Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Radio Prague

HN: The surprisingly low unemployment rate may not last long

Radio Prague |
9 July 2020

The decline in economic growth in the Czech Republic is accompanied by a surprising phenomenon – a relatively low unemployment rate, the financial daily Hospodářské noviny notes. Analysts predict it will not be long before the unemployment figure starts to climb.

Over 10,000 historical books to be moved to Strahov Library

Radio Prague |
9 July 2020

The Archbishopric of Prague has begun moving more than ten thousand historical books from its private collection to the library in the Strahov Monastery. It is hoped that this will make the publications more accessible to the public.

"There is no reason to panic" — says health minister about Karviná COVID-19 outbreak

Radio Prague |
8 July 2020

The situation in the Moravian-Silesian region, including its town of Karviná, is stable and there is no reason to panic, Health Minister Adam Vojtěch said on Tuesday. The statement came a few days after several EU states placed the Czech Republic on their list of medium-risk countries due to the outbreak in the country's north-east.

Archaeologists search for remains of Zdena Mašínová in Prague mass grave

Radio Prague |
8 July 2020

Archaeologists are searching for the remains of Zdena Mašínová, a WWII resister whose family left a deep mark on modern Czech history. Following her death in a Communist jail, Mašínová's remains were dumped in a mass grave in Prague – and her daughter says may know where to find them.

Czechs smoked less during Covid-19 outbreak but paid more due to tax hike

Radio Prague |
8 July 2020

Cigarette consumption in the Czech Republic dropped by more than 60 million over the past year, Czech Radio reported on Tuesday, citing data by the agency Nielsen. The biggest drop in consumption was recorded in March and April, when a state of emergency was in place in the Czech Republic.

Hunting some of the world's coolest buildings

Radio Prague |
8 July 2020

The coffee table book Modern Architecture and Interiors by Adam Štěch is the fruit of a deeply-held passion. Over a decade and a half, Štěch travelled the world searching out, visiting and documenting often obscure examples of modernist architecture.

Calling all Czechs abroad: Help build a global social network to strengthen Czech bonds

Radio Prague |
7 July 2020

The Czech Republic is reaching out to all Czechs abroad with a new social network that is to help empower individuals and communities and strengthen bonds with their home country.

Czech scientists researching molecule responsible for 'cytokine storms'

Radio Prague |
7 July 2020

Scientists from Charles University are studying how to calm the phenomenon of the so-called cytokine storm, a violent reaction of the immune system often detected among COVID-19 patients, whose management is seen as important in ensuring their survival. The research project has already garnered interest from the American National Institute of Health and the scientists are hopeful testing in the United States will begin soon.

Council of Europe calls on Czech Republic to teach Roma history in schools

Radio Prague |
7 July 2020

The Council of Europe has called on the Czech Republic and other member states to include the history of the Roma in the school curriculum and teaching materials. According to the recommendation, it would help to improve the understanding that Romanies are an integral part of both national and European societies.

Prague art students create new Czech banknote designs

Radio Prague |
7 July 2020

The same Czech banknotes have been in press for over 20 years. What could an alternative new design look like? That is the question that students from the Prague Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design tackled in a two-semester long project whose results are being exhibited at the Czech National Bank.

Syndicate content