Sunday, 24 September 2017

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Czech farm sector riven by EU reform moves

Radio Prague |
25 August 2017

It's pretty clear that European agriculture is bracing itself for a further wave of reform which will trim and re-shape the famed Common Agricultural Policy. But early discussions on what form the reforms should take have already highlighted deep divides between Czech farmers themselves and with the agriculture ministry.

Second car headache faces Czech ministries

Radio Prague |
24 August 2017

The Czech Republic is becoming a second-hand car super-power. At the moment, every fifth used car imported to the country is older than 15 years, the daily Hospodářské noviny wrote on Wednesday. The country's Transport Ministry is currently looking into ways of tackling the problem of the ageing car fleet.

Czech Republic seeks Brexit boost to Japanese investment

Radio Prague |
23 August 2017

The Czech Republic has the chance to increasingly position itself as Japan's gateway to the European Union after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU, the Ministry of Trade and Industry suggested following a visit by Japan's Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry, Hiroshige Seko.

Building on Wenceslas Square demolished despite protests

Radio Prague |
23 August 2017

The demolition of a building on the corner of Wenceslas Square and Opletalova Street in the centre of Prague has been completed. The building, which dates from 1880, was knocked down despite opposition by preservationists, who said it was unacceptable from the perspective of monument preservation.

Highway from Prague to Hradec Králové completed in record 38 years

Radio Prague |
23 August 2017

The last stretch of the D11 highway linking Prague with Hradec Králové opened to traffic on Monday after an unbelievable 38 years and 11 months. The legal battles that delayed its construction have many people asking whether the country would not benefit from a stricter law on compulsory purchase.

ČR has women's number one in singles and doubles for first time

Radio Prague |
22 August 2017

For the first time ever, players from Czech Republic now top the WTA rankings in both singles and doubles tennis. Monday morning's release of the latest placings confirmed that Lucie Šafářová is women's world number one in doubles.

Jan Urban: I returned to Czechoslovakia a day before the 1968 invasion

Radio Prague |
22 August 2017

This August 21 marks the 49th anniversary of the Russian-led Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Jan Urban is a journalist, teacher and author. He was just seventeen years old at the time of the invasion.

Rare photos of 1968 invasion discovered

Radio Prague |
22 August 2017

Czech Radio has brought readers rare, as yet unpublished photographs of the 1968 Russian-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. The photos were taken by Polish geologist Leszek Sawicki who was attending a conference in Prague at the time and was trapped in the capital city for several days after the invasion.

Sharp rise in demand for canned beer

Radio Prague |
22 August 2017

Czechs are still the world's leading beer drinkers, but consumer habits are changing. Whereas once the biggest share of beer produced was consumed at the pub, now Czechs are taking it home.

ČTK: Car manufacture in Czech Republic furthest in Industry 4.0

Radio Prague |
21 August 2017

Automation and robotics and other elements of Industry 4.0 in the Czech Republic are reportedly being adopted fastest in the fields of car manufacturing and electronics. But the country still stands at the start of the 4th industrial revolution, according to a survey by the Czech News Agency; one problem is a lack of qualified personnel.

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