Saturday, 18 August 2018

Radio Prague

Scilla Elworthy - the campaigner who has put a price on world peace

Radio Prague |
31 July 2018

Scilla Elworthy is a lifelong campaigner against warfare and conflict and was nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the Oxford Research Group, which fostered dialogue between the UK government and nuclear disarmament activists.

Czechs increasingly renting cottages and chalets, prices spike

Radio Prague |
30 July 2018

Estate agents have noted increased interest in renting cottages and ski chalets, and not just in the high season but year-round, according to a survey by state news agency ČTK.

Analysts: ČNB set to raise key interest rate to 1.25%

Radio Prague |
30 July 2018

The Czech National Bank will likely raise its key interest rate by a quarter percentage point to 1.25 per cent at its board meeting on Thursday, according to a poll of analysts by state news agency ČTK.

The best Czech tramping songs

Radio Prague |
30 July 2018

Tramping is a phenomenon that influenced the lives of tens of thousands of Czechs. Young people who dreamed of the freedom of the Wild West, spent time outdoors, engaging in sporting activities, building log cabins and settlements.

Uherské Hradiště summer film school fest kicked off

Radio Prague |
30 July 2018

The 44th annual Summer Film School and festival in Uherské Hradiště got underway on Friday. Over the coming week, it will screen 202 films – including retrospectives of Lars von Trier and special guest Mike Leigh.

Třebíč: a city where Jewish and Christian culture peacefully coexisted

Radio Prague |
30 July 2018

There are many examples of peaceful coexistence of the Jewish diaspora in the predominantly Catholic Czechia. One of them can be found in the heart of the Highlands region.

Friend of two Czechs imprisoned in Turkey: They feel this is so unfair

Radio Prague |
30 July 2018

The Turkish Supreme Court last week upheld a six-year prison sentence for two Czechs convicted on charges of terrorism in 2017. Radio Prague spoke to their close friend Janusz Konieczny to find out what conditions they are being held in and how they feel about this latest set-back.

Hundreds of dead fish found in Moravian river

Radio Prague |
27 July 2018

Hundreds of dead fish have been found in the river Rokytná in Moravský Krumlov in the Znojmo area in Moravia, a local official told the Czech News Agency. According to a preliminary analysis the fish died due to a lack of oxygen in a one-kilometre stretch of the river beneath the local chateau.

The popular Czech špekáček: unhealthy for your body, but so good for your soul

Radio Prague |
27 July 2018

The traditional špekáček – a short fat sausage best roasted on a stick over a campfire – is a Czech summer staple.

Price of flats in Prague continues to rise

Radio Prague |
26 July 2018

The price of flats in Prague continues to rise. According to data made public by a group of real estate agencies the average price of flats in Prague rose by 24 percent year-on-year, reaching 94,000 crowns per square meter at the end of the second quarter. As compared to the first quarter in 2018 this is a rise of 6.2 percent.

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