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Friendly guide maps Prague ethnic eateries

Radio Prague |
16 August 2017

A new project run by a team of foreigners living in Prague aims to map ethnic restaurants in the city. The Czech Friendly team pinpoints authentic family-run foreign restaurants, pop-ups and food trucks and present them through a printed map and a mobile app. It also collects the best authentic recipes and presents the life stories of the places' owners.

Thriving Prague hotels raising prices to previously unseen levels

Radio Prague |
16 August 2017

2017 is turning out to be a good year for Prague's hoteliers, who have managed to raise their prices to previously unseen levels. Meanwhile, occupancy rates also mean that rooms are producing a markedly higher yield than in the past, according to a report in the business daily E15. The average price of a hotel room in the Czech capital climbed by EUR 6 in the first six months of this year to reach EUR 86 per night, the newspaper said.

Activists pour blood-red substance in Vltava to protest alleged 'misuse' of Mánes art gallery

Radio Prague |
16 August 2017

The Vltava River at Prague's Mánes exhibition hall turned blood-red on Monday afternoon, after activists from an art group calling themselves Bolt958 poured an unknown substance into the water.

Supreme Audit Office criticizes ministry over subsidies program

Radio Prague |
15 August 2017

Less than half of 14 billion crowns allotted between the years 2011 – 2016 for the renovation and modernization of the country's public universities were used up, according to the Supreme Audit Office.

Jubilant return of Czechoslovak RAF men commemorated 72 years on

Radio Prague |
15 August 2017

A remembrance ceremony was held in Prague on Monday marking the 72nd anniversary of the return of Czechoslovak aviators who served with Britain’s RAF during WWII.

Czech PEN club criticizes Babiš over his statements

Radio Prague |
14 August 2017

The Czech centre on International PEN club criticized the statements of the billionaire and ANO party leader Andrej Babiš who said his situation was similar to that in the 1950s communist Czechoslovakia. The former finance minister spoke in reaction to the police request to lift his parliamentary immunity over the so-called Stork's Nest affair.

Prague comes alive with barrel organ music festival

Radio Prague |
14 August 2017

Barrel organ players from around Europe descended on Prague last week for their annual gathering in celebration of the historical instrument and street music.

Singer Jana Lota captures the spirit of the Ore Mountains

Radio Prague |
14 August 2017

Singer and song-writer Jana Lota is one of the new lights on the Czech music scene. Her latest CD titled Do světla (Towards the Light) is packed with colour and emotion, drawing on the singer's memories of her childhood the Krušné Hory mountains (Ore Mountains).

Harvest yield falls far short of 2016

Radio Prague |
14 August 2017

Based on the second estimate of this year's harvest, it is expected that the production of basic cereals will reach an amount of 6,709 thousand tonnes and the production of rape seed will be 1,199 thousand tonnes.

Almost one-third of Czechs can't afford week long package vacation

Radio Prague |
10 August 2017

Almost one-third of Czechs can’t afford a week package holiday, either at home or abroad, Czech Radio reported on Wednesday citing the latest Eurostat report. The situation has improved – seven years ago the same was true for every second Czech.

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