Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Radio Prague

Step back into pre-war and First Republic era in Municipal House café

Radio Prague |
20 March 2017

Prague's Municipal House is one of the gems of the city's rich Art Nouveau architectural history. And the complex's café is one of the best ways of getting a taste of pre-World War 1 and First Republic café society in its heyday.

Prague-based company seeks worldwide markets with 3D laser technology for road repairs

Radio Prague |
20 March 2017

A Czech company is using 3D laser technology to offer more accurate road repairs and resurfacing and is targeting a worldwide market that could result from the know-how.

"Plane of the future" will be one of the main draws in Czech pavilion at Expo 2017

Radio Prague |
20 March 2017

An electric-powered plane of the future will be one of the highlights at the Czech pavilion at Expo 2017, which opens later this year in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Ignoring refugee plight "tragedy and crime", says Ai Weiwei ahead of opening of huge new work in Prague

Radio Prague |
17 March 2017

A major new exhibition by the Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei opened in Prague on Thursday evening. The show is centred around an enormous recreation of a lifeboat highlighting the plight of refugees – and Ai told reporters that Europe's handling of the crisis raised major questions surrounding its values.

Czech castles and chateaus celebrating renaissance nobility year

Radio Prague |
17 March 2017

With the start of the tourist season in April hundreds of castles and chateaus around the Czech Republic open their doors to visitors.

Prague city council looks at construction of social housing

Radio Prague |
17 March 2017

Prague City Hall is planning to build hundreds of council houses within the next few years, the daily Hospodářské noviny wrote on Thursday. The first apartments are set to be built at the Černý Most housing estate. According to the daily, City Hall plans to select more locations in the city where hundreds of council apartments could be built in the near future.

Extensive renovation of Prague State Opera set to begin

Radio Prague |
16 March 2017

The management of Prague's National Theatre this week symbolically launched the planned renovation of the State Opera. The project is set to cost CZK 858 million and will take more than two years, during which time the State Opera will put on productions at other venues.

Czech lawmakers get fired up after approval for new European gun rules

Radio Prague |
16 March 2017

Proposals for stricter European gun rules achieved almost the impossible by uniting Czech MEPs and creating a broad front of domestic opposition to the plans.

Czech jobless total seen shrinking to record low

Radio Prague |
16 March 2017

The Czech Republic is basking in the fact that it has the lowest unemployment rate in the European Union, 3.4 percent according to the Eurostat January figure.

Airport shareholder tussle cast shadow over proposed Pardubice Ryanair link

Radio Prague |
16 March 2017

Low cost airline Ryanair has been looking to add Pardubice airport to its list of destinations. But the East Bohemia region, which owns around a third of the airport operating company East Bohemia Airport, is refusing to meet the bill of around CZK 8.0 million a year to temp Ryanair to Pardubice.

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