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Sculptor continues with plans for Old Town Sq. column despite lacking permit

Radio Prague |
14 June 2019

For more than 250 years, a large Marian column stood on Prague's Old Town Square. In 1918, it was torn down by an angry mob which saw it as a symbol of Austrian rule. Now, more than 100 years later, sculptor Petr Váňa is attempting to put up a copy of the Baroque structure at its original location. However, the Prague authorities are against it.

Czech and Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids forms bridge between the past with the future

Radio Prague |
14 June 2019

The National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, prides itself on bringing Czech and Slovak expats more in touch with their roots, as well as inspiring all people to connect with Czech and Slovak history and culture.

PwC report: Prague increasingly attractive for real estate investors

Radio Prague |
14 June 2019

Prague is catching up with West European real estate markets, the daily e15 reports, citing a new survey released by PriceWaterhouseCooper and the Urban Land Institute, carried out among developers and investors.

Call highlights fears over Czech public media's continued independence

Radio Prague |
14 June 2019

The Czech branch of the International Press Institute has called on MPs to exercise maximum responsibility in the choice of two new members of the council overseeing the Czech News Agency wire service. Respekt reported that in a first round of voting ANO backed an anti-Semitic candidate who looks likely to win a place in the second, a situation that has been condemned by the Federation of Jewish Communities.

Prices of vegetables continue to rise

Radio Prague |
13 June 2019

According to data released by the Czech Statistics Office, consumer prices in May increased by 0.6 percent compared to April, driven mainly by higher prices of food, specifically fruit and vegetables.

Czech brewery rolls out first wastewater beer

Radio Prague |
13 June 2019

A small brewery in the South Bohemian village of Čížová has produced the Czech Republic's first beer made from recycled, purified wastewater. The water came from a Prague wastewater treatment plant and was processed by experts from the company Veolia. So far, the brewery has rolled out some 15 hectolitres of 'sewer beer' under the brand ERKO.

Prague's Nude Mona Lisa sent to France

Radio Prague |
12 June 2019

A large exhibition is currently being held at France's Condé Museum in the Domaine de Chantilly depicting the lesser-known yet seminal work of Leonardo da Vinci: the Nude Mona Lisa. One of the important copies which visitors are able to see was loaned by the National Gallery in Prague.

Better training for new drivers perceived as key to making Czech roads safer

Radio Prague |
12 June 2019

Although billions of crowns are spent on the modernization of Czech roads every year, being on the road in this country is not always a pleasant experience. Czech drivers are reputed to be inconsiderate, aggressive and inclined to take risks. And finding a solution to the problem has been an issue of heated debate for years.

Study provides Prague City Hall with vision for new neighbourhood

Radio Prague |
12 June 2019

Up to 25,000 people could be living in Prague 7's Bubny neighbourhood, at least according to a study commissioned by Prague City Hall, whose results were announced at a press conference of Tuesday.

Lidice - the tragic fate of a village that became a powerful symbol

Radio Prague |
11 June 2019

June 10 marked 77 years since units of the German Security Police liquidated the Central Bohemian village of Lidice in retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. While far from the only example of such cruelty during the war, Lidice became famous around the world. In part due to its symbolic value as a place of tragedy, but also hope.

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