Friday, April 12, 2013

Radio Prague Today 4.12.2013

Articles posted today

Martin Barry – New York-based landscape architect, founder of reSITE festival

In this week's Arts my guest is New York-based landscape architect Martin Barry who last year launched a new festival and conference in Prague called reSITE, focussing on urbanism and rethinking the public space. To this aim, he and organisers involved everyone from internationally recognised designers and urban planners, to students of arts and architecture, and last, but not least, politicians.

Business News 12.4.2013

In the Business News this week: Korean Air completes deal for 44-percent stake in CŠA; jobless rate falls for first time in nine months, but only slightly; labour costs in Czech Republic are below half EU average; car production slows; mobile operators are offering new low monthly prices for unlimited calls; and forest owners want state compensation for recreational use of land.

Top court gives municipalities right to curb gambling

Czech municipalities have been given greater powers in regulating gambling on their premises. On Thursday the country's Constitutional Court struck down legislation that prevented town and city halls from banning lottery video terminals on their premises until the end of 2014. The judges said that the provision, which protected terminals licensed by the Finance Ministry, contradicted communities' right to self-administration. Jan Richter spoke to Vladan Brož from the anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International about the court's ruling.