Friday, 28 July 2017

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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.

Czech towns and cities go with the flow and look to buy out foreign water companies

Radio Prague |
15 June 2017

In the late 1990s and following decade there was a sort of gold rush in the Czech Republic. But what the foreign prospectors were panning for was not gold but water itself. Clearly though they believed that water could be turned into gold.

Analyst: Migrant quota row will leave Czech Republic on the pheriphery outside the EU core

Radio Prague |
15 June 2017

The European Commission has decided to launch proceedings against the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary for refusing to accept migrants allocated to them under a compulsory EU system. Radio Prague spoke to political analyst Jiří Pehe, asking him how he viewed the latest developments.

Sobotka to quit as Social Democrats chief

Radio Prague |
15 June 2017

PM Bohuslav Sobotka has announced that he is to step down as chairman of the Social Democratic Party on Thursday. He is to remain as head of government until after general elections in October. Mr. Sobotka made the announcement after a meeting of senior ČSSD leaders on Wednesday evening. Deputy chairman Milan Chovanec, who is minister of the interior, will take over from Mr. Sobotka as party chief.

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