Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Radio Prague

Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra using cross-over projects to attract new audiences

Radio Prague |
16 March 2018

Many people don't know that the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest leading Czech orchestras. It was founded only three years after the creation of Czech Radio in 1923 and it is currently celebrating its 91st season.

Visit by Britain's Brexit minister to Prague overshadowed by unfolding nerve gas row

Radio Prague |
16 March 2018

British Brexit Minister David Davis held talks with top officials in Prague on Monday to discuss the future of Czech-British relations post-Brexit. The meetings were inevitably overshadowed by the diplomatic row between London and Moscow on the use of what is believed to be a Russian-made deadly nerve gas in Britain.

Czech employees lag behind in use of IT technologies

Radio Prague |
15 March 2018

Czech use of IT technologies at work is 20 percent lower than in other European countries, a survey carried out by Microsoft in 20 EU member states suggests.

Czech teachers' gross wage increased to 31,632 in 2017

Radio Prague |
15 March 2018

Czech teachers' gross monthly wage increased to 31,632 crowns last year, which is an increase by 7.3 percent on the previous year, according to data released by the Czech Education Ministry on Wednesday.

Radio Prague launches on voice-activated smart device Alexa

Radio Prague |
15 March 2018

From Wednesday Czech Radio is available on Alexa, a voice-activated smart device of the kind that may be seen in most homes in the future.

Czech whole and natural food retailer seeks more than organic growth

Radio Prague |
15 March 2018

The market for health foods, organic, and direct from farm produce took some time to develop in the Czech Republic and there have clearly been some growing pains. Three of the biggest players merged in 2016 to join forces under the Sklizeno brand.

Czechs' financial literacy far from stellar, says survey

Radio Prague |
15 March 2018

Czechs' financial literacy improved since last year by only the very slightest of margins, an annual survey commissioned by the Czech Banking Association has shown. The news isn't all bad though: the number of Czechs setting aside savings has at least increased, Czech Radio confirmed.

New Merkel mandate seen as best scenario for Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
15 March 2018

Angela Merkel is sworn into office for her fourth term on Wednesday. And while that might be the best scenario for neighbour, the Czech Republic, it will also step up the pressure to get a stable Czech government in place.

Major renovations planned for National Gallery's Trade Fair Palace

Radio Prague |
14 March 2018

The director of the Czech National Gallery, Jiří Fajt, says he wants to launch an international architecture competition to renovate the institution’s Trade Fair Palace soon. Repairs to the Functionalist structure, which houses the gallery's modern art collection, are expected to cost around CZK 3 billion and begin around 2021.

Czech TV support demonstration to coincide with Zeman concert

Radio Prague |
14 March 2018

A demonstration in support of Czech Television is set to take place on Prague's Wenceslas Square on Wednesday evening. Entitled We Won't Give Zeman CT!, it comes in response to an attack by President Miloš Zeman on the station and other journalists during his inauguration speech last Thursday.

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