former Eastern Bloc countries to join NATO. The anniversary will be marked with pomp and circumstance, honours for those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and debate over how to face new threats to collective security.

Wenceslas II. - the king whose empire stretched from the Baltic Sea to the Danube

Radio Prague |
11 March 2019

Right towards the end of their dynasty, the Přemyslids established what was effectively a short-lived central European empire. Its pinnacle was reached during the reign of Wenceslas II., during the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries.

Onion patch yields unexpected treasure

Radio Prague |
11 March 2019

While working in his onion garden, a pensioner from the Central Bohemian village of Čelivo discovered a vessel with nearly 600 coins dating back to mid-15th century. Last week, the man was rewarded for his discovery by the local authorities. The most valuable items are two golden Hungarian ducats issued by Sigismund of Luxembourg and Albert the Magnanimous. After being cleaned and analysed by experts, the coins were deposited in the collections of the Museum of Podblanicko in the Central Bohemian town of Vlašim.

Anděl Award winners announced

Radio Prague |
11 March 2019

Among the winners of the Czech music industry's annual Anděl awards are The Atavists (Discovery of the Year), rock giants Lucie (Album of the Year) and funk stalwarts Monkey Business.

Plzeňský Prazdroj to be partner of Karlovy Vary Film Festival this year

Radio Prague |
11 March 2019

Plzeňský Prazdroj brewery is set to become one of the sponsors of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the daily Hospodářské noviny wrote on Friday. The deal is reportedly about to be signed. "We are still negotiating the form of our cooperation," the company's marketing manager Martin Troup told the daily.

Czech university team develop world's first bionic 3D-printed scooter

Radio Prague |
8 March 2019

Designers and engineers at the Technical University of Ostrava have created the world's first 3D-printed scooter with a stainless steel bionic frame in collaboration with the UK-based manufacturer Renishaw.

Jam Session in Zanzibar

Radio Prague |
8 March 2019

Daniela Mauleon Davidova is one of the many Czech entrepreneurs who have decided to set up a business far from home. Her start-up, making fair trade jams in Tanzania, aims to improve the life of the local community.

Three Czech firms make FT list of Europe's fastest-growing companies

Radio Prague |
8 March 2019

Three Czech companies have made it into the annual list of Europe's fastest-growing companies, put together by the Financial Times. It lists 1,000 companies that achieved the highest compound annual growth rate in revenue between 2014 and 2017 of at least of 37.7 per cent, compared with 34.6 per cent last year.

Czech Film Commissioner Pavlína Žipková on the friendly 'subsidy war' to lure in foreign film and TV productions

Radio Prague |
7 March 2019

Behind the scenes, a 'subsidy war' is raging in Central Europe among national film commissions, which have been steadily sweetening rebates and incentives to attract lucrative Hollywood and other foreign productions. Czech Film Commissioner Pavlína Žipková says 2018 was a record year in spending and shooting days.

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