Saturday, 21 July 2018

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Political analyst says Trump-Putin summit signals trying times for Europe

Radio Prague |
18 July 2018

Czech politicians have welcomed the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, with Prime Minister Babiš calling it a breakthrough in bilateral relations that will open dialogue on many burning issues. However political analysts predict that the new relationship may bring trying times for Europe.

Prague Pride festival launches campaign against labelling people

Radio Prague |
17 July 2018

Prague Pride, a week-long festival in August celebrating sexual diversity and equal rights for members of the LGBT community, has announced its theme this year will be family relations and include a poster campaign against "labelling" people.

Czech agencies took record CZK 2.5 bn in bets on World Cup

Radio Prague |
17 July 2018

Wages on the World Cup football championship recorded by Czech betting agencies reached a record-breaking CZK2.5bn (€97mn), surpassing the amount bet on EURO 2016 matches by CZK600mn.

Petra Tonder: My RAF pilot father

Radio Prague |
17 July 2018

RAF officer Ivo Tonder played an important part in what became known as the Great Escape, a mass breakout by Allied airmen from a German prisoner of war camp in March 1944. His daughter, Petra Tonder, describes her father's remarkable adventures during the war.

Growing number of Czech children using bank cards

Radio Prague |
17 July 2018

An increasing number of Czech children are getting their pocket money on a bank card. In addition to being practical and boosting financial literacy, this gives parents a good idea of where their children are spending their money.

Prague placed 50th in USB's annual index of richest cities

Radio Prague |
16 July 2018

The Czech capital has been placed 50th in the annual index of the richest cities in the world, put together annually by Swiss Bank USB, the website Novinky.cz reported on Friday. The index has ranked 77 metropolitan areas according to prices of basic goods and services, incomes and purchasing power.

Fried cheese, a heavy but tasty Czech staple

Radio Prague |
16 July 2018

Fried cheese or smažený sýr, familiarly known as smažák, is a staple on Czech menus, from shabby pubs and bistros to middle class restaurants.

Hrady CZ - live music in historical setting

Radio Prague |
16 July 2018

Unique atmosphere and historical locations is something that sets the festival Hrady CZ apart from countless music events taking place in the Czech Republic over the summer.

Why are over half of Czech bachelor students not completing their degrees?

Radio Prague |
16 July 2018

Many businesses and economists complain that the number of graduates in the Czech labour force is consistently too low. Data from the Ministry of Education shows that nearly 60% of bachelor students in the Czech Republic are not finishing their degree.

Taxi drivers want firmer action against Uber despite earnings registration deal

Radio Prague |
16 July 2018

Uber has signed a deal with the Czech tax authorities committing its drivers to registering their earnings using electronic cash registers from later this year. However, the country's taxi drivers want a firmer approach to Uber and similar operators – and are threatening more protest action.

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