Friday, 28 July 2017

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Aero Vodochody and Sikorsky extend Black Hawk contract

Radio Prague |
8 June 2017

The Czech aircraft manufacturer and subcontractor Aero Vodochody and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a member of the Lockheed Martin Group, have extended their contract on Black Hawk helicopters, the Czech media, including Novinky.cz, reports.

Fastest wage growth since economic crisis recorded in ČR

Radio Prague |
6 June 2017

Average monthly wages in the Czech Republic grew by 5.3 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of this year, according to figures issued on Monday. That represents the fastest growth rate since the 2008 economic crisis.

Steamboats celebrate 200 years on Prague's Vltava

Radio Prague |
2 June 2017

Two hundred years ago today on June 1, 1817, the first steamboat took to the waters of the Vltava in Prague.

Report: Average Czech dollar millionaire aged 53 and invests in real estate

Radio Prague |
2 June 2017

The average age of Czech dollar millionaires is 53 and they regard investment in real estate as the most attractive form of investment, according to the latest annual Wealth Report released by J&T Banka, quoted in Thursday's edition of Hospodářské noviny.

Mixed emotions as smoking stubbed out in Czech pubs and restaurants

Radio Prague |
1 June 2017

On Tuesday night, smokers in pubs and restaurants around the Czech Republic enjoyed their very last cigarette. On May 31, observed around the world as anti-tobacco day, tough anti-smoking legislation which took years to push through finally came into effect.

Potential threats to Czech press freedom debated in Brussels

Radio Prague |
1 June 2017

The European Commission and European Parliament are examining complaints put forth by Czech MEPs and free press advocates that ANO leader Andrej Babiš's influence over certain media outlets pose a threat to Czech democracy. Also under the microscope are recent comments made, supposedly in jest, by President Miloš Zeman to Vladimir Putin about the need to liquidate journalists.

Prague and Graham Greene focus for new comic book thriller

Radio Prague |
1 June 2017

One of the greatest British novelists of the 20th century, Graham Greene, is the subject of a new comic book by a French scenarist and a US artist. Translated from the French, the title of the just published book is Prague Coup with some of the key episodes focused on Greene's short visit to Prague in February 1948.

Little Crusader to compete for top prize at Karlovy Vary

Radio Prague |
31 May 2017

The Czech film Little Crusader directed by Václav Kadrnka will compete for the Crystal Globe for Best Film in the official competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in July.

Environment ministry's water tank rebates program triggers enormous interest

Radio Prague |
31 May 2017

The Environment Ministry's water tank rebates program which should launch a policy of rainwater harvesting and utilization has proved hugely successful with the public.

Meeting Brno celebrates "unity in diversity"

Radio Prague |
31 May 2017

For the second year now the city of Brno has hosted a week-long festival commemorating its rich multicultural past.

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