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Czech travel service start-up heading for sale

Radio Prague |
8 December 2017

One of the biggest and most successful recent Czech starts up is reported to be heading for a sale with an impressive price tag of at least 10 billion crowns. Some say the offer for flight search company Kiwi.com could climb as high as 15 billion crowns.

Analyst: Czech PM Andrej Babiš playing long game over confidence votes

Radio Prague |
8 December 2017

The Czech Republic's newly appointed prime minister, Andrej Babiš, has put together a minority cabinet made up of ANO members as well as a number of unaffiliated experts. But how likely is his minority government to win a confidence vote in the Chamber of Deputies?

ANO leader Babiš appointed Czech PM

Radio Prague |
7 December 2017

Slovak born billionaire businessman Andrej Babiš has been appointed Czech prime minister by the country's president. In a short ceremony at Prague Castle on Wednesday, president Miloš Zeman tasked the ANO leader to form a government and put together sufficient support to stay in office.

New location gives London Czech centre space for exhibitions

Radio Prague |
7 December 2017

The Czech Centre in London has in recent years devoted a lot of its energies to bringing cutting edge Czech art and design to the UK capital. Now it's able to do so on its own premises.

Hit and run businessman may get out of prison on invalid status

Radio Prague |
6 December 2017

Influential businessman Roman Janoušek may avoid serving the remainder of a prison term for hit and run after being ruled to be an invalid by the Regional Court in Brno, Czech Radio reported on Tuesday.

Ai Weiwei to present migration documentary in Prague next week

Radio Prague |
6 December 2017

The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will present in person the Czech premiere of his documentary Human Flow in Prague next week, the head of the Czech National Gallery Jiří Fajt said on Tuesday.

Czech TV to air ambitious miniseries about Empress Maria Theresa

Radio Prague |
6 December 2017

In the New Year, Czech TV will broadcast one of its most ambitious projects to date and its biggest co-production ever: a two-part miniseries about 18th century Habsburg ruler, the Empress Maria Theresa.

Some like it hot: Czech Republic sees rise in number of household saunas

Radio Prague |
6 December 2017

Sauna sellers are experiencing something of a boom in the Czech Republic. In addition to the large number of public saunas, the number of families that are installing one in their home is going up.

Czech wage rises continue apace, low earners seeing larger increases

Radio Prague |
5 December 2017

New figures show Czech wages rising across the board. And it appears that many in traditionally low earning jobs are seeing proportionately bigger wage increases.

Petra Hůlová looks at the world through the eyes of a prostitute

Radio Prague |
4 December 2017

Ever since her award-winning debut novel All This Belongs to Me came out in 2002, Petra Hůlová has been a major voice in Czech fiction.

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