Friday, September 21, 2012

Radio Prague Today 9.21.2012

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Business News 21.9.2012

In Business News: the government-imposed ban on spirits incurs heavy losses, the Czech state-owned oil transport company Mero is to buy a minority stake in the TAL pipeline, the EU Commission okays aid to Czech Airlines, and passenger car production growth slows.

The home:scape project - looking for a home

Three theater groups from Prague, Budapest and London joined forces last year to create a multidisciplinary project called home:scape. Combining interviews, blog entries and a multimedia theater performance the creators looked at the theme of home, trying to find out what defines that ambiguous concept for different people – those who had lived in one place their whole lives, and those who are in constant flux. I asked Jonathan Kennedy, the executive director of one of the theater troupes - Tara Arts in London –how the idea for the project came about:

Under pressure from Brussels, Czechs ban export of hard alcohol

The Czech government bowed to pressure from the European Union on Thursday evening, imposing an immediate ban on exports of hard alcohol. The ban came amidst warnings the European Union was planning to impose its own ban on imports of Czech spirits in the wake of a spate of methanol poisoning that's so far claimed the lives of 23 people.