Current Affairs

When blind envy is Czech

In the balance between stereotypes, excessive self-criticism and truth, the title of chronically envious people is often attributed to the Czech citizens by themselves It is customary to say that the grass is always greener on the other side, but from the Czech perspective,...

Space and Technology in the Heart of Prague

Visiting the headquarters of the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency In the Praguian district of Holešovice, near the Vltava, rises the building that houses the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GNSS), better known by the acronym GSA. GSA primarily deals with the...

The World Bank and IMF Summit in Prague

20 years ago The summit, attended by 18,000 people from all over the world, was held from September 26 to 29, 2000, at the Congress Hall in Prague. Much criticized by anti-globalization and other activists, the event gave rise to a major protest with...

The hijacking of the Karlovy Vary – Prague flight

50 years ago It was the morning of June 8, 1970, when eight young men, four men and four women, armed with pistols and knives, forced the pilot of the Soviet-made Ilyushin Il-14 flying between Karlovy Vary and Prague, to change the route, and...

Prague and Unesco, when the future challenges the ancient

The debate on the risk that the Czech capital may lose protection as a World Heritage Site. The main focus is on large developmental projects within the buffer zone around the protected area The fate of Prague’s historic center, or perhaps of the entire...

Death of the poet Stanislav Neumann

50 years ago On September 18, 1970, the Czech poet Stanislav Neumann committed suicide in Prague. Born in the Czechoslovakian capital on October 17, 1927, Neumann was, besides a poet, also a translator and journalist. His grandfather was the poet Stanislav Kostka Neumann (1875–1947),...

In 1920 the daily newspaper Rudé právo was founded

100 years ago The voice and the official ideology of the Czechoslovak Communist Party, this is what the daily “Rudé parvo” was in the years before the fall of the Wall. “The red law”, or “The red truth”, is the translation of the header...

Happy birthday Adolf Loos!

The Czech Republic celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Moravian countercurrent architect who carried Europe towards the Modern Movement Adolf Loos would have turned 150 years old this year. And a little less than ninety years ago, in October 1930, he...

The Guardian of the flooded village

The Chudobín Pine, which has shared the joys and sorrows of the locality for 350 years, is the European Tree of the year A bit short with a slightly twisted trunk, similar to a slightly grown bonsai, sometimes overlooks the Svratka river and the...

The homeless people of Prague

Over the years, in addition to state measures, the efforts of Catholic and lay associations have been decisive in trying to alleviate the suffering of the homeless in Prague It was a Tuesday evening of early January at Vltavská, the Prague 7 metro station...