Friday, March 8, 2013

Radio Prague Today 3.8.2013

Articles posted today

Korea looks at European modernity through 20th century Czech art

South Korea's National Museum of Contemporary Art is currently putting on a large-scale showcase of Czech modern art. The exhibit 'Memory of Landscape I have never seen' is a result of three years of collaboration between Prague and Seoul and presents works of Czech painters from the Czech National Gallery, ranging from 1895 until 1943. I spoke to the National Gallery's director Vladimir Rösel and asked him how the cooperation with the Korean museum developed.

Business News 8.3.2013

In Business this week: Korean Airlines bid for a 44 percent stake in the Czech national carrier Czech Airlines, hackers attack the websites of leading Czech banks and the Prague Stock Exchange, there has been a further growth in unemployment and a drop in spirits sales in the wake of last year' s methanol poisonings.

Miloš Zeman sworn in as Czech president

Miloš Zeman has become Czech president after being sworn into office at a ceremony at Prague Castle on Friday morning. In January, Mr Zeman won the country's first direct presidential election. In his inaugural speech, the new president outlined the priorities of his presidency, and pledged to become a mediator on the Czech political scene.