Saturday, 21 October 2017

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Competition for public's attention enourmous in NYC, says Czech Centre head

Radio Prague |
13 September 2017

Nearly ten years ago, the Bohemian National Hall on the Upper East Side of Manhattan reopened its doors to the public, becoming the seat of the Czech Centre in New York. What is the main focus of its activities?

Receipt lottery to be launched in October

Radio Prague |
13 September 2017

The Ministry of Finance is set to launch a receipt lottery in October, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Tuesday. The lottery, which aims to encourage consumer assistance in fighting tax evasion, was originally to be launched in mid-September, but preparations took longer than expected.

President Steinmeier stresses pressing need for EU unity in Prague

Radio Prague |
13 September 2017

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Tuesday paid his first official visit to the Czech Republic since taking office. He was greeted with military honours at Prague Castle before heading into one-one talks with his Czech counterpart Miloš Zeman. Despite the friendly atmosphere of the talks it was clear there were issues on which the Czech and German presidents failed to find common ground.

Rosický nets first Czech league goal in 17 years

Radio Prague |
12 September 2017

Sparta took most of the headlines at the weekend thanks to a fairytale moment for midfielder Tomáš Rosický, with the former Czech international captain scoring on his first start for his boyhood club since his return last year.

Teachers to get 15% pay rise from November

Radio Prague |
12 September 2017

From the start of November, the country's teachers will see their monthly pay packets swell by 15%, while other public sector workers will be 10% better off, the PM said on Monday. As for where the money will come from, Pavel Bělobrádek, the KDU-ČSL's deputy PM for science and research, said that the source would be Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs chapters and the unused expenditures of other government departments.

Kmoníček: Trump and Zeman "call a spade a spade"

Radio Prague |
12 September 2017

Czech ambassador to Washington Hynek Kmoníček discusses questions surrounding President Zeman's planned visit to the White House – and much more.

50 years of the D1, the country's oldest motorway

Radio Prague |
11 September 2017

Construction work began on the Czech Republic's oldest and busiest motorway exactly 50 years ago. But the D1 is still not finished.

EU proposes to enlarge list of invasive species

Radio Prague |
11 September 2017

Red-eared terrapin, spiny-cheek crayfish or Persian hogweed – these are just some of the numerous invasive species which have been introduced to Europe in recent decades, presenting a danger to the local environment. The European Union is now proposing to extend its list of alien species, some of which have been intensively spreading in the Czech Republic.

Young Czech fulfils his dream of living in medieval fortress

Radio Prague |
11 September 2017

Young entrepreneur Ondřej Slačálek bought a medieval fortress in Malešov, near Kutná Hora, and restored it to its former glory.

Search engine Seznam plans to launch TV channel

Radio Prague |
8 September 2017

Czech search engine and Internet company Seznam plans to launch its own TV channel, The Czech News Agency reported. The company wants to broadcast video content which is only available on the internet at the moment.

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