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Culture and freedom at Václav Havel Library

The study centre dedicated to the former Czech President in the centre of Prague: a place of research to delve into the concept of dialogue The events are frequent, one every three to four days, at the Václav Havel Library, the library located in...

Jaroslav Heyrovský won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry

60 years ago The Nobel Prize for Chemistry went to Jaroslav Heyrovský Jaroslav Heyrovský is considered the father of electroanalytical chemistry and was the inventor of the dropping mercury electrode, a working electrode for measurements that is used in polarography. Heyrovský was born in...

Classic by Walter Attanasi

December 10 On December 10, in the church of St. Salvator – a baroque monument part of the Klementinum in Prague – will take place a Classic concert, organized and conducted by Maestro Walter Attanasi, as part of the Italia Arte Fest and Umbria...

Konev, liberating yourself from the liberators

What to do with the symbols of the Soviet victory over Nazism? When the muteness of a statue is too talkative Last September, the municipality of Prague 6 decided to remove the statue of a Soviet general from a public area and transfer it,...

From the Golden city to the Eternal one

Intellectual, archaeologist, art collector. Story of Ludwig Pollak: unknown in Prague, legend in Rome He loved to refer to himself as Ludovicus Romanus, and to say that the Eternal City was the alpha and omega for him. Rome, its light, its art, its history,...

The end of the blue army on the Czech railways?

New decisive steps in the process of rail market liberalisation. End of České dráhy’s monopoly in regional and interregional transport The average age of České dráhy’s rolling stock continues to be very high and the investments should be massive to keep up with the...

The Czech Republic and the International Scene

The municipal authorities in Prague are seriously putting a strain on the diplomatic relations of the Czech Republic with China and Russia. On the Eu front, Czech Republic highly critical of welcoming migrants In the past few months, the relations of the Czech Republic with...

Photo exhibition: Naše normalizace of Pavel Kopp

From November 1 to December 5 With his exhibition “Naše normalizace”, Pavel Kopp wishes to leave his own testimony of the years of totalitarianism, now, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. Former Czechoslovakian and then Czech diplomat, the author...

Passion, curiosity and adaptability are essential in diplomacy

Interview with the Italian Ambassador, Francesco Saverio Nisio: “I returned to Prague with enthusiasm. Completing my career here gives me a sense of fulfillment connected to the circularity of events”. It’s difficult to imagine a person like Ambassador Francesco Saverio Nisio, with his innate...

La fine del mondo sembra non sia arrivata

La fine del mondo sembra non sia arrivata by Patrik Ouředník Patrik Ouředník, a Czech writer living in France, has published the novel entitled “La fine del mondo sembra non sia arrivata” (The end of the world seems to have not arrived), the plot...