Friday, January 18, 2013

Radio Prague Today 1.18.2013

Articles posted today

Presidential candidates remain deferential in TV debate

On Thursday evening, presidential hopefuls Karel Schwarzenberg and Miloš Zeman faced off in the first of two debates on Czech TV. Viewers over the course of the broadcast had plenty of opportunities to weigh both their strengths and weaknesses; the question now is whether the debates will sway still undecided voters ahead of the second round.

Kupka exhibit bolsters National Gallery's international partnerships

The Czech National Gallery is currently hosting a highly publicized exhibit of a selection of works by the famous Czech artist from the first half of the twentieth century – František Kupka. "The road to Amorpha" traces the way the artist's work evolved from figurative to abstract representation. Radio Prague spoke to the National Gallery's director Vladimír Rösel and asked him how international institutions were involved in the creation of the exhibition.

Business News 18.1.2013

In Business News this week: Czech government approves savings measures of 8.6 billion crowns; a new pipeline opens providing alternate route for Russian gas; car maker Škoda Auto posts record sales; most Czech joint-stock companies are anonymously owned; Budvar wins major trademark battle in UK.