Saturday, 4 July 2015

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Severe heatwave has hit Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
3 July 2015

The public has been warned to brace for a severe heat wave in the coming days. Currents of hot air moving from Africa, which have driven up temperatures in Spain, Portugal, France and parts of Great Britain, has hit the Czech Republic.

Hundreds of films fans queue for tickets to Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Radio Prague |
3 July 2015

Hundreds of films fans have been queuing up for tickets to the 50th Karlovy Vary film festival, which kicks off today. The festival will open with a screening of Time Out of Mind, which will be personally presented by Richard Gere.

American actor Richard Gere has arrived in Karlovy Vary

Radio Prague |
3 July 2015

American actor Richard Gere has arrived in Karlovy Vary. Mr Gere will attend the opening ceremony of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on Friday at the Thermal hotel, where he will receive a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to world cinematography.

Court in London rules in favour of extraditing runaway

Radio Prague |
3 July 2015

A court in London has ruled in favour of extraditing the runaway Czech businessman František Savov, who has sought refuge in the British capital.

Finance minister's massive earnings outlined in assets declaration

Radio Prague |
3 July 2015

Minister of Finance and founder and owner of the Agrofert agro-chemical group, Andrej Babiš, earned just under 201 million crowns from the company after tax last year and acquired bonds worth 230 million crowns.

Better times in sight for Czech filmmakers

Radio Prague |
3 July 2015

The Czech government has approved an amendment to the audiovisual law that would provide stable funding for Czech cinematography and make the country more competitive in attracting foreign crews. The annual state subsidies should enable Czech filmmakers to launch more ambitious projects and co-productions and make better use of the potential of the Czech film industry. The concept of stable funding is something that financially-strapped Czech filmmakers had long called for.

Tributes from Czech and world leaders made to Sir Nicholas Winton

Radio Prague |
2 July 2015

Tributes quickly poured out for Sir Nicholas Winton on news of his death. Czech president Miloš Zeman said he had always admired Sir Nicholas' 'personal bravery.' Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka described him as 'a symbol of courage and deep humanity.'

Study finds same food brands with different content in ČR and Germany

Radio Prague |
2 July 2015

A study by Prague's University of Technology and Chemistry has found that the same branded foods and drinks in Germany and the Czech Republic often have a dramatically different composition. Some producers said the different content was a response to different national tastes but the overwhelming impression was that costs were cut when selling to the Czech market.

Analyst: Visegrad presidency should push for constructive approach to migrant crisis

Radio Prague |
2 July 2015

Prague on Wednesday took up the year-long presidency of the Visegrad 4, comprising the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary. At a press conference, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek outlined plans for two summits as well as increased cooperation in energy, security and defence. But some were surprised a more explicit reference wasn't made to one of the top problems facing the European Union today: the migration crisis.

EPH continues energy acquisitions this time in Hungary

Radio Prague |
2 July 2015

The latest purchases for the group which describes itself as the leading Central European energy group are focused on Hungary, a relatively new and, on the face of it, problematic market for power companies in recent years.

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