Thursday, 18 October 2018

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Czech industrialists mapping out opportunities in UAE

Radio Prague |
1 October 2018

As the United Arab Emirates continue to lower their country's economic dependency on oil, new opportunities are on the rise. Czech companies, for whom the UAE are the biggest trading partner in the Persian Gulf, see the upcoming EXPO 2020, a Universal Exposition to be held in Dubai in two years' time, as a great opportunity to extend trade relations.

Czechs living in US call for introduction of postal vote

Radio Prague |
27 September 2018

The Czech parliament is set to debate a proposal that would make it easier for Czechs voting in elections abroad to cast their vote by post. A Czech community in the United States is petitioning for this to be made possible.

Czechs increasingly fond of foreign online stores

Radio Prague |
27 September 2018

Czech customers spent some 19.5 billion crowns on purchases from foreign e-shops and on online booking of air-tickets and accommodation in the first six months of 2018. According to the Czech Bank Card Association, this represents a year-on-year increase of more than one third.

Albright to unveil bust during NY festival honouring Havel

Radio Prague |
26 September 2018

Rehearsal for Truth is a weeklong theatre festival dedicated to Václav Havel that got underway in New York on Tuesday. Alongside plays and stage readings, it will also see the presentation of a human rights award and the unveiling of a new bust of the dissident turned president at Columbia University. Radio Prague discussed the festival, which is focused on Central European theatre, with organiser Pavla Niklová of the Václav Havel Library Foundation.

Government pours more money into water-saving program

Radio Prague |
26 September 2018

With the problem of persistent summer droughts gaining in intensity, the Environment Ministry has announced it will pour more money into a water tank rebates program intended to boost a policy of rainwater harvesting and utilization.

Supreme Court: wiretapping of journalist investigating military tender 'illegal'

Radio Prague |
26 September 2018

The Supreme Court has ruled that a regional court acted illegally six years ago in authorising the wiretapping of investigative journalist Janek Kroupa, who was digging into alleged corruption in a multi-billion crown military tender.

Famous Cold War spy Ladislav Bittman dies aged 87

Radio Prague |
25 September 2018

One of the most important Czechoslovak Cold War defectors, Ladislav Bittman, died in his atelier in Rackport, Massechustes, on Tuesday night.

Suzanna Halsey: I organised New York celebration of Velvet Revolution from offices of Penthouse

Radio Prague |
25 September 2018

Suzanna Halsey is one of the most active members of the Czech community in New York and describes herself as an inveterate organiser.

Illegal employment brokered via 'underground agencies' rising

Radio Prague |
25 September 2018

The Czech economy is booming – and so is the informal, grey economy, with an estimated quarter of a million people working illegally, as employers turn to so-called "underground agencies" to procure employees. Average monthly salaries have been on an uninterrupted upswing in the Czech Republic since the start of 2014.

Brundibár - the child opera that premiered in the Terezín ghetto 75 years ago

Radio Prague |
24 September 2018

The Prague composer of Jewish descent, Hans Krása, wrote Brundibár using Adolf Hoffmeister's libreto as early as 1938. Sadly however, the opera only became famous once it premiered in Terezín on September 23rd 1943.

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