07-05-2016 00:33

Current Affairs

Government upbeat on salvaging key transport projects

06-05-2016 13:27 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: Filip Jandourek

Photo: Filip Jandourek

A special session of the lower house of parliament has put the spotlight on the country’s failure to push through new rules for evaluating the environmental impact of major road, railway, and other projects, As a result the government is now scrambling to salvage the possibility of pushing ahead with around a dozen projects while many others face the prospect of delays.  More

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Czechs face off against Russia at Ice Hockey World Championships

06-05-2016 15:52 | Jan Velinger

Photo: CTK The wait is just about over for hockey fans anticipating the start of the 2016 Ice Hockey World Championship which begins on Friday. The Czechs play hosts Russia in their opening game in Moscow. More

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Prague Design Week highlights design process from prototype to finished product

06-05-2016 14:54 | Jan Velinger

Photo: CTK The third annual Prague Design Week 2016 kicked off in the Czech capital this week at Kafkův dům (Kafka’s House). Organisers of the event, which features more than 90 exhibits by established firms, graduates and up-and-coming designers, say they want to highlight both variety in design as well as elements of the process itself, how an idea goes from being a sketch on paper to a prototype to finished product.  More

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Baby gorilla makes surprise appearance at Prague Zoo

05-05-2016 16:29 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: archive of Prague Zoo Prague Zoo is celebrating the unexpected appearance of a baby gorilla, born to 40-year-old female Shinda who for long years was unable to have young. Overnight Shinda and her baby have gained celebrity status drawing hundreds of visitors to the Gorilla Pavilion. I went along to see the latest addition to the gorilla troupe and asked curator Vit Lukáš how it all came about.  More

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One on One

Swing scene now more vibrant in Europe than US, says NY-based dance instructor Milo Saidl

02-05-2016 15:32 | Ian Willoughby

Prague Spring Swing Festival, photo: Matěj Třešňák Recently the Prague Spring Swing Festival packed out the Grand Hall at the Lucerna Palace, confirming the dance style’s growing popularity in the Czech Republic. Milo Saidl has been one of the pioneers of swing in this country as a leading member of scene mainstays the Zig Zag group. Today, however, Saidl is living out a long-held dream as a dance instructor in New York.  More

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My Prague

My Prague – Václav Havelka

30-04-2016 02:01 | Ian Willoughby

Václav Havelka, photo: Standa Soukup Václav Havelka leads the guitar band Please the Trees, whose fourth LP Carp picked up the prestigious Apollo prize for Czech LP of 2015. The Krkonoše-raised singer and songwriter also collaborates with lots of other musicians and regularly promotes concerts by major independent artists. Our tour of “Václav Havelka’s Prague” begins in a passageway between the streets Spálená and Opatovická that many residents probably have no idea exists. It’s home to Super Tramp Coffee, a newish café with wonderfully peaceful outdoor seating. More

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Business News

06-05-2016 14:27 | Ruth Fraňková

Photo: Štěpánka Budková In Business News this week: CNB reports zero foreign currency intervention in March; Tax Freedom Day to come on June 2; twelve construction companies fined for cartel activity; betting company Fortuna sees operating profit slump on higher Czech taxes;...  More

Prague plays host to biggest toy shop in Central Europe

06-05-2016 13:34 | Ruth Fraňková

Photo: CTK Prague has become the home of the largest toy store in Central Europe. This week the British chain Hamleys opened a new store in a former bank building in the centre of Prague. While the main Hamleys toy shop in London covers 4,500 square metres, the...  More



Energy saving construction sector seeks active steps to boost passive buildings

04-05-2016 13:21 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: archive of Chance for Buildings The Czech Republic was a latecomer to the market for energy saving houses and buildings, so called passive developments. By most accounts it was Germany and Scandinavia that developed and ran with the concept in the early 1990s. But the Czech market...  More

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Sports News

Sports News

02-05-2016 15:47 | Ian Willoughby

Viktoria Plzeň, photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: Viktoria Plzeň lift Czech league title with three rounds to go – coach Krejčí says November win over rivals Sparta sparked march to championship; Lucie Šafářová shows form of old with Prague Open win; and Jágr is shortlisted...  More

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Sunday Music Show

David Koller and the album of the year for 2015

01-05-2016 02:01 | Jan Velinger

Photo: BrainZone In today’s programme we’ll be playing tracks of off the latest solo effort by David Koller – the legendary drummer and frontman for the rock group Lucie. His album, Československo with L-O-V-E in the word highlighted, was recently named album of the year...  More

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Czech Life

Mountain biker Markéta Peggy Marvanová: the thrill of adventure racing is being in Nature 24/7

30-04-2016 02:01 | Jan Velinger

Markéta “Peggy” Marvanová, photo: archive of Markéta Marvanová Markéta “Peggy” Marvanová is a Czech mountain biker specialising in adventure racing. At the age of just 18, she won the annual 1000 Miles race across the Czech Republic and Slovakia for the first time. Since, she has taken part in gruelling contests...  More

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