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Temelin, the race of giants

The Czech Republic is preparing a lucrative tender for the completion of the nuclear power plant Temelin, near the Austrian border. Three firms have expressed interest: Westinghouse, Atomstroyexport and Areva. The tender for the expansion of the Temelin nuclear power station has been suspended,...

The logic of the atom, among anarchy and the crisis

The postponement of the extension work at the Temelin nuclear power station has surprised the international nuclear energy market Cez has suspended or done away with many national and international expansion plans. On two reactors, a pro and anti Russia political controversy has opened...

In the shadow of the alps

Charles IV’s youth in Italy Charles IV – the emperor who was able to win a period of prestige and prosperity for Prague and Bohemia, in the XIV century – during his lifetime, had very strong ties with Italy. His experience on the Peninsula,...

“My Life? … A tip tap parade”

The famous artist Jiří Korn relates his forty years on stage. Who knows what the ghosts would say, the real ones who sleep among the effigies of the Golem and the silence of the Castle, of the show performances of our Jiří. Perhaps, they...

Hus, a model for the young Mussolini

“Giovanni Hus the veridico”, a work dedicated to the Czech reformist by the future Duce and recently brought to the fore by prof. Pavel Helan Among the various examples and types of relationships between Italy and the Czech Republic since the Medieval period, what...

Vietnam: propaganda posters

On 13th December at the exhibition venues of the Prague National Gallery (Veletržní palác) the show “Vietnam: Propaganda posters” will open at 6pm, organised by Eleuthería foundation in collaboration with the Prague National Gallery. The exhibition is aimed at reviving, through nearly 140 posters,...

The hot autumn after the crisis

From Seoul to Brussels, the G20 and EU solutions on future rules. What about Prague? Once again, 2 years after the crisis, we talk about exit strategy. There have been discussions in Seoul, at the G20 meeting, in Brussels and at the European Council...

“I a tigress premier? I know how to command respect”

Interview with Iveta Radicova, first woman as head of government in a post-communist Central European country. “We have shown that even small States can express their own views and uphold them against the great European political powers. Slovakia in Brussels is an interlocutor of...

The Czech Republic and Slovakia: different twins

Just one visit from 1993 to 1997, but in 17 years, well over 100 hundred agreements between the two states. Two twins grown up together through adolescence who, side by side, learnt to walk and then separated during the most important part of their...

A Masonic walk in the centre of Prague

While walking along the streets in the centre of Prague, it is difficult to remain unmoved at the beauty of the numerous late 18th and early 20th century buildings with their multicoloured facades, decorated with stucco work and statues; there are, however, a few...