Monday, 17 June 2019

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Czechs get unique opportunity to carry out archaeological research in Syria

Radio Prague |
17 June 2019

The National Museum in Prague has been granted a unique license to carry out archaeological research in Syria. A team of Czech and Syrian archaeologists will be exploring a location in the coastal province of Latakia, the former site of the ancient port city of Ugarit.

Joan Baez's iconic 1989 concert which featured Václav Havel as a roadie

Radio Prague |
17 June 2019

Many Czechs remember the concert of American folk musician Joan Baez's in Bratislava on 10 June 1989 as one of the signs of the approaching fall of communism.

2019 Gratias Agit awards presented in Prague

Radio Prague |
17 June 2019

The Czech Foreign Ministry has presented its Gratias Agit awards honouring individuals and groups that promote the good name of the Czech Republic internationally. Among those recognised were the world-renowned plastic surgeon Bohdan Pomahač and the Russian NGO Memorial.

IMF: The next few years will see Czech economic growth hovering around 2.5%

Radio Prague |
17 June 2019

The Czech Republic's economic growth is expected to continue at a rate of around 2.5 percent, the International Monetary Fund predicted in a press release on Thursday. Inflation is expected to go down and unemployment levels will rise. The head of the organisation also warned of the large impact that American tolls on European products would have on the Czech economy.

What lies in store for the Eastern Partnership 10 years after its establishment?

Radio Prague |
17 June 2019

In 2009 the Eastern Partnership, a project seeking closer ties between the EU and its Eastern European neighbours was proclaimed in Prague. Ten years later, the union is evaluating its progress and searching for prospective strategies. Whatever the future brings, it seems that this is likely to be a long-haul effort.

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.

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