Thursday, 28 May 2020

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Dan Bárta and Illustratosphere release new album

Radio Prague |
12 May 2020

After a break of six years, Dan Bárta, one of the country's most versatile singers, is back with a new album. The LP is called Kráska a zvířený prach or Beauty and Blowing Dust.

Operators welcome reopening of cinemas

Radio Prague |
12 May 2020

Among the many businesses and organisations allowed to reopen in the Czech Republic on Monday have been cinemas. Strict restrictions aimed at curbing Covid-19 are in place, leading some movie theatres to remain closed for now. But other operators, and filmmakers, have welcomed the change.

Czech tourism records major decline in first quarter

Radio Prague |
12 May 2020

There was a marked fall-off in tourist numbers in the Czech Republic in the first quarter of 2020, according to official data released on Monday. Between the start of January and the start of April, 3.1 million tourists were recorded – a fall of 22.2 percent on the same period in 2019.

Lawrence Saywell: The Australian who fought with Czech partisans

Radio Prague |
11 May 2020

May 8 is the 75th anniversary of VE Day. It is also the anniversary of the death of Lawrence Saywell, the last Australian soldier killed in the war in Europe.

Prague Uprising - battle for Czech capital may have helped end war in Europe sooner

Radio Prague |
11 May 2020

The Prague Uprising, which took place during the last days of the Second World War, was arguably the largest Czech combat outing on the territory of their state in the twentieth century. The specific impact of the various forces which took part in it remains a subject of heated discussion until this day.

New generation of movie buffs discovering Czech director Karel Zeman

Radio Prague |
11 May 2020

The Criterion Collection, a prestigious US film distributor, recently launched a collection of digitally restored films by the pioneering Czech animator Karel Zeman.

Musician Matěj Číp: It is essential to keep asking "why"

Radio Prague |
11 May 2020

In the fourth part of a series of interviews with Czech artists living in the United States, Marek Milde speaks to music student Matěj Číp about his work, his life in New York and the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Czech researchers testing wastewater for new coronavirus

Radio Prague |
11 May 2020

Czech researchers have started looking for traces of the coronavirus in wastewater. A laboratory in Brno is currently testing samples from two dozen wastewater plants around the Czech Republic. The monitoring could be used to reveal the scale of a coronavirus outbreak and also as an early warning of fresh outbreaks.

Czech industrial production sees biggest fall since 2009 financial crisis

Radio Prague |
11 May 2020

Industrial production in the Czech Republic saw its biggest fall since July 2009 in March, according to official figures released on Thursday. Working-day adjusted production declined by 10.8 percent year-on-year that month, following a 0.9 percent fall in February.

Foreign minister to Czechs seeking "settled status" in UK: Time and reliable information are essential

Radio Prague |
11 May 2020

Czech citizens living in the UK have just over a year to register for "settled status" in order be allowed to remain resident in the country post-Brexit. Now, the coronavirus pandemic has thrown many people's plans haywire. Many feel an urge to be with their families back home, others fear for their jobs which they considered secure just a few months ago. The Czech Foreign Ministry says that at this difficult time Czech expats in the UK need to consider their situation carefully and get information from reliable sources before coming to a decision.

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