Sunday, 25 June 2017

Radio Prague

Czech band Jelen: Anděl award winner for best album of 2016

Radio Prague |
29 May 2017

The Czech band Jelen is the fresh winner of the Anděl Award for the best album of 2016. The band plays roots music, inspired by various genres, such as country, folk, bluegrass and blues, and has cultivated a reputation for vibrant live performance.

Experts expect Czech property prices to jump 10% by end of year

Radio Prague |
25 May 2017

If the country’s economy keeps doing well the Czech property market should grow by 10 percent by the end of this year with expansion slowing to 7.5 percent in 2018. That is according to a study by the Association for Real Estate Market Development quoted by the news website iHned.cz

High-speed rail network plan spells enormous investment for Prague

Radio Prague |
24 May 2017

Plans to build a high-speed rail network in the Czech Republic will greatly impact Prague, which will alone require investment of at least CZK 80 billion, iHned.cz reported. Among expected projects are tunnels and an underground extension of the city’s Main Station.

Battle breaks out over Czech frequency reallocation

Radio Prague |
23 May 2017

An angry war of words has broken out over government plans to pave the way for a new frequency for terrestrial tv broadcasters as part of moves to free up space for mobile data to be transmitted around the world.

ČEZ bosses rebuffed over sale of biggest coal fired plant

Radio Prague |
19 May 2017

The supervisory board of the Czech Republic's biggest power company, ČEZ, flexed its muscles Thursday and rejected a proposal back by management and three independent advisors to sell the company's biggest coal-fired power plant.

Czech Development Agency head: development aid can help prevent security threats

Radio Prague |
19 May 2017

The Czech Development Agency was set up in 2008, under the Czech Foreign Affairs Ministry, with the aim to help eradicate poverty in the world and contribute to sustainable development.

Russians flock back to Prague

Radio Prague |
19 May 2017

Some 1,380 000 people visited Prague in the first quarter of 2017, spending over three million nights in the city, according to data released by Prague City Tourism. The office has recorded a significant surge in the number of Russian tourists.

China Eastern expresses interest in Czech travel company, Prague airport

Radio Prague |
18 May 2017

Chinese aircraft company China Eastern is interested in buying a stake in the Czech Republic's biggest airport company operating Prague's Václav Havel airport or one of the country's main carriers, Travel Service.

Newly-issued stamp marks 75th anniversary of Operation Anthropoid

Radio Prague |
18 May 2017

Czech Post on Wednesday unveiled a new souvenir sheet containing a 46 crown stamp marking the 75th anniversary of Operation Anthropoid. The souvenir sheet, about the size of a postcard, gave the artist greater room to pay homage to those who gave their lives in the operation or were murdered in reprisal by the Nazis.

Prague company seeks to land more orders for amphibious vans

Radio Prague |
18 May 2017

Observers may have been surprised when they saw a Mercedes mini-van drive into the Vltava river a few miles outside Prague. What they were witnessing was a demonstration of a prototype amphibian minivan with its backers, the Prague subsidiary of British-based company Enjoy Tech Limited.

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