Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Radio Prague

Uncertainty as Klinika “cultural centre” site sold to Railway Administration

Radio Prague |
12 October 2016

An abandoned property in northern Prague, adapted by squatters into a cultural and education centre, has been sold off by the state to the Railway Infrastructure Administration.

Huge outlet centre to open near Prague airport in 2017

Radio Prague |
12 October 2016

A huge outlet retail centre is set to open near Prague’s Václav Havel Airport in autumn next year.

Court refuses retrial of influential businessman serving term for hit and run

Radio Prague |
12 October 2016

The Prague Municipal Court has refused to hold a retrial of influential Prague businessman Roman Janoušek, who is serving a four and a half-year term for hit and run.

Hundreds of recordings by famous Karel Vlach Orchestra compiled in new release

Radio Prague |
12 October 2016

Fans of Czech swing and jazz will no doubt be thrilled to learn about the new release of a new 14 CD box set compiling a decade of recordings by the famous Karel Vlach Orchestra, from 1939 to 1949.

Lidovky.cz: Licence plate monopoly appears to be at an end

Radio Prague |
11 Oct 2016

The days of one company producing licence plates for motorists in the Czech Republic are, in all likelihood, at and end, news site Lidovky.cz reported on Tuesday (the online version of Lidové noviny). Since the 1990s, the site reports, license plates (informally referred to as espézetky in Czech) were the domain of Hicon.

Abandoned medical facility, turned into alternative social and cultural centre by activists, to go to state organisation

Radio Prague |
11 October 2016

An abandoned former medical facility in Prague’s Žižkov which was taken over and cleaned up by squatters and activists in 2014 to create what they called an anti-commercial, cultural and social centre, has been obtained by the Railway Infrastructure Administration.

Roadside assistance organisation ÚAMK names most improved and most dangerous roads

Radio Prague |
11 October 2016

The Czech roadside assistance organisation ÚAMK, a partner of the European Road Assessment Programme (EuroRAP), has released findings from risk mapping conducted from 2013 – 2015.

Civic Democrats, TOP 09, backing each others candidates in second round of Senate elections

Radio Prague |
11 October 2016

Right wing opposition parties the Civic Democrats and TOP 09 have said they are backing each other’s candidates in the second-round of elections to the Czech Senate, scheduled for this Friday and Saturday.

Low unemployment making it “tremendously difficult” for Czech employers to find staff

Radio Prague |
11 October 2016

Unemployment in the Czech Republic has been falling more or less steadily since January and reached a fresh low of 5.2 percent in September, according to freshly released data from the Office of Labour.

Can ANO’s success in regions carry over to general elections?

Radio Prague |
11 October 2016

The ANO party of finance minister and businessman Andrej Babiš was the clear winner of the regional elections which took place over the last weekend. ANO landed over 21% of all the votes, winning in nine of 13 regions contested and pushing the biggest government party, the Social Democrats, into second place.

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