Current Affairs

Science and Mysticism, where the crossroads lie

15 June Science and Mysticism, where the crossroads lie The Baroque Chapel of the Italian Cultural Institute in Prague will host mid-June the international conference “Science and Mysticism, where the crossroads lie”. How does science interpret the phenomenon of mystical ecstasy that many religions...

The battle for the confiscated lands

The royal family of Liechtenstein demands the Czech state to return 70 thousand acres of land and a few historic buildings An over seventy yearlong diplomatic clash closes by legal proceedings in the heart of Europe. The main involved parties are Liechtenstein, a 160...

The Litomyšl castle included in the UNESCO patrimony

The historical complex of the Litomyšl castle commemorates the twentieth anniversary of the entry in the UNESCO patrimony. The events scheduled for this anniversary will be focused mostly on the Renaissance theme, given that the castle has been recognized as part of the humanity...

Opening of the Botanical Garden in Prague

The botanical garden of the Troja district in Prague celebrates this year half a century of existance. The anniversary was celebrated through a series of events and innovations. The entire 2019 will be dedicated to the beauty of plants as living and complex organisms....

Santa Cecilia – Pražské jaro

May 17 Santa Cecilia – Pražské jaro As part of the Prague Spring classical music festival, the Orchestra of the Santa Cecilia National Academy will perform at Smetana Hall of the Municipal House of Prague on May 17. The program will include Night on...

100 years ago The introduction of the Czechoslovakian Crown

Following the birth of Czechoslovakia as an independent state, the citizens requested the introduction of a national currency. For this purpose, the creation of a bureaucratic and technical apparatus was necessary and, therefore, on April 10, 1919, a reform took place and decreed the birth of the new “koruna” having an equal...

Svět knihy

From 9 to 12 May Svět knihy From 9-12 of May, the Holešovice exhibition center will host the 25th International Book Fair Svět knihy Prague having as guest of honor for the first time in Czech Republic the Nobel Prize winner for literature in...

Věra Čáslavská: an athlete’s pride, a dissident silence

Fifty years ago the gymnast Věra Čáslavská was conquering the Mexican Olympics and launched a message of resistance to the Soviet invaders Head bowed, reserved look, eyes in the ground. Only not to look at that red flag, the scythe and hammer displayed in...

The Huawei saga shaking Prague

Relations with the Dragon are at risk after the alert on danger of espionage among the products of the Chinese giant Billions of both Chinese investments in Czech Republic and Czech ones in China are at stake. Strengthened in the last few years by...

Breathing the Ostrava air

Breathing the Ostrava air Walking through the centre of Ostrava, you may happen to arrive in a square named after Edvard Beneš. The square is divided in two: on one side there is a clear pavement; on the other, a garden with trees scattered...