Wednesday, 29 July 2015

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Tributes from Czech and world leaders made to Sir Nicholas Winton

Radio Prague |
2 July 2015

Tributes quickly poured out for Sir Nicholas Winton on news of his death. Czech president Miloš Zeman said he had always admired Sir Nicholas' 'personal bravery.' Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka described him as 'a symbol of courage and deep humanity.'

Study finds same food brands with different content in ČR and Germany

Radio Prague |
2 July 2015

A study by Prague's University of Technology and Chemistry has found that the same branded foods and drinks in Germany and the Czech Republic often have a dramatically different composition. Some producers said the different content was a response to different national tastes but the overwhelming impression was that costs were cut when selling to the Czech market.

Analyst: Visegrad presidency should push for constructive approach to migrant crisis

Radio Prague |
2 July 2015

Prague on Wednesday took up the year-long presidency of the Visegrad 4, comprising the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary. At a press conference, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek outlined plans for two summits as well as increased cooperation in energy, security and defence. But some were surprised a more explicit reference wasn't made to one of the top problems facing the European Union today: the migration crisis.

EPH continues energy acquisitions this time in Hungary

Radio Prague |
2 July 2015

The latest purchases for the group which describes itself as the leading Central European energy group are focused on Hungary, a relatively new and, on the face of it, problematic market for power companies in recent years.

Launch of RFE broadcasts from Prague recalled on 20th anniversary

Radio Prague |
2 July 2015

Wednesday was the 20th anniversary of the launch of Radio Free Europe broadcasts from Prague.

Public broadcasters at crossroads in Prague

Radio Prague |
2 July 2015

Public broadcasters from across Europe got together last week in Prague to take stock of where they are on the market and where they should be going.

Marie Kinsky makes Žďár nad Sázavou into dance venue

Radio Prague |
2 July 2015

Marie Kinsky, a French dancer, teacher and graduate of the French Conservatory of Classical Dance, has moved to Prague back in 1997, and since then, she has been involved in all kinds of dance activities. Among them is KoresponDance, a festival of dance and physical theatre, whose fourth edition starts this weekend in Žďár nad Sázavou.

Metal thefts down after regulation bars cash purchases

Radio Prague |
1 July 2015

There has been a large fall in the number of thefts of metal in the Czech Republic since a regulation was introduced in March barring the purchase of metal for cash, according to police statistics quoted by the Ministry of the Environment on Tuesday.

Revised estimate puts first quarter growth at 4.0 percent

Radio Prague |
1 July 2015

The Czech economy grew by 4.0 percent year on year in the first quarter of 2015, according to a revised estimate released on Tuesday by the Czech Statistics Office.

Czech branch of Transparency International pushing for law to regulate lobbying

Radio Prague |
1 July 2015

The Czech branch of Transparency International has long been pushing for a law that would regulate lobbying in the government and Parliament and on Monday it was able to report the first tangible result in this respect.

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