Saturday, 29 April 2017

Radio Prague

Construction of new D metro line to begin at Pankrác

Radio Prague |
27 April 2017

Construction works on a long-delayed Metro line are set to begin soon.

Inspectors point to errors of over CZK 100 bn in Ministry of Finance accounts

Radio Prague |
25 April 2017

The Supreme Audit Office has uncovered inaccuracies amounting to over CZK 100 billion in the accounts of the Ministry of Finance for 2015. Officials say that shortcomings in the ministry’s accounts could impact the state’s final account and financial statements – and that the ministry even mixed up billions and millions. If the ministry does not rectify the shortcomings the inaccuracies will influence the drafting of the country’s financial statements, the Supreme Audit Office said.

Czech "Mona Lisa" on sale at Prague Antique Fair

Radio Prague |
21 April 2017

Twice a year Prague's New Town Hall hosts the city's biggest Antique Fair. This year's spring edition of the traditional event, held from April 20 to April 23, presents antique jewels as well as gemstones and small collectors' items.

New Brno digital lab aims to spark innovation

Radio Prague |
21 April 2017

The biggest digital laboratory in the Czech Republic has just opened its doors at the South Moravian Innovation Centre (JIC) in Brno. Entrepreneurs and members of the public can sign up to use 3D printers and other cutting-edge technologies at Fab Lab Brno.

Security expert: Soft targets need better protection, but the manpower available is not overwhelming

Radio Prague |
21 April 2017

The Czech government has approved a national anti-terror plan, setting out how best to protect and react to possible terrorist attacks on so-called soft targets. Radio Prague asked security expert Andor Šandor, former head of military intelligence, how he viewed the proposed measures.

Kometa Brno ends long wait to win ice hockey championship title

Radio Prague |
21 April 2017

After a long wait, the home ice hockey team of the Czech Republic's second city, Brno, has just landed the top domestic league title. There were celebrations on the home ice and in the city.

Uber planning to contest Brno ban

Radio Prague |
20 April 2017

A Brno court has issued a preliminary injunction on Uber, arguing that it should behave like a regular taxi firm. But a representative says Uber is confident of continuing its operations in both cities.

Czech customers punish established banks

Radio Prague |
20 April 2017

Nearly 15 percent of Czechs switched to a different bank last year to avoid paying high fees, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported this week.

Czech tourism sector seeks room and directions for greater success

Radio Prague |
20 April 2017

The Czech tourism sector has something to celebrate following the announcement last week of record incoming visitors for 2016. But all is not rosy in the sector with some arguing that more could be done to promote tourism and others saying that established businesses playing by the rules are being undermined by those, especially in the so-called new economy, who are flouting them and undermining fair competition.

Street food festival presents cuisines from across the world

Radio Prague |
19 April 2017

Prague's embankments have become the heart of community life in recent years. For the fourth year in a row, the Smíchov riverside now hosted the largest street food festival in the country.

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