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EU directive helps Czechs provide cross-border services

Radio Prague |
29 December 2009

Under a new law that comes into effect on Monday, Czech firms and entrepreneurs will find it far easier to provide all kinds of services in other European Union states. The EU directive behind the legislation does away with a lot of the paperwork that such cross-border work previously entailed.

20 years after, Václav Havel seen as key figure in transition to democracy

Radio Prague |
30 December 2009

In a memorable moment of history, dissent and playwright Václav Havel was elected the first post-communist president of Czechoslovakia 20 years ago. Most Czechs now believe his role in the transition process to democracy was crucial.

Czech beer re-imported from Germany due to lower prices

Radio Prague |
29 December 2009

In some stores and restaurants in the Czech Republic, you may come across bottles of Pilsner Urquell – perhaps the most famous Czech beer – bearing German labels.

Czechs pay tribute to Karel Čapek

Radio Prague |
29 December 2009

On December 25th some 200 people gathered at Prague's Vyšehrad cemetery to pay tribute to one of the greats of Czech literature – twentieth century writer Karel Čapek.

Prague losing greenery

Radio Prague |
3 December 2009

There's been a decrease in the number of trees in Prague, because the city authorities have permitted more cutting than planting in the last five years, says the environmental group Arnika.

Barbara Day and the Velvet Philosophers

Radio Prague |
7 December 2009

Constantly harangued by Czechoslovakia’s secret police – the StB – visiting lecturers, including some of the world's most renowned philosophers, would meet secretly at private flats. Barbara Day's book, The Velvet Philosophers, recounts the details of how these underground seminars worked.

Exhibition of work by legendary illustrator/animator Jiří Trnka opens

Radio Prague |
11 December 2009

This week saw the opening of a new exhibition of some of the best work by one of former Czechoslovakia's most famous illustrators, painters as well as the father of Czech animated film, Jiří Trnka, who died in 1969.

The Christmas market

Radio Prague |
17 December 2009

Every year the start of Advent in late November sees the opening of traditional Christmas markets in the Czech capital. The one on Old Town Square has a history of more than a hundred years.

Italian artist brings art to travelers at Prague's main railway station

Radio Prague |
21 December 2009

Three years ago Prague's main railway station was not a nice place to be. A major reconstruction launched in 2006 is radically transforming the premises which now afford modern terminals, sales counters, boutiques and restaurants. Now the company Grandi Stazioni which is conducting the reconstruction has gone a step further – offering weary travelers some art as well.

The bells of Prague

Radio Prague |
28 December 2009

Looking down on the city, the spires and towers rise up, and of course many of them have bells inside.

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