Monday, 23 October 2017

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ČR faces glass ceiling challenge in economic catch up with Western European

Radio Prague |
5 October 2017

Secretary of State for European Affairs, Aleš Chmelař, and Chief Economist with Patria Finance, Jan Bureš, highlight how the country could be facing a glass ceiling and needs to take new directions to boost economic convergence.

Rare coin treasure troves headed for Czech museum

Radio Prague |
5 October 2017

Two rare treasures have been discovered by chance this year in South Bohemia. One of them, consisting of hundreds of silver coins from the 11th century, has now gone on display at the Museum of Prácheň in Písek.

Pressure mounts on Czechs to take stand on shared economy

Radio Prague |
5 October 2017

The shared economy has spread fairly fast in the Czech Republic and especially in the capital Prague, as testified by the success of both the Airbnb and Uber applications.

Translation prize awarded for Czech edition of Cervantes novel

Radio Prague |
4 October 2017

The Josef Jungmann prize for the best translation into Czech was awarded to Josef Forbelský for his translation from Spanish of Miguel Cervantese's novel Persiles and Sigismund.

Experts say Czechs can still improve waste performance

Radio Prague |
4 October 2017

According to EU statistics, Czechs are some of the best in Europe for separating communal waste, including paper, plastic and milk cartons. But when it comes to recycling and minimising the amount of waste we produce, there is still a long way to go, says Soňa Jonášová of the Institute of Circular Economy.

Czech Potato Research Institute cultivates new blue potato variety

Radio Prague |
4 October 2017

The Potato Research Institute, based in the town of Havlíčkův Brod, has announced that it has managed to cultivate a new potato variety, known as "Val Blue" which is characterised by a striking blue-purple colour.

Czech Republic placed 31st in global competitiveness ranking

Radio Prague |
3 October 2017

The Czech Republic has been placed 31st in the world ranking for global competitiveness for 2017-2018 by the World Economic Forum. The ranking is the same since 2015, when the country last moved up the ranking. Switzerland is in top spot out of the 137 countries surveyed.

Czech average GDP catches up with euro zone, says ministry

Radio Prague |
3 October 2017

The Czech Republic is catching up with the average wealth of euro-zone countries, according to the Ministry of Finance. It says average Czech per capital GDP rose this year to 85 percent of the average in the 19 euro zone countries from 83 percent last year.

Offers of Czech historic buildings outstrips demand

Radio Prague |
2 October 2017

Offers of historic buildings, castles and stately homes in the Czech Republic outstrip potential interest, according to the Czech News Agency after sounding out real estate agents. Many would be buyers are deterred by the considerable reconstruction work and costs that would be required, real estate agents said.

Gem on a hill: The Pilgrimage Church of Saint John of Nepomuk in Žďár

Radio Prague |
2 October 2017

Built on a small hill called Zelená hora near Žďár nad Sázavou, it is one of the most spectacular and yet unassuming sights in the Czech Republic.

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