Saturday, 16 December 2017

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Decorative Art Museum reopens after 'facelift'

Radio Prague |
22 November 2017

The Museum of Decorative Arts in the centre of Prague has finally reopened after a protracted renovation. The largest Czech museum dedicated to applied art and design, which boasts one of the most extensive glass collections in Europe, had been closed since January 2015.

Police submit fresh immunity request over alleged Babiš fraud

Radio Prague |
22 November 2017

Czech police have submitted a fresh request to the chamber of deputies for ANO leader Andrej Babiš and party deputy leader Jaroslav Faltýnek to be stripped of their parliamentary immunity so they can pursue a fraud case. During the previous session of parliament, the pair came under investigation for alleged corruption over securing an EU grant for a development project.

Czech Republic to build new embassy in Canberra

Radio Prague |
21 November 2017

The Czech Republic is to build a modern new embassy in the Australian capital Canberra, the first time it has carried out such a construction project in 12 years, Czech Television reported.

How the army became a "workshop" for cinema during communism

Radio Prague |
21 November 2017

František Vláčil, Karel Kachyňa, Vojtěch Jasný, Jiří Menzel and several more of the greatest ever Czech film directors honed their craft in the army during the communist period.

E-shops expecting record sales this year

Radio Prague |
21 November 2017

E-shops in the Czech Republic are gearing up for Black Friday, the first major load test ahead of the Christmas shopping frenzy. E-shops are becoming increasingly popular with clients and this year their sales figures are expected to cross the 100 billion mark for the first time ever.

Monika MacDonagh-Pajerová - how the spirit of the Velvet Revolution turned to cynicism

Radio Prague |
20 November 2017

Monika MacDonagh-Pajerová is a political activist and university lecturer. Back in 1989, she served as a press spokesperson for the student leaders protesting against the communist regime.

Czech world music issued by British Songlines magazine

Radio Prague |
20 November 2017

The prestigious British magazine Songlines, which is distributed in 65 countries, has issued a free CD bonus, featuring Czech world music.

Dating agency head: we focus on the life you want, not the one you have

Radio Prague |
20 November 2017

Jakub Mertl and his wife Kristyna who run a successful personalized dating agency, recently made headlines by establishing an online dating agency catering specially to disabled people.

Czech financial sector strike threat highlights sector conditions

Radio Prague |
20 November 2017

The financial sector in the Czech Republic is one where some of the top paying jobs are to be had. But there's a reverse side to the coin as well with some back office and low level jobs earning relatively poor wages.

Hartl: Many of the basic values heralded in the 1990s have been practically abandoned

Radio Prague |
20 November 2017

Twenty-eight years ago Czechs took to the streets to demonstrate for basic human rights and freedoms. A lot of water has passed under the bridge since and many Czechs today are asking themselves where those ideals went.

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