Friday, 14 August 2020

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Czechs increasingly fond of e-bikes

Radio Prague |
14 August 2020

Czechs are growing increasingly fond of electric bikes, Czech Radio reported on Thursday. According to one of the country's biggest e-bike sellers, Ekolo.cz, sales have grown by one-third compared to the previous year. One of the factors behind the growing sale of e-bikes is the coronavirus outbreak. People are holidaying at home and are also using bicycles to avoid public transport. A recent study by Deloitte suggests the number of e-bikes will continue to increase in the coming years.

Czech students looking forward to year in US – one year later than originally planned

Radio Prague |
14 August 2020

A group of Czech students selected for America's Future Leaders Exchange Programme had been scheduled to leave for the United States about now to spend a whole school year with host families. However, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, their plans had to be postponed.

Nový Svět: Once known as the Naples of Prague

Radio Prague |
14 August 2020

Prague's extremely picturesque Nový Svět district can be found beneath the hill on which the Loreto complex stands. Over the years, this part of Prague has been inhabited by servants, the city's poor and artists.

Jirkov seeks photos of famous Kludský circus caravan to help restore it to original glory

Radio Prague |
13 August 2020

All but forgotten today, the travelling Czech circus of Karel Kludský was once among the biggest in the whole of Europe. Now, Kludský's hometown is looking to restore his private luxury caravan to its original glory. And it is asking the Czech public for help.

Increasing number of Czechs face financial problems following Covid-19 crisis

Radio Prague |
13 August 2020

As the government's temporary measures adopted to limit the negative impacts of the coronavirus crisis draw to a close, an increasing number of Czechs are starting to face serious financial difficulties. Indeed, debt advisory centres around the country are reporting a surge in the number of clients seeking their advice.

Site of historic Nusle brewery to be transformed into residential area

Radio Prague |
12 August 2020

The former brewery in Prague's district of Nusle will be transformed into a new residential development with more than 400 new apartments.

Valuable 14th century coins found by couple walking in West Bohemia

Radio Prague |
12 August 2020

The Museum of West Bohemia in Plzeň has announced the discovery of hundreds of silver and gold coins from the 14th century. The treasure, unearthed in a forest near the Kladruby Monastery in the region of Tachov, is believed to be one of the biggest troves of gold coins unearthed on the territory of the Czech Republic.

"The EU needs to act," says Czech analyst as Lukashenko accuses Prague of organising Minsk protests

Radio Prague |
12 August 2020

The Czech Republic has been accused by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of organising demonstrations in the country that erupted after official results of the presidential elections handed the incumbent a landslide victory. The Czech prime minister has condemned the tough crackdown on demonstrators – and says he hopes an EU summit will lead to action.

Business down 90 percent for Czech tour guides in 2020

Radio Prague |
11 August 2020

Czech tour guides are suffering from a serious decline in clients this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. With business down by 90 percent and the majority of them out of work, the Czech Republic's Guides Association says it wants to discuss possible relief measures with the government.

Anna Geislerová: We're very boring next to Havel and the other dissidents

Radio Prague |
11 August 2020

For decades one of the country's top movie stars, Anna Geislerová has recently won plaudits for her role as Václav Havel's wife Olga in the biopic Havel. In an interview with Radio Prague, she talks about playing Olga and her own encounters with the Havels.

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