Friday, 18 April 2014

Radio Prague

American student: In a Czech taxi cab

Radio Prague |
24 March 2014

Upon arriving to study in Prague, I was warned that the taxi drivers weren't especially friendly. "They hate Americans and speak no English," said my friends who had studied here the previous year. I was prepared for the worst.

Prague boasts unrivalled collection of chamber pots and toilets at new museum

Radio Prague |
24 March 2014

Since the start of the year, Prague has a new addition to its panoply of museums. And the subject matter should be familiar to all of us. Yes, it's the history of chamber pots and toilets.

Czech bus manufacturer sees profit of more than one billion

Radio Prague |
24 March 2014

The domestic bus manufacturer Iveco Czech Republic, based in Výsoké Mýto, has a good reason to be satisfied, revealing last week the firm boosted sales by 20% last year to CZK 13.35 billion, with profits increasing by almost 10% to CZK 1.04 billion.

Czech population declines as strong 1970s generation ages

Radio Prague |
24 March 2014

For the first time in a decade, the Czech Republic's population declined last year. Newly released officials figures show that a total of 10,512,400 people lived in the country in 2013, some 3,700 fewer than in the previous year.

Restorers to bone up on skills for Kutná Hora ossuary makeover

Radio Prague |
21 March 2014

The ossuary in the basement of a Roman Catholic church in Sedlec on the outskirts of Kutná Hora faces extensive repair work – raising worries over how to reassemble some bone formations afterwards.

Monument to "Russian peacekeepers" at Prague cemetery stirs controversy

Radio Prague |
21 March 2014

A monument to fallen soldiers, recently unveiled at a major Prague cemetery, has provoked some strong reactions from Czech politicians and other public figures.

Czech prime minister to take cautious stand on climate, energy, goals as EU countries clash

Radio Prague |
21 March 2014

Overshadowed by the events in Ukraine, European heads of government are nonetheless meeting in Brussels with a view to hammering out an energy and climate change policy until 2030.

Ahold moves to become Czech retail market leader

Radio Prague |
20 March 2014

Dutch company Ahold, which bought 50 stores from the loss-making Austrian firm Spar, is now set to become market leader, a new situation for the fragmented Czech market.

Almost half a million Czechs in early retirement

Radio Prague |
20 March 2014

New numbers released by the Czech Social Security Administration have revealed that at the end of last year the Czech Republic had roughly 477,000 pensioners who had taken early retirement.

Prague condemns Russia's annexation of Crimea

Radio Prague |
20 March 2014

President Vladimir Putin's signature on Tuesday of a treaty absorbing Crimea into Russia has met broad international condemnation. Here in the Czech Republic, the foreign minister says a speech by Mr. Putin signals fresh Russian imperial ambitions, while the country’s former top diplomat slammed an annexation with which Czechs can draw painful comparisons.

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