Wednesday, 22 May 2019

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15 years after accession - what is the deal with Czech Euroscepticism?

Radio Prague |
2 May 2019

15 years after three-quarters of the electorate voted to join the EU, the Czech Republic is commonly referred to as one of the union's most Eurosceptic countries. But how did this come about and is it as serious a problem as some make it out to be?

Shooting begins on new film about Emil Zátopek

Radio Prague |
30 April 2019

The legendary runner Emil Zátopek and his wife Dana, a javelin thrower, made history at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki. The story of one of the world's most famous sporting couples is the focus of a new film by David Ondříček, which has just started shooting.

Metronome's David Gaydečka: Prague only became ready for a big music festival in recent years

Radio Prague |
30 April 2019

Metronome, Prague's biggest music festival, will bring the likes of Liam Gallagher and Kraftwerk to the Výstaviště exhibition grounds for its fourth edition on June 21 and 22. A few weeks prior to that, the city will host the free festival United Islands of Prague. Both of these events are the brainchild of promoter David Gaydečka.

Czechs dealing with unexpected fall-out of Russian crude oil supplies

Radio Prague |
30 April 2019

The Czech Republic on Monday entered its fifth day without crude oil deliveries from Russia, suspended due to contamination. The oil-refinery in Litvínov which had reserves for seven days has already asked to be able to tap the country's national material reserves.

Fifteen years of Czech EU membership - a debate

Radio Prague |
30 April 2019

How have Czech perceptions of the EU changed since the country joined the bloc on May 1, 2004? Has the Brexit mess impacted discussion of a potential Czech departure from the EU? Will the country ever adopt the Euro? These were just some of the issues Ian Willoughby discussed in Olomouc recently with a number of experts.

Czech bank to offer first-time buyers 90 percent mortgages

Radio Prague |
29 April 2019

Česká spořitelna, the second biggest player on the Czech mortgage market, is planning to launch a special type of housing loan under which up to 90 percent of the value of a property may be borrowed, the news site iHned.cz reported on Friday. The condition would be that customers be first-time buyers.

Study shows major divide between Czech Republic's depth of EU integration and public attitudes towards Europe

Radio Prague |
29 April 2019

A decade-long survey by the European Council on Foreign Relations has found a huge asymmetry in the Czech Republic's integration within EU structures and attitudes of Czechs towards the EU itself. The think-tank warns this could lead to serious problems in the event of a crisis.

Czech Republic's cultural heritage to go online

Radio Prague |
26 April 2019

The Czech Republic's cultural heritage is set to become more accessible than ever after the Ministry of Culture announced it will create a freely accessible central database of the country's heritage online.

Czech entrepreneurs bring home the world's best pepper from Kampot

Radio Prague |
26 April 2019

Kampot Pepper, a gourmet pepper sought after by chefs around the world, comes from Kampot province on the south coast of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Klara Dohnalova and David Pavel discovered it on their first trip to the country and soon set up a business aimed at bringing Czechs a whole new culinary experience.

Dry weather boosts likelihood of more bark beetle devastation in 2019

Radio Prague |
26 April 2019

The current dry weather in the Czech Republic is facilitating the reproduction of the bark beetle, which destroys spruce trees. Indeed, the voracious insect began swarming a week earlier this year than in 2018, which saw the most costly bark beetle infestation in this part of the world for a full two centuries.

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