Friday, 23 June 2017

Radio Prague

ČR becoming a world leader in contactless payment for public transportation

Radio Prague |
23 June 2017

The Czech Republic is undergoing a revolution in the way passengers pay for public transportation services, writes news site idnes.cz.

EPH to buy gas-fired power plant in Great Britain

Radio Prague |
22 June 2017

Energetický a průmyslový holding, or EPH, is gearing up to buy two gas fired power plants in Great Britain through daughter company EP UK Investments.

Gov't pushing for agreement with car makers which would boost sales of electric cars

Radio Prague |
21 June 2017

Following a promo campaign in its Holešovice showroom the biggest Czech e-shop Alza.cz has just launched the sale of electric cars. The company says it firmly believes that the Czech Republic will soon follow the example of Germany, Austria and Norway in gradually increasing the number of electric cars on its roads.

Czech trade unions plan to sell Prague HQ

Radio Prague |
20 June 2017

Czech trade unions are planning to sell their headquarters in the Czech capital, a building from the 1930s in the Prague-Žižkov neighbourhood, the price of which is estimated at CZK 300 millio (around EUR 11.5 million), financial daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Thursday.

Forman brothers go West with new show

Radio Prague |
16 June 2017

After a pause of ten years, the Forman brothers have returned to Prague with a new show called Deadtown, inspired by the Wild West. The Belgian minister of culture hailed the performance, saying it was better than anything she had seen at the Cannes film festival this year. With the Czech premiere of Deadtown the Forman brothers have also launched their new festival called Arena, which will run at Prague's Smíchov embankment until Sunday.

Metrostav builds up foreign market

Radio Prague |
16 June 2017

The Czech Republic's biggest construction firm Metrostav has been expanding abroad to compensate for the lack of contracts at home, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Thursday.

Social Democrats opt for "double leadership" strategy - but what impact will it have?

Radio Prague |
16 June 2017

With only four months to go before general elections, the Social Democrats are taking a most unorthodox step in a bid to try and claw back at least some of the support they have been losing in the opinion polls. Radio Prague discussed the Social Democrats' move with political scientist Petr Just.

Threats dominate discussions at Prague European Summit

Radio Prague |
16 June 2017

Politicians, diplomats, members of leading think tanks, and analysts have been gathering in Prague since June 13 for the third annual Prague European Summit.

Karel Gott retro exhibition charts success of Czech pop icon

Radio Prague |
15 June 2017

An ambitious floating exhibition has opened in Prague with the target of at least equalling some of the new style of shows devoted to rock and pop greats such as the Rolling Stones and David Bowie.

Work by Turner prize winner highlighted at Sculpture Line festival

Radio Prague |
15 June 2017

As of Wednesday, visitors to Prague have been able to admire a monumental statue by Turner Prize winner Tony Cragg. The bronze object is installed at Náměstí Republiky square in the centre of the city as part of the annual summer festival called Sculpture Line.

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