Friday, 22 February 2019

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Banned 1954 documentary on Tibet returns to cinemas

Radio Prague |
20 February 2019

More than sixty years after its premiere, a unique Czech documentary from Tibet, made in the early 1950s, returns to Czech cinemas. It brings a unique testimony of places that have long been destroyed by the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

Czech PM: Israel is our strategic partner in the Middle-East

Radio Prague |
20 February 2019

PM Andrej Babiš is currently on an official visit to Israel, meeting with his counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu and has high hopes for strengthening what he says is a "strategic partnership". Irena Kalhousová, an expert on Czech-Israeli relations from the London School of Economics, talks about what makes the relationship special.

HN: Battle for EU structural funds to begin in Prague

Radio Prague |
20 February 2019

Czech officials are gearing up for negotiations with European Commission representatives on how much money the Czech Republic may draw from EU regional development funds in 2021-2027 and what the funds may be used for. The talks are due to begin in a fortnight's time and the Czech Republic is the first EU member state to undergo them.

Exhibition brings Aschers "back to Prague in a style worthy of what they accomplished"

Radio Prague |
19 February 2019

Prague's Museum of Decorative Arts hosts an extensive exhibition dedicated to Zika and Lida Ascher and their silk business.

Quo vadis, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš? For everyone, to Europe.

Radio Prague |
19 February 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has been re-elected chairman of the ANO party that he founded seven years ago, running unopposed at the party's congress on Sunday. Polls show Mr. Babiš remains the most popular, trusted politician in parliament, and ANO would win general elections if held today. So, what direction is he looking to take the party – and the country?

EU space programme set for major expansion in Prague

Radio Prague |
19 February 2019

A plan to revamp the Prague-based European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency is being keenly followed in the Czech Republic. The move could see even more investment in the country's space industry, which has been flourishing for several years.

Violin virtuoso Václav Hudeček and Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Radio Prague |
18 February 2019

This edition of Sunday Music features a selection of his 1992 recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons with the ensemble Virtuosi di Praga. It is conducted by Pavel Kogan and is the most successful classical recording in the Czech Republic's history.

Facebook takes main Big Brother award in Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
18 February 2019

The Czech Big Brother awards, recognizing the biggest privacy intruders of 2018, have gone to Facebook, the Czech Financial Administration and the company iRobot, producing intelligent vacuum cleaners. The award for the most appalling quote on a privacy-related topic went to Petr Stuchlík, the ANO party candidate for Prague mayor, for promoting the introduction of CCTV in schools.

Smržovka - a haven for luge riders

Radio Prague |
18 February 2019

Luge riding is making a comeback, with several specially designed luge natural-tracks sprouting across the country. One of them is located in Smržovka, a winter sports centre in the Jizera Mountains.

"We can mix anything you want", says owner of Brno's world famous bar chain

Radio Prague |
18 February 2019

When 23-year-old Jan Vlachynský and his friend decided to open a bar in their local town they placed their bets on originality and customer service. Seven years later it seems their project paid off bigtime.

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