Friday, 29 May 2020

Radio Prague

How can foreigners travel to Czech Republic at present and what may future hold?

Radio Prague |
19 May 2020

Amid constantly changing information regarding coronavirus travel restrictions, it can be easy to lose trace of what is allowed and what is not. For those who would like to travel to the Czech Republic in the coming weeks and months, here is a general overview of current restrictions and likely future developments.

Czech Roma returning from Britain due to covid-19 fears, bureaucratic delays

Radio Prague |
19 May 2020

Many Czech Roma long living in Great Britain have begun returning home in part due to Brexit, in part due to fear that the novel coronavirus is spreading unchecked in the UK. Misinformation about both phenomena is also playing a role, a Czech educator there says – and fraudsters are preying on the panic.

Czech women might finally be allowed to drop the suffix -ová

Radio Prague |
18 May 2020

Czech women might finally be allowed to decide whether or not to drop the ending –ová from their surname.

Czech Mint printing Florence Nightingale coins

Radio Prague |
18 May 2020

"An exceptional gift for exceptional people"– that is how Czech Mint describes a new issue of coins which are to serve as a thank-you gift to those who fought on the front lines or simply pitched in to help in the battle against coronavirus.

What is EU's strategy for the Eastern Partnership and how will it be affected by coronavirus?

Radio Prague |
18 May 2020

Launched in Prague in 2009, the European Union's Eastern Partnership (EaP) is a policy project that seeks to build bridges and help support the EU' neighbours to the east – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. In March the European Commission published its plans for the future of the project.

In memoriam: Miloslav Stingl - Czech traveller, ethnographer and chief of Indian tribe

Radio Prague |
15 May 2020

The legendary Czech traveller, ethnographer and writer Miloslav Stingl has died at the age of 89. During his lifetime, Mr Stingl visited 151 countries, recording his experiences in more than 40 books, which influenced generations of readers. His main focus of interest was the life and rituals of indigenous peoples, such as the Mayas, Polynesians and Inuits.

Amazing Places look for hidden gems of the beaten track

Radio Prague |
15 May 2020

The travel website Amazing Places has set itself an ambitious goal – to promote often hidden gems around the country which will guarantee an unforgettable holiday tailored to your preferences.

Landlords abandoning Airbnb as service faces closer oversight

Radio Prague |
15 May 2020

Many landlords in Prague have switched from offering Airbnb type services since the advent of the coronavirus crisis. At the same time, the state is planning to implement more rigorous oversight of short-term rentals, iRozhlas.cz reported on Thursday. David Bureš, who runs a property management company, said it had become clear that all landlords would face difficult times in the coming two years, so his firm had shifted to long-term rents.

New book answers questions most frequently asked in galleries

Radio Prague |
14 May 2020

Why should I go to galleries, when everything is on the Internet? Do I have to study to become an artist? And how do I recognize a work of art? A new book, called Proč umění? or Why Art?, attempts to answer these questions.

Prague Masaryk train station project under fire by conservationists

Radio Prague |
14 May 2020

The National Heritage Institute is seeking to annul a zoning decision allowing for a massive mixed-use building complex around Masarykovo nádraží, Prague's oldest functioning railway station. Hundreds have joined a petition launched by conservationists to reverse the decision.

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