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Christian Democrats aiming high in the autumn general elections

Radio Prague |
30 May 2017

The Christian Democratic Party is gearing up for the autumn general elections. At the party's weekend conference in Prague, its leader Pavel Bělobrádek was re-elected by a strong majority and won approval for an election coalition with the grouping of Mayors and Independents, presenting the alliance as a guarantor of strength, democracy and security in the turbulent and often murky waters of Czech politics.

Last days: The heroes of Operation Anthropoid at Prague's Cyril and Methodius church

Radio Prague |
29 May 2017

Seventy-five years ago, on May 27, 1942, Czechoslovak parachutists dropped into Bohemia carried out one of the most daring actions of World War II, the assassination of Nazi governor Reinhard Heydrich.

Beautifully-drawn graphic novel about cynical 400-year-old putto comes out in Czech

Radio Prague |
29 May 2017

Author James Stafford is a big fan of Czech culture and history and recently settled in the Czech Republic with his family. For the past seven years or so, James worked on 'The Sorrowful Putto of Prague' an online comic about a somewhat cynical 400-year-old putto who has seen it all in the Czech capital.

Czech band Jelen: Anděl award winner for best album of 2016

Radio Prague |
29 May 2017

The Czech band Jelen is the fresh winner of the Anděl Award for the best album of 2016. The band plays roots music, inspired by various genres, such as country, folk, bluegrass and blues, and has cultivated a reputation for vibrant live performance.

Experts expect Czech property prices to jump 10% by end of year

Radio Prague |
25 May 2017

If the country’s economy keeps doing well the Czech property market should grow by 10 percent by the end of this year with expansion slowing to 7.5 percent in 2018. That is according to a study by the Association for Real Estate Market Development quoted by the news website iHned.cz

High-speed rail network plan spells enormous investment for Prague

Radio Prague |
24 May 2017

Plans to build a high-speed rail network in the Czech Republic will greatly impact Prague, which will alone require investment of at least CZK 80 billion, iHned.cz reported. Among expected projects are tunnels and an underground extension of the city’s Main Station.

Battle breaks out over Czech frequency reallocation

Radio Prague |
23 May 2017

An angry war of words has broken out over government plans to pave the way for a new frequency for terrestrial tv broadcasters as part of moves to free up space for mobile data to be transmitted around the world.

ČEZ bosses rebuffed over sale of biggest coal fired plant

Radio Prague |
19 May 2017

The supervisory board of the Czech Republic's biggest power company, ČEZ, flexed its muscles Thursday and rejected a proposal back by management and three independent advisors to sell the company's biggest coal-fired power plant.

Czech Development Agency head: development aid can help prevent security threats

Radio Prague |
19 May 2017

The Czech Development Agency was set up in 2008, under the Czech Foreign Affairs Ministry, with the aim to help eradicate poverty in the world and contribute to sustainable development.

Russians flock back to Prague

Radio Prague |
19 May 2017

Some 1,380 000 people visited Prague in the first quarter of 2017, spending over three million nights in the city, according to data released by Prague City Tourism. The office has recorded a significant surge in the number of Russian tourists.

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