Tuesday, 20 August 2019

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More protection for Prague's Lennon wall after tourist agencies organise spray painting

Radio Prague |
24 July 2019

Prague's John Lennon wall will become more actively protected. In response to a recent practice of tourist agencies that let visitors spray paint the surface, the Sovereign Millitary Order of Malta, which owns the famous sight, has decided to press charges.

Prague property prices down for first time since 2011

Radio Prague |
24 July 2019

The price of flats in Prague has gotten cheaper by 0.3 percent according to data for the past three months, the first drop since 2011, according to the Czech Statistics Agency. However, experts say they do not expect any sharp decrease or increase. Meanwhile, prices for flats outside Prague continue to grow, by 2 percent in the past three months, Czech Radio's news site iRozhlas reports.

Veteran wooden Ostrava tram being spruced up for its centenary

Radio Prague |
23 July 2019

Ostrava City Transport is now preparing to celebrate the centenary of the oldest trams in its collection – the famed No. 25 tram, a wooden model that hit the rails in 1919, cruising the city at 15 kilometres an hour.

iDnes: Czech solar panel funds lie fallow, as demand outstrips supply

Radio Prague |
23 July 2019

The Czech Republic is under pressure from the EU to have more renewable and efficient resources in its energy mix. While companies are open to photovoltaic subsidies, the country cannot keep up with demand and is reluctant to write further calls, the news server iDnes.cz writes.

Former Huawei employees say client information was discussed at Chinese embassy

Radio Prague |
23 July 2019

The Czech branch of the Chinese company Huawei is suspected of collecting sensitive data on officials and businessmen through its employees. This material is allegedly gathered during business meetings and subsequently entered into a central database to which the company's headquarters in China have access. Czech Radio's investigative team at Radiožurnál broke the story, citing former Huawei employees and Czech intelligence sources.

Colours of Ostrava brings leading bands to steel capital of CR

Radio Prague |
22 July 2019

Last week one of the country's most famous annual music festivals, Colours of Ostrava, took place in the largest city of Czech Silesia. Many of the country's leading musicians also performed at the event.

Moon landing: the Czech experience

Radio Prague |
22 July 2019

The 1969 moon landing glued millions of people around the world to their TV sets 50 years ago. For Czechs and Slovaks, this historic event had a special, bittersweet, taste. Vít Pohanka spoke to two Czech journalists who had the unique opportunity to cover the Apollo flight both from the USA and Prague.

U Veselíků: Prague bathing spot in the midst of nature

Radio Prague |
23 July 2019

U Veselíků is one of Prague's oldest outdoor pools. The family-owned swimming pool located in the Divoká Šárka valley opened back in the 1930s and offers an ideal refuge from the scorching heat of the summer city.

Tatra to supply Jordan with over 300 chassis in CZK 1 billion deal

Radio Prague |
22 July 2019

The Czech company Tatra Trucks will supply 328 chassis for military vehicles in a deal worth more than CZK 1 billion, the Kopřivnice based manufacturer announced in a press release on Friday. Tatra is also working with Jordanian partners on developing undercarriages and hopes that this will lead to further business.

Sinologist Filip Jirouš: China will keep pressuring Prague leadership, new agreement unlikely

Radio Prague |
22 July 2019

Last week, China asked the Prague government not to interfere in Czech-Chinese relations, accusing Prague's mayor and government of having behaved "very badly on issues involving China's national sovereignty and core interests". Filip Jirouš of the China focused think-tank Sinopsis explains why Prague's attempt met with such a strong reaction.

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