Current Affairs

The Human Safety Net is expanding in the Czech Republic

The Generali Group Foundation is functioning in this country for the prevention of neonatal asphyxia The Human Safety Net is a movement of people helping others, an “aid chain”. Those being helped, one day could help others… This will create an aid chain that...

90 years of Nepomuk College

This religious institution in Rome is a reference point for Czech citizens in the Eternal City College for young seminarians preparing for the mission as future Catholic priests, meeting point, centre of the religious, cultural and scientific life of the Czechs in the Italian...

In 1929 the Czech Jawa Moto started the production of motorcycles

90 years ago The Czech Jawa Moto started the production of motorcycles It was František Janeček who in 1929, in the Pankrác district of Prague, founded what is now the oldest Czech motorcycle company still in business. The first motorcycle model that the factory...

In 2009 the Národní technická knihovna was opening

10 years ago The Národní technická knihovna was opening The National Technical Library (NTK) celebrated its first 10 years of existence in September. Located in Prague, in the district of Dejvice, in a modern building considered among the most interesting, from an architectural point...

That century old swaying friendship between Rome and Prague

The prevailing Francophile tendencies in Czechoslovakia and the subsequent rise of fascism in Italy beset with obstacles the beginning of diplomatic relations between the two countries Although the first relations and exchanges in various areas between Italy and the Czech lands go back to...

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...

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,...

Research and internationalization, the new (yet old) life of Brno

About a fifth of the population consists of university students, and many of them are foreigners: Brno is now an important research centre for Central Europe. With broad growth prospects Gregor Mendel began with his genetics experiments in the second half of the nineteenth...

November 1989 in Prague

  From September 25 to April 26, 2020 The City Museum of Prague hosts an exhibition entitled “November 1989 in Prague streets” to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. Photographs, posters, flyers and footage from that time reveal the main facts that...

Runczech: September Races

September 7 and 21 RunCzech’s race calendar includes two events scheduled for September. Now at its 24th edition, the Birell Grand Prix offers to about 11 thousand runners the chance to engage on Saturday 7 in the 10 km race on the streets of...