Thursday, 21 September 2017

Radio Prague

Sale of Fairtrade products rose sharply in 2016

Radio Prague |
21 September 2017

The sale of Fairtrade products in the Czech Republic has been increasing, according to the head of Fairtrade Czech Republic and Slovakia Hana Chorváthová.

Concrete barriers against terror attack at Old Town Square

Radio Prague |
21 September 2017

Prague City Hall has installed large concrete barriers on the city's Old Town Square in the centre as a preventive measure against possible terrorist attacks.

Czech foreign debt rises to CZK 4.5 trillion

Radio Prague |
21 September 2017

The Czech Republic's total foreign debt rose by 47.4 billion crowns to nearly 4.5 trillion crowns in the second quarter of this year, accounting for 91.9 percent of gross domestic product, according to preliminary data released by the Czech National Bank on Wednesday. Year-on-year, the foreign debt was nearly 1.1 trillion crowns higher.

Czech kidnapped in Libya in 2015 was probably murdered, says Austria

Radio Prague |
21 September 2017

A Czech national, who was kidnapped by terrorists in Libya in 2015, was probably murdered soon after the abduction, the Austrian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

Prestigious science prize awarded to three Czechs

Radio Prague |
21 September 2017

The Czech world of science has just presented its biggest prizes with the major cash awards giving certainty to the winners leading internationally significant research.

Antimonopoly office cancels rail modernization tender

Radio Prague |
21 September 2017

The Office for the Protection of Competition has canceled a tender for the modernization of part of railway infrastructure in Prague for CZK 3.5 billion on the grounds that the SŽDC, the body which oversees railway infrastructure, breached the law on public tenders.

Czech explains how health warning turned him into long distance hiker

Radio Prague |
20 September 2017

Jakub Čech is a successful sound engineer who has worked on countless Czech films, but years of work have left him in poor shape. He decided to improve his health by taking up long-distance hiking.

Financial literacy important as early as elementary school

Radio Prague |
20 September 2017

Teens in the Czech Republic get, on average, almost 700 crowns from their parents per month, according to a study focusing on financial literacy conducted by ČSOB bank. Financial literacy has been a compulsory subject in the classroom for four years.

Federer arrives in Prague ahead of first Laver Cup

Radio Prague |
20 September 2017

The most successful tennis player in professional tennis and winner of a record 19 grand slams Roger Federer is in Prague, with the days counting down ahead of the first-ever Laver Cup.

Author whose work sparked hit movies remembered

Radio Prague |
19 September 2017

Friends recall writer Petr Šabach, whose stories became the basis for some of the best-loved Czech films of recent years and who died at the weekend. The Prague-born short-story writer Petr Šabach died on Saturday at the age of 66. However, many Czechs know Šabach not primarily from his books but from the hit movies based on his work that found a place in the national consciousness in recent decades.

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