Friday, 28 July 2017

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A classic of childhood in 1970s Czechoslovakia now out in English

Radio Prague |
3 July 2017

One of the most popular Czech writers of the last two decades has been Irena Dousková. Her short novel Hrdý Budžes has become a classic, with its touching and humorous portrayal of childhood in 1970s communist Czechoslovakia. Now the book is available in English translation.

Vojtěch Merunka, part of language-creating team, discusses benefits of Interslavic

Radio Prague |
3 July 2017

Vojtěch Merunka, an associate professor who teaches at the Czech University of Life Sciences and also the Czech Technical University in Prague is one of a team of creators behind Interslavic – a language designed to make communication possible for anyone with Slav roots.

Czech business calls for electoral traction for high speed rail plans

Radio Prague |
3 July 2017

Czech businessmen have made an early election call for political parties to clearly state their support for the construction of a high speed rail network in the country in the run up to October elections to the lower house of parliament.

The many lives of U dvou Koček

Radio Prague |
3 July 2017

U dvou Koček, At the two Cats, is bang in the middle of Prague's Old Town not far from Wenceslas Square.

Czech Republic has highest percentage of unfilled jobs in EU

Radio Prague |
30 June 2017

The Czech Republic has the highest percentage of unfilled jobs in the entire European Union, according to data from Eurostat cited by iHned.cz. In the first quarter of this year, Czech companies were seeking to fill 3.1 percent of all positions – and the share was even higher in some industries, the news website reported.

Czech beer habits evolving

Radio Prague |
28 June 2017

For the first time in 10 years, sales of beer-on-tap in the Czech Republic stopped falling in 2016. Year-on-year, they increased by a little less than one percentage point, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Tuesday.

Czech petrol prices forecast to continue downward trend

Radio Prague |
27 June 2017

Prices for petrol and diesel are expected to continue to fall in the Czech Republic by as much as 50 halers per litre over the next few weeks, writes Hospodářské noviny. An overall global supply surplus, combined with a strengthening crown, are cited as key factors for the trend

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.

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