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Czech Airlines hammers out new collective deal with staff

Radio Prague |
14 May 2015

A new collective wage agreement has been hammered out between management and workers at Czech Airlines with the help of a media.

Czech companies vie in contest for stake in Slovak power giant

Radio Prague |
14 May 2015

One of the biggest maneuvers of the year, the exit of Italian power company ENEL from Slovakia’s biggest electricity producer is being played out with two very contrasting Czech companies, ČEZ and the EPH group, closely following developments for what could be a decisive change in the Central European electricity market.

Biggest Czech banks enjoying healthy profits despite low interest rates

Radio Prague |
14 May 2015

Times are good for the biggest banks in the Czech Republic. Despite low interest rates, the top three – Česká spořitelna, Komerční banka and ČSOB – have been making higher profits than at any time in the last three years, the newspaper Hospodářské noviny reported on Wednesday.

Exhibition of photos of legionnaires returning in 1919 opens in Prague

Radio Prague |
13 May 2015

A unique exhibition of photographs of Czechoslovak legionnaires returning from Russia in 1919 has opened at the YMCA Palace in central Prague.

Ceremony at Smetana's tomb marks start of 70th Prague Spring

Radio Prague |
13 May 2015

The 70th Prague Spring International Music Festival got underway on Tuesday morning with a memorial ceremony at the tomb of Bedřich Smetana at the city’s Vyšehrad cemetery.

Exhibit highlights heyday of Prague’s most famous square

Radio Prague |
13 May 2015

A new exhibition located in the upper part of Prague’s Wenceslas Square is displaying dozens of large format photos depicting the square’s golden era, which is in sharp contrast with its present state.

‘Open House’ in Prague as city landmarks join movement

Radio Prague |
13 May 2015

This weekend, people in Prague will have a unique chance to visit some thirty buildings across the city, from historical sights to state-of-the art office buildings, which are otherwise inaccessible to the public.

President sparks fresh controversy in Moscow with sanctions suggestion

Radio Prague |
12 May 2015

Czech president Miloš Zeman's Moscow trip on Saturday was closely observed at home and abroad. And while the head of state did not witness the massive military parade in Red Square, he courted fresh controversy with comments that sanctions against Russia could be relaxed by the end of the year. Most Czech politicians on the centre-right reacted critically to Zeman's suggestions that sanction could be lifted by the end of the year.

Prime minister rejects Zeman suggestion EU sanctions against Russia could be lifted by year’s end

Radio Prague |
12 May 2015

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has joined other Czech politicians who questioned a prediction by the Czech president that Western sanctions against Russia could be lifted by the end of the year.

Blues-rock band Krausberry set to release new album

Radio Prague |
12 May 2015

The Czech blues and rock band Krausberry, co-founded in 1984 by frontman Martin Kraus, will release a new double-album on May 15 featuring 31 songs in the order they were recorded, including rarities which were released on vinyl only in the mid-1980s The newest song on the album, which marks Kraus’ 60th birthday, is Nastydlá (Caught a cold) from 2007.

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