Friday, 19 January 2018

Radio Prague

Restrictions in place at two Prague Metro stations

Radio Prague |
3 January 2018

Starting on Wednesday, passengers taking the Metro from Prague's Muzeum stop will not be able to board trains heading toward Nemocnice Motol on the A (green) line. Repair work to the platform in question should be completed by May 20.

Prague public transport reduced due to lack of drivers

Radio Prague |
3 January 2018

Prague's public transport system is to operate on a reduced "summer" schedule over the next couple of weeks due to a lack of drivers, the news site iRozhlas.cz reported on Tuesday. Intervals between tram, bus and Metro services are to be increased by around two minutes.

Terrorism, migration, weakening of Christian values top concerns for Czechs in 2018

Radio Prague |
3 January 2018

A poll commissioned by Czech Radio conducted by the Median Agency suggests that while a minority of Czechs are cautiously optimistic, many worry about having enough money, about migration and about the possibility of a terrorist attack.

Czechs like flirting at work says poll

Radio Prague |
3 January 2018

More than 94 percent of Czechs admit to, at one time or another, having flirted at work. Polls also suggest that often flirting turns into short-lived romances or extramarital affairs.

Babiš government preparing changes in procedural rules

Radio Prague |
2 January 2018

The new government of Andrej Babiš, which is making far reaching changes in the administration of individual ministries, wants to radically change the procedural working order of the government and strengthen the position of the prime minister in decision-making.

Death of defendant brings 1950s kulak expulsion case to close

Radio Prague |
2 January 2018

A Prague court has halted a case centred on Communist persecution of kulaks following the death of a man believed to have been the country's oldest defendant. His alleged crimes took place in the early 1950s when Czechoslovak agriculture was being collectivised, often using extremely harsh measures.

The Toymaker: scars of the Holocaust in Prague and Melbourne

Radio Prague |
2 January 2018

At the end of 2015 the Australian novelist and essayist Liam Pieper was Prague's first writer-in-residence through the UNESCO City of Literature programme. His two months in Prague bore fruit.

Czechoslovak divorce helped relations, says Prague Slovak

Radio Prague |
2 January 2018

Katrin Taussig was born in Slovakia but spent nearly half of her life in Prague, where she lives with her Czech husband and two daughters. What are her memories of the split of Czechoslovakia 25 years ago?

Bloomberg: Czech crown one of strongest performers in 2017

Radio Prague |
29 December 2017

The Czech crown was one of the fastest appreciating currencies in 2017, according to the financial news agency Bloomberg. The fastest rising currency was the Mozambique metical which climbed by 21 percent against the US dollar. The Czech crown shared second place with the Polish zloty, both appreciating by 18 percent.

Farm boss calls for cut in VAT rate on food

Radio Prague |
29 December 2017

The head of one of the biggest farmers' associations, the Zěmědelský Svaz, has called for a cut in the basic rate of Value Added Tax for food and fruit. Martin Pýcha suggest a cut to between seven and 10 percent should apply at least to basic foodstuffs.

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