Tuesday, 21 November 2017

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Domingo views original Don Giovanni score in Prague

Radio Prague |
26 October 2017

The opera singer Placido Domingo viewed the original 1787 score of Mozart's Don Giovanni in Prague on Wednesday. The Spaniard is set to conduct the opera at the city's Estates Theatre – where it was first performed – on November 27 and 29.

Long haul as Czech inventor sees start of revolutionary hi tech battery factory

Radio Prague |
26 October 2017

A Czech inventor is behind what is claimed to be a revolutionary lithium battery which could be the answer to the world's energy storage problems. And the dream of inventor Jan Procházka is now taking shape with a high tech factory being constructed for the production of those small, high powered but low cost batteries in the far east of the Czech Republic.

Czech Republic climbs global BDO business location ranking

Radio Prague |
26 October 2017

A survey by the international and auditing company, BDO, has ranked the Czech Republic in 23rd place overall in its global evaluation of business locations for 2017. That represents a jump of three places on its ranking in 2016.

Jihlava documentary festival opens with film about Mečiar

Radio Prague |
26 October 2017

The 21st edition of the annual Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival has got underway. The festival opened with a film by Tereza Nvotová called The Lust for Power about the controversial Slovak politician Vladimir Mečiar.

#MeToo campaign resonates among Czech women

Radio Prague |
25 October 2017

The sexual scandal surrounding the powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has resonated all around the world, including the Czech Republic. Hundreds of women suffered sexual harassment in the past, including the Czech European Commissioner Věra Jourová.

EMH says willing to talk with Czech government over lithium plans

Radio Prague |
25 October 2017

The head of Australian-based mining company, European Metals Holdings (EMH) has re-stated its intent to push ahead and exploit some of Europe's biggest known lithium reserves sited in the Czech Republic.

Martina Formanová book spotlights dramatic Czechoslovak escape

Radio Prague |
25 October 2017

Martina Formanová, the wife of the famous Czech director Miloš Forman, was recently in Prague to launch an audio version of her novel, called Případ Pavlína, or Case Pavlína.

Czechs bet more than CZK 100 million on election

Radio Prague |
24 October 2017

Betting agencies in the Czech Republic took a record number of bets on the legislative election at the weekend worth more than 100 million crowns. The number eclipsed that of bets on the presidential election in 2013, the Czech News Agency learned.

Fink: I pondered buying flat in early '90s Prague

Radio Prague |
24 October 2017

UK musician Fink has been coming to Prague for 25 years. He discusses his ties to the city – and why his band tours the former Eastern Bloc so much.

Czech crown seen resistant to political uncertainty

Radio Prague |
24 October 2017

Czechs are still waiting to see what government will result from elections to the lower house of parliament won by billionaire businessman Andrej Babiš. But some conclusions for business and the economy can already be drawn if Babiš converts his win into a stable government.

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