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Study: Decarbonising the Czech Republic will pay off for businesses, consumers

Radio Prague |
13 November 2020

Significant investments to move away from coal use in the Czech Republic will pay off in the long run, as they will help businesses and households reduce their operating costs. This follows from a study of possible paths to decarbonisation for the country's main economic sectors by the consulting company McKinsey.

Milan Kundera's The Joke

Radio Prague |
12 November 2020

Milan Kundera did not start working on his first novel, The Joke, until 1965, when he was thirty-three. The politically provocative book was a sensation in Czechoslovakia when finally published in 1967 – a year before Soviet-led tanks rolled in to crush the Prague Spring reform movement.

Archaeologists discover remains of wartime Romani internment camp in Liberec

Radio Prague |
12 November 2020

An archaeological survey in the northern Bohemian city of Liberec has revealed the remains of an internment or concentration camp for Roma during the Second World War that later served to hold French prisoners, forced to work in a quarry.

Sale prices of older apartments in Prague up by nearly 20 percent

Radio Prague |
12 November 2020

Older apartments in the Czech capital are becoming increasingly unavailable. Over the past year, their sale prices grew by nearly 20 percent, Czech Radio has reported. According to data released by the developer Trigema, prices of older apartments in the third quarter of 2019 increased by 18.2 percent year-on-year to CZK 104,864 per square metre.

Minister: Right steps could see Czechia boost international trade position

Radio Prague |
11 November 2020

Nearly a half of total Czech economic output is dependent on exports. In view of this, the government is relying on a four-pronged strategy through which it aims to maintain, and possibly even strengthen, the country's international trade position, the industry and trade minister said on Tuesday.

New long-distance hiking trail crosses Czechia from west to east

Radio Prague |
11 November 2020

A new long-distance hiking trail has recently opened in the Czech Republic. Cesta Českem or Czechia Trail leads along the country's northern borders from the westernmost point to the so-called Trojmezí, a point at which the Czech, Polish and Slovak borders meet. It measures 1,000 kilometres and takes approximately 40 days to complete, its creators say.

Czech border guards train dogs to detect coronavirus in humans

Radio Prague |
11 November 2020

The Czech Customs Administration is currently training six dogs to assist in detecting people infected with Covid-19. After the training, which should be completed by the end of the year, the dogs could be used at Prague Airport as well in seniors' homes around the country.

Photographer's 3D model could aid rebuilding of 17th century wooden church

Radio Prague |
10 November 2020

In late October a fire virtually destroyed a 17th century wooden church in Prague's Kinsky Gardens that had been transported from Carpathian Ruthenia in 1929. Plans are already afoot to rebuild the Church of St. Michael – and a highly detailed 3D image created by US photographer Jeffrey Martin could provide a great deal of help in that regard.

Takeaway helps eateries survive but generates fraction of regular revenue

Radio Prague |
10 November 2020

Prague restaurant operators say takeaway sales of food and drink represent only a fraction of their normal turnover. However, even this greatly reduced revenue is helping them to survive the current crisis, the Czech News Agency reported.

NGO: During school closures, future teachers could tutor children for academic credit

Radio Prague |
10 November 2020

Many schools across the Czech Republic are still struggling to implement effective online learning programmes, despite lessons learned during the Covid-19 first wave. People in Need, a Czech humanitarian aid NGO, is calling for future teachers – those now studying at pedagogical faculties – to step in to help tutor children.

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