Friday, 22 March 2019

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City Hall plans its own Covent Garden near Wenceslas Square

Radio Prague |
21 February 2019

The centre of Prague could soon boast its own version of Covent Garden as an expensive reconstruction project on a marketplace located just off Wenceslas Square is set to begin later this year. Prague City Hall says the target is to create a cultural and commercial hub in the spirit of other western capitals.

Czech textile companies report continuous growth in sales

Radio Prague |
21 February 2019

Czech textile and clothing companies have reported a growth in sales for the ninth consecutive year, the daily Hospodářské noviny wrote on Wednesday. In 2018, Czech companies sold clothing, textiles and fibres worth CZK 56.5 billion, an increase by three percent on the previous year, according to an annual report released by the Czech Association of Textile, Clothing and Leather Industries (ATOK).

Czechs go global with poetry social network

Radio Prague |
20 February 2019

A free global network for poets and poetry lovers, developed in the Czech Republic, has recently been launched in the United States. Called Poetizer, it allows its users to publish and share their poems and aims to serve as an alternative to the existing social platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram.

Banned 1954 documentary on Tibet returns to cinemas

Radio Prague |
20 February 2019

More than sixty years after its premiere, a unique Czech documentary from Tibet, made in the early 1950s, returns to Czech cinemas. It brings a unique testimony of places that have long been destroyed by the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

Czech PM: Israel is our strategic partner in the Middle-East

Radio Prague |
20 February 2019

PM Andrej Babiš is currently on an official visit to Israel, meeting with his counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu and has high hopes for strengthening what he says is a "strategic partnership". Irena Kalhousová, an expert on Czech-Israeli relations from the London School of Economics, talks about what makes the relationship special.

HN: Battle for EU structural funds to begin in Prague

Radio Prague |
20 February 2019

Czech officials are gearing up for negotiations with European Commission representatives on how much money the Czech Republic may draw from EU regional development funds in 2021-2027 and what the funds may be used for. The talks are due to begin in a fortnight's time and the Czech Republic is the first EU member state to undergo them.

Exhibition brings Aschers "back to Prague in a style worthy of what they accomplished"

Radio Prague |
19 February 2019

Prague's Museum of Decorative Arts hosts an extensive exhibition dedicated to Zika and Lida Ascher and their silk business.

Quo vadis, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš? For everyone, to Europe.

Radio Prague |
19 February 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has been re-elected chairman of the ANO party that he founded seven years ago, running unopposed at the party's congress on Sunday. Polls show Mr. Babiš remains the most popular, trusted politician in parliament, and ANO would win general elections if held today. So, what direction is he looking to take the party – and the country?

EU space programme set for major expansion in Prague

Radio Prague |
19 February 2019

A plan to revamp the Prague-based European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency is being keenly followed in the Czech Republic. The move could see even more investment in the country's space industry, which has been flourishing for several years.

Violin virtuoso Václav Hudeček and Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Radio Prague |
18 February 2019

This edition of Sunday Music features a selection of his 1992 recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons with the ensemble Virtuosi di Praga. It is conducted by Pavel Kogan and is the most successful classical recording in the Czech Republic's history.

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