Monday, 22 July 2019

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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.

The Honest Guide guys discuss their new book and lots more

Radio Prague |
11 June 2019

Janek Rubeš is the face of Honest Guide while Honza Mikulka does the camera and all the technical stuff. Their videos highlight great spots to see in Prague and warn visitors of scams to avoid. Now they have produced the book Honest Guide Prague, with illustrations by Eliška Podzimková.

Unemployment in May drops to new low

Radio Prague |
11 June 2019

The unemployment rate in the Czech Republic fell to a new low in May, at 2.6% down from 2.7% the previous month. The drop was in line with expectations and is attributed to seasonal work. Labour offices registered 200,675 unemployed in May, with vacancies far exceeding that number at 346,552. The number of vacancies was up by 6,600 compared to the previous month, reflecting greater demand for seasonal workers in the construction industry, gastronomy, tourism, agriculture, and forestry, among others.

Embattled Czech PM launches counter-offensive to win over public in Agrofert dispute

Radio Prague |
11 June 2019

PM Andrej Babiš has launched a massive counter-offensive to the preliminary EU audit concluding that he has a conflict of interest due to strong links to his former business empire. While he refuses to meet with the organizers of the street protests against him, he has taken every opportunity to present himself as the victim of a targeted smear campaign intended to drive him out of politics.

Czech piano legend Petr Malásek celebrates 65th birthday

Radio Prague |
10 June 2019

Czech composer Petr Malásek is celebrating his 55th birthday. The legendary pianist has composed music for nearly 200 movies, TV series and theatre plays. His repertoire ranges from jazz to classical and popular music.

Queens of the night

Radio Prague |
10 June 2019

In 2011 Prague hosted its first Gay Pride parade attended by about one million people. Prague has since become one of the most LGBT-friendly cities in Central Europe. Today there is an active gay scene in the city with gay bars and travesty shows attracting locals and foreign visitors.

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