Monday, 27 May 2019

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Major new residential and office district to go up in Prague's Hagibor district

Radio Prague |
16 May 2019

A new residential and office quarter is set to go up in the Prague 10 district that will contain up to 650 apartments and become the home of one of the country's top orchestras, iHned.cz reported.

New chiefs take over at Czech Centres in London and New York

Radio Prague |
16 May 2019

The Czech Centres in London and New York are getting new directors this spring, with Přemysl Pela assuming control in the UK capital and Miroslav Konvalina taking the helm in the Big Apple. Radio Prague spoke to both before their departure for the key branches of the Czech Republic's cultural diplomacy network in the English-speaking world.

Czech Republic facing serious shortage of skilled tradesmen

Radio Prague |
15 May 2019

In the last few decades the number of teenagers who opted to become skilled tradesmen and women has seen a steep decline. Consequently the country now lacks an estimated 300,000 skilled workers in various trades, with masons, electricians and installers the most in demand.

Legendary comic magazine Čtyřlístek celebrates 50th anniversary

Radio Prague |
15 May 2019

Čtyřlístek or the Four-leaf Clover, a legendary Czech children's comic magazine, marks its 50th anniversary this week. The first issue of the magazine was published on May 15, 1969.

Study exposes complexity of Czech voter attitudes to EU

Radio Prague |
15 May 2019

A recent study conducted by the polling agency MEDIAN for the think-tank Moje Evropa revealed a more complex division of Czech voters than the often posited pro-EU vs anti-EU divide. According to some experts, who looked at the results, Czechs are not as Eurosceptic as many perceive them to be, but they often trust too much in myths.

Surrogate pregnancies on rise in Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
15 May 2019

An increasing number of Czech couples who cannot have a child of their own are seeking the help of surrogate mothers. However, there is currently no legislation in the Czech Republic recognising surrogacy. Experts are warning that the arrangements surrounding this controversial method of assisted reproduction are void and unenforceable.

"My Country": Prague Spring kicks off with performance by German orchestra founded by WWII expellees

Radio Prague |
14 May 2019

In keeping with tradition, the annual Prague Spring classical music festival kicked off on Sunday with a rendition of Bedřich Smetana's epic cycle Má vlast, or My Country. What makes this performance particularly poignant is that it was performed by a German orchestra formed by musicians expelled from Czechoslovakia after WWII.

Anna Thu Nguyenová - the Czech-Vietnamese one-time child actress now thriving in Californian start-ups

Radio Prague |
14 May 2019

Today Anna Thu Nguyenová is based in California, where she works with technology start-ups. But the young Czech-Vietnamese woman is familiar to many here in her native country thanks to roles on TV series, including a soap opera in which she appeared in over 100 episodes.

PM: State of food security "catastrophic"

Radio Prague |
14 May 2019

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš described the country's agricultural self-sufficiency as catastrophic in a speech to members of the Chamber of Agriculture on Sunday. He also defended the high-levels of rapeseed cultivation, which he said is a victim of mythmaking.

Lake Malawi is ready to play at its biggest gig yet

Radio Prague |
13 May 2019

The 64th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest is set to start on May 14th in Israel. Representing the Czechs is the indie-pop band Lake Malawi, whose frontman, Albert Černý, is known as one of the most talented young Czech pop musicians.

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